Bing Adds A Couple Features For iOS 8

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Apple released iOS 8 last week, and many apps are adding features that take advantage of its specific capabilities. These include Microsoft's Bing app, which has added a new translation feature and the ability to put Bing's daily homepage image and trends on the Today screen.

"With this release, we were able to take advantage of the extensibility possible in iOS 8 making it easier to extend the reach and functionality of Bing on iPhone," the company says.

With the update, you can translate webpages from the Bing app or from Safari. From the Bing app, just tap the Share icon, and select the Translate button. From Safari, you'll need to manually add the Bing Translate button to your options.

"Swiping from the top on your iPhone brings up the Today screen, which can now host the beautiful image of the day and trending stories from the web," Bing says. "With this information available at a glance, we hope to save you time while informing you about what’s going on in the world. To enable this feature, tap ‘Edit’ on your Today screen and add Bing."

You can grab the latest Bing app update in Apple's App Store.

Apple said they sold over ten million of the new iPhones over the course of the first weekend of availability, and the iOS 8 update is available for the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display. So far, 46% of applicable devices are updated to the new OS, according to Apple.

Images via Bing

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