Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

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Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices.

The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer models in mind. The search box has been moved to the middle of the screen, and it's been made larger.

"We also made it easier for you to enjoy our beautiful image of the day," Bing says in a blog post. "Just tap anywhere underneath the search box, and all the elements of the app disappear, creating an immersive, full-screen image experience. And if you want to see yesterday’s image, just swipe from the left."

They also changed the layout for weather, trending news, and images, enabling users to swipe from the bottom of the home screen to have inf zoom to full screen. There are additional changes to the iPhone app, but Bing says it wants people to discover them for themselves rather than telling you what they are.

"On iPad, we have taken advantage of the latest in iOS8 to make the experiences you already use even more powerful," Bing says. "The translate extension that we brought to our iPhone app a couple months ago is now available on iPad so that you can instantly translate web pages in either the Bing app or your default browser to a desired language."

The Bing widget for the Notification Center will also serve the Bing image of the day and trending stories.

Image via Bing

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