With a free update scheduled for later today, the Bing app from Microsoft promises to deliver a better way to copy and paste in iOS.
Nicknamed "Lasso", the new technique gives users the ability to draw a freehand circle around the text they want to highlight and instantly start a new search on that selection, instead of having to tap and drag the little blue box we have all come to know. And use. And maybe hate a little.
Search engines help us navigate the web, but Google and Bing aren't the only helpers that exist out there. There are also a myriad of specific search engines, like Creative Commons or Answers.com. Sometimes, one other search engine is more helpful than the other. If you're an avid user of Firefox, the search engine bar is actually more useful than you think, and includes all of these helpful services. Read on to find out how to utilize these search engines in the Firefox browser.
Fans of mass transit can now look to Bing Maps for transit directions. But due to the initial release, only Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver are available.
It was the tweet heard round the world. Microsoft was said to be working on iPad apps, and this from none other than Microsoft's blogger Paul Thurrott. Obviously, he was oblique to pique our interest. Consider it piqued.
Granted Yahoo and Bing might have joined forces, but given both sites still exist, we still have to rank their market share right? Don't expect Google to leave it's perch anytime soon, but some new Nielsen rankings actually place Bing ahead of Yahoo now.
There's no doubt that the world has been wrought with a heavy case of World Cup fever. Every Twitter feed seems to have some mention about the World Cup--even from those who vehemently hate soccer--and the Internet is bustling with Vuvuzela memes. Well, we figured we'd take this Free App Friday opportunity to outfit your Apple products with the most relevant World Cup applications, especially since the quarter finals are upon us and now the games are really getting good.
Don't forget to watch tomorrow morning's USA versus Ghana game! If you're not sure how you'll be able to tune in, then check out our story on how to watch the World Cup through your Mac, iPhone or iPad. Ole, ole, ole, ole!
Microsoft has updated its Bing iPhone application to contain even more goodies than before. Bing is slowly winning us over when it comes to searching, but this application might have been the tipping point. Not only are there social networking features packed right in, but there's also a new search option called Visual Scanning that lets you scan books, movies, and more to see relevant results.