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Bing for iPad

Good news everyone! Good news, at least, If you’d noticed that the Bing iOS app was great for iPhone but left something to be desired when used on the larger iPad. It appears that Microsoft was listening, and they’ve released a new version of Bing designed to make the most of the iPad’s larger screen. The app works well with both iPad and iPad 2.  iOS 4.2 is required, and it brings an arsenal of new features tempting us to try it.

The ‘trends’ area serves up the most often-searched terms on Bing. A dedicated movie searching section will help make your theatergoing decisions easier, and multiple map views provide turn-by-turn directions and real-time transit info that will help you make your show on time. Weather updates for up to five cities are delivered via MSN Weather.  There’s a Bing ‘Voice Search’ option as well which is pretty useful for web searching while on the go. The price is right for all these features- it’s free. I’m sure that the folks over at Google have taken note!

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