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#1 USG Ishimura

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 04:44 AM

Microsoft detailed two new Bing apps that will be included with Windows 8.1— Food & Drink and Health & Fitness — and some nice improvements to the apps that debuted in Windows 8 (News, Finance, Weather, Sports and Travel).

 

New Bing Apps

 

Food & Drink app sports a hands-free mode so you can move step-by-step through a recipe without having to touch your device: Just use a simple hand-wave in front of your device's camera. It has thousands of recipes, and you can upload your own and share favorites with others.

 

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New Health & Fitness app features diet, health and exercise trackers, plus step-by-step instructions and videos for nearly 1000 exercises and 220 workouts.

 

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Updated Bing Apps

 

The News app now supports an optional offline mode. It's in Settings, Options so you can read offline.

 

Each of the Bing apps integrates with the new Reading List app, so you can save favorite articles and come back to read them later.

 

The News app now also provides nice customization features so you can keep up-to-date on specific categories, news sources or story topics.

 

Each of the Bing apps support the largest tile size, so you can stay up to date from the Start screen.

 

Source: Paul Thurrott

 



#2 Gragier_521

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:00 AM

I like the Reading List app. Huge fan of Readability here!



#3 R@6271M3

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 03:18 AM

The News app looks good to me.



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