Here we have wrapped a few stories related to iPhone so you can stay abreast of anything and everything that is important to current and future iPhones. It's a roundup of sorts that we think will be of interest.
Google and Apple's partnership has been a shaky one at best, especially when it comes to iOS devices. Earlier on, Apple dropped Google Maps integration from iOS as the default maps and navigation app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch in favor of its own Maps app, and YouTube was pulled from the list of stock apps as well, forcing Google to make both of these apps user-downloadable ones from the App Store. Now, it seems, that the default search provider for iOS Safari browser is up for grabs as well, as Google's contract is close to termination, and sources say that Bing and Yahoo! are both vying for the top spot.
Microsoft today has updated their Bing app for Android which features revised design and a handful of other little updated features.
Kate Hudson and her partner Matthew Bellamy have announced they have nicknamed their newborn baby boy "Bing", which is short for Bingham Hawn Bellamy. While we have no plans to turn Redmond Pie into a pop culture and gossip blog, isn't it great that the son of two famous actors is now named after Microsoft's search engine?
Baidu, China's number one choice for search, has announced a new deal with Microsoft that will see the search company's English queries be directed to Bing, with the results being published to Baidu's own pages.
Microsoft has kicked off an ad campaign featuring Bing's new Facebook integration functionality. This feature allows users to visualize on the fly how many of their Facebook friends "like" a particular search result. This is yet another way that, according to Microsoft, will let you 'Bing & Decide'. Stay tuned for videos below.
Microsoft might be working on creating a rival tablet operating system but that hasn't stopped the boys from Redmond bringing its Bing app to Apple's iPad. This is the fifth app which has come out of Microsoft for the iPhone/iOS platform, the other four being OneNote for iPhone, Bing for iPhone, Seadragon Mobile, and Microsoft Tag.
Google’s research has found that people type slowly, but read quickly while searching i.e. we tend to scan results while typing. This very insight forms the basis of Google’s new live-searching service named as ‘Instant’ which was announced just now.
According to the sources at TechCrunch, the next version of iPhone OS, which is set to release this June will have Bing as its default search engine in Mobile Safari. Microsoft and Apple have reportedly been in talks over a possible search deal since January of this year, but since then there has been no real news on this.
Microsoft has released a new version of Windows Live for Windows phones running Windows Mobile Professional and Standard operating systems. This new version 10.7.0061.0500.2000 brings lots of new changes which includes new and improved UI which is finger friendly, Bing search bar, complete integration of Windows Live Home and lots more. I have installed it on my HTC HD2 and so far the experience has been quite satisfying.