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Windows 8.1 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food

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arrow.png Finding the Bing in everything

arrow.png Getting a different slant on the news

arrow.png Pinning finance for profit and fun

arrow.png Taking your tablet with you while you travel

arrow.png Working with the Sports, Fitness, and Food apps

Although the tiles may be scattered hither and yon on your Start screen, six of the key Microsoft Metro tiled apps are really just portals to viewing stuff that’s being fed by Microsoft Bing. In fact, by the time you read this, Microsoft may have even more Bing-y apps for you to install.

The Bing-based Metro apps are easy and cheap for Microsoft to assemble: Basically, what you see on the tiled Metro screen is, in each case, a wrapper around a web browser that’s set to work with the Bing search engine. The content is actually controlled by the Bing servers, and it’s pulled down to your screen when you ask for it.

Bing News delivers a very visual take on the latest news, with short articles that aren’t very ...

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