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Microsoft updates its collection of Bing apps for Windows 8

Bing Apps Windows 8

Microsoft has today updated its collection of apps on the Windows Store. The array of Bing solutions help make the Windows 8 experience what it is with travel, sports, weather, news, health and more all covered by Microsoft developed apps. There's something here to suit multiple needs and requirements.

We previously looked at the apps being bumped to new versions to make way for a new cross-platform, Microsoft account syncing feature. Check below to see if your favorite Bing apps have been updated.

We’ve reached out to Microsoft to see what’s new in the latest versions as we have been unable to notice any obvious changes, but do sound off in the comments should you notice anything new. If you have yet to update the apps on your PC, head to Windows Store > Settings > App Updates > Check for Updates to force them.

Cheers, Fahmi and everyone else, for the tips!

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Broomcorn says:

My news app has been broken for a few days, this update did not fix it. Anyone else with similar issues?

DKJr says:

No problem for me even after update

xankazo says:

No. It's working perfectly fine here.

ryuh3d says:

no.

Have you stopped the app via Task Manager?  Or try this -- while the app is open take the app and drag it to the bottom of the screen like you are going to close it (works with touch or mouse).  Pause at the bottom and wait for the tile to flip -- that resets the app and actually closes it instead of suspending it.

bbennett40 says:

Same problem after update

Press "Window Key + X, A", press enter, type WSReset (or paste via this finger dance: "Alt + F, E, P") and press enter. This will reset Winows Store cache.

Also, try uninstalling / reinstalling the app.

Hope it helps.

 

bbennett40 says:

It does not. I've tried all that. You should read some of the convoluted "resolutions" posted. These are the more simple suggestions. Alas, does not work. App launches then immediately closes. If you can interrupt it tyring to sync, it will stay open. But as soon as it the home page is selected for it to sync, it crashes.

Did you reinstall it ? Because no one else seems to have that problem..

bbennett40 says:

LOL! Whew!! I'll go inform everyone in the Microsoft forum that they're not having the problem either. I'm sure they'll be relieved. ;)

jdandison says:

Mine has been broken for months. I've got a bad source somewhere, but the app crashes and exits before I can remove it...and to make it worse, it has synced, so News doesn't work on any of my PCs.

tallgeese says:

PC Refresh: Quick.

cyborg4 says:

What about WP8?

Anyway, seems a strange time to do that just before //build/...

Tafsern says:

Why is it strange? Seems well timed in my opinion.

x I'm tc says:

The WP8 app for Windows Store also got updated today.

vikrant6 says:

I'm guessing Bing apps on wp to get update as well to include possible new features of 8.1..

omer620 says:

Doesn't seem faster

The_Lord23 says:

That's better, you're learning

omer620 says:

You shut the fuck up

The_Lord23 says:

A little harsh, no?

Talk4Lig says:

Doesn't seem original.

eXus#WP says:

Can some moderator ban this kid please?

swizzlerz says:

I don't understand what is wrong with stating an opinion... Let people.

Slawootsky says:

The only thing I noticed is that OneNote has freaking lost all af my notes and had to re-download them. I was lucky to notice it in time - I have all of my copybooks in the app and it wouldn't be nice to show up in the university and find out that I actually can't access any of them.

Marco Gomes1 says:

Tomorrow im going all in. I'm turning on toast notifications for WPC :-)

Chemilinski says:

I like your thinking! ^▽^

Aashish13 says:

Want update for bing weather and news. I know its working fine but needs update for more smoothness on WP.

What's up with UC browser Calorie thing? Windows phone.

Still nothing to make Xbox Video actually make your own video library relevant. For crying out loud. Over two years now. If your OS makes your own personal media libraries insignificant, then your operating system is going to become insignificant.

ladydias says:

I gave up on making Xbox Video do what I want so I just use MediaMonkey for now and call it a day on my tablet. It at least allows you to make playlists and shoot stuff to the Xbox.

Novron says:

If you're using a windows tablet, you can shoot it to the Xbox from Xbox video.

ladydias says:

I know I can shoot it via Xbox video but it still treats my own videos like second class citizens which is a no-no for me. The media controls are also lackluster and playlist creation is miserable. I have not yet found a a way to send a video playlist to the Xbox without using the desktop. MediaMonkey currently lets me do that with the least amount of hassle.

neonspark says:

correct. I also find the second class citizen treatment I get from the music app annoying. For example, I have a bunch of international albums which aren't on the US store. The music app absolutely refuses to share them with my other devices because it doesn't think I should have these as they are not sold on the store. really? msft really?

plus why can't it just use my onedrive? you'd think that the music app would look into onedrive and stream your music from there. no, you have to mantually point it to the one folder that is sync and tie it yourself. What happened to "it just works".?

Sean D. says:

Wow, that's a stretch.

No its not a stretch. For a lot of us, the computers main use is for our media. If they aren't going to allow us to organize our own media in am easy organized manner from within their own app, then I'm better off with iTunes and iOS As bad as that sounds. But who would have thought after the great Zune, that iTunes and iOS would allow you to manage your own music, TV shows, and movies better than Xbox Video, Xbox Music, and Windows 8.

FeedTheShark says:

So Xbox Video might not give you what you want but you can still run Zune (VLC, WinAmp, Media Monkey, Foobar or hundreds of other programs) so, sure it's a shame MS haven't given Xbox Video the functionality Zune had, but it's no reason to move OSs.

neonspark says:

it is typical MSFT. they put out a half balked feature, call it done, see ya 18 moths later. The problem is they don't understand how people actually use things because you know, their hubirs gets in the way. Then there is off course the war inside MSFT where surely the team who did the OS libraries is seen as directly competing with the video app's own collection so therefore the video app team will do everything it can to torpedo the other's work.

working at MSFT must be so much fun! who needs competitors when they have each other. My favorite is how with the 360 you could stream music 3 different ways which were totally incompatible with each other. you could use WMP to create those shared folders. You could use Zune to create a distinct share set, or use the WMC software and the xbox as an extender to create, yet another share set. But off course the libraies in the OS were hidden from the xbox

HA HA. OMG, I can't even imagine how the average user can possibly make any sense of it all. No wonder consumers have bee fleeing MSFT because of crap like this, gets tiring.

mastens says:

Xbox Video seems a tiny tad faster. There's now a section of sets called Featured sets which keep certain sales and collection of Movies/Series. In addition when downloading Video you now have the option of downloading HD or SD if you purchased in HD you get both. The Download also give you an ETA and how big the downloads will be. You can set download defaults for your device. Pretty cool!

Is it just me or is music search with Bing on windows phone isn't working.

JamesDax3 says:

Not just you. Having that problem as well.

betaorionis says:

Works fine for me! Just tested.

(off topic...cool user name!

Has the "exercise" tracker always been in the W8 Bing Heath & Fitness app?  I know there has always been "diet" and "cardio" trackers but I don't recall previously seeing the exercise tracking.   Either way, pretty cool and I hope to see it added to the WP8 app.

Fritzly says:

Yes it was there already.

kinaton says:

Anyone know if sync in some cases had been fixed.

Studio384 says:

Why do you call all aps "Bing" except for Weather? That's a Bing app as much as the others...

k0de says:

Bing News, Bing Travel, Bing Health, Bing Drinks & Food, Bing Sports. Off the hook awesome apps not just for Windows 8. But also awesome on Windows Phone 8.

Jazmac says:

Its needed an update for news. It crashes like an android app.

Chemilinski says:

Omg please let the first comment on the 'Windows Phone 8.1 Announced' article on BUILD day be 'Seems faster'.

WhippedKream says:

You have asked, so you shall receive! (Welll... not by me :/)

This has to be a compatibility prep for 8.1.

FeedTheShark says:

Yeah, I've had over a dozen app updates on my phone today, everyone getting ready for the newness.

ralexand56 says:

We need a Reader app for wp to sync with the desktop version.

Line messenger received an update

SumairB says:

I can't check for app updates. There is no 'check for updates' box in Store settings.