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Microsoft Bing iPhone App reaches 1 million downloads , new version released

on March 20, 2010 – 5:35 pmNo Comment

The popular Microsoft Bing iPhone App has crossed 1 million downloads on the Apple App store according to a posting by Florian Voss on  the official Bing community

A new updated version of the app is also available from the App Store for Free. Way to go Microsoft !

Features in the new version of the  app

Bookmarks and improved web browsing:  you can now bookmark maps, directions, web sites, businesses, search terms, even the weather report, and get to the bookmarks right from the Bing home page.

Sharing: you can share interesting results with your friends using e-mail.

Copy and paste URLs: you told us and we listened! We now support copying and pasting URLs.

Parental control on search settings: we helped make search safer by letting you set a SafeSearch level and create a passcode so it can’t be changed. This is a benefit for parents who want to make sure the kids are only going to safe sites on their devices.

Search history and private search: you can now view and edit your search history.  You can also search the web without saving your history on the device using private search.

Explicit location setting: let your iPhone find you or set a specific location so you can search near there (super useful when you’re going to travel to another city and want to find things around there).

Tighter integration of contacts in directions: Bing now autosuggests contacts from your address book when you enter start and end locations in directions.

Support for 1st generation iPod touch devices: we now support all versions of iPod touch.

Head over to iTunes [Preview Link]

Update : Looks like the app is only available in the US app store at the moment . If you can’t wait to try it out and your outside US . Try our guide to get an iTunes USA Account for free

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