Microsoft updates Maps, Finance and Video Windows 8 apps

Last week, Microsoft released a new version of Bing Maps that was available only for people who downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 public preview. Now it looks like Microsoft has released a new version of its Maps app for regular users of Windows 8 as well.

The change log for the Maps app shows quite a few new features that have been added, including venue maps, walking and transit directions, a way to find addresses from a user's contacts from inside the app, and a way to place favorites inside the maps. Other new features include finding new locations by category, improvements in navigation, and a way to report a problem with a map.

Microsoft has also released a new version of the Video app for Windows 8. The change log states, "When you buy a TV series, we’ll show your progress in a given episode and highlight the next episode to watch." The app also has a new way to access search from within the app as well as other unnamed UI enhancements.

Finally, the Finance Windows 8 app received an update today, but the page does not offer any information on what's been included in this new version.

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