Microsoft has announced a range of improvements to some of its Bing Apps for Windows Phone 8.1, including single sign-in for Microsoft Accounts, and new features in Bing News, Food & Drink and Travel.
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Microsoft has updated the Bing Health and Fitness app on Windows Phone to utilize the pedometer sensor in the Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 smartphones to enable activity tracking on those devices.
AOL announced today that Microsoft will begin to show its original video content on its MSN website and on its Bing apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone starting this summer.
Microsoft has updated all of its internal Windows Phone apps that were labeled from the Bing collection, except that the new versions all remove the word "Bing" from the apps' titles.
Microsoft has updated all of its older Bing apps for Windows Phone, adding a number of new features, including the ability to sync data with their Windows 8 counterparts.
Microsoft has reportedly cut over 100 contractors and freelancers that worked on the MSN site, but the company says it will increase the number of full-time employees for its division.
Microsoft's Bing team has released five new and free apps for owners of Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium in the Office Store, much as they released apps for Windows 8.
Microsoft has posted up more information on how its Bing team created the in-house News, Weather, Finance, Sports, Travel and Maps apps that launched for Windows 8 and RT.
Brian MacDonald, the head of Microsoft's Bing apps team, hints that the group has more Windows 8 and RT apps in the works beyond those they have launched earlier this year.