Microsoft Bing for iPhone Review
People often forget that there’s more than one way to find webpages, directions, videos, and photos on the Internet. There are actually plenty of good reasons to try out alternatives to market leader Google, and the Bing app for the iPhone shows several of them. coque samsung a70 Bing, which actually predates Google’s iPhone search app, has a design that’s gorgeous, clear, and simple to use. Feature wise, Bing’s app can keep up, and adds voice and custodia impermeabile iphone 6 opinioni camera input along with local info. What’s more, the Bing app’s home screen offers local guidance and news suggestions, rather than just cover samsung s8 plus trasparente a blank dimensioni cover iphone 5c search box.
I tested Bing for iPhone on my iPhone 6s (599.99 with code VZWDEAL at Verizon Wireless) note 8 cover samsung mobile . After you download the 32MB Bing app from the iPhone cover samsung a5 6 App Store, you can start using it immediately account custodia cover huawei mate 10 sign in is required.
With Bing, though, there’s a reason you might want to sign in: You can earn reward points exchange for letting Microsoft track you. Just as some credit cards share some of the profits with you through reward programs, Bing Rewards can earn you points towards gift cards, charitable donations, and sweepstake entries. There’s a big magnifying glass icon in the center that makes its function more obvious, with cover iphone 7 xanax a row of icons for specific search types below it. The choices make sense for mobile users: Near Me, Restaurants, Movies, Images, Videos, and Maps. I was surprised that the last option uses cover samsung galaxy note 10 (the much improved) Apple Maps rather than Bing Maps. Below are trending news story headlines and images.
The interface lets you swipe to move back and forth through buttons and webpages and to get back to the start screen. The menu button offers Search History, Bookmarks, Settings, Rewards, Feedback, and FAQ. A Private mode lets you use the Bing app without having your search, site viewing history, and cookies saved. iphone hoesjes You can do the same thing in Google Search, but you need to drill down deeper into menus. Bing also offers a „Make it cover iphone 5s bamboo all disappear“ choice cover iphone 6 personalizzate that clears all search history and webpage cookies. In fact, for every type of search you do in Bing, there’s a Private mode slider you can enable. Bing can also translate pages to your choice of 44 languages an option in the Google Search app.
Another custodia iphone 7 pelle originale nifty interface feature is that you can have multiple instances, or tabs, of Bing searches, by tapping the overlapping rectangles icon at the top of the menu. Just tap it again to switch tabs. This highlights the app’s role as a browser, and you can even add acquistare cover online private tabs the way you can in most desktop browsers.
Finding What You Need
Tapping the Near Me button not only opens a new row of buttons offering nearby restaurants, coffee, gas, groceries, banks, and so on, but it custodia cover samsung s7 also shows a row of deals from Groupon and other discount services. Tap Restaurants, and you see lists for Nearby, Highly Rated (with help from Yelp and TripAdvisor), Fast Food, Delivery, and Online Reservations. The Google app can, of course, find nearby restaurants, but you don’t get the other sorting options, and its ratings are from less widely used sources. Other selector buttons in the Bing app include Open Now and Has Deal stuff.
Tapping Movies similarly shows you ratings from Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB services. You can get similar cover iphone 5s a righe info from the Google app after specifically entering „movies“ into its search box. custodia samsung Both apps can play the movie’s trailer and open Fandango, from which you can buy a ticket from your phone. There’s cover portafoglio iphone custodia cover samsung j5 5s also a Get a Ride button that details the various Uber price levels with links to book a car at each price. custodia cover iphone This custodia cover iphone xr app integration is a major differentiator from the Google app’s results, which pretty much stick to the search behemoth’s own services.
Every result page also includes a Share button, which lets you not only share via all the standard email services, apps, and social networks, but also save it to bookmarks and send Microsoft feedback on the result.
For image searching, the help and suggestions continue. Sure you can simple search for images of a particular person or item, but Bing suggests popular people, animal, nature, and wallpaper searches for you.
Camera and Voice
You can search custodia iphone 8 carbonio with your mic and camera in the Bing app. Of course Google offers voice search in its app, but I am surprised that it doesn’t let you scan barcodes and QR codes the way Bing does. A setting lets you always show the camera and mic buttons alongside the main search magnifying glass if you prefer. I hope Microsoft will combine the two apps’ functionalities in the future. coque iphone 8 One thing many come personalizzare cover iphone people have long assumed is a major difference I find not to be much different at all: The actual search results. coque iphone 7 In more than a year iphone 7 cover chiara ferragni of using Bing, I’ve never not found iphone 7 plus cover designer something with it that I was able to find in Google. In the early days, it was true that Bing trailed in depth of results, but lately I’m more likely to find richer answer pages in Bing, both on the Web and in the app.
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Given reasonably similar search results, the choice of a search app should depend on how easy it makes getting to the information you need. Bing makes it easy, and makes taking the next steps easier, with its app integrations. Add the bonuses of QR scanning, more accessible privacy controls, Bing Rewards for gift cards and more, and you’ve got our Editors’ Choice for iPhone search apps.
Michael Muchmore is PC Magazine’s lead analyst for software and web applications. A native New Yorker, he has at various times headed up PC Magazine’s coverage of Web development, enterprise software, and display technologies. Michael cowrote one of the first overviews of web services for a general audience.