Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Update To Bing Maps Adds Slew Of Features

The update for Bing Maps for Windows 8.1 is ready for download. Microsoft claims that the update has added a number of options that its software development team has been designing for the last few months. Although the update has nothing to do with improving Windows 8 features, it is a temporarily relief for those who complain about the scarcity of Windows 8 apps and features on the new devices.

New features added to Bing Map

The features the update has added to Bing Map include integration of TripAdvisor, Yelp, personalized recommendation, list and details of cities in 3D, static search box and roaming favourites. The update is available in Windows Store. So, go to Windows Store and download it right away to have a glimpse of the new Bing Map.

Auto-suggest in Bing Map

Another interesting thing with the updated Bing Map is its streamlined auto-suggest feature. For instance, when you type something in your Bing Search box, your past searches of addresses and locations will be popped up, simplifying the searches in a more personalized way. If you added any places or addresses to your favourite lists, the search would become even simpler. You will also be alerted about the popular places you might be interested to visit nearby the searched locations.

Integration with TripAdvisor and Yelp
The updated Bing Map is integrated with TripAdvisor and Yelp. Both of these utility services are favourites of most travellers. The integration of these services with Bing Maps can help you get professional advice regarding the nearby places you must visit when you make a trip to a particular place. It will also help you find a list of feasible accommodation facilities nearby the places you visit.

Roaming favourites

The roaming favourite option with Bing Maps allows you to access the favourite list you have created in your Bing Maps app on any of the Windows device you use. So, if you can’t access your Windows powered laptop or tablet, no need to worry. Simply switch on your Windows mobile and access the favourite list. In order to enjoy this feature, you must enable it. For this, launch the updated version of Bing Maps, navigate to the Settings, and select the option that says Personalization.

Hope you got some info about the Bing Maps update now. Obviously, it is one of the simplest ways to improve your Windows 8 features.

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