Tag Archive: Bing

Bing takes on Apple, Google with redesigned Maps experience

If you’ve ever tried to plan a trip using one of the big two digital mapping systems from Apple or Google, you know what a pain it can be to flip back and forth between the different parts of your… Read more ›

Make Siri Search the Web with Google or Yahoo Rather Than Bing in iOS

Did you know that Siri defaults to searching the web with Bing, rather than Google? Yes, the results that Siri returns when the assistant says “Here’s what I found on the web” are brought to you by Bing, but they used to be brought to you by Google. That change arrived quietly in iOS 7, … Read More

Get Siri To Search Something Other Than Bing [iOS Tips]

Apple took a step away from Google when it launched iOS 7, choosing instead to have Siri search results come from Bing, the Microsoft search service. When you ask Siri to search for a topic, she’ll just use Bing, and… Read more ›     

Siri Goes Bing And Time Capsules Get Better On Our Newest CultCast

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This time on The CultCast: Microsoft disses Siri but becomes her go-to search; Apple TV gets better with new apps; new Airport routers get even better; Anchorman 2 gets classier; we answer your Facebook questions; we pitch our favorite tech and apps on an all new Faves N Raves; and… WHEW! Just press play already.

All that and more on this week’s CultCast! Stream or download new and past episodes  [Read More…]

Apple Takes Another Step Away From Google With Bing Integration In iOS 7


During today’s WWDC keynote, Apple’s Eddy Cue briefly mentioned Bing integration in iOS 7. While demoing new features in Siri, Cue mentioned that Bing is used to power web searches. Nothing was said about Google, and that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Apple has been distancing itself from Google for quite some time. For instance, Apple Maps is now on iOS and OS X. Bing integration in Siri, while a more subtle  [Read More…]

Track Santa Live this Christmas with a NORAD iPhone App, Google, or Bing

Santa Tracking

Christmas Eve is upon us, and that means it’s Santa tracking season! Whether you’re keeping an eye on Santa’s yearly world journey for yourself or just the little ones in your life, tracking Santa is now easier than ever.

You can track Santa directly from your iPhone with an official NORAD app, use the official NORAD Santa Tracking website which uses Bing Maps, or go with Google Maps Santa Tracker.  [Read More…]

Microsoft’s Top News Story On Bing For 2012 Was The iPhone 5

You may have forgotten, but Microsoft actually owns a search engine. It’s called Bing. Today Microsoft released the top Bing searches from 2012, and the results include events like the birth of Beyonce’s baby alongside celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber.

Interestingly, the top news story of the year wasn’t the U.S. presidential election or the summer Olympics. It was the iPhone 5. Microsoft must be so proud.

The election and Olympics  [Read More…]

Not Thrilled with Apple Maps in iOS 6? Bing Maps is a Decent Replacement

Bing Maps on iPhone

The primary shortcoming of iOS 6 for some people is Apple’s new Maps app. Sure, it’ll get better as more people use it and as Apple updates it, but if you’re highly dependent on reliable detailed maps right now you may not want to wait. An official Google Maps app for iOS is likely coming soon, but there’s already a good third party maps app available to iOS users  [Read More…]

SiriPrefs Project Officially Released, Launch Apps With Siri, Bing, and Google Voice

Near the end of December we covered an interesting non-jailbreak tweak called SiriPrefs that would allow Siri to open applications, access menus, and other device specific categories. Well the Siriprefs project is officially live. Israeli developer DanyL (Dany Lisiansky) developed the tweak which is actually a set of network tools that work together allowing Siri— as well as Bing and Google Voice—to open applications. Because the project involves a DNS Server, Transparent Proxy Server and Web Server set  [Read More…]

Bing for iPad Now Available for Download

Microsoft might be working on creating a rival tablet operating system but that hasn’t stopped the boys from Redmond bringing its Bing app to Apple’s iPad. This is the fifth app which has come out of Microsoft for the iPhone/iOS platform, the other four being OneNote for iPhone, Bing for iPhone, Seadragon Mobile, and Microsoft Tag.

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