App updates you should know: Bing apps for Windows 8, OneDrive and more!


Here’s your weekly dose of app updates you cannot afford to miss. This time, we've got a much-used service getting an overhaul, integration and a little something for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.

 

OneDrive

Previously known as SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage service OneDrive is now available globally on Microsoft, iOS and Android devices. Apps previously called SkyDrive should be automatically upgraded to SkyDrive, even on Windows devices. Windows 8.1 and Office 2013 apps will not be re-branded right away but will continue to remain compatible with OneDrive.

 

Quite like you can with Dropbox, if you use OneDrive, you will now be able to earn free storage space for every friend you refer. You can refer up to 10 friends and get a total of 5GB worth of storage space. Enabling camera backup on the Windows Phone, iOS or Android app will get you a further 3GB worth of space. Microsoft’s feeling generous!

 

Waze:

Google’s social GPS app Waze has been updated to read your calendar for destinations and help you navigate your way to it. When you now create an event that has a location of your meeting in it, Waze will be able to navigate you to your destination by itself, showing up about two entries at any given time. Of course, you can disable the feature if you do not wish to use it. Download Waze for Android and iOS from the respective app stores.

 App updates you should know: Bing apps for Windows 8, OneDrive and more!

Calendar sync added

 

Bing apps for Windows Phone 8:

Bing has updated a bunch of apps for Windows Phone 8. Bing Finance, Sport and News apps have received tweaks, making the services better to use. If you’re using the Finance app, you can pin your favourite stock to the start screen, and can pin your favourite players too using the Sports app. The News app also shows you a Leading Outlet tab and will let you share articles with your friends.

 

Along with these updates, Bing is introducing certain Windows 8 apps to Windows Phone 8 – Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness and Bing Travel apps are now available for download to everyone.

Bing apps for Windows Phone 8 get a huge boost

Bing apps for Windows Phone 8 get a huge boost

 

The Food & Drink app can be used to check out thousands of recipes, for food as well as drinks as well as create and manage shopping lists. As far as the Health & Fitness app goes, you can personalise it to your preferences and set interests and goals for it. You can also track your activities and nutrition from the app, check out medical terms and have it double up as a fitness instructor.

 

It can also track your diet and cardio as well as work as a GPS tracker for your workout routines. Lastly, you can also use it to check your symptoms. The Bing Travel app, finally, can let you pin flights to the start screen, book flights and hotels, as well as explore destinations.


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