Windows 8.1 brings refined Bing apps

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft has refined Bing apps.

You can personalize your Bing News app to just the topics that interest you, whether from curated, top-tier publications or the latest from the Internet.

Tracking your portfolio or saving to buy a house? The Bing Finance app combines comprehensive market data, business profiles,and analyst opinions with personal finance information and tools. One quick glance at the new tile and you’ll know the current performance of your top investments.

The Bing Weather app, with its hourly, daily, and 10-day forecasts, notifications of severe weather, and maps show you what’s ahead.

Wondering what’s up with your favorite team? Track their latest schedule and game history on the Start screen with the Bing Sports app tile. Enjoy sports news and highlights from your favorite leagues or watch the live game update in a snapped window.

If you want to see the next game in person, look no further than the Bing Travel app as your resource for trip planning, expert destination reviews, and hotel and flight booking.

Microsoft is introducing two new Bing apps with Windows 8.1 Preview.

The Bing Food & Drink app is a comprehensive culinary guide for inspiration and instruction from the tablet to the table. An indispensable foodie companion that features a hands-free cooking mode, this app includes an extensive recipe and wine catalog, as well as tips and techniques from celebrity chefs.

Also new is the Bing Health & Fitness app, the one-stop spot for a healthier you, with informative text and video about fitness, an extensive nutritional guide, and interactive exercise and diet trackers.

A unique, interactive 3D model of the human body allows you to explore, learn, and be more knowledgeable about your health. Plus, with an extensive graphical medical reference, you can look up drug information in a database or use the symptom checker to understand diseases and treatments.

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