Using Bing Audio Search In Windows Phone 7.5 Mango To Identify Music

Bing Audio Search in Mango

In the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, Bing search now offers new enhanced music search capabilities, similar to those found in the popular application Shazam (Marketplace link). Bing on Windows Phone will listen to a song and attempt to match the track in Marketplace. Here’s how you can use Bing’s Shazam-like search for music.   … [Read more...]

Q&A On Bing Music Search Coming With Mango Update


If you already know about the music search feature a.k.a. Bing Audio, then you have probably already mentioned it's no different than other applications already available on the Windows Phone marketplace. Microsoft sat down with the team behind Bing Music Search (apparently it won't be called Bing Audio) for a Q&A session over at the Windows Phone Blog to find out just what … [Read more...]

Bing Visual Search Now Lets You Compare Apps

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If you jump over to Bing and search for WP7 Apps, you find yourself in their app browser, which allows you to nose around the 3,000 top apps on the platform. If you're trying to decide between two similar apps, they've just added a new feature to help you on your quest. On the top right corner is a little orange "Compare" button, which allows you to look at up to five apps at … [Read more...]

Check Out WP7 Marketplace Through Your Browser, In English This Time


Yesterday we reported on a web service cataloging the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, which was unfortunately in Italian. What we didn't realize is that Microsoft's Bing visual search can act as an online catalog of WP7 apps. You can sort by category or price, as well as look at the top rated, newest free, newest paid, and most downloaded apps. There's no way to send the apps … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7 Shows Up On Bing Ad

This ad for Bing is actually the first real ad we've seen for Windows Phone 7, showing off the look and feel of the UI as well as Bing Maps. There's a lot more meat on this than the Lawrence of Arabia teaser that popped up last week. Technically, this ad is for Bing, but really, it's for WP7. I guess this is the beginning of a media blitz, expect to see many more in the … [Read more...]