Chapter 5: Bing News, Finance, Travel, Sports, Fitness, and Food
In This Chapter
Finding the Bing in everything
Getting a different slant on the news
Pinning finance for profit and fun
Taking your tablet with you while you travel
Working with the Sports, Fitness, and Food apps
Although the tiles may be scattered hither and yon on your Start screen, six of the key Microsoft Metro tiled apps are really just portals to viewing stuff that’s being fed by Microsoft Bing. In fact, by the time you read this, Microsoft may have even more Bing-y apps for you to install.
The Bing-based Metro apps are easy and cheap for Microsoft to assemble: Basically, what you see on the tiled Metro screen is, in each case, a wrapper around a web browser that’s set to work with the Bing search engine. The content is actually controlled by the Bing servers, and it’s pulled down to your screen when you ask for it.