Last April 2011, Bing, the Microsoft-powered search engine, launched its iPad app. After a few months from release, it received a warm reception on the App Store as it averaged a 4.5+ star rating.
Today, Bing will release an update packed with improvements. They introduced a new feature called Lasso which enables users to search with just the touch of their finger. Circle and search in just a couple of steps from within another webpage. This allows a faster search on your iPad as you do not need to copy the text, open a new tab and paste the text you want to search.
That’s not all though. This update also comes with:
- Better movie experience (you can now view various showtime theatres and showtime days)
You can now swipe through the last 6 Bing homepage images
Other minor updates
Personally, I think it’s a great step forward for Bing. With the Lasso tool, it is now quicker to search on the iPad. Just click the tool and draw a circle around the text you’d like to search. It’s now that easy to search on your iPad.
Image and video courtesy of Bing.