Bing Rewards for Android and iOS, not WP8

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  1. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    For those not familiar, Bing Search allows you to sign up for a rewards account where you earn credits you can redeem for everything from gift cards to Xbox sweepstakes entries to donating to charity (it works out to be about a half-cent per search, up to $0.20 per day, I think). Up until today, though, you could only earn those rewards from searching from a desktop browser.

    Now, Bing Rewards has come to Android (and iOS). Startlingly, not Windows Phone. I'll just call this a bit more writing on the wall about Microsoft's long-term dedication to WP8.

    Bing Rewards launches on mobile, but not for everyone
     
  2. jigwashere

    jigwashere Mobile Deity

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    Maybe the Bing department never heard of the WP8 department. ;)
     
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    But that means you actually have to use Bing, right? (shudder) ;)
     
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  4. Mitlov

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    It's faaaaaar better than it used to be. I sometimes use Bing, sometimes Google, and more often than not there's no significant difference in the results.
     
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    We're going to have to agree to disagree on that. Particularly when it comes to technical academic subjects. And the start up page on Bing is just ugly. I just got done making sure Bing wasn't any kind of default on my wife's win 8.1 laptop... banished from the Metro desktop. ;)
     
  6. Mi An

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    Live cashback helped get me about $200 off my netbook many moons ago. Bing rewards has bought me a couple of kindle ebooks and some COD DLC. I haven't used it in a while, but I become less hostile to it every time google asks me to join g+. If it ever becomes mandatory...

    A big part of my decision to buy my first (and last) winmo device was mobile office, and specifically, mobile onenote. I won't describe just how disappointing that experience was for fear of overloading brighthand's obscenity filter, but suffice to say Microsoft made a lasting impression on me 1) when I got the device and 2) when I upgraded to the long-awaited 2010 mobile office suite to find more of the same.
     
  7. EdmundDantes

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    I like Bing for image search, because they kept the enlarging feature when you hover over an image on the main image search page. Google's newish format is terrible.
     
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  8. Mitlov

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    The current OneNote for Android works pretty well IMO. Simple and straightforward. I personally still use Keep, but I have very minimal note-taking usage (to-do lists and grocery lists), and Keep is excellent for that sort of quick, simple usage.
     
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    I agree. :newpalm: It's my primary means of moving information between desktop and mobile.
     
  10. jigwashere

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    I like Bing maps, at least in the desktop, for its birds eye view.

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