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  • March
    13

    Find It Faster with Image Match

    Searching for the right image can be tough. After sorting through hundreds of images, you finally find a picture you like but unfortunately it’s low resolution or an odd dimension leaving you to go back to scrolling through the results pages. To take the hassle out of this process we’re introducing a new feature that allows you to match an image in a few simple clicks. How does it work? Now when you’re browsing images you will see a button at the bottom of the page that reads “Image Match.” When you click on the button, Bing will show you a list of different size images that you can then narrow down by size. If you want to see all images, click on view all sizes. If you come across an image online and want to find more examples, hit ‘image match’ near the search box on Bing.com/images and paste the specific image URL. Alternatively, if you have a popular or well-known picture on your computer that you want to match, you can also upload directly to Bing.com/Images and we’ll match the results. Try and it out today and let us know what you think. - The Bing Image Team Searching for the right image can be tough. After sorting through hundreds of images, you finally find a picture you like but unfortunately it’s low resolution or an odd dimension leaving you to go back to scrolling through the results pages. To take the hassle out of this process we’re introducing a new feature that allows you to match an image in a few simple clicks. How does it work? Now when you’re browsing images you will see a button at the bottom of the page that reads “Image Match.” When you click on the button, Bing will show you a list of different size images that you can then narrow down by size. If you want to see all images, click on view all sizes. If you come across an image online and want to find more examples, hit ‘image match’ near the search box on Bing.com/images and paste the specific image URL. Alternatively, if you have a popular or well-known picture on your computer that you want to match, you can also upload directly to Bing.com/Images and we’ll match the results. Try and it out today and let us know what you think. - The Bing Image Team
  • February
    25

    New Bing Apps Arrive, Ready to Roam

    At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. We’ve released a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalised content to roam across all your Windows devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. First, let’s start with the new apps: New: Introducing the Bing Food & Drink app for Windows Phone Fans of the Windows 8 Food & Drink app will be happy to see the companion app on Windows Phone. The Bing Food & Drink app was designed with the novice cook and seasoned chef in mind. With thousands of recipes from leading culinary content partners including some of the best chefs in Australia, AllRecipes.com.au, Food52 and more, you can now find these on Windows Phone. Find the Perfect Recipe: The Food & Drink app lets you access over 600,000 illustrated recipes so there’s something for any menu or occasion. With infinite scroll, you can keep scrolling through the selections until something catches your eye. Easily Create... Read More At Microsoft, we’ve been hard at work updating our Bing apps as well as bringing a new set of apps to Windows Phone. We’ve released a comprehensive update to our Bing apps with fresh features and the ability for your personalised content to roam across all your Windows devices. We’re also excited to introduce you to three new Bing apps for Windows Phone: Travel, Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. First, let’s start with the new apps: New: Introducing the Bing Food & Drink app for Windows Phone Fans of the Windows 8 Food & Drink app will be happy to see the companion app on Windows Phone. The Bing Food & Drink app was designed with the novice cook and seasoned chef in mind. With thousands of recipes from leading culinary content partners including some of the best chefs in Australia, AllRecipes.com.au, Food52 and more, you can now find these on Windows Phone. Find the Perfect Recipe: The Food & Drink app lets you access over 600,000 illustrated recipes so there’s something for any menu or occasion. With infinite scroll, you can keep scrolling through the selections until something catches your eye. Easily Create... Read More
  • December
    20

    The Most Popular Bing Homepages for 2013

    At Bing, we are obsessed with great imagery. Our team pores over thousands of photos to deliver you that one special homepage image that showcases the world from a new perspective. From underwater mangroves to Himalayan mountain ranges, you were able to traverse the planet on the homepage in 2013. With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to end the year highlighting the top ten most popular homepages based on your interaction. 10. Aerial view of Gardens by the Bay and the Super Trees, Singapore City, Singapore (© SIME / eStock Photo) 9. Charco de los Ciclos (also known as “Green Lagoon”) on Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (© Marco Pavan/4Corners) 8. New Croton Dam in Croton, New York (© Greg Miller/Gallery Stock) 7. Mount Shasta, California (© Nagesh Mahadev) 6. Boats and people relax on a sandbar, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii (© Ron Dahlquist/Getty Images) 5. Mangrove seen from underwater, Aldabra, Seychelles (© Expeditieteam Aldabra/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures) 4. North Avenue Beach on Lake Michigan, Chicago (© Luiz Felipe Castro/Getty Images) 3. Aerial view near Ocean Drive in Newport... Read More At Bing, we are obsessed with great imagery. Our team pores over thousands of photos to deliver you that one special homepage image that showcases the world from a new perspective. From underwater mangroves to Himalayan mountain ranges, you were able to traverse the planet on the homepage in 2013. With that in mind, we thought it would be interesting to end the year highlighting the top ten most popular homepages based on your interaction. 10. Aerial view of Gardens by the Bay and the Super Trees, Singapore City, Singapore (© SIME / eStock Photo) 9. Charco de los Ciclos (also known as “Green Lagoon”) on Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain (© Marco Pavan/4Corners) 8. New Croton Dam in Croton, New York (© Greg Miller/Gallery Stock) 7. Mount Shasta, California (© Nagesh Mahadev) 6. Boats and people relax on a sandbar, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii (© Ron Dahlquist/Getty Images) 5. Mangrove seen from underwater, Aldabra, Seychelles (© Expeditieteam Aldabra/Foto Natura/Minden Pictures) 4. North Avenue Beach on Lake Michigan, Chicago (© Luiz Felipe Castro/Getty Images) 3. Aerial view near Ocean Drive in Newport... Read More
  • December
    01

    Miranda Kerr Tops the “Most Binged” List...

    Miranda Kerr is still doing her Bing, topping the search engine’s most searched Australian celebrity list again in 2013, for the third year running. Ladies have ruled the Bing search rankings across the globe this year. A woman was the most-searched celebrity in eight of the 12 participating countries — Beyoncé reigned in the USA, while Miley Cyrus’ highly publicised “twerking” made her the top-searched person both here, in Australia, and in Canada. Miley also made “twerking” one of the most searched words for 2013, thanks to all those Australians who binged a definition of this new ‘verb’. With the 2013 federal election a heavy focus for several months of the year, it’s no surprise politicians Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot all topped the Australian search rankings. After a busy year in the public eye, Shane Warne is back on the charts again too, coming in at #5. Anticipation around the birth of the royal baby took the world by storm, making this the most searched news story for the year. The world was shocked by the Boston Marathon Bombing in April along with the Spanish Train Crash and the... Read More Miranda Kerr is still doing her Bing, topping the search engine’s most searched Australian celebrity list again in 2013, for the third year running. Ladies have ruled the Bing search rankings across the globe this year. A woman was the most-searched celebrity in eight of the 12 participating countries — Beyoncé reigned in the USA, while Miley Cyrus’ highly publicised “twerking” made her the top-searched person both here, in Australia, and in Canada. Miley also made “twerking” one of the most searched words for 2013, thanks to all those Australians who binged a definition of this new ‘verb’. With the 2013 federal election a heavy focus for several months of the year, it’s no surprise politicians Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot all topped the Australian search rankings. After a busy year in the public eye, Shane Warne is back on the charts again too, coming in at #5. Anticipation around the birth of the royal baby took the world by storm, making this the most searched news story for the year. The world was shocked by the Boston Marathon Bombing in April along with the Spanish Train Crash and the... Read More
  • October
    30

    Trick or Treat? Ring, Ring… They’re Here...

    On the Bing homepage, we’ve made it our mission to help you explore the world around you. Today, we’re possessed to help you explore a world beyond. Head over to Bing.com and enter our house … if you dare! Happy Haunting! - Bing Australia Team On the Bing homepage, we’ve made it our mission to help you explore the world around you. Today, we’re possessed to help you explore a world beyond. Head over to Bing.com and enter our house … if you dare! Happy Haunting! - Bing Australia Team
  • September
    25

    New Bing Video Experience Let’s You Browse...

    Today we are releasing a completely re-imagined search experience for video on Bing Australia. Designed from the ground up, the new experience includes streamlined navigation showcasing larger and higher resolution previews so you can quickly browse, discover and view videos on the web. We know there is more than one great video service out there and that’s why we showcase the best the web has to offer. On Bing you can not only find great videos from YouTube and Vimeo, but also content from Dailymotion, Vevo, MTV, CBS, ninemsn and more. Let’s take a look at the changes: Pop-out Hover Preview: Rather than making you travel to a site to see if a video is the one you’re looking for, we updated our preview mode so now you can simply roll the cursor over the video thumbnail to see a short preview. We also expanded the information displayed about a video to speed up your search and now show favicons from the top sites, view counts, descriptions, and bold your search terms in the titles. Additionally, we’ve added a control for our previews so you can adjust the volume level of the preview playback. NEW OLD ... Read More Today we are releasing a completely re-imagined search experience for video on Bing Australia. Designed from the ground up, the new experience includes streamlined navigation showcasing larger and higher resolution previews so you can quickly browse, discover and view videos on the web. We know there is more than one great video service out there and that’s why we showcase the best the web has to offer. On Bing you can not only find great videos from YouTube and Vimeo, but also content from Dailymotion, Vevo, MTV, CBS, ninemsn and more. Let’s take a look at the changes: Pop-out Hover Preview: Rather than making you travel to a site to see if a video is the one you’re looking for, we updated our preview mode so now you can simply roll the cursor over the video thumbnail to see a short preview. We also expanded the information displayed about a video to speed up your search and now show favicons from the top sites, view counts, descriptions, and bold your search terms in the titles. Additionally, we’ve added a control for our previews so you can adjust the volume level of the preview playback. NEW OLD ... Read More
  • September
    16

    Stepping Out of the Search Box

    Since the beginning of Bing, we’ve set out to do search differently. We felt that indexing information was important but we know magic doesn’t come from just giving a list of a zillion links. Magic comes from people being able to do things with the information they find and from empowering people to do what they need. Providing clarity and context for what matters. From searching for that perfect answer or mapping the quickest route to finding the latest release to watch on Xbox, Bing provides what you need in the way you need it. We’ve believed that since day one and we’ve been dedicated to making that magic every day. We wondered why we had to be so focused on typing into a search box as the only way to find answers. You don’t live in a box so why should you search in one? What if we brought information to you as you needed it? What if we integrated into the products that you use every day and even brought you results before you even thought about searching? What if we walked away from this old view of ‘searching’ and created the birth of ‘finding and doing’? We’ve embraced this mission of empowering people with knowledge... Read More Since the beginning of Bing, we’ve set out to do search differently. We felt that indexing information was important but we know magic doesn’t come from just giving a list of a zillion links. Magic comes from people being able to do things with the information they find and from empowering people to do what they need. Providing clarity and context for what matters. From searching for that perfect answer or mapping the quickest route to finding the latest release to watch on Xbox, Bing provides what you need in the way you need it. We’ve believed that since day one and we’ve been dedicated to making that magic every day. We wondered why we had to be so focused on typing into a search box as the only way to find answers. You don’t live in a box so why should you search in one? What if we brought information to you as you needed it? What if we integrated into the products that you use every day and even brought you results before you even thought about searching? What if we walked away from this old view of ‘searching’ and created the birth of ‘finding and doing’? We’ve embraced this mission of empowering people with knowledge... Read More
  • August
    08

    Bing Apps Released for Windows Phone 8

    Back in October we launched a collection of Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Travel, and Maps. The apps provide you with gorgeous, comprehensive and customizable experiences powered by Bing that showcase world class content from leading outlets. Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone 8 users around the world*. Let’s take a look at what’s included. Bing News – Want to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world? The Bing News app for Windows Phone has you covered. It provides a comprehensive experience to keep tabs on the latest headlines, photos and videos of breaking news. The app is customizable so you can track specific news categories, topics, or sources that matter to you. You can even rearrange the headline clusters so that the news that matters most to you is at the top. We’ve partnered with leading editorial and news agencies like Associated Press, Reuters, Gizmodo , The Guardian and more, including local and regional sources from around the world, so you can choose which sources you’re most interested in – all in one app. With Live Tiles on Windows Phone, you... Read More Back in October we launched a collection of Bing Apps for Windows 8 including News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Travel, and Maps. The apps provide you with gorgeous, comprehensive and customizable experiences powered by Bing that showcase world class content from leading outlets. Today we are bringing many of those experiences to Windows Phone 8 users around the world*. Let’s take a look at what’s included. Bing News – Want to keep tabs on what’s happening in the world? The Bing News app for Windows Phone has you covered. It provides a comprehensive experience to keep tabs on the latest headlines, photos and videos of breaking news. The app is customizable so you can track specific news categories, topics, or sources that matter to you. You can even rearrange the headline clusters so that the news that matters most to you is at the top. We’ve partnered with leading editorial and news agencies like Associated Press, Reuters, Gizmodo , The Guardian and more, including local and regional sources from around the world, so you can choose which sources you’re most interested in – all in one app. With Live Tiles on Windows Phone, you... Read More
  • June
    27

    Bing at Build 2013: Weaving an Intelligent...

    With the explosion of always-connected devices – from smartphones, tablets and “phablets” to internet connected TVs and wearables, the daily use of technology in our lives is becoming more central. People are using multiple devices and a galaxy of specialized applications over the course of a day to do things previously constrained to the offline world. From getting real-time directions to booking a table for dinner, people expect to be able to do things using these devices and applications, not just find information. This increased reliance ratchets up peoples’ expectations and has upped the ante for amazing experiences. However, this new world is not living up to its potential because the complexity of designing applications that meet the enhanced expectations is becoming increasingly difficult. The scale and technical horsepower required to build digital models of the physical world, the ability to turn simple web data into actionable knowledge and ways to employ naturalistic input like sight and sound to create amazing experiences are beyond the grasp of all but a few companies. We think it is time to democratize this technology to usher in a better future... Read More With the explosion of always-connected devices – from smartphones, tablets and “phablets” to internet connected TVs and wearables, the daily use of technology in our lives is becoming more central. People are using multiple devices and a galaxy of specialized applications over the course of a day to do things previously constrained to the offline world. From getting real-time directions to booking a table for dinner, people expect to be able to do things using these devices and applications, not just find information. This increased reliance ratchets up peoples’ expectations and has upped the ante for amazing experiences. However, this new world is not living up to its potential because the complexity of designing applications that meet the enhanced expectations is becoming increasingly difficult. The scale and technical horsepower required to build digital models of the physical world, the ability to turn simple web data into actionable knowledge and ways to employ naturalistic input like sight and sound to create amazing experiences are beyond the grasp of all but a few companies. We think it is time to democratize this technology to usher in a better future... Read More
  • June
    20

    More Features Arrive on Bing Desktop

    Bing Desktop brings together the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage images with quick and convenient ways to search from your desktop. Over 10 million people have installed Bing Desktop worldwide, and based on your feedback, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the experience more useful and convenient. Today we are releasing a new version of Bing Desktop* that includes: Inline Search: Now you can search directly from a webpage, word document or PDF file simply by highlighting the word or phrase and clicking the Bing icon*. Faster Ways to Explore via Bing Desktop Apps: We are announcing a new weather app and have overhauled the news and Facebook apps from the ground up with a new look that makes it easier to stay up to date at a glance. Searching Just Got Easier: Ever been reading an article and wanted to get more information about a topic or phrase? We know how lots of people deal with this: copy the text, launch a browser and paste the words into the search box. With Inline Search, now all you have to do is highlight what you want to search, hit the Bing icon and you will see a preview of search results in a convenient window without ever leaving... Read More Bing Desktop brings together the beauty of Bing’s daily homepage images with quick and convenient ways to search from your desktop. Over 10 million people have installed Bing Desktop worldwide, and based on your feedback, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the experience more useful and convenient. Today we are releasing a new version of Bing Desktop* that includes: Inline Search: Now you can search directly from a webpage, word document or PDF file simply by highlighting the word or phrase and clicking the Bing icon*. Faster Ways to Explore via Bing Desktop Apps: We are announcing a new weather app and have overhauled the news and Facebook apps from the ground up with a new look that makes it easier to stay up to date at a glance. Searching Just Got Easier: Ever been reading an article and wanted to get more information about a topic or phrase? We know how lots of people deal with this: copy the text, launch a browser and paste the words into the search box. With Inline Search, now all you have to do is highlight what you want to search, hit the Bing icon and you will see a preview of search results in a convenient window without ever leaving... Read More
  • June
    14

    Bing’s Exciting New Collaboration with...

    At WWDC Apple announced iOS 7, which brings Bing web search integration to Siri, Apple's breakthrough personal assistant, for the first time. Starting this Spring with iOS 7, Bing will power Siri's new integrated web search. When users ask Siri a question either the specific answer or web search links will now be delivered automatically so users can find information even faster. Bing was designed from the outset to be a great place for web search helping customers quickly find what they are looking for and get more out of search. We are thrilled that all the great results people have come to know and love on Bing.com .au will now be available to Siri users on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Making sure customers can have access to the power of Bing where and when they need it has been a big focus of the work we have done over the past few years, and we are excited to work with Apple to deliver it to Siri users this Spring. - Bing Australia Team At WWDC Apple announced iOS 7, which brings Bing web search integration to Siri, Apple's breakthrough personal assistant, for the first time. Starting this Spring with iOS 7, Bing will power Siri's new integrated web search. When users ask Siri a question either the specific answer or web search links will now be delivered automatically so users can find information even faster. Bing was designed from the outset to be a great place for web search helping customers quickly find what they are looking for and get more out of search. We are thrilled that all the great results people have come to know and love on Bing.com .au will now be available to Siri users on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Making sure customers can have access to the power of Bing where and when they need it has been a big focus of the work we have done over the past few years, and we are excited to work with Apple to deliver it to Siri users this Spring. - Bing Australia Team
  • December
    21

    New Ways to Search on Windows 8: The Maps...

    We’re back with an app that will be your go-to app when plotting your day The Maps app powered by Bing Maps. The Maps app makes it easy to find the places you’re looking for and helps you get there faster. Quickly pinpoint locations, get directions, see traffic conditions and more— all designed to be easily navigable with touch. The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the Maps app on Windows 8 is that your location is immediately available on the map. Using advanced location detection, we’re able to quickly pinpoint where you are on the map so you can figure out where you’re going next. To explore the map, simply pinch to zoom, swipe to pan or use your mouse to click and scroll. Finally, you can check traffic conditions or get a birds-eye view of where you’re going by simply switching modes. To show you what we’re talking about, Stefan is back again with the following video: - Bing Australia Product Team We’re back with an app that will be your go-to app when plotting your day The Maps app powered by Bing Maps. The Maps app makes it easy to find the places you’re looking for and helps you get there faster. Quickly pinpoint locations, get directions, see traffic conditions and more— all designed to be easily navigable with touch. The first thing you’ll notice when you fire up the Maps app on Windows 8 is that your location is immediately available on the map. Using advanced location detection, we’re able to quickly pinpoint where you are on the map so you can figure out where you’re going next. To explore the map, simply pinch to zoom, swipe to pan or use your mouse to click and scroll. Finally, you can check traffic conditions or get a birds-eye view of where you’re going by simply switching modes. To show you what we’re talking about, Stefan is back again with the following video: - Bing Australia Product Team
  • December
    20

    New Ways to Search on Windows 8: The Weather...

    Earlier this month we kicked off our series of posts highlighting new ways you can search on Windows 8. Today we’re back with an app that is sure to become an indispensable part of your day: The Weather App powered by Bing. With Windows 8, you are a tap away from knowing if you need to pack an umbrella or can leave it home. The Weather app offers a beautiful preview of current weather conditions, helping you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts. You can dive deep into the local weather with historical trends that capture annual temperature, rain, and snow. Harnessing the best of Windows 8, the Weather App puts the information you care about front and center so you can prepare for your day at a glance. Sourced from leading services including Accuweather, Weather Decision Technologies, The Weather Channel, Foreca, Weather Underground and Weather2Travel, the Weather App brings together all the information you need to plan your day or your next holiday. Check out the following video of Stefan walking you through the app. Check back here tomorrow where we’ll highlight another of our favorite apps on Windows 8. ... Read More Earlier this month we kicked off our series of posts highlighting new ways you can search on Windows 8. Today we’re back with an app that is sure to become an indispensable part of your day: The Weather App powered by Bing. With Windows 8, you are a tap away from knowing if you need to pack an umbrella or can leave it home. The Weather app offers a beautiful preview of current weather conditions, helping you prepare for the latest conditions with hourly, daily and 10-day forecasts. You can dive deep into the local weather with historical trends that capture annual temperature, rain, and snow. Harnessing the best of Windows 8, the Weather App puts the information you care about front and center so you can prepare for your day at a glance. Sourced from leading services including Accuweather, Weather Decision Technologies, The Weather Channel, Foreca, Weather Underground and Weather2Travel, the Weather App brings together all the information you need to plan your day or your next holiday. Check out the following video of Stefan walking you through the app. Check back here tomorrow where we’ll highlight another of our favorite apps on Windows 8. ... Read More
  • December
    10

    New Ways to Search on Windows 8: Bing App

    Last week, we kicked off a series of posts that will showcase 8 ways to search on Windows 8. Today we are following up with our second post that will cover our favorite app (you guessed it) Bing. First off, we completely reimagined search for Windows 8 so searching with the Bing app is fast and fluid, whether you use a touch device to tap and swipe or type and click with a keyboard and mouse. The first thing you’ll notice is that visual results and images take center stage letting you quickly find what you’re looking for. While you can still rely on the Bing web experience in Internet Explorer, we’ve tailored the Bing app to take advantage of the innovations available in Windows 8 specifically hardware acceleration and touch. You’ll see elements like autosuggest and search are designed for touch allowing you to seamlessly interact with search with a tap or swipe. Fast and fluid scrolling through the continuous list of results with a swipe of your finger allows you to quickly scan through results. Rich answers provide a glance-able way to experience search. Your eyes quickly pick up the differences amongst search results based on smart captions... Read More Last week, we kicked off a series of posts that will showcase 8 ways to search on Windows 8. Today we are following up with our second post that will cover our favorite app (you guessed it) Bing. First off, we completely reimagined search for Windows 8 so searching with the Bing app is fast and fluid, whether you use a touch device to tap and swipe or type and click with a keyboard and mouse. The first thing you’ll notice is that visual results and images take center stage letting you quickly find what you’re looking for. While you can still rely on the Bing web experience in Internet Explorer, we’ve tailored the Bing app to take advantage of the innovations available in Windows 8 specifically hardware acceleration and touch. You’ll see elements like autosuggest and search are designed for touch allowing you to seamlessly interact with search with a tap or swipe. Fast and fluid scrolling through the continuous list of results with a swipe of your finger allows you to quickly scan through results. Rich answers provide a glance-able way to experience search. Your eyes quickly pick up the differences amongst search results based on smart captions... Read More
  • December
    05

    New Ways to Search on Windows 8: Search...

    Windows 8 is here and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact we’re so excited, we’re kicking off a series in which we’ll showcase new ways to use Bing on Windows 8. Check back here over the next few weeks, to see how we’ve reimagined search to be fast, fluid and built for touch. To “start” things off, check out how search is baked right into Windows 8. From the start screen simply start typing to quickly search across apps and all of your files on your device. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, justclick the search charm to launch a Bing web search. Tap, type, swipe and search. It’s as easy as that with the new Windows 8. We have our favorite search tricks in Windows 8, but if there are any areas that you would like to see us cover, please let us know in the comments or on Twitter (@Bing.) - Bing Australia Product Team Windows 8 is here and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact we’re so excited, we’re kicking off a series in which we’ll showcase new ways to use Bing on Windows 8. Check back here over the next few weeks, to see how we’ve reimagined search to be fast, fluid and built for touch. To “start” things off, check out how search is baked right into Windows 8. From the start screen simply start typing to quickly search across apps and all of your files on your device. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, justclick the search charm to launch a Bing web search. Tap, type, swipe and search. It’s as easy as that with the new Windows 8. We have our favorite search tricks in Windows 8, but if there are any areas that you would like to see us cover, please let us know in the comments or on Twitter (@Bing.) - Bing Australia Product Team