Well, the new search engine from Microsoft is now “live” – ummm, no I mean “bing” - “bing” is now “live”, ugh. “bing” is the new “live” and is “live”.
Ok, ok, what I mean is that www.bing.com is the successor to the www.live.com and is now active. Browsing to Live redirects to Bing and so do the Internet searches from Internet Explorer and Windows. Bing has a ton of new features that you can find out more about.
The only problem is that this is currently available only if your settings are for United States – English. If not, you see a bunch of different things. For instance, take a look at the screens below.
This is the Bing home page with “India” settings. As you can see, the auto suggest works quite well.
This is the Bing home page with US settings. Not just do you get an additional menu on the left, you also get hot spots on the image background with interesting information and ability to browse backgrounds!
A search result with India settings shows the information as well as a “News” link on the left.
The same search with US settings – notice the whole new set of filters on the left – Map, Hotel, Airport, etc. Clicking on any filters results to what you need as below:
The filtered search – quickly get where you want to go!
So if you want all the features of Bing, you need to set it to the US – English setting by clicking the language on the top of the screen and selecting it. Hopefully, the other settings will also get these features soon.
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