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Bing Rewards program comes to Android

I thought rewards points are only for groceries, shops, credit cards, and plane tickets. I had no idea Microsoft has gone geeky about it too. The software giant has released the Bing Rewards app for Windows Phone devices earlier and now it has come to Android. This means more ways to get points for using Bing’s many services to exchange for prizes in the future. Actually, we've heard about this rewards program earlier this 2014 but no mention when it will be launched.

Bing Rewards arrive for Android users

Bing Rewards has gone mobile. The search-based reward program has come available for Android users, as well as for iOS users. We tend to focus on the Android side here, but in this case it was hard to notice the Windows Phone support is still listed as "coming soon." Putting the platform availability to the side, Bing Rewards will let Android users search and earn, and also take advantage of offers from their smartphone or tablet.

April Fools 2013: Round-Up from Android and the web

Google kicked off their usual array of April Fools jokes early on Saturday just for kicks, and now everyone else has joined in. It has officially begun today and we have a round-up of some of the best ones we've seen yet. For the next two days we won't believe anything we see or read, all while enjoying the pranks, gags, and rick-rolls. Check out the many that are already floating around this afternoon in our spoiler round-up.

Facebook 2.1 hands-on: Android gains Voice Messaging

Facebook has just delivered an update for its Android app, bringing it up to version 2.1. While the patch notes don't contain too much information, they do reveal one major feature: voice messages. Once you've applied this update, you'll be able to send short voice messages to your Facebook friends. This update, of course, comes on the heels of the announcement that Facebook would begin offering free calling over WiFi or mobile Internet for iOS users.

Twist for Android uses GPS to tell your friends you’ll be late

There's a brand new app that was just released today for Android called Twist. We all have that friend or sibling that is just late for everything right? I'll be there in 10. Then they leave 8 minutes later are are 20 minutes late. Twist for Android looks to curb that by using GPS to give you a real-time alert on progress, as well as the estimated time of arrival. Read on for more details.

TabCO Revealed as Grid 10 Tablet Running Grid OS

TabCo's CEO "IQ" Ian Quincy started his speech with a recap of the many viral ads that'd been revealed over the past few months. "TabCo is a parody company, and I'm not a real CEO." Fusion Garage is revealed to be the "true" company behind the tablets "I'm confident I'm sure, but I'm not insane," he says, noting that had they revealed the tablet was from Fusion Garage in the past, this proposed new tablet would not have been given a fair chance. In the same vein, all users who had previously purchased a JooJoo tablet before will receive this new tablet for free.

Bing Deals arrives for Android (ahead of WP7)

Microsoft seems determined to frustrate its Windows Phone 7 users, by releasing a Bing Deals service that, so far, only works with Android and iOS. Available at m.bing.com, Microsoft promises Deals will offer 30-50% discounts from retailers and providers nearby. There's also categories and keyword searches to make filtering through the various deals more straightforward. Once you've found something you - or someone else you know - might be interested in, you can save it, redeem it at the vendor, or email it. Business listings in Bing search results will also now include any Deal information currently being offered, and there's a new icon for the service on the desktop version of the search engine too. Unfortunately it looks like this is all US-only at the moment; we've just fired up the page in the UK, and there's no sign of Deals. [via SlashGear]

LG Vortex Breaks Cover in Comparison Chart

Here we are again with another comparison chart, showcasing plenty of Android devices. This time around, while the chart is from Verizon, it's not all in-house devices, as the Motorola Citrus is being compared to the Samsung Vibrant (T-Mobile), the Motorola Backflip (AT&T), and HTC Hero with Google (Sprint). But, there's one device that the Citrus is being compared to one Verizon, and it's called the LG Vortex.

Get Google Search on your Verizon Fascinate before 2.2 (without root)

Since the announcement of Bing on some of Verizon’s handsets many people want Google search back on their Android phones. Now that is possible on the newly released Fascinate with just a third-party launcher and a single download. This does not require root and brings native Google search and voice search back to the homescreen.
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