Microsoft has released versions of its Bing News, Sports, Weather and Finance apps for Windows Phone 8. Previously, these apps were only available on Windows RT and 8 devices.
Bing News can be used to track news from agencies including Reuters, Gizmodo, The Guardian and other local and regional sources. News sources and topics can be pinned as live tiles and a video section can be used to watch the latest news videos.
Bing Sports can be used to track scores, headlines, videos, photos schedules, standings and statistics across many sports including soccer, football, baseball, cricket, racing, tennis, hockey and basketball. Favourite teams can be pinned as live tiles for quick access to the latest news, scores and standings.
Bing Weather can be used to track weather with up-to-date current conditions including temperature, precipitation and wind. The live tile dynamically updates based on the current location and more locations can be added in the app as favourites.
Bing Finance can be used to track stocks and other financial news using customisable interactive charts. It can also be used to convert amounts from one currency to another. Stocks can be pinned as live tiles to allow them to be tracked without opening the app.