Microsoft Updates Maps App in Windows 8

Among updates for other Bing apps including news, sports, finance and other utilities, comes tweaks to the new operating systems maps.


The Maps app unfolds a new search tool that can track down local restaurants, hotels, banks, movie theaters, hospitals, and other businesses. Just enter a location or the name or type of the business to see the results. Tapping on a particular item shows you its location and other details on the map.

The Maps app now ties in with the Windows 8 People app. You can choose one of your contacts through the Maps app's new search tool to view that person's location.

The app bar for Maps has also been tweaked to provide quicker access to key options. You can now get to your favorite locations, pin a location to the Start screen, clear the map, and add a pin to a specific spot.

- C|net and Bing Search Blog

Published Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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