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Microsoft updates Finance, News, Maps, Sports, Travel and Weather apps in Windows 8

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Microsoft has released new updates for its Bing Apps suite, which include Finance, News, Maps, Sports, Travel and Weather. These app updates are available now, except for Weather, which will be shipping in the coming weeks.

Microsoft has added an updated watch-list, realtime US stock updates, and customizable interactive charts for the Finance app. The News app features the ability to keep tabs on specific story categories, topics, or news sources. The update for News also adds support for RSS feeds and offline reading.

The update to Maps features improved driving, transit, and walking directions, as well as traffic incident notifications as well as showing you construction areas and accidents. Users can also save common places to their start screen.

The Sports app now features 29 additional sports leagues, bringing the total to 65. The Travel app includes new travel content from Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, and Frodor’s. Microsoft will also be releasing an update for the Weather app that adds support for dynamically moving weather maps for your city or region in a number of categories including satellite, temperature, precipitation, cloud cover and radar.

Head over to the Windows Store to snag the five updates and keep checking in the coming weeks for the update to the Weather app!

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