toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.1 ( + 0.12 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Microsoft brings MSN iPad app to US, Canada

updated 03:00 pm EST, Thu February 9, 2012

Incorporates Bing, Messenger, Hotmail

Having originally launched it in the UK, Microsoft has finally brought MSN for iPad to the US and Canada. The app mainly presents MSN articles in a magazine-style format, divided into categories like News, Autos, Video, and Entertainment & Celebrities. An offline mode can be toggled for reading away from Internet access.

An unusual feature called Lasso lets users launch a Bing search by holding a thumb in an article margin and then circling a word or sentence they're interested in. Microsoft also promises "quick access" to Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger, plus special photo slideshows. The app is a free download for iPads running iOS 4.3 or later.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

  1. ElectroTech

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +2

    Really date yourself . . .

    I know that there are a few old fogeys out there who still use MSN but really, do you want to date yourself by loading that app on your wonderful iPad? You may as well also sign up for AOL while you are at it.

  1. Flying Meat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    I hear

    crickets chirping.

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Thecus N2310 NAS

For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

iRig Pads

When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

DoxieGo Portable Scanner

Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relat ...

toggle

Most Commented