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Briefly: Bing Maps imagery increase, Windows Phone Facebook app update

updated 11:03 pm EDT, Sat September 7, 2013

Microsoft adds 5M square miles of images to Bing Maps

Microsoft has updated Bing Maps to include another 13 million square kilometers (5 million square miles) of satellite imagery. The update, consisting of aircraft and satellite aerial imagery according to The Next Web, is spread over the majority of the world, including areas of Iceland, France, Brazil, England, Chile, Fiji, and China, with the added photographs totaling almost 316 terabytes of data.

Microsoft updates Windows Phone 7, 8 Facebook app with 256MB RAM support

The Facebook app for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 has been updated, adding support for smartphones with 256MB of RAM. Confirmed over Twitter by Joe Belfiore, head of Windows Phone at Microsoft, the update to the beta social network software also includes a number of bug fixes and performance enhancements.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Cold Warrior


    Joined: 01-01-01

    I'll admit that bing maps' imagery can be much better than google's. Not the satellite stuff, but the aircraft (bird's eye) shots and its multiple angles and rotation.

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