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‘Minute of Mango’ Windows Phone 7 How To Video Series; Bing for Windows Phone Adds Bing Vision, Bing Image Matching for Newspapers

Minute of Mango: Windows Phone 7 Series; Bing for Windows Phone Gets Bing Vision, bing Bing Image Matching for NewspapersA new video series for Windows Phone called “Minute of Mango” offering tips & tricks to save time and do more with Windows Phone 7.5. The series is hosted by Laura Foy, in this first episode, she overviews making custom ringtones.

Also, Microsoft added two new features to Windows Phone 7.5, made available as part of Bing offering: “Bing Vision and Bing Image Matching for Newspapers.”

According to Bing UK blog post, Windows Phone users in the country can take advantage of Bing Vision on their devices starting with February 17th, 2012.

“As well as allowing users to detect product information from QR codes and Microsoft Tags, Bing Vision now scans barcodes, CD, DVD and book covers. Bing Vision can now provide local availability and cost comparison information on goods so people can quickly purchase items of interest while on the go.”

With Bing Image Matching for Newspapers feature, users will be able to easily and quickly find the digital version of a print magazine, while having the possibility to photograph articles using the Windows Phone device in their hands.

“Enabling people to quickly find the digital version of a print magazine or newspaper article, Bing Image Matching for Newspapers allows users to take a photo of an article using their Windows Phone camera and link directly to a digital version of the article online,” the blog post explains.

Through this feature, which provides global access, the owners of Windows Phone devices will be able to read the content of over 3,000 publications from all around the world.

To learn more about Bing on Windows Phone, watch the video below:

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