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Microsoft Bing Desktop 1.3.347.0

Get the Bing search box (and wallpaper) on your Windows desktop

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 13 February 2014
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Downloads To Date: 5206
Developer: Microsoft
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Bing Desktop 1.3.347.0
Get the Bing search box (and wallpaper) on your desktop

Bing Desktop is a free Microsoft tool which brings the Bing search box to your desktop.

Once installed the program will by default launch along with Windows. And when you need to carry out a Bing search, it's as easy as clicking the Bing icon and entering your keywords. Suggested searches appear as you type, to help speed up the process, and on pressing Enter a browser window will open to display the results.

And as a bonus, the program can also set your wallpaper to the current Bing image, refreshing your desktop every day.

It's mildly annoying that Bing Desktop has to be running all the time (though it only consumes around 7.5 MB RAM). What's wrong with just having something you launch from a pinned shortcut? But aside from that, if you're a Bing fan (or just like the wallpaper) then it should be a welcome addition to your desktop.

Please note, the Bing Desktop installer will by default set your IE home page to MSN. If that's not something that appeals then pay attention during the setup process and clear the relevant checkbox on the final installation step.

Verdict:

An easy way to bring Bing search to your desktop.

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Spektrel Art is a stand-alone program and Photoshop plugin which transforms digital photos into "magical art that glimmers and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light".

What does that mean? Essentially it applies a configurable mix of effects, enhancing edges, smoothing backgrounds and emphasizing colours. Take a look at the thumbnail for one example, and the official product page has more.

Spektral Art works much like any similar tool. Open an image, click one of the thumbnails to apply a particular preset, or click a few buttons and drag some sliders to fine-tune the results.

There's surprising scope for variation, too. For example, just switching from the "Light" to "Dark" theme can transform a bright and friendly image into something dark and sinister, at least in some cases (results vary depending on the source image).

Please note, the demo version doesn't allow images to be saved.

SPECIAL OFFER: as we write, the developer is offering Spektral Art for free. The offer expires August 29th. Please note that you must provide your name, address and phone number to receive your free license.

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