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Bing Search for iPhone gets barcode scanner w/ price comparisons, deal finder feature, & 3D Touch

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Users of the Bing app for iPhone are getting some welcomed improvements today with the latest update bringing a new barcode scanner with price comparison functionality and a new deal finder feature.

With the barcode scanner, Bing notes on its blog that it will use scanned barcodes to automatically search its database and “return prices and customer ratings from major retailers, including Amazon, Walmart, Target, and others.”

For iPhone 6s and 6s+ users, the barcode scanner can quickly be accessed using new 3D Touch quick actions with a firm press of Bing app icon. Also available in quick actions is access to search and voice search (as pictured below). 

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For everyone else, it will be under the new Deals section that aggregates coupons and other discounts from around the web:

In addition to showing deals directly in search results (like when you search for a restaurant), we now make it easier to browse deals directly from the homepage of the Bing App for iPhone. This is a great companion when you’re shopping at a mall, or making dinner plans. We’ll automatically find the deals near you, and all you have to do is follow the instructions for how to redeem it from the deal/coupon provider.

And also included with version 6.3 of the Bing app, you’ll start to see weather data appearing in the “Today” feed, nearby gas stations including prices courtesy of GasBuddy, and popular dishes from participating restaurants.

Lastly, the update brings the ability to “pin your frequent and favorite bookmarks to the Today feed,” as Bing notes, “so you can navigate to your favorite sites faster.”

The updated Bing Search app for iPhone is available on the App Store now.


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Jordan Kahn

February 4th

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Shop Apple’s holiday gift guide, save up to $350: great 9to5 deals on every device + accessory

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Every year, Apple puts together a beautiful-looking holiday gift guide on Apple.com, packed with the latest iOS devices, Macs, and accessories people would love to receive as gifts. The hitch is that Apple’s prices are almost always full retail, with no discounting, so it’s easy to spend anywhere from $5 to $300 more per item than if you shopped around.

This year, 9to5Toys and 9to5Mac have done the bargain hunting for you. We’ve found savings on virtually every item on Apple’s holiday shopping list, which this year is organized into 6 sections: Gaming, Photography, Music, Fitness, Learning and Travel. Using the links below, you can save up to $350 on a new 12″ MacBook, between $20 and $80 on many third-party accessories, and up to $130 on a pair of Beats headphones

Gaming

Apple’s Gifts for Gamers page is fairly heavy on apps this year, all of which can only be purchased through the iOS App Store. We’ve provided links to save on Apple hardware, several major accessories, and high-value alternatives.

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Photography

Apple’s Gifts for Photographers page offers everything from add-on camera lenses and microphones to apps and carrying cases. Only one item in here is an Apple Store-exclusive bundle, and there are a couple of apps, too; everything else can be had at a savings.

 

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Music

Apple’s Gifts for Music Lovers page notably leaves out any mention of iPods — amazing, right? — to focus on Beats, Bose, and B&O audio accessories. We found an awesome 12″ Retina MacBook deal for this section, as well.

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Fitness

Apple’s Gifts for Fitness Enthusiasts page leans heavily on the Apple Watch, accessories, and apps this year. We found some nice savings on the Apple Watch and Beats audio gear, plus some other bonuses.

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Learning

Apple’s Gifts for Learners page is heavy on science education tools and toys. If you’re interested in saving money on an iPad or MacBook, this is a good section; apps are inexpensive but not discounted.

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Check out more of my reviews, How-To guides and editorials for 9to5Mac here! I’ve published a lot of different topics of interest to Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, and Apple Watch users, as well as a last-minute holiday gift guide for Apple fans, a great holiday gift guide for iPhone users, a detailed holiday gift guide for Mac users, and a separate holiday gift guide for Apple photographers.


Filed under: Apple TV, Apple Watch, Buying Guides, iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: Accessories, Apple gift guide, Apple TV, Beats, discounts, gift guide, Gifts, iPad, iPhone, IPod Touch, Mac, Shopping

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Jeremy Horwitz

December 18th

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Apple rolls out Personal Pickup to six more European countries as of today

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Apple’s Personal Pickup service – where you place your order online but can pick it up from a local Apple Store as early as an hour later – just hit six more European countries today: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

Long limited to the U.S. only, it made its way to Australia and Canada a couple of weeks ago, and the UK a few days later. German site Macerkopf first noticed its availability in Germany, before updating with the additional five countries.

Personal Pickup can be a useful option if you’re in a hurry, allowing you to get your hands on a product the same day while minimizing the amount of time you spend fighting the crowds in an Apple Store.


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Ben Lovejoy

December 1st

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Hiku’s New Connected Grocery Scanner Lets You Order Groceries From Walmart And Peapod

hiku lifestyle image 2 Amazon may be leading the internet-of-things market when it comes to push-button ordering via hardware devices like its Dash grocery scanner and Dash buttons, but it’s not without its competition. Today, a company called hiku announced the second generation of its own shopping button, which now allows customers to order groceries from Walmart’s online service as well as Peapod,… Read More

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Sarah Perez

November 4th

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You Can Now Order Starbucks via Mobile, Anywhere in the U.S.

For a while now, Starbucks has been trialling a service that allows you to order from an app and then skip the line when you pick up your purchase. Now, that service is being rolled out across the U.S.. Spiced pumpkin lattes all round!

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Jamie Condliffe

September 22nd

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Fresh Beer Only Demystifies Brewery Codes So You Always Buy Great Brew

Android/Web: Make no mistake, some beer ages well , but others just get gross and skunky the longer they’ve been on the store shelves. If you want to make sure you’re getting fresh brew for your money, Fresh Beer Only for Android (and the accompany web site) can tell you.http://afterhours.lifehacker.com/why-you-might-...

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July 19th

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Facebook’s Testing Online Shops Embedded Into Business Pages

Forget the Like button: Facebook wants you to hit the Buy button instead. Buzzfeed reports that Zuckerberg & C0. is testing new, miniature e-commerce sites that are embedded within the Facebook pages of retailers.

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Jamie Condliffe

July 16th

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The Best Gadgets to Keep Your Kids Entertained Over the Summer Break

If the weather wasn’t enough to clue you in, you can’t ignore that it’s definitely summer now that the schools are closed and the kids are suddenly free from the clutches of teachers and homework. Sadly that leaves us with the problem of keeping them entertained over the next couple of months. School might suck, but it does keep them occupied during the day. To make sure they don’t drive you nuts, here are things to keep your kids busy and quiet.

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Tom Pritchard

July 12th

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Amazon’s 20th Birthday Party Will Bring “More Deals Than Black Friday”

Get your credit cards ready. Amazon says that it’s celebrating its 20th birthday with what it’s calling Prime Day, a massively discounted 24 hours of shopping which will feature “more deals than Black Friday.”

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Jamie Condliffe

July 6th

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Pinterest’s new Buyable Pins shopping feature rolling out now to iPhone & iPad users

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After first announcing plans earlier this month to become a storefront of sorts with a new Buyable Pins feature, Pinterest just confirmed the feature is rolling out today for iPhone and iPad users in the US. In addition to the new buyable pins feature, Pinterest is also launching “Shop our picks” with curated lists of items for various product categories.

As a catalog of ideas, our mission is to help people bring their creative ideas to life. In the next few weeks, 30 million Pins all over Pinterest will become buyable (this includes Pins people have already saved that will light up with blue prices at launch). You’ll see products from brands like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, retailers powered by Demandware like Gardener’s Supply Company and Michaels, and Shopify stores like Poler Outdoor Stuff and SOBU.

Pinterest notes that users will notice a blue price tag next to buyable pins that will show up in user’s home feed, boards, category feeds, search results and recommendations.

Here’s a closer look at how the feature will appear in the iPhone app:

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The feature is rolling out slowly in the US. If you’re a Pinterest user, keep an eye out for an email notification that will let you know when buyable pins are available to you.


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Jordan Kahn

June 30th

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