US: Microsoft has released Bing Maps Preview for Windows 8.1 with over seventy high-res 3D cities, Skype and OpenTable integration, street-level photography, and Live Tile support. The new app introduces a new 3D graphics engine which delivers more realistic visuals across a wide range of angles. Microsoft has also added in a few new navigation tools, intended to make orienting yourself in a 3D world more straightforward. The ‘bubble view’ in Streetside – Microsoft’s version of Google Street View puts a tiny street-level thumbnail in the 3D city, which rotates around as you navigate through the scene. The app also features the usual search functionality, traffic info and other features.
Source: Tech Crunch