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Microsoft unveiled its Bing search app for Android today. But if you want to get in on the action, you’re going to have to have a Verizon phone, as it’s exclusive to the carrier’s section of the Android Market. (Place your bets  on how quickly it leaks out, though.)

The app features a daily featured image, just like Bing on the desktop. And you can swipe through seven days’ worth of images. There’s an endless scrolling search, and you can swipe through image previews straight to the host site. Microsoft’s own voice search works with Android’s speech-to-text function, and you can use Bing Maps to find your way around, too.

Is the app a threat to Google’s native services on Android? We’ll have to see, though it’s doubtful, just because of the integration factor. and then there’s the issue of it only being available on Verizon, for now, anyway. [Bing]

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A new program called Blink! works with Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems to allow users to authenticate themselves and log in with a webcam. The biometric security app work with multiple users and can create a log of all users who try to log-in. The downside right now is that Blink! only works with the main system log-in in Windows, but doesn’t work to fill in passwords on websites.

You can go to the developer’s website and download the latest version of Blink!.

Microsoft says 74 percent of work PCs still use Windows XP, extends downgrade rights until 2020 — Engadget.