Updated: 17/02/2012 17:42 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, Tech & Gadgets

Introducing the new MSN iPad app

Now you can enjoy MSN anywhere you like, thanks to the MSN app for iPad.

The MSN iPad app follows hot on the heels of MSN's first Xbox app, released last December.

The MSN app for iPad presents the same exclusive and original content as found on the new-look MSN UK.

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The app's intuitive design makes it easy to navigate to your chosen stories

We've made it easy for you to find what you want - stories are split into six main channels: News, Sport, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Cars and Video. You'll also find our pick of the day's best features in Editor's Picks.

In the News channel you can find all of the latest-breaking UK and world news, as well as the web's oddest news stories.

The Sport channel contains all of the latest happenings in the world of football, rugby, cricket, Formula One and more.

If you like Entertainment, you will find a wealth of TV, movies, music and celebrity gossip here.

Our award-winning MSN Cars channel has everything for the motoring enthusiast, with comprehensive buyers' guides, car reviews and used car listings.

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Enjoy all of MSN's latest video content, including our best exclusives

Lifestyle is the place to go to find everything you need to know to look good and feel great; it also includes expert insight into Tech & Gadgets, Food, Travel and Money.

MSN's Video hub includes a bumper-crop of exclusive interviews, trailers and performances, along with a sprinkling of the web's funniest viral videos.

Download the MSN iPad app now

NEW: discover more with the innovative Bing 'lasso'

Just like its desktop counterpart, the MSN iPad app uses Bing to search the web. The Bing search box can be found at the top of your screen.

However, with our brilliant new feature, you don't even need to type to start digging deeper. The Bing 'lasso' lets you quickly and easily start a web search by highlighting any text on the app.

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Searching the web through our app is now even easier thanks to our new Bing 'lasso' feature.

Simply hold one finger on either the left or right margin of your screen until you see the hand symbol (shown left)appear. While still pressing down, use the other hand to circle the text that you want to search for.

Once that's done, you'll be whisked straight to a Bing results page - just as long as you are connected to the internet.

Don't worry about having to exit the app, Bing will perform a web search with the app running in the background - when you're done, just tap the blue 'Done' button to close the search window.

See a picture guide to using the Bing 'lasso'

How do I get the app?

The MSN iPad app is available to download now, for free. You can use the link below to download it right away, otherwise you can easily install it using either iTunes (on your PC/Mac) or through the iPad App Store on your iPad.

Download the MSN iPad app now

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Click on the MSN UK for iPad app to download from iTunes

iPad:Make sure you have turned on WiFi or have 3G enabled. Click on the App Store icon from your iPad home screen. Search for "MSN UK iPad". You'll see a screen that looks like the one to the right.

iTunes: Open iTunes on your PC/Mac. Select the 'iTunes Store' from the menu on the left - it's underneath 'Store'. Click on the App Store tab. There are buttons for both iPad and iPhone apps, to see apps specifically available for the iPad click on the iPad button.

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