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Microsoft Stores hosting special Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare event this Sunday

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How to factory reset the Microsoft Band

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Assassin's Creed Unity time-travels to World War 2 in its latest trailer

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Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit

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Craving more data for your money? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too.

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Microsoft axing global advertising sales team, aiming to focus on larger partnerships

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Microsoft has apparently laid off its global advertising sales team. The layoffs come from within the Microsoft Advertising division and impacts staff across in offices in the US, UK and and elsewhere. Earlier this week we learned that Microsoft had initiated their third wave of company wide layoffs, a continuation of job cuts started earlier this year.

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6 hours ago

New details emerge about rumored Microsoft Xbox Music Locker service

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Microsoft is expected to expand OneDrive in the near future to include your music collection in the cloud. Such a move should probably not come as a surprise after all Microsoft has been very generous with storage lately, including bumping it to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.

Now, some new information has come forward to suggest that the transition to enabling this free feature is getting much closer to a release.

An anonymous tipster who leaked information about Xbox Music and OneDrive integration back in May to LiveSino, has passed on some more information to Windows Central today.

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6 hours ago

Halo 2: Anniversary documentary now available for free on Xbox Video

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Excited for Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One? Then you're going to want to watch Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary. Remaking the Legend is a new documentary now available for free on Xbox Video. The documentary details how 343 Industries' re-imagined Halo 2 inside The Master Chief Collection. It truly is a must-watch for any Halo fan.

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8 hours ago

The Story of Straw, the polling engine for your pocket

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Straw

Straw is a new Windows Phone app that aims to help you get instant feedback from your friends and followers on social networks. Recently, we covered the polling app and its public beta on Windows Phone. Since our initial coverage, the app has received numerous updates fixing bugs and addressing feedback from a growing user base. We figured it was as good a time as ever to talk with Straw co-founder Ben Rudolph about the founding of the app and its future.

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How to use the sleep tracker with the Microsoft Band

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Spider-Man Unlimited update weaves in new levels, gains 512 MB support on Windows Phone

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Spider-Man Unlimited update weaves in new levels and bosses Enter Sandman

Spider-Man Unlimited arrived on mobile back in September. The game instantly webbed me with its great graphics, huge array of collectible characters, and overall excellent use of the Spider-Man license. But I also caught many bugs in my review that I hoped would be fixed before long.

Just in time for Halloween, Gameloft has delivered a major update to Spider-Man Unlimited. The update adds a fourth "issue" to the game's story mode starring the Sandman, a limited time holiday event featuring Jack O'Lantern, and a host of changes and bug fixes. Most importantly for Windows Phone users, it now runs on devices with 512 MB of RAM! Read on for our detailed impressions of the new content and changes!

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9 hours ago

AT&T upping data available on $40 and $70 plans

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9 hours ago

Samsung pushing out Windows Phone 8.1 Update for more ATIV S users

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Last week, we reported how Samsung was slowly trickling out the Windows Phone 8.1 Update (GDR1) for ATIV S users. However, the rollout at the time was limited to just phones with Austrian region branding. Users in our forums detailed how you could do it yourself, however the method was complicated by the sheer amount of ATIV S versions out on the market.

Today, our unbranded UK ATIV S (I8750), without the 8.1 Preview, is finally receiving numerous OS updates and new firmware. Users in our forums are confirming the same for what looks like a wider swath of ATIV S users and more regions.

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9 hours ago

Windows Central's Halloween Contest 2014: Share your photos with #TrickOrWP and win!

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#TrickOrWP

Windows Central's No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! We have had a fantastic time with our Halloween Contest the last several years, and we can't wait to see how you guys top it this year! While you're out getting spooky, be sure to snap a photo with your Windows device (you can include other mobile gadgets too, but you know... we love Windows best). Then Instagram it using hashtag #TrickOrWP. We'll put together all the photos received into a sweet video for the blogs. And beyond that, you can win some awesome prizes for taking part. Full details below!

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10 hours ago

Grab the Linx 7 Windows 8 tablet from Ebuyer for just £50 after trade-in

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Popular 'empire building' game The Tribez lands on Windows Phone

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Game Insight makes some outstanding mobile games including the addictive Cloud Raiders, 2020: My Country and Airport City. Today, their other empire-building game The Tribez is finally available for Windows Phone users.

The Tribez has been on iOS and Android for a few years (since 2012) already garnering some very high reviews. The game weighs in at 153 MB and yes even those with 512 MB devices can get in on the action. So far, the graphics of The Tribez look outstanding and the sheer size of the game's world seems highly impressive.

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