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Reports of serious power button issue surface after installing theChive app for Windows Phone

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Chalk it up under coincidence or perhaps a real serious bug after all, but after numerous tips and a few forum threads, users are reporting finicky behavior after installing – and using – theChive app for Windows Phone.

TheChive is a new official app from the website of the same name. Although it jokingly bills itself as the "probably the best app in the world" many users seem to think otherwise.

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47 min ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Holiday apps and games

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Holiday Apps and Games

Windows Central Roundup: Popular Windows Phone Holiday Apps and Games

Tis the season to be jolly and there are a boatload of Windows Phone games and apps available in the Store to help bring in the Holiday Spirit. From apps that countdown the time to games that feature the jolly old elf, the Windows Phone Store is quickly seeing Holiday apps and games popping up on the shelves.

We scoured the Windows Phone Store aisles for a handful of the top rated Holiday apps and games for this week's Windows Phone roundup. We'll also toss in a few games that are popular year round but recently received an update to give the title a little Holiday spirit.

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2 hours ago

Video Memories for Windows Phone gets a big update with 512MB device support and more

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2 hours ago

For today only, save 50% on this protective skin case for the Nokia Lumia 1320!

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Microsoft Store launches Super Saturday Deals, offers discounts across a range of products

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Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals may have come to an end, but the company isn't finished yet. The Microsoft Store website has launched its Super Saturday Deals promotion covering numerous products offered on the online store. For today only, you'll be able to enjoy a range of discounts on select products, just before the festive holiday arrives.

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2 hours ago

Today's Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal sees Metro Redux Bundle on Xbox One for $33.16

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3 hours ago

6snap removed from store, along with all third-party Snapchat Windows Phone apps

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Looking through the Windows Phone Store today will alert you to the fact that there doesn't appear to be unofficial Snapchat apps available for consumers to download. 6snap, arguably one of the most popular third-party apps for Windows Phone, has also disappeared. The developer, Rudy Huyn, took to Twitter to confirm that the app (among others) have indeed been pulled.

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13 hours ago

Halo: The Master Chief Collection offers freebies to make up for mistakes

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14 hours ago

Microsoft donates $2 million in software, 200 tablets to youth charities

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15 hours ago

Listen to Black Messiah on Xbox Music and watch The Equalizer on Xbox Video

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There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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16 hours ago

Words with Friends makes the jump to Windows

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18 hours ago

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff brings Quahog to Windows Phone 8.1

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18 hours ago

Check your Xbox Live inbox for Halo 5 beta codes

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Check your Xbox Live inbox for Halo 5 beta codes

Check your messages on Xbox Live because you just might have your access code for early access to the Halo: 5 Guardians beta. Yesterday Microsoft announced that those in the Xbox One Preview program would be getting access to an early beta of Halo 5 this weekend from December 19 through December 21. Those codes are now rolling out to gamers in the Xbox One Preview program.

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19 hours ago

Evernote Context automatically adds augmented intelligence to your notes

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Evernote is adding what it calls "augmented intelligence" to Windows app with a feature called Context. Available to Evernote premium subscribers, Context essentially adds relevant contextual information as you're typing in your notes. These tidbits of information could be culled from existing notes that either were shared with you or were created in the past, along with external sources, like from The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, and Pando Daily.

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20 hours ago

First images and video of voice-activated 'Hey Cortana' revealed

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Hey Cortana

As Microsoft rolls out the Lumia Denim update, one feature those with newer Lumias are looking forward to is 'Hey Cortana'. Based on passive-voice activated technology similar to the Kinect, the forthcoming feature lets users call up Cortana by merely using their voice. The feature works even when the Lumia is in standby with the display off.

The images and accompanying video, shown below, come from the site MSFTPlace who picked up the Lumia Denim update on their Lumia 1520. As they note in their article, Hey Cortana is not yet available in Spanish, so they needed to change to English in order to enable the feature.

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