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Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

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9 hours ago

Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia

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Microsoft has announced today that it plans to open up a flagship store in Sydney, Australia — marking the company's first flagship store outside of North America.

Microsoft says that the store, which will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, will feature a similar layout and provide the same services as its current crop of flagship stores.

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10 hours ago

Hands-on with the Xbox Avatars app on Windows 10 Preview

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Xbox Avatars App

It's been a while since I've edited my Xbox avatar. If you're in the same boat, today is a good day to change it up. I've been playing with the Avatars app that has just been released for Windows 10 Technical Preview. It isn't quite finished yet, but you can still play around with the app and provide feedback. Want to see it action? Watch my hands-on video.

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11 hours ago

Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting

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11 hours ago

MetroTube and myTube for Windows Phone updated with YouTube v3 API support

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12 hours ago

Xbox Avatars app launches for Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Microsoft is continuing to deploy revamped universal Windows app for its upcoming Windows 10 OS. Today, the Avatars app is now available to let you customize and manipulate your Xbox gamer avatar.

The app itself is around 35 MB is ready to be used in Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs and laptops. There is no word about the Windows Phone version, but since it presumably shares the majority of source code, we suspect it will not be long until it is on those devices too.

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12 hours ago

Some third-party Windows Phone YouTube apps won't work now due to API change

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13 hours ago

Windows 10 for phones preview could go live again for Lumia 520 devices on April 21

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13 hours ago

InMind VR is the first virtual reality game for Windows Phone

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InMind VR

Virtual reality is one of those buzz phrases that has been around for ages, but rarely moves beyond niche technology. One creative way to bring it to the masses is by reducing user cost, and that can be achieved through Google Cardboard.

The Google Cardboard initiative lets companies create cardboard VR helmets with lenses that can be sold for $5 and up. Users then insert their phone into the device, and like a View-Master from childhood, you now have a cheap VR helmet.

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14 hours ago

Microsoft's Xbox chief: E3 2015 will spotlight first-party games and new IP reveals

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15 hours ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 also brings MKV video support

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MKV video support in Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 aka GDR2 is slowly making it out the gate to various phones. The update comes preinstalled on the new Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. However, the OS update managed to sneak on a few phones due to a bug in the Windows 10 Technical Preview update a week back, including the Lumia 930.

Over the weekend, we dived deeper into some of the new features of Update 2, but we missed one: Matroska MKV video support.

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16 hours ago

Hands-on with Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows and Windows Phone

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Halo: Spartan Strike

We had our first look at Halo: Spartan Strike last October and we're glad that the game is finally available. We'll have a full review coming soon, but we know a lot of you want to see some gameplay already on Windows and Windows Phone devices. You can buy it once and download on both your devices. What's also awesome is that your progress is synced no matter which device you use.

Watch our first gameplay video on a Lumia Icon and a Surface Pro 3.

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16 hours ago

Royal Revolt 2 update adds Alliance Wars to the game

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16 hours ago

Former Xbox exec's startup will use 'unannounced technology' from Microsoft

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17 hours ago

Most Surface Pro 3 models on sale again for up to $150 on Microsoft Store site

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