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Tonight's weekend Twitch stream: Pinball FX2 and GTA V for Xbox One [Ended]
Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game on Twitch for one hour and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. We took last weekend off from streaming because I was all kinds of sick with a cold. But I'm almost over the cold, so this week I'm back, baby!
Saturday 11/22 at at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we played not one, but two games! To start with, we knocked some balls around in Pinball FX2. See the recently released South Park tables in action, plus several more! After that, we played an hour of Grand Theft Auto V's campaign.
We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Pinball FX2 "South Park Pinball" codes for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Steam! Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. You can also watch the event right here live or after the fact.
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ICYMI: November 22, 2014
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
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Uber for Windows Phone updated with performance improvements
Uber for Windows Phone has a little update in the Windows Phone Store. The app that gives every user a private driver officially launched for Windows Phone this past July. A few days ago we received reports that the Uber app for Windows Phone wasn't working for some folks. It looks like today's update is to rectify those errors.
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myTube will be getting a big update soon with a new design and more
The creator of one of our favorite apps, myTube, has just sent out a message to its users that promises a major update is coming in just a few weeks to the Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 third-party YouTube app.
11 hours ago
Here are five reasons the Xbox One is a better buy one year after its launch
One year ago today, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in 13 markets around the world, including the US. While we thought that Microsoft's third game console was an excellent gaming machine as well as good video playing device in our extensive review back in December, the truth is that the Xbox One is a much better product 365 days later.
In fact, a case could be made that Microsoft has worked much harder to make the Xbox One a better buy than Sony has done with the PlayStation 4, which launched a week before Microsoft's machine. In this article we offer five reasons why the Xbox One is better than it was a year after its launch.
12 hours ago
Lumia 730 used in attempt to create 'world's largest selfie' in Bangladesh
An attempt to break the world's record for the 'largest selfie' picture was held today in Bangladesh, using Microsoft's Lumia 730 with Windows Phone 8.1 and its 5 megapixel wide angle front camera.
13 hours ago
What is your favorite Windows Phone camera app alternative? (Poll)
Windows Central App Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone camera apps
This week's Windows Central roundup is going to take on a slightly different twist. We want to know what your favorite Windows Phone camera alternative is. The native Windows Phone camera app is a capable camera app but we also have several equally capable alternatives in the Windows Phone Store. We will highlight some of the more popular choices and at the end of the roundup, we have a reader's poll to see what you guys and gals think.
These are Windows Phone photography apps that are camera apps first and editors second. We aren't including apps that are focused on photo-editing (even though you can launch a camera app from within) such as Photoshop Express, Fhotoroom, Fantasia Painter, Black and others. All are fine titles in the Windows Phone Store but we are looking at apps that can replace the native Windows Phone camera app.
15 hours ago
Lumia 830 is now on sale in Sweden via Tele2 for as low as $20 a month
The Lumia 830 is now being sold in Sweden for the first time with a contract plan. The local carrier Tele2 is selling the Windows Phone 8.1 device for as low as 153 kr (about $20) a month with a 24-month contract.
15 hours ago
Microsoft Music Deals apps get updated with new buttons and more
The Microsoft Music Deals apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone have both been updated this week with some additions and improvements, such as some new Share, Pin, Home, and Help buttons.
16 hours ago
Limbo is coming to Xbox One and will be free for early console adopters
Microsoft has confirmed that Limbo, the critically acclaimed indie game that was first released for the Xbox 360, will be coming to the Xbox One. Folks who bought the Xbox One early will be able to download the game for free when it is released.
17 hours ago
Pompei Apocalypse, a fast paced arcade game for Windows Phone
17 hours ago
Pick up this 2-pack of HTC One M8 anti-glare screen protectors today for only $4.95!
Including two per package, these custom HTC One (M8) Windows screen protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed. They're made of a tough, self-adhesive polymer that stand up to common enemies such as keys, dirt and other debris.
17 hours ago
Microsoft says the kernel version for Windows 10 will jump from 6.4 to 10.0
Microsoft is letting software developers know ahead of time of a major change in the kernel version number for Windows 10, which will soon jump from the current 6.4 to 10.0. This change could affect older Windows applications running on the OS.
1 day ago
Listen to Knife Party on Xbox Music and watch 22 Jump Street on Xbox Video this weekend
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.
1 day ago
Alienware Alpha now ships with $100 of bonus extras for early adopters
Designed with Steam in mind, the Alienware Alpha console is now shipping and available through Dell or select retailers. Starting at $549, users can configure the Alpha with Intel's fourth generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processors along with NVIDIA's GTX Maxwell GPU. The compact box ships with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and comes with a few freebies if you are an early adopter and decide to take the plunge, including full versions of a number of titles valued at $100.
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