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It would be putting things lightly to say that this week has been a rough one for users of banking apps on Windows Phone. However, at least one bank has confirmed it is sticking around: Wells Fargo. After both Chase bank and Bank of America said they would be ending support for their Windows Phone apps, Wells Fargo says it has no plans to abandon the platform.

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Microsoft has announced that the final release of the next version of Windows Server will arrive at some point in 2016. However, the company will continue to release new preview versions throughout 2015, with the next preview build due out in the spring, alongside the next version of System Center Configuration Manager.

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If browsing Reddit on your Xbox One is one of your favorite pastimes, you'll be happy to know that ReddX snagged an update to version 1.1 today. In doing so, it has picked up a number of new features that were commonly requested, such as expanding and collapsing comment threads, easier browsing of subreddits, and a new paid "ReddX Plus" that does away with the ads.

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This afternoon, Microsoft began selling the DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate online and in physical Microsoft Stores. Announced back in September, the DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate is the next generation Qi wireless solution that comes with NFC and Bluetooth built in for notification alerts.

Pricing of the DT-903 is set for a modest $59 and comes in three colors, including white, orange, and green with all currently in stock.

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: January 30, 2015

Happy Friday, everyone! After a week of digging myself out from Tuesday's blizzard in New England, there's already another foot or so of snow on the way. But that won't stop me from telling you about 5 intriguing apps that I stumbled upon this week.

Today we have some apps for travel, entertainment and socializing. Whether you're snowed in or not, you may find them interesting.

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10's web browser supports HLS and DASH adaptive bitrate streaming protocols.

If you have never heard of either, no worries. The consumer version is that the browser in Windows 10 will let you stream video from various websites using a method where the stream is adjusted dynamically based on current data connections.

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Verizon Lumia Icon owners are a passionate crowd and seemingly asking on a daily basis when the promised Lumia Denim update for their phones will be delivered. In late 2014 it was promised for "early 2015" but now we're into 2015 folks are getting itchy update fingers once again. Microsoft's Joe Belfiore is the target of a number of questions on the subject, and he's got a couple of things to say about it today.

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A few weeks ago, Cycloramic jumped from iOS to Windows Phone even before Android. The famous panoramic app is now a free app for Windows Phone users, who do not have a wide variety of pano apps. [Update: The app was free but it is now $1.99]

Unfortunately, being new to the Windows Phone game, Cycloramic had a few bugs for some users on specific devices. Luckily, the devs have been hard at work trying to tidy things up. Today's update looks to do just that.

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Windows Central Roundup: Windows Phone apps for Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl XLIX will kick off this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30pm EST. For those planning events around the game, the Windows Phone Store offers a handful of apps that might come in handy as you try to survive the Big Game.

This week's roundup will offer up a few suggestions to help you tackle Super Bowl Sunday. These Windows Phone apps will help you keep track of the game score, stats and news as well as help you well stocked with food. We even toss out one of our favorite YouTube apps to help you keep up with all those commercials that will air during the game.

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Tweetium is a popular, highly-rated Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and the phone version of the app has today been bumped to version 3.2.3. Version 3.2 hit the store overnight, but due to bugs being spotted in the recent release, the developer rolled out a further three updates to sort everything out – talk about rapid updates.

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Windows 10 for phones is on the way, at least in preview form. Tonight, Microsoft began laying more groundwork for the Technical Preview by updating their Phone Insider app. Originally found on the Store a few weeks ago, the Insider program will let people download early builds of Windows 10 to their phones before general release.

The major change to the app is the name to Windows Insider, matching the name of the desktop preview program. Besides the previous domain account support, there is also the ability to now log in the Insider service using your Microsoft Account.

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After the news came out earlier regarding Huawei's continued refusal to make new Windows Phones, the Windows Central community began discussing other smartphone makers who they'd prefer to see make one. While the Windows Phone portfolio has seen new additions in recent times such as BLU and Yezz, along with repeat performances – in some areas – from Samsung and HTC, it's Microsoft's own Lumia brand which dominates the landscape.

But there are a lot more companies out there making a lot more phones. So, if you could choose any one of them at all, which OEM would you most like to see make a Windows Phone?

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