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If you want to play a game that's easy and won't stress you out, go check out Astro Bouncer. It's a free casual endless game that's has just been released for Windows, Windows Phone and Android. The goal is simple. Bounce to collect stars, while avoiding the spiky aliens. Watch the official game trailer to see if it's your type of game.

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6tin, the popular third-party Tinder app for Windows Phone from developer Rudy Huyn, has been pulled and brought back again to the Windows Phone Store more than once in its short existence. However, today's news about the app is all good. The new 2.6 version of the online dating app has a revamped user interface and new login screen to check out.

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Tiltagon is a challenging arcade game for your Windows Phone where you have to balance a ball on a hexagon platform, collect cubes to generate more platforms and travel across as many platforms as possible before you fall into oblivion (and you will fall).

The official gaming title for the Windows Phone game is "Tiltagon - Tilt. Fall. Repeat.", which accurately describes game play. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Tiltagon is a fun option to consider for the times you only have a few minutes to pass. There is also a slight addictive pull that helps the game fill longer gaming spells as well.

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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: May 24, 2015

There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story.

Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.

Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss.

Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

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Beyond the big, global brands that we see releasing products with Microsoft's Windows software on, there are a bunch of more regional brands doing good work, too.

Take this, for example. It's the Edge HD, a Windows 8.1 tablet destined for the Philippines that doesn't look half bad.

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If you are looking for an entertaining way to pass the time, the Windows Phone Store has plenty of games that can keep you occupied and help time move a little quicker. Bring Me Home is a relatively new Windows Phone game that hopes to catch your eye and join the ranks of the quality gaming titles available for the platform.

Inspired by the classic arcade game Frogger, Bring Me Home is an endless runner styled game that has you piloting a futuristic hovercraft through traffic. You have to duck and dodge cars, trucks and the occasional bullet train to see how far you can travel before you bite the dust.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Bring Me Home has challenging game play, nice looking graphics and in playing the game for the past few days it comes across as an enjoyable Windows Phone game to pass the time with.

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What's coming up: Lenovo Tech World, Computex, E3

We're entering into another busy period of events right across the globe, so here's a quick heads up on what the next few weeks looks like.

The "right across the globe" term isn't misused here, either. We'll be taking in events in China, Taiwan and California. And that's just the Windows Central related stuff!

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Every week, lots of new stuff drops on Xbox Music and Xbox Video and it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in. Every weekend we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music.

We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Xbox Video for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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The Android powered Amazon Fire TV Stick might not be the first device on your radar, but it can be very useful to Windows Phone owners at a pretty low price.

If you enjoy mirroring your Windows Phone to your TV, the Fire TV Stick is a great option for doing so. And it has so many benefits over a Miracast adapter, especially if you don't use any other set-top boxes or something like an Xbox One.

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT), we'll be playing SMITE from Hi-Rez Studios. SMITE is the incredibly popular third-person MOBA (multiplayer online battle game) currently available on PC and in semi-closed beta on Xbox One. To sweeten the deal, we're giving out tons of beta codes for Xbox One plus some premium skins to lucky viewers.

Update: The stream has ended. Read on for the condensed video replay in YouTube format, quick impressions, and contest winners!

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ICYMI: May 23, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.

Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!

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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Microsoft nixes leaked OneClip beta apps

Looks like yesterday's leak of Microsoft's new OneClip apps and service did not go over well with Redmond. The unannounced data sharing service lets you pass photos, screenshots and text from your phone to PC to whatever device. It seemed to be an early hit, but the company was not yet ready to show it off.

The files were originally leaked by WalkingCat (@h0x0d) after Neowin reported about the service. Windows Central later did a hands-on with the new apps, detailing how they worked across iOS, Android, PC, and Windows Phone devices.

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