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Sky has today announced the arrival of NOW TV on Windows 8.1 with an official app ready to go on the Windows Store, just in time for the holidays. Those who have Windows 8.1 installed on their tablet, laptop or PC will be able to enjoy their favorite entertainment on-demand. Content available through the service includes latest blockbuster movies, TV shows, as well as live action from Sky Sports channels.

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Microsoft has now officially revealed the special deal it will give Microsoft Store customers on Thursday, December 11, as part of its 12 Days of Deals sales event. This time it's for the Windows 8.1 notebook, the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA, which will be priced at $249 in-store and online and just $199 for the first customers who show up tomorrow at the company's physical stores.

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As revealed yesterday, Microsoft has kicked off today's deal on available Assassin's Creed Unity Xbox One bundles, enabling purchasers to walk away with not only a new Xbox One (with bundled game), but an extra game just in time for the holiday season. The Assassin's Creed Unity bundles are going for just $349 without Kinect, or $449 with Microsoft's sensor.

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Dovetail Games, the studio behind the ever-so-popular Train Simulator franchise, has announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will be hitting the PC on December 18. The version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X will provide gamers with an overhauled airborne experience with "a special introductory price" to invite everyone into the cockpit.

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Xbox users who are interested in Plant vs Zombies: Garden Warfare and Peggle 2 could score big savings this week through Microsoft's Deals with Gold. The deal for both games lasts until December 15, taking 66 percent off of the price of Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, which normally sells for $39.99; similarly, the $11.99 Peggle 2 is discounted by 60 percent.

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Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch every weekend, and sometimes during the week as well. Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) we have a very special stream in store for you guys at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch.

I'll be streaming two Xbox One games that have only been released in Japan: puzzle game Puyo Puyo Tetris and an MMORPG called Onigiri. You can totally play both of these games on any Xbox One, even if you don't live in Japan.

Update: The stream has ended. We gave out some extra cool prizes during the stream: two Titan Ones, the accessory that lets you use any USB controller with your Xbox or Playstation consoles, plus Xbox Live gift cards and more. Check out the video replays and winners after the break.

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Christmas is arguably one of the biggest holidays, especially in the United States. Therefore, it should be of no surprise that Microsoft has programmed Cortana to respond to some yuletide inquiries with appropriate responses.

Firing up Cortana and asking her numerous questions or proclamations will inspire the digital personal assistant to respond appropriately. Here are a few examples sent to us by one perceptive reader.

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Threes! has just been named by Apple as the iPhone Game of the Year. Coincidently, it also has just been released for the Xbox One. You've probably heard of the game by now, but in case you haven't, it's a puzzle game that makes you slide tiles on a grid to combine numbers in multiples of three. The game ends when there are no moves left. It's highly addictive. Watch how it looks on the Xbox One in our hands-on video.

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It looks like T-Mobile is pushing forward with its un-carrier initiative with a new family package that offers unlimited everything for a base cost of $100 for two lines. Each additional line will run you $40 extra per line. Overall, at $180 for 4 lines, the package deal would end up saving you $40 per month over building the plan yourself, which would set you back $220 per month.

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Every week we do a fun photography contest in the Windows Central forums. Each week we go with a different theme and get so many good entries into the contest. But without fail we also have a handful of readers who aren't sure on how to submit their photos from Windows Phone into the forums. Here's how you can use the excellent forum app Tapatalk to enter our weekly photo contests!

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A few weeks ago, Foursquare released their new version of the popular service for Windows Phone with a complete redesign and enhanced location-finding features. The company even followed up with their new look in a blog post detailing the process. Today, their Windows 8.1 version of the app is also getting a makeover, bringing it line with Windows Phone.

Headed to the Store, and you can find version 1.3.0.45 along with a very different look. Gone are the check-ins that have since headed to Swarm, and instead the new Foursquare is very much about finding places around you, including restaurants that just opened, coffee houses and more.

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Looking for a viable alternative to Xbox Music? OneMusic offers a fast, clean alternative as a Windows Phone music app that is worth considering.

With OneMusic users can create and manage playlists, repeat music and randomize songs. OneMusic also includes support for full album art work and can scan both your Windows Phone main memory and SD expansion memory for songs.

The app normally runs $1.99 but through this week's myAppFree deal over the next twenty-four hours you can pick it up for free.

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Beginners' Tips Series!

Xbox One is more than just a game console. It is an entertainment hub for games, television, music, and videos. And although the available apps put a ton of media at your fingertips, you can get even more out of your Xbox One by configuring it to play your own music and video collection with it.

You can stream via Play (Charms > Devices > Play), but today we will walk you through the networked approach, which assumes you have computers sharing the same network. There are two primary ways to do this. The first is to stream your media from your computer or tablet, and the second is to play it directly off of a USB drive. Today we will review how to do both. The beauty of this method over the Play system is you can do it all from your couch via the Xbox One, instead of sending the video from a PC to your console.

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