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Microsoft has decided, after over 10 years, to stop offering the public any advance previews of software security bulletins the company plans to release as part of its monthly "Patch Tuesday" event, which happens on the second Tuesday of every month. In a statement, Microsoft said it will continue to offer its Advance Notification Service (ANS) "directly to Premier customers and current organizations involved in our security programs."

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Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against threats from exploits in software, something the company feels Google disregarded.

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CES is both astonishing and exhausting. As such, lots of interesting things happen on and off camera during our coverage and one of them makes good Sunday fodder.

Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) should be no stranger to Windows Central readers. As director of Worldwide Retail Sales Evangelism at Microsoft, Rudolph plays a significant role in retail for software and hardware company.

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Budget phones have been Microsoft's theme for the last few months, and that trend does not look to let up. Latest rumors have a Lumia 435 and Lumia 1330 on the immediate horizon, likely for a Mobile World Congress announcement or perhaps even sooner.

The Lumia 435 has not been discussed much around here due to the lack of hard evidence, but now that looks to be changing. ANATEL (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes) is Brazil's equivalent of the FCC in the United States. As such, they occasionally let slip new phones before their public announcement, and that is what has happened with the Lumia 435.

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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. Last week, we streamed Defense Grid 2 and Funk of Titans and dished out codes to 12 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Flockers from Team17. Flockers is a humorous puzzle game starring hordes of hapless sheep. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out six Xbox One codes, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!

Update: The stream has ended and the prizes are gone. Thanks to everyone who joined us - keep reading to see the winners and a full replay of the stream!

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ICYMI: January 10, 2015

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).

This week is especially busy with CES 2015 coming and going, so this will be a partial wrap of that plus things that may have slipped through that coverage!

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Windows Central Podcast: Live in Las Vegas!

The rumors were true, the Windows Central podcast made a triumphant return at CES 2015! Or more technically, the Windows Central Podcast debuted with episode 1, or something, since we've not got together since the site rebrand.

Either way, we were in Las Vegas, we had a bunch of cool cameras and a stage, so broke out the podcast.

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Windows Central Roundup: My Top Windows Phone Photography Apps

For those new to Windows Phone it will not take long to discover that there is an abundance of photography apps available in the Windows Phone Store. Some will argue that there is an overabundance of photography apps in the Store.

Luckily, most of the titles in the Windows Phone Store are capable photography apps. For those new to Windows Phone, it may be tough to figure out where to start building your photo app collection. This week's roundup highlights a small group of apps that I think any Windows Phone shutterbug should have installed on their Windows Phone. They aren't the only game in town but for me, they are at the top of the list.

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Microsoft Studios now has a formal policy for YouTube and Twitch "Let's Play" video creators to use when they want to feature the company's titles in their streaming or video clips. In very basic terms, the new rules do allow those creators to make money off of videos based on Microsoft Studios titles, such as the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One, but with some restrictions.

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The list of endless running games on Windows Phone is continually growing, with the latest additon being Miniclip's Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Rush. The game is set in the Strawberry Shortcake universe, and features a similar set of controls as other games in the genre, which involves collecting fruit and coins that are then used in a cake-decorating mini game, all while dodging obstacles.

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Eager to see how the Lumia 930 looks like in gold? More hands-on photos of the device have emerged on China's Tieba, a popular social network in the country powered by Baidu. The images highlight the golden trim around the sides of the device, as well as the gold plated Nokia logo at the back. The device, along with a golden color variant of the Lumia 830, launched in China yesterday, and will be available globally over the coming months.

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Late last year, the FTC filed a lawsuit against AT&T, stating that the carrier was throttling data for users on unlimited plans, a practice that has allegedly been going on since 2011. AT&T is now looking to file a motion to dismiss the lawsuit by invoking the Tier II "common carrier" clause, which exempts the carrier from FTC's jurisdiction and places it under the purview of the FCC.

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