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We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all Windows Phone accessories until midnight December 31!

With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 920, you can definitely get the best bang for your buck before the new year kicks off.

To receive 20% off your entire cart, use coupon code: END14 at checkout. We offer free standard shipping on all orders over $50 and have rush delivery options available as well.

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Update: The Xbox Live status page now shows that the service is back up and running once again, after being down for much of Christmas Day and earlier today.

Original story: Microsoft is currently dealing with issues centered on its Xbox Live online service for Xbox One console owners, just a few hours after its Xbox Video and Music stores got hit with similar problems before going back online once again earlier today.

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Last week, Microsoft started rolling out the long awaited Lumia Denim update to its Lumia Windows Phone devices in various territories around the world. At the time, we listed the countries, devices and wireless carriers that were rolling out that update in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. We also mentioned that the Demin update had started to roll out to the Verizon Wireless Lumia 822 and 928 in the US.

It's been several days since that first firmware rollout so we decided to check Microsoft's support pages to see if there were any additional countries, phones and carriers that were receiving the Lumia Denim update. Sure enough, there have been some changes to that list so we have combed through it and posted all the new Denim listings.

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Many of us at Windows Central have been using Tweetium for Windows Phone and Windows for months now, but the Windows Phone Twitter client was technically in beta.

No more as starting today, the Windows Phone app is no longer beta and both have jumped in version numbers to 3.0. What's more, a brand new color accent scheme is now in place, making these Modern apps even more appealing.

Brandon Paddock, the developer behind the Tweetium apps, is never shy about giving detailed changelogs. Version 3.0 is no exception as the app has had some significant improvements over the last 24-hours.

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Just unwrapped a new Xbox One? We're here to help!

So, you just got a new Xbox One and you're wondering where on earth to start? You're in the right place! Microsoft's latest generation console has gone from strength to strength throughout 2014 and that's only going to continue into 2015. Whether you're new to the Xbox completely or upgrading from an Xbox 360, there's a lot to get into with the Xbox One.

From apps, through tips and tricks and into games, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Xbox One.

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Happy holidays to everyone! At this time of year gifts are given and gifts are received, and that includes smartphones, tablets and all manner of other techy products. If you were lucky enough to be gifted a new Windows Phone, then we're here to help you get the best out of it. If it's your first, then welcome!

But whether you're new to the platform or returning with a newer device, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Windows Phone.

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Update: The problems with Xbox Video and Xbox Music appear to be cleared up now.

Original Story: If you were looking forward to a relaxing Christmas Eve soaking up some entertainment via your Xbox One, you may be experiencing some difficulties. According to Microsoft's Xbox Live status page, the service is currently experiencing outages for both the Xbox Music Store and the Xbox Video Store on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and "other devices."

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If you fire up your Xbox One right about now you should be seeing an icon on the dashboard to turn your console into a roaring fireplace for the festive season. Or a snowy forest. Or a beach front with rippling water. Microsoft has added the trio of ambient themes to the console for you to use at your leisure. Or if you don't have a real fireplace.

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Get free trial of Madden NFL 15 on Xbox One December 25

Xbox One owners are in for a special Christmas treat, courtesy of EA. Beginning tomorrow, December 25, you'll be able to get a free, six-hour trial of Madden NFL 15 from the Xbox Store. The trial will be available in the store itself, or right from the Xbox One dashboard.

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The Xbox One Countdown to 2015 sale continues today with another new title getting a healthy price reduction. This time out its Child of Light with a 50% discount dropping it to just $7.50 in the U.S. and £6 in the UK. And if you missed yesterday's deal on Dragon Age: Inquisition, the good news is you get another chance at the 35% discount again today.

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The Interview now available to watch on Xbox Video

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have no doubt heard of Sony's new flick, The Interview. Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, the movie has been at the center of the Sony hacking scandal that has resulted in much media hype and attention in recent weeks. And from today, you'll be able to watch it on Xbox Video and xboxvideo.com.

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When it comes to streaming music wirelessly from your house, Sonos (Sonos.com) is the go-to brand for speakers and hubs. While other wireless systems are just Bluetooth streamers from your phone, Sonos can play music from Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Songza, and a dozen more services to multiple speakers all at your control.

No official Sonos app for Windows Phone is available today, but reports have been circulating for some time that the company was considering making one. Indeed, back in March the company was measuring interest – and feature requests – for such an app were they ever to make one. (Additionally, ex-Microsoftie Marc Whitten also works for the company now).

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GAME UK starts teasing post-Christmas Xbox One deals

After Christmas, British shoppers will once again hit the high streets and the online stores for the next round of sales. For GAME, the sales begin on Christmas Day online and the retailer has already begun to tease some of its Xbox One deals. These include picking up a console bundle with Forza 5 Game of the Year edition and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for £299.99.

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Update: Looks like this update is only for those users registered in last week's beta test. You can register for the closed beta by filling up this form.

Last week, we wrote about the upcoming changes to music-based game SongArc, which includes a more modern user interface, gameplay tweaks and much more. Several users were already testing the new features through a closed beta.

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