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Buying a new device like a Surface Pro 3 is a significant decision. Not only is it a substantial financial commitment, but there are many other questions that come along with it. Which configuration should you get? What accessories are "must haves" from the start?

Today, we want to answer another question: Is it worth buying the extended Microsoft Complete warranty?

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Microsoft appears to be a new company since Satya Nadella came into power. Yesterday, the tech giant had another announcement to make - its .NET framework is going open source. Microsoft will allow the free code to run not only on Windows-based computers, but also systems powered by Linux or Mac OS. The company has been making some radical changes, and those interested will soon have access to .NET code that will run on multiple platforms.

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Twitter wants to make money when it grows up

No longer the fun-loving "Toys 'R' Us" kid, Twitter is all grown up now and it wants to make money. The social network released a statement on Wednesday outlining its strategy on the Internet, stating that it wants to bring in revenue, and lots of it, though it did not give any specifics on that plan. The confusing statement was met with some mockery on the social network itself.

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First look at the next version of Disqus for Windows Phone

Ready for your first look at the next version of the official Disqus app on Windows Phone? Of course you are, which is what we're going to show you now. Disqus is probably one of the largest blog comment systems on the web. One that you'll find on a good majority of websites. The Disqus Windows Phone app was their first for mobile, so we're excited to see what's in store for the new Disqus 2.0 beta.

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Earlier today, Microsoft unleashed a new update for their Battery Saver app. At the time, there was no changelog posted, so instead we had to infer the changes, some of which were obvious.

Tonight, Microsoft has updated the changelog in the Store, and it is a whopper, with many details about the refreshed system app. Even more, the changelog refers to Windows Phone 8.1 build 14203. The current Windows Phone 8.1.1 build for the Preview for Developers program is 14192, meaning there is a good chance Windows Phone users are about to get another OS update very soon.

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Our Lumia 535 forums are now open for business

A few days ago Microsoft announced the Lumia 535. It's a remarkable little Windows Phone for a few reasons. It's the first Lumia to come with Microsoft branding. It's affordable, but doesn't skimp on some key features like other entry-level Lumia handsets. And it may just be the best new Lumia for value. We have a strong community here at Windows Central thanks to our forums. Which is why you should probably check out the Lumia 535 forums if you want to talk about the Lumia 535 with other Windows enthusiasts.

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Yesterday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection launched on Xbox One all around the world. We've just published our in-depth review that explains just why Master Chief Collection is such a big deal.

And yet, many gamers are already looking forward to Halo 5: Guardians. The game won't arrive until next year, but its beta is due out on December 29. We know many of you are dying to get your hands on it, so we traveled to Halo Fest on Monday to give it a test run. Here are our hands on impressions of the Halo 5: Guardians Beta.

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The launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One this week has been marred with online matchmaking issues, as well as other problems. Today developer 343 Industries said they will be rolling out server-side updates to the game to help fix those issues, while at the same time stating they are "truly sorry and feel your frustration."

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For those who like using Blue Skies – or for those who have never tried it – you will want to make sure you grab today's update. The app refresh adds numerous new features and tweaks to the well-designed weather app.

Version 1.5.2 came out early this morning on the Store, and the full changelog for Windows Phone 8.1 users is significant.

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For those on Verizon waiting for the Lumia Cyan and 8.1 update to grace your Lumia 822, Lumia 928 or Lumia Icon, there is more bad news to report.

Windows Central reader NOLATechy has noticed that the Lumia Cyan update page has shifted the status from 'Under Testing' to a new stage 'Under Development'. If that sounds like a step backwards, you are correct.

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