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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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A new report claims that long-time Windows PC manufacturer Acer is getting ready to jump back in on Windows Phone. The site Gizbot reports that its contacts with Acer have revealed the Windows Phone plans, which would commence in the first half of 2015.

Details of Acer's plans are still secret, however if the Gizbot article is accurate, there will be more than one device.

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Showtime Anytime lands on the Xbox One

Showtime Anytime has arrived on the Xbox One. Anytime allows you to watch any of Showtime's content on-demand, including series, movies, sports, and more. In addition to on-demand content, Anytime lets you watch live Showtime feeds, either of Showtime East or West, right from your Xbox.

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Microsoft's Cortana is certainly one of the most exciting consumer stories for the company in 2014. Building on the legacy of the Halo franchise, Cortana is rapidly becoming a well-known piece of tech for those who follow mobile. However, Cortana still has a few bugs and quirks, including one that is rearing its head for users in New England today.

If you use Cortana and you have weather alerts set up, you probably have witnessed the flood of…well, flood alerts that arrive on your phone. Although one or two warnings are okay during a six-hour period, when you bump it to more than five (and upwards of twenty) it is downright annoying. Even more so if you use the Microsoft Band.

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Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the Nokia Lumia 920 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. The case is made of a lightweight polymer featuring a soft matte finish that snaps around your device without adding any bulk. Get yours in black, pink or gray today for only $14.95

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When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, Microsoft had righted many wrongs with the previous version of the hardware. Faster, more processor choices, thinner, lighter, larger display, the list goes on.

However, one thing that irked some people who used the Surface Pen was the placement of the Windows Key. Due to the new keyboard positioning, placing the key near the bottom was simply not possible, so Microsoft opted to put it on the right. The downside? Some artists and graphic designers complained of accidental clicks when they laid their hands on the display to draw.

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Microsoft has started teasing tomorrow's "12 Days of Deals" promotion that will see anyone who purchases an Xbox One bundle will bag an extra game for free. The games available include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Titanfall and Forza Horizon 2. This promotion will help strengthen your game collection before you even plug the console into your TV.

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Beginners' Tips Series!

Do you have the Type Cover for Surface Pro 3? If you said yes, we have a very quick tip for you. There's no dedicated screen brightness button, but you can still adjust the brightness with a couple of keyboard shortcuts. Simply press Fn + Del or the Fn + Backspace buttons. A screen brightness indicator pops up on the top left corner of the screen. You can play with the slider to continue adjusting the screen brightness.

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If you asked me to describe the TouchRetouch app in one word, I'd say it's magical. We've covered this photo editing app a few months ago, but it's worth a second look. It's also a universal app, so that means you can buy it once, and then download it both on your Windows and Windows Phone devices. What does it do? It lets you remove unwanted objects like smudges or people out of the picture. Want to see it in action? Watch our hands-on video on the Surface Pro 3 and the Lumia 930.

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Though wireless charging has been available on a few Lumia smartphones for some time now, Freescale is rolling out a new fast wireless charging technology that will charge up your Qi- or Powermat-enabled tablets three times more quickly than before. The new technology works with both popular wireless charging standards and can deliver three times the power output that is present in today's devices, making it faster to charge high-powered devices like Windows tablets.

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This week we have a few more stocking stuffers to add to your holiday gaming catalog for Xbox One. What is easily the most anticipated downloadable title of the year, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, launches this week. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director's Cut launches this week as well as the ultimate remaster of the game for next gen consoles.

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