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Fitbit is on a roll this holiday season as update after update keeps coming out. This list is in addition to new devices like the Charge and – in super limited supply – their Surge 'super watch'.

Tonight, version 9.2 of the firmware for the Surge has trickled out, and we can confirm that the activity tracker now syncs directly with Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The update requires version 1.5 of the Windows Phone app along with an updated Surge.

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Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit has announced that it will be filing a lawsuit in federal court in California against tech support scammers, a practice that the company says has cost consumers money for unnecessary repairs and security services. In its suit against Omnitech Support, Microsoft alleges that the firm uses Microsoft's marks to appear like a credible tech support service in an effort to mislead consumers.

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Lumia 1520 in Finland nabs Lumia Denim update

If you are Finland and own a Lumia 1520, you are one of the lucky few to get officially the new Lumia Denim OS and firmware update.

Heading to the Microsoft support page, Finland's Lumia 1520 'country variant' is marked as eligible for the Lumia Denim update (firmware 02540.00019.14484.37004). In checking other regions and countries, Finland appears to be the only one with a Lumia 1520 and Denim.

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Weekly photo contest: Holidays

Happy holidays! This is the time of year when holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and others occur at the same time (more or less). So that's probably why we're going to make 'holidays' as our theme for the weekly photo contest. Head out and capture something festive!

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Do you often find yourself wondering if a loved one made it to their destination safely? Well, a new Windows Phone app called Zubie is setting out to address those concerns and make your trips a little safer and easier in the process. The app allows you to easily set alerts for when family members arrive at their destination. Furthermore, when paired with a Zubie Key, which plugs into your car's dash, you can track everything from your car's health to your teen's driving habits.

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Yesterday, we took a look at Fitbit and their new Charge wearable activity tracker. Today, version 1.5 of the Windows Phone app, which I demoed in that video, is live in the Store for everyone.

Today's update is more than just 'bug fixes' and delivers quite a few new features and improvements. The update just went live, and we have the full changelog, so let's take a look.

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We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week, focusing on the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things). We spent the first few days looking at fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, but today we're shifting gears and delving into the connected home. You can catch up on the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.

Today is day 4, and we are featuring the SmartThings home automation system — it works with a central app, an array of wireless sensors, and your smartphone to make your home connected, safer, and smarter.

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Things may have been off to a rocky start when the NFL started using Surface tablets earlier this year, but today brought a pretty cool little story about how the tablets have helped out Washington's own Seattle Seahawks. In an interview with Washington's King 5 News, quarterback Russell Wilson said that the ability to instantly review plays on the tablet has helped the team win.

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Microsoft is celebrating the holidays in grand fashion with price cuts on a ton of its computers and tablets. Among them is the Dell XPS 15 15-8947sLV Signature Edition Laptop. This light, yet loaded, powerhouse normally retails for $1899.00 at Microsoft Stores, but can be had for only $1499.00 during the sale.

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Grand Theft Auto Online has a ton of free holiday content available for all Xbox One owners. Most of the new items, including new cars and weapons, are available permanently, while some of the more festive things, like snowfall in San Andreas and holiday masks, are only around until January 5. On top of the new items, Rockstar is also kicking off a #FestiveSurprise holiday photo contest with a big $1 million prize in in-game cash.

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