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1 year ago

Latest Windows 10 for phones leak shows off transparent slider for Live Tiles, new Office apps

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A new Windows 10 for phones build is expected to launch sometime this week, and it looks like folks in China have already gotten their hands on build number 10072. The leaked screenshots show that the new version comes with a transparency slider for Live Tiles, a feature that was revealed to be in the works earlier this year.

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1 year ago

myTube! picks up an update with improved startup times for low-end hardware

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1 year ago

Metrotube gets updated to squash some annoying bugs

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Metrotube has picked up an update, which is readily available on the Windows Phone Store. The latest release is only a minor bump for the app, but does address multiple issues fans of the unofficial YouTube client may be experiencing.

Version 4.6.2 fixes an issue that could prevent you from logging in, as well as addressing problems found on search pages in various languages. The changelog lists "other minor fixes", so we can assume the developer has worked tirelessly to squash all those annoyances that prevent you from enjoying a bug-free experience.

Download Metrotube for Windows Phone ($0.99)

Thanks, Mark W., for the tip!

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1 year ago

T-Mobile hands out free phones to existing Verizon customers to test-drive its network

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T-Mobile is going on the offensive against Verizon by launching a "Never Settle" campaign that allows existing Verizon customers to try out T-Mobile's services for free.

The carrier is giving Verizon customers the ability to port their numbers to a new T-Mobile smartphone (while retaining their existing Verizon phone), which they can use free of charge for up to 14 days. After the trial, if the customers wish to stay with T-Mobile, the carrier will cover Verizon's Early Termination Fees:

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1 year ago

MLB At Bat returns to the Windows Phone Store with support for the 2015 season

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There's some good news for you baseball fans out there: the MLB At Bat app for Windows Phone has finally been updated for the 2015 season. We previously reported that the app wouldn't be updated any longer. Shortly thereafter, the app was pulled from the Windows Phone Store and MLB began refunding paid subscriptions.

In an odd turn of events, however, MLB At Bat has made a return to the store with support for the 2015 season.

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1 year ago

Windows Central photo contest: Clouds

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1 year ago

Windows 10 will include an option to play DVD movies sometime in the future

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1 year ago

Review: State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for Xbox One

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I firmly believe State of Decay is Microsoft's not-so-secret weapon in the increasingly voracious console war.

World of Warcraft lead programmer Jeff Strain left Blizzard to head up Undead Labs, and from day one, the end goal was a full-blown zombie apocalypse MMO.

State of Decay is not an MMO, however - it is purely single player. The game acts as proof of concept for Undead Labs' long-term plans. To describe State of Decay and its Xbox One edition as prototypes is a disservice because I believe with conviction that this is amongst the best games on Xbox today.

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1 year ago

T-Mobile started selling the budget-priced Lumia 435 for $70

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Update: The Microsoft Store site now has a listing for the T-Mobile version of the Lumia 435 for the price of just $70. It looks like only the white version is available. Thanks to Alexander for the tip!

Original Story: A newly discovered support page on the T-Mobile website may indicate that the wireless carrier will soon offer its own version of the Lumia 435 budget-price Windows Phone for sale in the very near future.

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1 year ago

Lock Screen Changer for Windows Phone – the myAppFree Deal of the Week

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Lock Screen Changer is a Windows Phone app that automatically changes your lockscreen using image's from your Pictures Hub. Lock Screen Changer has the ability to create multiple collections from your image galleries that can be scheduled.

First impressions of Lock Screen Changer are good and the Windows Phone app comes across as a nice way to keep your lockscreen image fresh. The app normally runs $1.29 with a free trial version but through the myAppFree deal, for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Lock Screen Changer free.

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1 year ago

Star Wars Battlefront will have 12 multiplayer maps for launch, including Sullust

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1 year ago

BLU Win HD LTE (Yellow) unboxing

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BLU Win HD LTE (Yellow) unboxing

We've shared our first impressions of the BLU Win HD LTE in earlier this month, but it was in an unexciting grey color. We just got our hands on the yellow version, and it is really bright. This is a Windows Phone 8.1 device with 5-inch IPS HD display, 8-megapixel camera, dual SIM, 4G LTE, 8GB storage, microSD slot, and more for just $199 without any contract. Watch our unboxing video to see what you get inside the sales package.

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1 year ago

The lead designer of Microsoft's Surface tablets gets the spotlight in new Microsoft video

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1 year ago

How to download and install the Microsoft Office 2016 public preview

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Microsoft has announced the public preview of its latest version of one of its flagship software products, Office 2016. Public preview means exactly that, anyone can go ahead and load it up on their Windows PC and play around with it for a while.

There are a couple of different ways to go about getting your hands on it, and they hinge on whether you're an Office 365 subscriber or not. Here's what you need to do.

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1 year ago

Microsoft celebrates Star Wars Day with freebies and discounts on games, music and more

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