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2 years ago

Dell's near bezel-less XPS 13 with QHD+ display up for sale on the Microsoft Store

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Dell's near bezel-less XPS 13 with a Core i5 and QHD+ Infinity Touch Display is now available for purchase on the Microsoft Store in the U.S. Previously, only the Core i5 non-touch version was available online and in the Store, but now stock for the higher-end (and higher priced) version is available.The high-end notebook comes with Intel's latest-generation Broadwell CPU, and can be configured with a QHD+ (3200 x 1800) touch display.

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2 years ago

The Witcher Twos-days: Read our Episode 1 recap and watch the new episode!

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The Witcher 3 is set to be one of the year's biggest role-playing games when it arrives on Xbox One, Windows, and Playstation 4 this May. The third game in the Witcher series differentiates itself from other open-world action-RPGs with its dark and mature storyline filled with meaningful player choices and memorable sidequests.

To help prepare our readers for The Witcher 3, Windows Central has begun a new weekly Twitch series focused on The Witcher 2. Every Tuesday night at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we play through another section of the game while you guys watch the stream at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch. Tonight we also gave out four copies of The Witcher 2 for Windows, and we'll have more prizes next week!

Did you miss the first episode of our Witcher Twos-day series? Don't worry; we've got a full write-up that will get you up to speed – complete with screenshots from the stream. Plus, catch the full video of tonight's episode!

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2 years ago

Alien Isolation picks up new salvage challenges in 'Lost Contact' DLC

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2 years ago

Picture Info update brings new tag information, ability to delete meta data from photos

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Picture Info, the simple app that lets you easily view information from the meta data of photos on your Windows Phone device, scored an update today. Coming along for the ride is the ability to view lots of new information from a photo's meta data, such as aperture value, shutter speed, and date modified. Additionally, you'll gain the ability to delete all meta data from a given picture.

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2 years ago

Unboxing the Toshiba Encore 2 Write (8-inch) tablet with Wacom pen

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When it comes to tablets, people vary on how much they value a good pen. While a stylus is the old way, companies are now focusing more heavily on quality pen inputs, thanks in part to the Surface Pro 3.

Toshiba's Encore 2 Write (2015) is their latest entry into the competitive Windows tablet race, and it looks to be a hit. Coming in 8 and 10-inch versions ($349 and $399, respectively), the new Write tablets utilize Wacom's latest pen recognition technology dubbed Active Electrostatic (Active ES) to ensure highly precise input.

Microsoft is currently selling the 8 and 10 inch Write tablets online, although physical stores do not have them in stock. Buying through Microsoft ensures that they are Signature Editions, which just means it is pure Windows with no bloatware on board. I have one on hand to show you what you get in the box, specs, and our hands-on video. So, is this tablet worth it?

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2 years ago

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff update brings support for 512MB devices

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2 years ago

Microsoft pulls Visual Studio update that was causing some Windows PCs to freeze

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2 years ago

Bookviser Reader Premium for Windows and Windows Phone is this week's myAppFree Deal

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Bookviser Reader Premium is a feature rich Windows Phone ebook reader and this week's myAppFree Deal. The Windows Phone app has a host of customization features, easy access tools, library management options and text to speech support.

Normally Bookviser Reader Premium runs $4.99 without a trial version. However, for the next twenty-four hours through the myAppFree campaign you can pick Bookviser up for free.

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2 years ago

Ello wants to bring its ad-free social network to Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft pushing out a pair of patches for Windows 10 Technical Preview 9926

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Patch Tuesday is upon us and Microsoft is pushing out a pair of them to the current, 9926 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Anyone using this build should fire it up and go right ahead and open up Windows Update and start looking for them. The details haven't been posted as yet by Microsoft, but they're showing up to download right away.

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2 years ago

Sonos app for Windows Phone in private beta as promised, no ETA for release though

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Back in December, we reported that Sonos (Sonos.com), who makes wireless home stereo equipment that connects up to third party media services, was in development of a Windows Phone app.

Now, the link for that app has been found. Interestingly, if you browse the Store listing on the web, the date for the last update is back in October. However, navigating to the link on your phone and it will tell you that the last update came at the end of January, including adding support for Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Here's a deeper look at how Cortana works on a Windows 10 PC

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2 years ago

The Wellograph wellness watch will now track your sleep

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Back at CES we first saw a sneak peek at some new features for the Wellograph wellness watch, and the necessary firmware update should now be pushing out to owners. Firmware version 2.0.1 brings sleep tracking, some new social features, fixes, improvements and more. Some will require an updated version of the companion app which for the time being isn't planned for Windows Phone while Windows 10 is looming on the horizon.

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2 years ago

Wheel of Fortune is once again available for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Asus announces the crazy slim and light Zenbook UX305

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Asus has announced the latest addition to its Zenbook Ultrabook line, the UX305 with Windows 8.1. And it's crazy slim and light, comparable with Dell's all-new XPS 13 in these regards. The UX305 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a Full HD touchscreen display, Intel Core M CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. With a promised battery life of around 10 hours, it's going to be an option for those on the go.

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