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Groove is Microsoft's newly branded service rising out of the ashes of Xbox Music. While the core of the service remains the same, with the launch of Windows 10 Groove is now available to millions around the world.

Whether you're just using it to listen to your streamed content, local music, moving your stuff from other music providers or any combination, we've got you covered with a complete guide.

Here's everything you need to know.

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Update: It's back in the story. Everyone can relax.

Original story: If you have been wanting to try out the Opera Mini web browser for Windows Phone, you will have to wait a little while longer. The app has once again been removed from the Windows Phone Store, and an Opera rep has confirmed on Twitter that it is working to resolve the issue.

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Earth Force Defenders is a real-time strategy game where you are defending the Earth from an alien invasion. Game play has a tower defense feel to it but your defenses are more mobile and you'll have to carefully dispatch them or run the risk of being overrun by alien ships.

The Windows Phone game has simple controls, several ship styles to help defend the planet and a host of upgrades to give you a better chance at victory. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, overall, Earth Force Defenders comes across a decent time waster of a game.

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Microsoft has a tool available that should prove useful to those who wish to prevent some Windows 10 updates from installing. Microsoft has made it so Windows 10 will automatically download all available updates (to help fight issues and intentional vulnerabilities), but not every update is worth downloading, especially if they cause system instability.

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Samsung has introduced the SE370, a full-HD monitor that can wirelessly charge Windows Phones compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard, such as the Lumia 930, Lumia 830 and the Lumia 1520. Samsung's own Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also come with wireless charging support built-in. The monitor comes with a wireless charging area integrated into the stand, allowing you to top up your devices with ease. An LED light notifies you once charging commences.

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Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

This week, we're looking at resolution bumps for MGSV and PES 2016, fresh Fallout 4 information, and Snoop Dogg's backwards compatibility request!

We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points into one handy post every weekend!

So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.

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Update: It looks like the sign-in issues with Xbox Live have been fixed, but Microsoft is now dealing with reports that some users cannot purchase content or downloadable items, or unlock Xbox Live achievements.

Original story: Some Xbox One and Xbox 360 console owners are not currently able to sign into Xbox Live. Microsoft is aware of the problem and is current working to fix the problems.

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Bethesda likes to give attendees of its yearly QuakeCon fan convention something special, something the folks who stay at home just won't be able to experience. Last year, convention-goers got to watch an exclusive reveal of the new Doom (also known as Doom 4) that never got released anywhere else. Nor did it leak, amazingly.

This year, we knew in advance that QuakeCon would have panels for Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online, and Doom. We didn't expect anything on the level of the 2014 Doom reveal. But during the QuakeCon 2015 opening ceremony, Bethesda dropped a surprise announcement: the new Doom's multiplayer mode was playable at the convention!

Naturally, yours truly had to give Doom multiplayer a shot. Keep reading to learn what running-and-gunning against other players will be like in next year's Doom!

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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: July 26, 2015

There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go.

New apps join the Windows Phone Store, and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.

Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss. Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

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Gamescom is just over a week away and besides the Xbox press conference on August 4, EA will be hosting another of the big events of the show. August 5 is the magic day and the good news for everyone not in Cologne is that it'll be streamed live, online. August 5 is the first official day of Gamescom, but it's open only to press and industry attendees, before the public are let in on August 6.

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Fallout 4 at QuakeCon: Blow-by-blow panel impressions

At E3 this year, publishing giant, Bethesda, dropped a bombshell on the gaming world with the official announcement of Fallout 4. The latest in the venerable series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games, Fallout 4 promises a huge open world to explore, tons of freakish enemies to battle, and lots of meaningful choices for players to make. It will arrive on Xbox One, Windows PC, and PlayStation 4 this November.

While gamers got a fairly good look at Fallout 4 during Bethesda and Microsoft's E3 press conferences, we're all hungry for more. November's a long way off! Today attendees of QuakeCon 2015 in Dallas, TX got their own unique peak at Fallout 4. Bethesda shared nearly 10 minutes of new gameplay footage plus lots of behind-the-scenes info and concept art.

The QuakeCon Fallout 4 footage was exclusive to attendees, but we've got a full write-up with all the details.

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ICYMI: July 25, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.

Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!

Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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