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I love sharing photos on Instagram, and 300 million other users feel the same, but I don't like the fact that my Twitter followers can't preview the images directly from my timeline. They need to click the Instagram link to view the photo. It used to work a couple of years ago, but Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. The good news is that there's a workaround.

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It's hard to believe, but while the Minecraft franchise has been released for a ton of different game consoles and operating systems, the series has never been released on a platform made by Nintendo. That will change with the recently announced Minecraft: Story Mode. A new preview of the upcoming episodic game reveals it will be coming out on the Nintendo Wii U.

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International software publisher Game Insight recently invited a handful of mobile gaming journalists to its Innowate research and development studio in Riga, Latvia to preview the company's upcoming lineup of mobile titles. That's a long way to travel, but we saw some cool games that I look forward to sharing with you in the weeks to come.

While visiting the studio, I couldn't resist checking in on one of my favorite Game Insight titles: Cloud Raiders. A free to play Clash of Clans-style game, Cloud Raiders has a huge feather in its cap: cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, Android, and iOS platforms. And as luck would have it, the game will soon receive a major update that increases the maximum Stronghold and player level, adds new offensive units and defensive towers, and much more.

Read on to learn what's coming next to our favorite cross-platform competitive raiding game, complete with hands-on video!

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The Zombie games have proven to be a popular, un-wavering genre that has not lost any steam over the years. Shelter Free is one such game that takes on the undead in card game style. You won't find much arcade action where you run around the screen shooting up everything Zombie in sight. Instead, the game offers more of a strategic approach to exterminating the walking dead.

The Windows Phone game is one of this month's AdDuplex HERO Apps, which is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex network. The promotion partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month.

As we have in the past, our role with the HERO Apps program is to spotlight these Windows and Windows Phone titles. And today Shelter Free from Survivalist Games takes center stage today.

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Windows 10 for desktop users shipped with both the new Microsoft Edge web browser and the older Internet Explorer 11, primarily for business and enterprise customers who needed to keep using IE11 to run older web apps. Now Microsoft is allowing those customers to set up Microsoft Edge so that when it encounters a legacy site, it can automatically open in IE11.

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Microsoft is expected to launch new models in its Surface family of tablets later this fall. They will likely be successors to the current Surface Pro 3 version. However, a new report claims that Microsoft will not only launch a new tablet that will have a 12-inch display, like the Surface Pro 3, it will also release one that will be even bigger; one with a '13- to 14-inch' display.

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WeChat and Amazon Windows Phone apps get minor updates

Two popular apps on the Windows Phone platform, the messaging app WeChat and the Amazon shopping app, have both received updates. However, don't look for any new features; the apps both got bug fixes and unnamed improvements with these new versions.

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Microsoft has now revealed that Windows 10 is currently installed on over 75 million devices since its launch on July 29, and that those installs cover 90,000 unique PCs and tablet models.

The new information was revealed via Twitter by Yusef Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, for the Windows and Devices Group. He stated that Windows 10 was "running in 192 countries, virtually every country on the planet". He added, "Even some devices manufactured in 2007 have upgraded to Windows 10."

Mehdi also offered some other related stats:

  • More than 122 years of gameplay have streamed from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices
  • 10 million achievements unlocked: Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
  • In response to "tell me a joke", Cortana has told over half a million jokes since launch. :)
  • Windows Store for Windows 10 has seen 6X more app downloads per device than Windows 8

It would appear, at least on the surface, that Microsoft's strategy of offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners for its first year is generating positive results

Source: Yusef Mehdi (Twitter)

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Top Rated Disney Games in the Windows 10 Store

Many of us are familiar with the Disney lineup of games through the Windows Phone Store. Disney Mobile has a host of fun, well-designed games available for the smaller screen and many of these titles are available for the larger screens of our Windows 10 devices.

These games range from match-three styled games, hidden object games and even Star Wars gets into the mix. We've plucked a small collection of the thirty plus Disney games available in the Windows 10 Store for this roundup. These games are enjoyable ways to pass the time and while I have yet to run across a bad game from Disney, we may have overlooked your favorite Disney gaming title.

If such is the case, feel free to share your recommendation on a Disney game from the Windows 10 Store in the comments below.

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The best racing games for Xbox One

If you like to tear up the tarmac on your Xbox One then you're in luck because there are some great racing games available for Microsoft's console.

Racers aren't for everyone, but for those who love them, often little else will do. Here we're taking a look at the very best that racing fans can get their hands on for the Xbox One.

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Have you ever wanted to inject some of your diehard Microsoft pride into Skype conversations? I know, it's a strange question, but you can now do just that with some hidden emoticons built into Skype for Microsoft's various Office programs, Xbox, and Bing.

Microsoft recently showed off a little surprise hidden in Skype for the launch of Windows 10 with the Ninja Cat-TRex emoticon, and now, as pointed out by WinSuperSite, there appear to be a number of others for Microsoft's different properties. Here's a breakdown of what you can type to get the corresponding emoticon:

  • (Word)
  • (Excel)
  • (Powerpoint)
  • (Publisher)
  • (Outlook)
  • (Sharepoint)
  • (Onenote)
  • (Onedrive)
  • (Xbox)
  • (Bing)

All you have to do is make sure you type the name within parentheses and you should end up with the corresponding icon in your chat. Just to cover our bases, we don't take responsibility for any wrath you may incur from friends or coworkers over messages composed entirely of Office logos. Emote responsibly, people!

Source: WinSuperSite

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Windows 10 allows users on tablets to switch between desktop mode and tablet mode. While there is a way to auto-hide that taskbar in desktop mode by going through a couple of menus, there's no way Windows 10 allows users to do the same thing in tablet mode, which has been a sore subject for many people. Now, a small company called Nibbler Apps has launched a product, Auto-Hide Taskbar, that fixes this issue.

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Enpass is a feature-rich password manager that is available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store. The app presents itself as a secure solution to manage existing passwords and to generate new, unique and strong passwords when the need arises.

The Windows Phone app normally runs $9.99 with no annual subscriptions. If you have been on the fence about picking up Enpass, today is your lucky day. Through the myA ppFree campaign, for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Enpass free. Being a universal app, this means that you will not only have access to the Windows Phone version free but also the Windows version.

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