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10 months ago

Get ready to pay more for apps on Windows Store from next month

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Microsoft will update the price tier values for Windows Store during the week of April 13, 2015. Windows Store supports 96 tiers that publishers can use to price paid apps and in-app products. These price tier values are updated periodically to maintain consistency across currencies, accounting for changes in foreign exchange rates, taxes, and other geographic pricing considerations. The information comes through an email Microsoft has sent out to developers, alerting them of the change.

Beginning April 13, the price tier values will be updated and while the US Dollar (USD) price in each tier will remain the same, the prices in all other currencies adjusted relative to the USD price.

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This Lumia 1320 skin case is only $3.95 today while supplies last

10 months ago

This week in Xbox One news - March 22nd 2015

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This week in Xbox One news - March 22nd 2015

Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

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 thread every weekend! So without further a-do...

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10 months ago

Watch us play Costume Quest 2 as we chat with our awesome viewers

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT), we'll be playing Costume Quest 2 from DoubleFine and Midnight City. Costume Quest 2 is a lighthearted role-playing game that takes place during Halloween. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out Costume Quest 2 codes for Xbox One, Steam, and PlayStation 4!

Update: The stream has ended. Read on for the list of contest winners and the full replay in YouTube format!

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10 months ago

Countdown site promises a Halo 5: Guardians announcement Sunday, March 22 [Update]

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Update: Microsoft has released a very quick teaser video for Sunday's big announcement, showing a sniper rifle firing a bullet that shatters the helmet of Master Chief.

Original story: A Tumblr site has gone live that promises some kind of announcement related to Halo 5: Guardians, the next game in Microsoft's first person shooter series for the Xbox One, on Sunday, March 22.

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10 months ago

Lumia 435 now available from Microsoft Ireland

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Following launches at other retailers and it's British counterpart, Microsoft has put the Lumia 435 up for sale from its Irish online store now for €79. That's a little higher than we've seen the phone for sale in other countries since launch, though Irish buyers have been limited on opportunities thus far with some pretty outrageous pricing to boot.

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10 months ago

ICYMI: March 21, 2015

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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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10 months ago

Windows Phone Weekly Digest: March 21, 2015

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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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10 months ago

You could win a Microsoft Store gift card by demoing the Microsoft Band this weekend

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10 months ago

Scoop up this Lumia Icon skin case today for only $4.95

10 months ago

Top Windows Phone apps for the Microsoft Band

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While the Microsoft Band is still somewhat limited in availability, the number of Windows Phone apps with support for the Band is growing at a decent pace. Sure, most are customization apps but being able to have the Band fit your personality and style is not a bad thing.

While we have a Windows Central page dedicated to Microsoft Band apps, we thought it was time to highlight some of the top Windows Phone apps designed for the Microsoft Band in this week's roundup. Plus, seeing that the Band is becoming available outside the U.S. as well as through Amazon.com, Best Buy and other third party retailers we expect more of our readers will be curious as to what apps are out there.

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10 months ago

Rock on with the Windows Phone game Stage Dive Legends

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Stage Dive Legends is a challenging Windows Phone game where you play the role of a rock star who is trying to prove he (or she) is the best crowd surfer around.

The game includes tons of customizations for your rock star, worldwide venues and simple gaming controls. Stage Dive Legends is available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices. In playing the game over the past few days, Stage Dive Legends comes across as a unique and fun way to pass the time gaming.

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10 months ago

Should you buy the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon?

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Should you buy the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon?

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a fine laptop, but should you get it?

We've had some time with the Thinkpad X1 Carbon and are amply impressed, but when it comes to making a final purchasing decision, we want to provide you guys with a broad range of reviews. Here you'll find a quick run-down of what the Thinkpad X1 Carbon costs, what the critics have to say about it, and what owners in our community have experienced. Despite the whole Superfish fiasco, Lenovo still makes a mean laptop.

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Xbox One April update preview brings party chat improvements, game hub links, more

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Microsoft's Larry Hryb (otherwise known as Major Nelson) has just announced the rollout of a new update preview for the Xbox One.

Unlike previous preview releases, the April update preview will be released in two stages, with the first rolling out today. Each wave will add new features, with today's update bringing some improvements to party chat, the game hub, and achievement notifications.

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10 months ago

Long Tweets allows you to cook up a tweetstorm from your Windows Phone

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