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If you've thought about, or just recently started playing Blizzards Heroes of the Storm, there's good news at hand. Our pals over at iMore have started putting together a guide for the popular MOBA title and though they're thinking from a Mac perspective, it's all relevant for Windows players of the same game.

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Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive made the unusual move of pulling the PC version of its open world action game Batman: Arkham Knight from being sold a few days after its release, after it became clear that it had several bugs and performance issues. Now the publisher and the game's primary developer Rocksteady have announced that the first patch for the PC version has been released, but it will take some time, and many more updates, before Batman Arkham Knight is up to full speed,

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Back at Mobile World Congress when Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, along for the ride was a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. That offer was never going to last forever and this is a friendly reminder that time is almost up in the UK.

If you don't buy a phone by the time June 30 is done, you can't get the freebie.

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How to prepare your PC for the Windows 10 upgrade

On July 29, Microsoft's goal of having Windows 10 running on a billion devices in the next three years begins.

It's been a long ride, but at the end of July, millions of users around the world will finally get their hands on Windows 10. In this new release, Microsoft is going back to the drawing board to make Windows better. The company is doing this by bringing back many of the familiarities of Windows 7 with a mix of Windows 8.1 functionality, brand new features, such as Cortana, Settings, and universal Windows apps, and changing the way people upgrade to the next operating system. So far things are looking very good.

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Every now and then we receive tips on Windows Phone apps that are more novelty than productive. Funny Polls is one such Windows Phone app that presents you with dozens of poll questions that cover a vast range of topics.

Some of these topics are serious but in more cases than not, these poll questions are more humorous or oddball in nature. The poll questions are updated on a regular basis to keep things fresh. After tinkering with the app for a short time, Funny Polls isn't a bad choice of apps to pick up when you need a break from things and some of the results might surprise you.

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Microsoft has launched a new app called Calls+ that allows you to configure call forwarding and call waiting on your Windows Phone. You have the option of enabling call forwarding when you're unreachable, don't answer or when you're busy. Also included is functionality to configure settings for two cellular networks should you be using a dual-SIM handset.

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Microsoft used smoke mirrors, colored filters and falling crystal dust to create the Windows 10 hero image for the desktop, but a YouTuber turned to his prowess with Adobe After Effects to recreate the magic.

While not identical, the background created by Khaos VFX is pretty similar to the one rolled out by Microsoft. If you're interested in downloading the image to use as the background on your Windows machine, head here. If you'd like to compare, here's the original version by Microsoft.

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Windows 10 build 10151 leaked on the Internet

Last week, Windows 10 build 10147 was leaked on the internet, with the source originating out of China. Today, an updated build with version number 10151 has leaked, also from China.

Although there were numerous changes in build 10147 from the official preview build — 10130 — there weren't any major feature additions. With the official launch just a month away, it is likely that most of the builds from this stage will focus on polishing the user experience.

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Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!

This week, we're looking at some Destiny DLC drama, Satya Nadella's Xbox comments, Xbox One's E3 mindshare, and more!

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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The latest incarnation of Windows Camera on the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview has with it a nifty addition for the selfie aficionado. It will now recognize your face when using the front facing camera.

The stock Lumia Camera app in Windows Phone 8.1 doesn't do this but when you fire it up in Windows Camera you'll see a big yellow box outlining your mug.

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Poll: Would you have bought an Xbox Phone?

A news story came out recently starring Robbie Bach, a former member of Microsoft's Xbox team of 22 years. Microsoft hasn't exactly done badly with the three Xbox consoles released to this date, but with hindsight the talk became that maybe Microsoft should have been looking towards phones. Not thinking about a handheld console, but a gaming phone.

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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: June 28, 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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