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We're lucky enough to have had our hands all over the forthcoming Xbox One Elite Controller, and we like what we see. We know you guys will also love it, and that's why we're going to give one away!

It's set to go on general sale in October, but since we're on an Xbox high having just come out of Gamescom a couple of weeks ago, we're going to run the contest now to give one lucky winner the chance to get their hands on one when it launches!

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Watch us play Riptide GP2 for Xbox One

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 we streamed Riptide GP2 from Vector Unit. Riptide GP2 is a fast-paced water racing game with 6-player split-screen support on Xbox One. We also gave out lots of free codes for the game to some of our lucky viewers.

Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and a replay of tonight's stream in YouTube format!

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It's been a great week in mobile tech, and this is your look back at it all!

Last week saw the introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and this week saw Android Central's definitive review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and as you might expect, it's a great device for the Android crowd. But the more interesting Android news came out of the CrackBerry camp, with new renders that all but confirm that BlackBerry's upcoming Venice slider will run Android — in the same week as the BlackBerry 10-powered Passport Silver Edition saw its own review. It's a mad mad world.

On the other side of things, iMore released the comprehensive guide to Apple Music. And as Windows 10 hits millions more PCs around the globe, Microsoft unleashed a new preview build of upcoming improvements on the world and a Slack beta for Windows Phone finally got a wide release.

There's all that and more in this edition of Mobile Nations Weekly!

Take the State of the Mobile Nations Phones and Carriers Survey for your chance to win $600 towards a new Windows Phone of your choice!

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Yesterday, I showed you how to turn off Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO) in case you were on a metered connection.

Today, I am going to show you how to schedule the automatic download and installation of Windows Updates based on your timetable. Indeed, there are three options, including just being notified of an update without download or installation. The trick is using a hidden tool called Local Group Policy Editor.

Note, this only works on Windows 10 Pro releases and not for Home licenses. Sorry! Need to upgrade? Read our how to upgrade to Pro tutorial!

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ICYMI: August 22, 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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A few weeks ago, Turtle Beach launched their latest wireless Xbox headset offering - the Stealth 420X.

I've reviewed various Turtle Beach headsets in the past, including the wireless Stealth 500X and Elite 800X. While each headset has their strengths and weaknesses, so far I've found the 500X offers the best value and features for use on the Xbox One.

However, I might be changing my recommendation after using the 'affordable' 420X.

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Top Sports Games in the Windows 10 Store

We have heard the argument for years that the Windows Phone Store desperately needed more quality games. While that subject is debatable, the debate may carry over to the Windows 10 Store with respect to one particular gaming genre, sports.

Whether it be Madden Football or PGA Tour Golf, these games can be a fantastic way to waste a lot of time with. Unfortunately, these major gaming titles are nowhere to be seen in the Windows 10 Store.

I imagine that with such a strong presence with Xbox One and PC games, the need for Windows 10 Store versions may not seem as urgent. Still, the Store could use a decent boost in their selection of sports games (would a baseball game hurt?).

While the Store's sports titles may be lacking in volume, there are a few top-rated sports game offerings present. It takes a little digging but they are there and we were able to dig up a few options worth trying for today's roundup. We kept to the games centered around sports play and did not include fantasy sports league apps or sports trivia games. It's a small collection, but you should find at least one title worth trying.

By all means if you have a favorite sports game that isn't mentioned, toss out your recommendation in the comments below. Your recommendations do not go unnoticed and we'll keep them in mind for the next roundup or possibly a game review.

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Getting set up with iCloud on Windows 10

It's perfectly reasonable to expect a large number of iPhone and iPad owners to also use a Windows computer. The same was true back in the early days of the iPod and led to the development of iTunes for Windows. It's never been the greatest piece of software ever, but Apple, albeit less so than Microsoft, does recognize the necessity to make services cross-platform.

It's also perfectly reasonable that you may have never been aware that you could use iCloud on your Windows PC. It's not exactly shouted about since Apple would prefer you use its own hardware and software together. But, if you're using a mix of iOS and Windows, here's the very basics on how to get set up with iCloud on Windows 10.

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Use Cortana to define words for you in Windows 10

Microsoft's Cortana has many uses including sending emails or checking the weather. One of the best uses though is a simple look-up feature for words and their definitions. Combined with the Hey Cortana voice recognition using Cortana to tell you quickly what a word means is a great hands-free tip.

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When you have multiple apps open in Windows 10, a great way to re-arrange them on your desktop is by using Snap. Just drag the top of the app window top edge of the screen to maximize a window or use any of the edges to snap them to a side or corner. However, did you know there are three other ways to arrange them in your desktop? We'll show you.

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Windows 10 brings with it many new features and some old ones just moved around. When it comes to internet data many users, especially in the US, enjoy unlimited data at home. However, there are still parts of the world where there are monthly data caps for various internet connections, and this could cause problems with Windows 10.

One new feature in Windows 10 is Windows Update Delivery Optimization. The feature "lets you get Windows updates and Windows Store apps from sources in addition to Microsoft". Microsoft explains the reasons for this feature in their detailed FAQ on the technology:

"This can help you get updates and apps more quickly if you have a limited or unreliable Internet connection. And if you own more than one PC, it can reduce the amount of Internet bandwidth needed to keep all of your PCs up-to-date. Delivery Optimization also sends updates and apps from your PC to other PCs on your local network or PCs on the Internet."

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 10: August 21, 2015

With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.

For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.

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Every week, lots of new stuff drops on Groove Music and Movies & TV, and it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in. Every weekend we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Groove Music.

We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Movies & TV for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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While there aren't many complete golf games available in the Windows Phone Store, there are plenty of miniature golf offerings. Mini Golf Club is one of the higher rated offerings in the Store.

The Windows Phone game has several gaming modes, 3D graphics and a nice collection of challenging miniature golf holes. Mini Golf Club is also one of this month's AdDuplex HERO Apps. The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex network and 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 continue to spotlight these top apps, today we shift the limelight on Mini Golf Club from Zoltan Gubics and Obumo Games.

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The Xbox One version of the pro football game Madden NFL is due out on August 25, and publisher EA Sports is getting ready for its release with a nearly five-minute trailer that could be one of the oddest ever made for any video game.

The trailer is called just "Madden: The Movie". We don't want to spoil much of what you will see, but it features actors Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse alongside NFL players Julio Jones, Rob Gronkowski, Colin Kaepernick, and Antonio Brown, all playing very different characters. Coach Rex Ryan shows up and, well ... that's all we think we need to mention. Just enjoy watching it.

Remember, members of the EA Access program on the Xbox One can start playing a trial version of Madden NFL 16 right before the full game is released.

Check out Madden NFL 16 for the Xbox One at Amazon ($59.88)

Check out Madden NFL 16 Deluxe Edition for the Xbox One at Amazon ($69.88)

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How to generate a Battery Report in Windows 10

If you are running Windows 10 on a laptop or tablet battery life is one of the most important things you are constantly observing. There is never enough battery for a portable device, so how we manage them is important.

Checking the estimated battery life on your laptop or tablet is super simple. Just click the battery icon in the notification area and you can see the percentage battery left and the estimated time you have to work. That estimate, however, is just that, and it is solely dependent on what you are doing at that moment. Just because it shows 8 hours does not mean you can get that much time if you start gaming, for instance.

This issue brings up the question: What is your actual battery life on your laptop? In other words, from your real-life usage combined with charge and discharge rates is there an actual battery time? The answer is yes, although to find it is a bit tricky.

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How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

Windows 10 is having a great jump start, in only three weeks, after the operating system released to the public millions of users have already upgraded. Perhaps some of the reasons why people are quickly upgrading is because Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8. Additionally, there a lot of new features, such as Cortana, the Unified Settings app which runs across devices, the return of the Start menu, which combines the Windows 7 Start menu with the Start screen in Windows 8.1, and many more features that you can read in my previous write up here.

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How to defer Windows 10 updates

While many enthusiasts go celebrate every time an update comes out for Windows 10, there's a group of people and businesses who rather wait. Certain editions of Windows 10 allow you to defer upgrades, which ensures important software don't break. New features won't be installed for several months to allow for more testing, but you'll still get security updates. We'll show you how you can defer upgrades in Windows 10.

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If you are using Windows 10 build 10525 and were using Google Chrome beta browser with 64-bit support, the company is one-step closer to a release. Within the last few hours, the Chrome team has pushed an update to the Canary channel. The update adds "support for int 2e fallback system call stub in Win10 " and fixes the crashes.

For those who do not know, Chrome Canary is the nightly build channel for the Google Chrome browser. As such, it cannot be installed as a default browser and in fact, installs alongside a public or beta build of Chrome on your system. Although the browser works just fine, due to its frequent experimental nature, it is not recommended for daily use (having said that I do use it for that and have for a long time).

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