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Top Windows Phone apps for the Microsoft Band

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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Rock on with the Windows Phone game Stage Dive Legends

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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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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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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Every week, new stuff drops on Xbox Music and Xbox Video that it becomes hard to keep up. Well, that's where we come in handy. Every Friday we'll highlight some of the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows just dropped on Xbox Video for your viewing pleasure. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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We're big fans of Dell's latest XPS 13 round these parts, but one issue there has been outside of the U.S. is availability of the full range. In the UK, for example, the only models to go on sale initially were the range topping, Intel Core i7 models. Fortunately that's improved since and now British buyers can spend substantially less and get one from £799.

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The Lumia 640 was only announced by Microsoft a few weeks ago, but many people are eagerly awaiting its release, slated for 'April'.

MetroPCS is evidently primed for the sale of the entry-level Lumia in 'mid to late May'. The date is slightly later than open market availability although it is not too far pushed back.

Cost of the device is looking to be $99 likely off-contract, although final pricing is not locked in 100% just yet. MetroPCS's version will support LTE although it is not clear if it will be dual SIM.

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Have you said, "Xbox, record that" lately due to an epic kill? How about to some funny bug you encountered? Well, we want you to share those moments with us, and we'll reward you for doing so. Each week, we'll pick one lucky winner for the week's theme on Xbox One. This is our inaugural edition of the Windows Central Xbox Upload Challenge!

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: March 20, 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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Game Troopers appeared out of nowhere mid-last year with a mission to bring quality mobile titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with full Xbox integration. Thus far, the team have published cutesy top-down shooter Tiny Troopers and the addictive virtual money generator Make it Rain.

Not content with stopping there, Game Troopers have today announced that they are working with Craneballs and Plunge Interactive to bring popular Android/iOS shooter Overkill 3 to Windows and Windows Phone.

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The Microsoft Band is one of those super fascinating accessories that has a ton of potential. Venetasoft is one of those companies, experimenting with the Band and even teaming up with hospitals to use the wearable with patients.

Today, Venetasoft's app Band Sensor Monitor goes to version 1.2.7.0 and with it comes the ability to stream your Microsoft Band's sensors to the web for remote viewing. This app is a super neat implementation of the Microsoft Band, your Windows Phone, and Azure cloud computing.

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The latest build of Windows 10 Preview, 10041, lets you pin settings to the Start screen. It's quite simple, and it reminds us of a new feature on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which also lets you pin individual settings to the Start screen. Whenever you are in a settings page like System, Network, or Time & language, take a look at the top right corner. You should see a pin icon. Tapping it creates a shortcut on your Start Screen. Need visual aid? Watch our quick how-to video.

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Tubecast for Windows Phone is one of our top YouTube apps. But not only can it handle various levels of playback quality it can also 'cast your videos from your phone to your Xbox One, DLNA device, Chromecast or Apple TV (and soon Roku). That feature is super handy when you want to share a video with the room and not have to type on the TV.

Today, we are super excited to announce that the Windows 8.1 version of the app is now live in the Windows Store!

The developer behind the app, Stephane, tells us he spent "5 months doing the migration from Silverlight to WinRT, was not easy at all" to make it a universal app. Now that the job is done though, things are smooth sailing. Heck, it is even Windows 10-ready.

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