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Back in September 2014, we announced Maestro, a brand new email client coming for Windows Phone 8.1. The email client promised to be a full-featured app for Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo! Mail. The app entered in a public preview for a few months before going back under wraps for the winter.

Today, Maestro 1.0 is here, and boy has it improved. From new features to performance improvements, Maestro has a clean slate going forward. The developers behind Maestro, Hidden Pineapple, are promising many new features for future builds, including conversations, better avatar support, more gestures, bug fixes, and improvements.

Even better? Maestro runs for $1.99 but if you download it today, it is yours for free forever. This offer is only good for the next 24-hours, so grab it now!

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A class action lawsuit filed against Microsoft over a hardware flaw in the Xbox 360 was revived Wedneday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned a lower court ruling that said owners of the console could not sue Mircrosoft over a defect that might cause the Xbox 360's disc drive to scratch game discs.

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Lumia Camera: A tale of three, very confusing apps

Earlier this morning, we reported that Lumia Camera Classic was updated in addition to Lumia Camera.

However, many of you running certain Lumias noted that there was no update to Lumia Camera. As it turns out, there are now three 'Lumia Camera' apps although you cannot download all of them. The one updated this morning is for non-PureView and Legacy PureView Lumias while Lumia Camera Classic is for new PureView phones that are not yet on Denim.

Confused? So are we, so let's break it down.

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Update Microsoft has now sent a statement to Polygon that says even if pirates do update their old non-licensed version of Windows to Windows 10, they will still be using an un-licensed software product. Here's Microsoft's new statement:

"We have always been committed to ensuring that customers have the best Windows experience possible. With Windows 10, although non-Genuine PCs may be able to upgrade to Windows 10, the upgrade will not change the genuine state of the license. Non-Genuine Windows is not published by Microsoft. It is not properly licensed, or supported by Microsoft or a trusted partner. If a device was considered non-genuine or mis-licensed prior to the upgrade, that device will continue to be considered non-genuine or mis-licensed after the upgrade."

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Should you buy the Dell XPS 13?

Is the Dell XPS 13 the right laptop for you? Check out these reviews to find out.

It's been a few months since Dan has given his hands-on with the Dell XPS 13, and lots of other owners have weighed in with their opinions. We're rounding up critic opinions and giving a brief tour of the Windows laptop so folks considering a purchase can get a comprehensive perspective on whether or not it's the right move for them. Of course, we welcome existing owners to sound off in the comments with their own experiences as well.

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There are plenty of Windows Phone games with potential lining the Store shelves. These are often game titles with a solid concept but ones that fall a little shot on execution. Dog Up is an endless runner game for your Windows Phone that has you piloting a hot air balloon through a maze of obstacles with the goal of collecting as many floating bones as possible.

Dog Up is available for low-memory Windows Phones and is one of the many games that have potential. As is, the game is a challenging and well drawn up title but it just needs a little something, something to push it over the edge.

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Just how low can Microsoft's Lumia series of Windows Phone go? Evidently, very low as the company this morning is unveiling the 'super affordable' Microsoft Lumia 430 dual-SIM Windows Phone. The announcement was teased yesterday and now it has become a reality.

The ultra-budget dual SIM Lumia is destined for select emerging markets this April including India, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus all for just $70 USD.

Although the specifications are on the low side, Microsoft did not cut back in the crucial areas that make smartphones important these days. Accordingly, the Lumia 430 has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage (micro SD expansion) and both rear and front-facing cameras for video calls. Even better, the device is slated to get Windows 10 later this year when that OS is released.

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Everything you need to know from WinHEC 2015

The return of the WinHEC conference has been an eventful one with a huge amount of news coming out of the Shenzhen, China venue relating to Windows 10. From details on when the next version of Windows will launch, to a new hardware testing partner in Xiaomi and a bunch of details on what's going to be inside Windows 10, there's a lot to take in from the first day of the conference.

But fear not, we've got you covered. Hit the link below to catch up on all of the news from WinHEC 2015!

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Microsoft are one of the most prolific patent holders in the US. The Redmond firm are well and truly raking it in from licenses relating to the Android OS, and are not shy to slap a patent on just about anything, from augmented reality bananas to emotion sensing smart bras.

Many of these inventions may never see the light of day and are simply intended to fend off rivals, but these latest patents when combined with recent comments from Lumia marketing VP Tuula Rytilä create an intriguing possibility.

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Gallery: Windows 10 technical preview build 10041

The latest, 10041 build of the Windows 10 technical preview hasn't been in hand long, but already there's a few things that stand out. There are some nice new features present in the build and visually the UI is beginning to come together.

There's still a lot of work to be done on it before that summer launch timeframe, but from the new look login screen through to the translucent start menu and everything in between, it's starting to get somewhere.

While we're picking through everything, check out a whole bunch of images below.

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