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English police have arrested one of the perpetrators of the Christmas Day Xbox Live attack

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A man who claims to be part of the so-called "Lizard Squad" group that ran an attack that [brought both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network to their knees on Christmas Day has been arrested by English authorities. The person in question is 22-year-old Vinnie Omari; he was brought in by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit in England.

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1 year ago

Flipboard for Windows Phone updates with bug fixes and performance improvements

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1 year ago

Lynda and Endless Reader, the twelfth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

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For our twelfth day of 12 Days of Hidden Gems, we are looking at two learning apps Lynda.com and Endless Reader. The first one is for adult online learning from one of the oldest and most renowned education companies, while the latter is a universal children's app for learning some difficult words.

1 year ago

Unwrap the 12th #HiddenGemsApp and win a Lynda.com subscription! #sponsored #sweeps

Today is the last day of our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series. We've covered a broad range of subjects including fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, cameras for capturing all of life's adventures, super fun games, an app to keep you in touch with people that matter, an app for taking your music everywhere you go, and a free app for learning a new language. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.

Today is the 12th day and we're looking at Lynda.com, where you can learn technology, creative, and business skills you can use today.

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1 year ago

Unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 gets published

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Unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 gets published

An unpatched vulnerability in Windows 8.1 has been disclosed on Google Security Research. The issue was subject to a 90-day automatic disclosure policy, meaning the existence of the vulnerability is published after 90 days without a broadly available patch for the issue. The issue allows for privilege elevation in ahcache.sys/NtApphelpCacheControl.

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1 year ago

ProShot is available for free until January 1st

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1 year ago

Score a protective Lumia 1020 skin today for the crazy-low price of $4.95!

1 year ago

Newegg sweetens Xbox One bundle deal with free controller and Live membership

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1 year ago

Hacking group leaks Xbox One SDK online in attempt to motivate console modders

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The Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Xbox One has reportedly been leaked. A group called H4LT has apparently leaked the SDK, announcing the leak on their Twitter account. The group says that this leak is aimed at getting the console modding community to build momentum for potential homebrew apps on the Xbox One. H4LT also appears to have leaked the documentation for the SDK.

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1 year ago

Clock O Matic, a very simple time keeping solution for your Windows Phone

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Clock O' Matic is a very clean and simple clock app that delivers a world clock, alarm, stopwatch and countdown timer to your Windows Phone. With its no-nonsense interface, Live Tile support and multiple alarm/timer abilities Clock O' Matic is an impressive Windows Phone app.

In using Clock O' Matic, it comes across as an app with a lot of potential. If the developer can address few issues causing stability issues, Clock O' Matic will be an attractive option for those looking for a complete time keeping solution.

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1 year ago

Seven things to know about the Microsoft Lumia 535

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The Microsoft Lumia 535. The first Lumia Windows Phone to do away with the Nokia badge and be replaced by Microsoft's own. It's an interesting device far beyond its new badge, though. There are plenty of Lumia phones to choose from – and even Windows Phones in general – for the more budget conscious, but the Lumia 535 offers an experience that not all the rest do.

So, if you just picked one up, or you're thinking hard about it, here's seven things you need to know.

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1 year ago

Here are some Windows Phone apps to help you welcome the New Year in style

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Some Windows Phone apps to help you say farewell to 2014 and welcome the New Year with a few drinks.

As everyone prepares to bring in the New Year, we thought a Windows Phone app roundup of mixology apps would be in order. Many are planning social gatherings where you'll need to showcase your bartending abilities or maybe there will be those who would like to impress their dates by ordering a fancy beverage while out on the town. These apps will help with both tasks.

We've got a few mixed drink apps and a few beer apps for those who prefer the brewery to the distillery.  As always, if we missed your favorite cocktail or beer app please feel free to sound off in the comments. There are plenty alternatives available in the Windows Phone Store and we picked the ones that jumped off the screen at us.

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1 year ago

Microsoft's last Countdown to 2015 Daily Deal discounts add-ons and season passes

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1 year ago

Easily track your flights with FlightHero on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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1 year ago

Gunhouse dev explains journey from PlayStation Vita to Windows Phone in our interview

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Last week we took notice of a new offering on the Windows Phone Store called Gunhouse that takes elements from puzzle and tower defense games. This is the first time I've seen this style and Necrosoft, the developers of the game, mixed the elements perfectly. Surprisingly, this beautiful and unique title is not available on iOS or Android. The only other system you'll find it on is the PlayStation Vita, another underdog platform.

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