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Microsoft offers up details on how to create custom backgrounds on the Xbox One

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Windows 10 power, sleep fix released to Windows Update

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege update improves connection errors and more

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10 hours ago

PSA: Windows Phone Store down for some [Update: It's back]

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Update: It appears that the Windows Phone Store is back in business. Download on.

Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store? You're not alone. About 3:10 PM PST is when we first started getting errors connecting to the Windows Phone Store. Since then tips are coming in from others that they're unable to access or update apps in the Windows Phone Store.

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11 hours ago

Voice Commander: Play this game on the Xbox One with your voice

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12 hours ago

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

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12 hours ago

Here is what is new (so far) in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Microsoft has been busy testing and updating Windows 10 and we have been just as busy trying to keep track of all the new features that have been added. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list things that make Windows 10 stand apart, one build version at a time.

Windows 10 is not due until mid-2015 but with regular updates and a free installation, the Technical Preview lets you try it out today. How far will the OS evolve over the next nine months? We have no idea, but we are going to start keeping track. Here is what is new so far.

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12 hours ago

This is how Cortana's Concert Watch feature works on Windows Phone

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A few weeks ago, the Cortana team introduced a new concert-tracking feature listed under Interests. By enabling Concert Watch, Cortana can show you when your favorite artists are playing in your area and how to get tickets. It is an ingenious addition to the personal assistant as keeping track of your favorite artists is getting more and more difficult with our increasingly complex lives.

As cool as the concert-tracking feature is, we had a few questions about how it all worked. Luckily, we were able to ask Limor Lahiani, Principal Development Lead and Hadas Bitran, Principal Program Management Lead at Microsoft about how Cortana does what she does.

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13 hours ago

Free Xbox Music streaming on Windows 8.1 and web will be discontinued in December

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14 hours ago

Final trailer for live action Halo: Nightfall digital feature gets down and dirty

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If you purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One, you will also be able to see the episodic live action digital feature Halo: Nightfall when it comes out on November 11. Today, Microsoft released the final trailer for the feature, which looks like it will get down and dirty with a squad of U.N.S.C. troops on a broken Halo ring

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14 hours ago

Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

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Twitter has just rolled out a new service for developers to integrate into their apps called Digits, which should make it more secure for consumers to sign into apps and services. Rather than complex usernames and passwords, Digits hopes to simplify the sign in process by using your phone number and an SMS verification to allow you to log in.

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15 hours ago

Do you use HipChat? Tell them why you want a native app for Windows Phone

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HipChat (hipchat.com) is a personal messaging service that lets users create rooms to have one on one or group conversations. The service has been around since 2010, but there is no native Windows Phone app, just some decent third-party ones.

That may change, though, assuming you let the HipChat team know your thoughts on the matter.

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15 hours ago

Titanfall adding four player co-op mode, Frontier Defense, in update on Thursday

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Developer Respawn Entertainment isn't done yet with its first person shooter Titanfall. Today, it announced a bunch of upcoming features and improvements it has planned for the game for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC, including a new four player co-op mode called Frontier Defense that will be released for the Xbox One and PC tomorrow, October 23.

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15 hours ago

TD Bank releases their Windows Phone app for Canadians

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Back in June, Windows Central reported that TD Bank was working on apps for Windows Phone. At the time, we noted that the initial release may be limited to just Canada with a wider rollout coming later. Just as expected, this is exactly what is happening.

Today, Windows Phone users in Canada can download the official TD Bank app and get their bank on when they are out on the town.

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16 hours ago

Microsoft to stream HaloFest live from Los Angeles November 10

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