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Moto Racing, a Windows Phone endless runner game on two wheels
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Xbox head wants next Gears of War game to be more like the early installments
Microsoft bought the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games in January and a new Xbox One game in the series is currently under development at Vancouver-based Black Tusk Studios. In a new podcast interview this week, Microsoft's Xbox lead Phil Spencer hinted that the new game will be similar in tone to the early games in the series.
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Five popular apps that have not been updated for Windows Phone in months
Microsoft has been trying to get more developers to release their apps for the Windows Phone platform, but there's also a problem with major app creators and publishers that don't bother to update them with new features or improvements for months. In a couple of cases, the apps haven't been updated for nearly a year.
Microsoft recently revealed a new Developer's Code of Conduct for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps that stated, among other things, that developers must stay active in the store. That's certainly not the case for these five popular free apps, which have seen numerous feature and bug fix updates for their iOS and Android counterparts over the past year. In fact, most of these apps have seen some update in the past month for those two platforms, and none have been updated later than early September. That is certainly not the case for their Windows Phone versions.
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Microsoft to hold partners-only Windows 10 webcast on October 29
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Top Rated Windows Phone apps and games for Halloween
Windows Central App Roundup: Windows Phone Halloween apps and games
'Tis the season where pumpkins are carved up, kids and adults alike begin hunting for the perfect costume and bags of candy begin to fly off store shelves. In the spirit of the Halloween season, this week's roundup will focus on apps and game that give our Windows Phone a ghostly flavor.
We did a keyword search in the Windows Phone Store for Halloween and grabbed a few of the higher rated apps and games from the search results. We aren't including Zombie games because they are more of a year round genre. We do have a few games that have been recently updated with a Halloween theme as well as a few apps that can help your Windows Phone get into the holiday spirit.
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Nokia Lumia 920 screen protectors are on sale for $8.95 today!
These durable Lumia 920 screen protectors are custom cut to fit your display and help prevent unwanted scratches from keys, dirt and other abrasive debris. There are 2 per package; apply one right away and save the extra or give it to a friend. Get yours today and save 44% off the list price!
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Lenovo's upcoming Smartband SW-B100 fitness tracker will be able to unlock your PC
Lenovo's foray into the world of wearable devices is set to commence with the Smartband SW-B100, which is now listed on the manufacturer's official website. The fitness tracker was seen making its way to the FCC earlier the month, which revealed a rectangular display.
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Microsoft promotes Surface Pro 3's musical software tool support
Microsoft has been promoting the Surface Pro 3 as a laptop replacement for people like students and professionals, but in the company's latest blog post it tries to show that musicians can also benefit from using the 12-inch tablet as a powerful piece of hardware to run their music software tools.
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Big Twitch streams coming from Windows Central: Halo, Sunset Overdrive, and more!
One of our initiatives at Windows Central is to bring you guys as many quality Xbox One Twitch streams as we can. We're talking about previewing big retail games and catching up on downloadable titles you might have missed. It's fun for everybody. We get to know you, you get to know us and each other, and everybody can watch a game being played.
One of those games will be Halo: the Master Chief Collection, which we'll be streaming not once but twice next week! We also have streams coming up for Sunset Overdrive and Zombie Driver: Ultimate Edition that you won't want to miss. Some of these will involve the chance to play with the Windows Central staff and/or win great prizes. Keep reading for our streaming schedule, prize details, and word on our new Twitch channel!
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Official Windows Phone Facebook page changing name to Microsoft Lumia
The official Windows Phone Facebook page will have a name change in the coming days. Earlier today we learned that Microsoft would be changing the branding on their smartphones from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia. Microsoft Lumia will also be the new name of the Windows Phone Facebook page.
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Fun Friday: Retro WPCentral Freebies!
This week saw some exciting changes around here. WPCentral became Windows Central, a big change that is evidence of many fun things to come. With that change comes a lot of rebrandings, and as I was looking around my office, I realized that I have a bunch of WPCentral items that need to go to make room for new Windows Central goodies. So this weekend, we're working on clearing the old things out!
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Microsoft: 41 percent of current Windows 10 users installed it on a desktop PC
Microsoft released the 9860 build of its Windows 10 Technical Preview a few days ago and now the company is offering up some of the installation statistics it has gathered since its release. It's not a shock to learn that 41 percent of 9860 testers have installed the build on a desktop PC, since that is what this version of Windows 10 is targeting.
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Review: Incipio Feather case for the Surface Pro 3
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'Remaking the Legend: Halo 2 Anniversary' documentary gets a new trailer and release date
Earlier this week, Microsoft unleashed a trailer for the upcoming Halo 2 remake documentary "Remaking the Legend: Halo 2 Anniversary." The documentary will reveal the tremendous work that went into recreating the classic original Xbox game Halo 2 on the new Xbox One console. Some of the most interesting things about Halo in general are its art, technology, and character designs, and we should get plenty of glimpses of those things in the documentary.
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