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7 hours ago

Watch us play The Golf Club for Xbox One in this Twitch replay

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing The Golf Club from HB Studios. The Golf Club is the most serious golf sim available on Xbox One, with unique asynchronous multiplayer and a powerful course editor. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!

Update: The stream has ended. Congrats to the winners and many thanks to our gracious donors! Read on to see us play The Golf Club and Forza Horizon 2: Storm Island!

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10 hours ago

Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1 grabs a tiny update tonight

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Microsoft is not quite done with Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1. Tonight, version 2.6.657.0 is live in the Store, and it looks to be a rapid-release fix for an issue affecting some users.

No other details were posted on the Xbox User Voice page, so it is safe to surmise no new features were added. In addition, seeing as this is a minor number change from 2.6.656.0 just a few days ago, this looks to be more about addressing a very specific bug for some people.

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10 hours ago

ICYMI: January 31, 2015

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ICYMI: January 31, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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12 hours ago

Windows 10 on Xbox One and why it goes beyond gaming

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Last week Microsoft presented to the world a unified ecosystem from the television down to a smartphone with Windows 10. We knew this was coming, hence the name change to Windows Central and our expanding Xbox coverage.

With Microsoft's unification, they revealed that the Xbox One is a part of their long-term vision, and the Xbox brand will stay in Seattle despite continuous rumors of it being spun off. So, for those of you that tend to ignore Xbox news, I'm here to show why you shouldn't automatically dismiss and instead embrace it.

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12 hours ago

TheChive Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps have returned

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16 hours ago

TeamViewer and Opera Mini latest apps to go unpublished on Windows Phone [Update]

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Update: The official TeamViewer Support Twitter account has now offered a statement on the removal of their Windows Phone app, saying, "The TeamViewer app should be back soon in the store. We apologize for any inconvenience caused."

Original story: Call it a trend or just many coincidences, but two more apps appear to have been removed from the Windows Phone Store over the last few weeks. The traditional PC and Mac remote viewing app TeamViewer and Opera Mini, an alternative web browser, are both no longer available to users.

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17 hours ago

Save 50% on these dual-layer hard cases for Lumia 521

18 hours ago

Dwelp, connect the dots with this casual puzzle game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Dwelp is a challenging connect the dot puzzle game that is available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The Windows Phone game includes 100 puzzle levels where you are tasked with linking all of the same colored dots.

There is no time limit to solving the puzzles but the fewer moves it takes, the better. Dwelp is available for low-memory Windows Phone and after playing Dwelp over the past few days, it comes across as a fun game to pass the time with. Graphics are minimal but nice and game play is challenging in that you have to think out your moves in advance or you'll find your pursuit of a solution stalled.

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19 hours ago

Cleartrip update lets users in India book train tickets directly from their phones

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Cleartrip has launched an update to its Windows Phone app that allows users in India the ability to book train tickets. The added functionality is on top of the flight and hotel booking services already being offered. Along with the ability to book train tickets, users can also view schedules for up to two weeks, as well as the running status of the train, all from within the app.

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19 hours ago

The free year-long Windows 10 upgrade won't be offered to Enterprise users

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1 day ago

Wells Fargo confirms it will continue supporting its Windows Phone app

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It would be putting things lightly to say that this week has been a rough one for users of banking apps on Windows Phone. However, at least one bank has confirmed it is sticking around: Wells Fargo. After both Chase bank and Bank of America said they would be ending support for their Windows Phone apps, Wells Fargo says it has no plans to abandon the platform.

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1 day ago

Microsoft offers $100 discount and a free sleeve case for most Surface Pro 3 models

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1 day ago

Actress Chloë Grace Moretz busts iPhone, gets free Lumia 1520

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1 day ago

Next version of Windows Server won't launch until 2016

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1 day ago

ReddX for Xbox One picks up requested features, paid option in 1.1 update

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If browsing Reddit on your Xbox One is one of your favorite pastimes, you'll be happy to know that ReddX snagged an update to version 1.1 today. In doing so, it has picked up a number of new features that were commonly requested, such as expanding and collapsing comment threads, easier browsing of subreddits, and a new paid "ReddX Plus" that does away with the ads.

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