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3 days ago

Major Nelson takes us on a tour of the Xbox app for Windows 10

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If you want to see the brand new Xbox app for Windows 10 but haven't got it installed yet, fear not! Xbox's Larry Hyrb, Major Nelson to you and I, has posted a video tour of the new app with Richard Irving from the engineering team. It's the first time we've had the pleasure of a dedicated Xbox gaming app on Windows – not counting Smartglass, of course – and is something we're really excited to put through its paces.

While there's still a ton of work to be done, there's a lot of good stuff in this early build. Here's what we've got.

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3 days ago

How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

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How to install Windows 10 Technical Preview

It's been only a few days since Microsoft talked about what's next with Windows 10, and slightly ahead of schedule a brand new release of the Technical Preview has been pushed out. Now that you have had some time to catch your breath and get to grips with what's new, you may be considering giving it a try yourself – and given the number of new Insider sign ups, there looks to be a lot of you!

We've put together a quick how-to below to get you on your way to Windows 10.

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3 days ago

Have questions about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview? Join Microsoft in our forums!

Today, Microsoft pulled a mini surprise by announcing the early release of the Windows 10 January Technical Preview (JTP) to those enrolled in the Windows Insider Program.

Although many of you are already familiar with the Windows Insider Program, and new aspects of the Windows 10 operating system, several of you are also likely to encounter questions and problems about the release. Luckily, we have a solution.

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3 days ago

Cortana for Windows 10 only available in U.S. English

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3 days ago

Microsoft launches Windows 10 January Technical Preview ahead of schedule, now available

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Microsoft today has delivered the Windows 10 January Technical Preview slightly ahead of schedule, with the update going live at 1 pm ET. Those who have enrolled in the Windows Insider Program can now either upgrade or install for the first time Windows 10 January Technical Preview.

The Windows 10 January Technical Preview is a particular early release of Windows 10 that was demonstrated by Microsoft earlier this week at their Redmond media event. The update is an important milestone, delivering many new features to the burgeoning new operating system.

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3 days ago

Microsoft to debut new 60-second ad during Super Bowl XLIX

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3 days ago

Save 57% today on this transparent tough case for HTC One M8

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Remember to have Windows 10 Technical Preview updated before the next build hits

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Microsoft's Windows Program Manager Gabriel Aul took to Twitter today, to not only reveal some numbers on the Insider program, but also to remind those running the Windows 10 Tech Preview that they require a certain update before moving forward. Update KB3025380 (linked below) is strongly advised to be installed before Microsoft rolls out the next build of the preview.

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3 days ago

Sprint's guaranteeing a $200 minimum smartphone trade-in credit for T-Mobile switchers

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Sprint's taking the fight straight to T-Mobile and is offering customers of the Un-carrier a guaranteed minimum trade-in credit of $200 for their current working T-Mobile smartphone. That's in addition to the current contract buy-out offer (though T-Mobile ditched traditional contracts nearly two years ago) or up to $350 in credit to pay for their new Sprint phone.

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3 days ago

Dungeoneers- fantasy treasure hunting and monster fighting from your Windows Phone

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If you like Dungeons and Dragons styled games, the Windows Phone game Dungeoneers might be something of interest.

The game is a dungeon exploration game where you create a party of four adventurers from a handful of unique classes . Dungeoneers has tons of monsters to defeat, plenty of gold to fill your pouches and a few treasure chests to plunder. The game is available for low-memory devices and while I enjoyed playing Dungeoneers, it may take you a little time to get used to the interface and dark graphics.

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3 days ago

Pricing for Microsoft's Lumia 535, 532, 435 leak out ahead of Brazil launches

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More than 170,000 new Insiders have signed up since the Windows 10 event

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3 days ago

Madden NFL 15 Super Bowl Edition now available on Xbox One with Gold Subscriber discount

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3 days ago

Three UK reportedly confirmed to be purchasing O2 for £10 billion [updated]

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Update: Three UK owner Hutchison Whampoa has officially confirmed that the company has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefonica over a potential purchase of O2.

Three UK, announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica, S.A. over a period of several weeks for the potential acquisition of Telefónica, S.A.'s UK subsidiary, O2 UK, for an indicative price in cash of £9.25 billion which would be paid at closing, and deferred upside interest sharing payments of up to a further £1 billion in the aggregate payable after the cumulative cash flow of the combined businesses of Hutchison 3G UK Limited and O2 UK has reached an agreed threshold

Original story: We reported a few days ago that Three UK was looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica, and now the deal has reportedly been confirmed at a price of 10 billion pounds (roughly 15 billion US dollars) and is expected to be finalized Friday morning.

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4 days ago

343 Industries to beta test next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update

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