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VLC beta for Windows Phone scores more bug fixes in 1.0.9 update

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Take a peek at the clean, new look of the Windows 10 store

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One of the many new parts to Windows 10 is the Store. In the latest Technical Preview we get a first look at the redesign. Functionally it's basically the same as the existing Windows 8.1 Store at the moment but with a substantial visual overhaul. Gone is the green and in its place comes flat gray tones.

It's still in beta – as is pretty much everything in Windows 10 right now – so anything and everything is still subject to change. But here's how it looks right now.

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How to enable Hey Cortana on Windows 10 Preview and other cool shortcuts

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If you are on the brand new build of the Windows 10 January Technical Preview and you are also in the US with US English enabled, you are lucky enough to have Cortana too. Cortana is Microsoft's increasingly universal personal assistant found on the phone and now Windows (she also powers Maps too in a future update).

Did you know Hey Cortana is also available? Found on the Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 with the Lumia Denim update (see our demo), Hey, Cortana lets you call up the assistant just using your voice. The feature is disabled by default, but here is is how to enable it.

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Deal Alert: InstaWeather Pro is now free through myAppFree

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InstaWeather Pro isn't your typical Windows Phone weather app. The Windows Phone app lets you snap a photo, add an overlay of your current conditions and share the final image with your friends quickly and easily.

InstaWeather Pro makes it easy to not only share how good or bad the weather is but also lets you add a photo that will show off the conditions. The Windows Phone app normally runs $.99 but for through the myAppFree campaign, you can pick it up for free over the next twenty-four hours.

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3 days ago

Hands on with State of Decay for Xbox One at PAX South

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The Penny Arcade Expo, also known as PAX, is a videogame and board game-themed fan convention that takes place in a variety of regions across the US and even Australia. The first ever PAX South is currently taking place throughout the weekend in San Antonio, TX at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. Your man in Texas, Paul Acevedo is right there hunting for choice gaming scoops and interviews.

Microsoft itself has a relatively low key presence at PAX South, but they have teamed up with Undead Labs to offer an early taste of State of Decay: Year One Survivor Edition to the masses. Newly upgraded for Xbox One, State of Decay looks and plays better than ever. Read on for my full impressions and video interview with Jeff Strain of Undead Labs!

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: January 23, 2015

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Denim update starts rolling out to Lumia 930 UK country variant

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Microsoft releases fix for problems in latest Technical Preview

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Here's a list of known issues with the Windows 10 January Technical Preview

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Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones still due in February

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

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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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