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WhatsApp scores an update, no changelog in sight

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Five laptops built for travel

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Five laptops built for travel

We've collected our favorite light and travel-friendly laptops here for your consideration.

There are some excellent Windows-powered ultrabooks available for those that need to get serious work done while on the road. Given the booming popularity of these light, powerful laptops, it can be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff, but we've found five that we're really enjoying right now. Keep in mind that you may end up paying a bit of a premium for portability, but sometimes a tablet just isn't enough to get things done. On the flip side, you may also take a hit in horsepower for the sake of saving battery, as in the case with the (still entirely capable) Core M processors.

Enough yap, let's dig into some great laptops built to move.

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2 days ago

Fitbit for Windows Phone snags bug fixes in latest update

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Cortana also gets 'Fitness Tracker' support for workout recommendations

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Besides movies and 'pick the winners', some users are reporting to us that Cortana also has a new Lifestyle interest. Heading deeper into the category reveals a Fitness Tracker section, which we presume ties into the Microsoft Band.

Currently, none of us at Windows Central has the interest in our Cortana Notebook, so we can only guess as to how it works.

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Cortana can now tell you about new movies, plus you can 'Pick the Winners'

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If you are using Cortana on your Windows Phone or Windows 10 preview device, you may want to dive into Settings > Interests to check off some new categories. It looks like the Cortana team has finally delivered on some new items for Cortana to follow, and we are excited to see how they work.

Sometime in the last few days 'Showtimes + Trailers' (found under Movies) and 'Pick the Winners' (found under Entertainment) were added to Cortana's information repository. Users can then enable the categories and the personal assistant will keep you up to date when there are changes.

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2 days ago

Review - JOTO Screen Protector Film Guard for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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These days most electronic devices, especially high-end ones like the Surface Pro 3, have durable, scratch-resistant glass screens. That makes screen protectors much more of a personal preference than a must-have accessory.

They can also serve other functions, such as glare filtering. Since I often work in a very well lit environment most of the day, I find having a glare filter can be beneficial, so I decided to try a few. Today I will be looking at the JOTO Screen Protector Film Guard for the Surface Pro 3.

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2 days ago

Ting launches open beta for its GSM network

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Microsoft is removing Google Chat and Facebook Chat support from Outlook.com

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Stardock's CEO talks to us about the company's new Windows 10 Start menu, Start10

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Windows 10 won't officially be launched until sometime later in 2015, but software developers are already working on applications that will expand on the features in Microsoft's next operating system. One of the most well known third party Windows app makers, Stardock, has just launched their first Windows 10 program, Start10. The app offers users a way to bring the classic Windows 7-based Start menu to Windows 10, along with a number of other features.

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2 days ago

The Windows Phone action game I, Gladiator is this week's myAppFree Deal

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I, Gladiator is an action adventure Windows Phone game that has you playing the role of Rufus, a pawn that is caught in the middle of two warring Roman gods. To escape the clutches of the gods and regain control of his fate, Rufus must battle his way from the bottom of the gladiator hierarchy in a series of increasingly difficult tournaments.

I, Gladiator normally runs $2.99 but for the next twenty-four hours, through the myAppFree deal, you can pick the Windows Phone game up for free. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the graphics look good, gaming controls are gesture based and in just tinkering with I, Gladiator for a short time the game comes across as an entertaining way to pass the time.

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D&D-themed MMO 'Neverwinter' launches for the Xbox One March 31

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Microsoft Lumia 435 review

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Microsoft Lumia 435 review

Microsoft isn't short on Windows Phones at the lower end of the price and hardware spectrum but that didn't stop the launch of another. The Lumia 435 is the new entry level point for a Lumia Windows Phone.

It's a crowded space, though. With even some of its own stable mates to compete against, does the Lumia 435 have what it takes?

Let's find out.

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How to use Quick Read on the Microsoft Band

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The latest Microsoft Band update released earlier this week added some new features and functionality. One of those things is the new Quick Read function. It's another option to scan incoming texts, emails and other notifications on your Microsoft Band. When enabled, notifications are displayed word by word in a large size. This is handy when you're in motion and rather not scroll down to read. We'll show you how it works in our hands-on video.

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Microsoft announces new OneDrive API for all of your devices

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GTA V PC version delayed to April 14, Heists coming to Xbox gamers March 10

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There's good news and bad news for fans of Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games stated today that the long awaited Heists mode for GTA Online will launch on March 10 for the console version of the game, including the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions. Sadly, the long awaited PC port of the open world action game has been delayed yet again and is now scheduled for launch on April 14.

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