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The Samsung Galaxy S6, complete with 115GB of OneDrive, OneNote and Skype

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Remember those recent rumors about Microsoft services coming pre-loaded on the Samsung Galaxy S6? Turns out they were true. Now the phone (and its sibling, the Galaxy S6 edge) is officially official we know that it's a thing, but a pretty limited thing. OneDrive and OneNote are preloaded, with 115GB (odd number, sure) of free storage for two years, and the hands-on our buddies at Android Central had showed Skype was also pre-loaded on the demo units.

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3 days ago

Sprint rolls out minor firmware update for its HTC 8XT

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Save 50% today on this skin case for Nokia Lumia 1320

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New OS market share data shows slight gain for Windows 8.1, Windows XP

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The HP Spectre x360 is a 2-in-1 laptop that's thin, light and has long battery life

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3 days ago

We go hands-on with the Acer Liquid Leap+ smart activeband

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Today at MWC 2015, Acer has announced their Liquid Leap+ smart wearable. It can track the user's steps, running distance and calories burned. It also supports notifications and playback control. What's also great is that it can sync and connect with Androis, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. See it in action in our hands-on video.

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3 days ago

Microsoft accidentally confirms Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL in premature announcement

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Acer's new Windows Phone is low budget but not without charm

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It's been some time since we've talked about Acer in the context of Windows Phone. But, it's back in the game with the Liquid M220, the company's first Windows Phone 8.1 device just announced at Mobile World Congress. It's a budget phone, costing just 79 Euros when it goes on sale in April in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. It'll be competing directly with the likes of the Microsoft Lumia 435 in the market, and while it's low budget when it comes to the hardware, it does have some charm.

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3 days ago

Acer is back in the Windows Phone fold with the Liquid M220

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Acer is officially back in the Windows Phone game. Announced this morning at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the Liquid M220 is the Taiwanese manufacturers very first Windows Phone 8.1 device. Better still, alongside introducing the device, Acer is announcing it's commitment to upgrading it to Windows 10 down the line.

The phone is announced alongside the Liquid Leap+ smartband which is fully compatible with Windows Phone 8.1. The phone is targeted at the budget end of the market, and will be available in April in the EMEA region for just €79.

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3 days ago

Acer's upgraded Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband offers waterproof play for all

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With an updated design and support for Android, iOS, and Windows, Acer is hoping the Liquid Leap+ will take off.

With the original Liquid Leap Smart Activeband barely leaving shelves, Acer has decided their wearable plan needed a refresh. Today at Mobile World Conference, the company has revealed their plans for an updated version of their first wearable. It's being called the Liquid Leap+, and chief among the features Acer is hoping will excite users is support for the three largest mobile operating systems in what they call an "OS agnostic" approach to the market.

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3 days ago

IKEA to integrate Qi charging in some furniture starting in April 2015

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Everyone's favorite build-your-own furniture store IKEA has just announced a partnership to start integrating Qi charging for devices into some of its furniture. Starting in April 2015, IKEA will offer bedside tables, lamps and desks with Qi charging built in, meaning you won't need to drop any extra cables or charging bases to keep your phones topped up.

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3 days ago

Watch us play Asphalt 8 and STARWHAL on Twitch with guest co-host Gameloft Ryan!

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams a 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, 2am GMT), we'll be playing Asphalt 8: Airborne from Gameloft. Asphalt 8 is a massive free to play Xbox game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT. Tonight's stream is special because regular co-host Tyler and I will be joined on the microphone by Gameloft Community manager Ryan Changes, also known as "Gameloft" Ryan. And we're giving out Microsoft gift cards donated by Gameloft. Stick around after the Asphalt 8 stream for a bonus Starwhal stream with more prizes!

Update: The streams have ended. Read on to see our Asphalt 8 and Starwhal replay videos, impressions, and full list of contest winners!

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4 days ago

ICYMI: February 28, 2015

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ICYMI: February 28, 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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4 days ago

Searching on Windows Phone Store is currently down for some users [Update: It's back up]

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Update: The search features in the Windows Phone Store now seem to be back up and running again.

Original story: We have received a large number of tips stating that the search feature in the Windows Phone Store is currently not working on their smartphone. The store itself seems to be up and running, but searching for apps yields no results.

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4 days ago

Media Browser for Windows 8.1 updated with sync and offline support

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