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Poll: Do you need official apps so long as there are good third-party ones?

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Earlier this week I wrote about how it'd been a full year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app and what we, the Windows Phone users could do about it if we were unhappy. Our advice was to use something like 6Tag, an excellent third-party solution but some of the comments on the post raised an interesting question. A question we're going to put to you, the Windows Central audience.

Do we really need official apps as long as there are good quality, third-party solutions available in the store?

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Subway Surfers takes you to Paris in latest update

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Windows 10 10041 preview build gets another update to fix sign-in bug

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TouchMousePointer gives you a virtual trackpad for your Windows tablet

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Small icons and menus with rollover effects are a couple of things that Windows tablet users can have difficulties with. There's a free solution that can help and it's called TouchMousePointer. It's a virtual trackpad on your screen. It's especially helpful when you're in desktop mode on Windows 8.1 navigating through the control panel or Internet Explorer settings. It also works with Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.

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Halo Online trailer shows what the Russians, and no one else, can play

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Windows 10 preview users can now benchmark their DirectX 12 PC with new test

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Todoist has a bright future on Windows with TaskCrunch acquisition

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Todoist is a hugely popular, cross-platform task managing service that hasn't traditionally had a great presence on Windows. That looks set to change with the company's acquisition of TaskCrunch, a third-party client that syncs with Todoist, and the developer behind it.

Jan Kratochvil will become Todoist's first full-time developer for Windows.

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Lumia Camera 5.0 for PureView devices with Denim getting a small update today

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Microsoft pushes out surprise Surface Pro 3 firmware update for better business security [Update]

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F1 2015 confirmed for Xbox One and PC, launching in June

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Codemasters has today confirmed more details on the next instalment in its Formula 1 franchise, F1 2015. The good news is that the game will be out in June and we'll be able to play it on both the PC and Xbox One this year.

This marks the very first time that the F1 series will have graced the Xbox One, with the 2014 edition missing the cut and only going to the 'last-gen' consoles. None of that for 2015 with the PS4 also supported.

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Fight the Empire with Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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Yet another Star Wars games has been released for mobile devices, including Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. This time, the game is Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, based on the current animated TV series on Disney XD that tells the story of the early days of the Rebellion between Episode III and IV.

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Get a free HP Stream 7 with a top-spec Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft UK

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Gears of War: Judgement, Assassin's Creed IV and more are April's Games with Gold

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Microsoft reportedly still working on Android apps to run on Windows Phone

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When it comes to Microsoft's mobile future, everything is on the table, including the possibility of running Android apps to fill in the 'app gap'. Windows 10 for phone is not even out the door yet, but intel on Microsoft continues to keep this strategy alive.

A new report from Neowin sheds more light on this program's status and obstacles.

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Microsoft teams up with Entel in Peru to launch the Lumia 635, Lumia 435

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