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Microsoft Stores to hold launch events Monday for Sunset Overdrive Xbox One game

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Goldsmiths Jewels HD, a Windows Phone puzzle game that may be more luck than skill

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Goldsmiths Jewel HD is an interesting Windows Phone puzzle game where you are tasked with collecting an assortment of jewels while avoiding non-precious stones.

The game, available for low-memory devices, seems to rely more on luck than skill though. You collect the gems by initiating a line that bounces around the screen. When the line hits a jewel (or stone) they fall to the bottom of the screen and are considered "collected".

Goldsmiths Jewels HD does have a certain amount of appeal and does grow on you slightly.

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Alcatel: The future of Windows Phone is in the entry-level segment

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Microsoft updates Xbox Video for Windows Phone

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Microsoft updates Xbox Video for Windows Phone

Microsoft has bumped its Xbox Video app for Windows Phone to version 2.6.370.0. The app enables Windows Phone owners to enjoy available entertainment, be it films or favorite TV shows. In this latest release, Microsoft has implemented numerous minor improvements, but users have also informed us of new playback controls.

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Microsoft offers up details on how to create custom backgrounds on the Xbox One

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2 days ago

Windows 10 power, sleep fix released to Windows Update

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3 days ago

Age of Empires: Castle Siege update improves connection errors and more

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3 days ago

PSA: Windows Phone Store down for some [Update: It's back]

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Update: It appears that the Windows Phone Store is back in business. Download on.

Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store? You're not alone. About 3:10 PM PST is when we first started getting errors connecting to the Windows Phone Store. Since then tips are coming in from others that they're unable to access or update apps in the Windows Phone Store.

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3 days ago

Voice Commander: Play this game on the Xbox One with your voice

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3 days ago

AT&T boasts strong growth but misses earnings estimate

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3 days ago

Here is what is new (so far) in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Microsoft has been busy testing and updating Windows 10 and we have been just as busy trying to keep track of all the new features that have been added. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list things that make Windows 10 stand apart, one build version at a time.

Windows 10 is not due until mid-2015 but with regular updates and a free installation, the Technical Preview lets you try it out today. How far will the OS evolve over the next nine months? We have no idea, but we are going to start keeping track. Here is what is new so far.

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3 days ago

This is how Cortana's Concert Watch feature works on Windows Phone

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A few weeks ago, the Cortana team introduced a new concert-tracking feature listed under Interests. By enabling Concert Watch, Cortana can show you when your favorite artists are playing in your area and how to get tickets. It is an ingenious addition to the personal assistant as keeping track of your favorite artists is getting more and more difficult with our increasingly complex lives.

As cool as the concert-tracking feature is, we had a few questions about how it all worked. Luckily, we were able to ask Limor Lahiani, Principal Development Lead and Hadas Bitran, Principal Program Management Lead at Microsoft about how Cortana does what she does.

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3 days ago

Free Xbox Music streaming on Windows 8.1 and web will be discontinued in December

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3 days ago

Final trailer for live action Halo: Nightfall digital feature gets down and dirty

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If you purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One, you will also be able to see the episodic live action digital feature Halo: Nightfall when it comes out on November 11. Today, Microsoft released the final trailer for the feature, which looks like it will get down and dirty with a squad of U.N.S.C. troops on a broken Halo ring

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3 days ago

Twitter hopes to replace usernames and passwords with Digits

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Twitter has just rolled out a new service for developers to integrate into their apps called Digits, which should make it more secure for consumers to sign into apps and services. Rather than complex usernames and passwords, Digits hopes to simplify the sign in process by using your phone number and an SMS verification to allow you to log in.

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