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Windows 10 build 10056 unveils updated MSN apps with new UI and vertical scrolling

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While the latest official release of Windows 10 Technical Preview still stuck in build 10049, a new preview of the operating system (build 10056) recently leaked onto the web. This release of the OS unveiled a number of changes, improvements and updated apps including a new Weather app.

Additionally, Microsoft is also including new redesigned version of its Sports, Money, and News apps (now called MSN Apps).

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10 Tips everyone should know after installing Windows 10 Technical Preview

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While Windows 10 is still a preview and months away from final release (aka RTM), Microsoft's upcoming operating system is already taking shape with tons of new features and improvements. Every day more people are becoming part of the Windows Insider program to get a taste of what's to come later this summer, when Microsoft launches Windows 10 to the public.

As such, we thought we would share 10 of the most useful tips every Windows Insider should know to get started with Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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Microsoft hints at upcoming Skype for Business Windows Phone app

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Band Pro updated - bug fixes and a cloud based image collection in tow

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Band Pro is a simple Windows Phone app for sending customized wallpapers to your Microsoft Band.

The app was updated recently to iron out a few bugs and deliver a few more features into the mix. For starters, the issues related to the HTC M8 One has been fixed and you now have the ability to search the cloud for background images.

The update takes Band Pro to version 1.2 and definitely has the Windows Phone Band app headed in the right direction.

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Microsoft Studios set to launch 'major' DLC for critically acclaimed Xbox One puzzler Kalimba

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Critically acclaimed puzzle platformer 'Kalimba' is set to receive a 'major' free content update, courtesy of Microsoft Studios and PressPlay Games.

The DLC will arrive for free on April 22nd, with some aspects becoming paid content after May 6th. The patch will add a ton of new game modes and levels, both for solo and multiplay.

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6tag and Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone get minor updates

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Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be livestreamed on April 17

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Microsoft to sell Xbox One bundled with The Witcher 3 in Europe and other markets

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Lenovo wants to improve handwriting on Windows 8.1 devices with new WRITEit app

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Second Chance – a collection of mini-games for your Windows Phone that may drive you nuts

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Second Chance is a Windows Phone game that is a collection of mini-games that you play in five second spurts. The games will test your reaction speed, concentration and powers of deduction. The primary goal of Second Chance is to survive for as long as possible by solving the five second puzzles. Should you fail to solve a puzzle, it will cost you one of your five gaming lives.

The Windows Phone game, available for low-memory devices, has been available in the Store for some time now. We stumbled across Second Chance over the weekend while searching for another gaming title. Second Chance looked fun and we took the free version out for a test drive to see if the game was deserving of the 4.5 Star rating it was pulling down in the Store.

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Here are our impressions of the BLU Win HD with Dual SIM LTE

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The BLU Win HD Windows Phone with Dual SIM LTE may be the best contract bargain yet

Back in 2014, BLU became one of a handful of new white-label manufacturers to add their services to the Windows Phone ecosystem. Offering low cost but eye-catching phones to consumers, companies like BLU brought something other than Lumias to those in the US. Perhaps more importantly, they finally offered a vision of unlocked, carrier free devices, giving consumers the ultimate choice.

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The ultimate guide to Microsoft Band

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The ultimate guide to Microsoft Band

The Microsoft Band is the Redmond-based company's first foray into the ever growing new wearables category. Part smartwatch, part fitness band, with the Microsoft Band on your wrist you can tell the time, see who's calling you, track your run and even pay for your Starbucks.

The Band has enjoyed early popularity despite being incredibly hard to get hold of. Initial stocks quickly sold out, and it's been hit and miss ever since as to where and when you can get your hands on one. But now, Microsoft has a much wider retail network to sell through and has even expanded availability to the UK. So more people than ever can get one, so we're here to help each and every one of you.

This is our ultimate guide to the Microsoft Band.

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Three UK adds carrier billing support for the Windows Phone Store

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Hike messenger update improves message load times, brings new sticker packs

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Join the Microsoft Band discussion in the Windows Central forums!

Now the Microsoft Band is available to more people than ever before, with a wider U.S. retail availability and now the launch in the UK, there's sure to be a number of new owners out there among the Windows Central community. And we've got just the place to talk about it.

The Windows Central forums are a hive of activity and the perfect place to jump in and talk with other enthusiasts about the Microsoft Band. Whether you're looking for help or just want to tell everyone how awesome you think it is, there's something for everyone. Come on in and join the discussion at the link below!

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