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Fitbit app for Windows Phone gets new features, updated graphs and more Cortana

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Yesterday, we took a look at Fitbit and their new Charge wearable activity tracker. Today, version 1.5 of the Windows Phone app, which I demoed in that video, is live in the Store for everyone.

Today's update is more than just 'bug fixes' and delivers quite a few new features and improvements. The update just went live, and we have the full changelog, so let's take a look.

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta six-part documentary series starts tonight

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SmartThings, the fourth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

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SmartThings, the fourth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

As we continue with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are looking at and SmartThings (SmartThings.com) is today’s featured item.

When it comes to home automation, consumers today have many choices available to them. The problem is which brand to you invest with to ensure product longevity? Luckily there are wireless protocols lie Z-Wave and ZigBee, and SmartThings works with both technologies, as well as Wi-Fi-connected devices.

SmartThings may be the most forward-thinking, detailed home-automation system available today. Since it works with multiple protocols, you are not limited to just SmartThings accessories, but can incorporate ones from third-party companies. Even better? There is a solid Windows Phone app to control it all.

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Unwrap the 4th #HiddenGemsApp for a chance to win a SmartThings starter kit #sponsored #sweeps

We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week, focusing on the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things). We spent the first few days looking at fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, but today we're shifting gears and delving into the connected home. You can catch up on the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.

Today is day 4, and we are featuring the SmartThings home automation system — it works with a central app, an array of wireless sensors, and your smartphone to make your home connected, safer, and smarter.

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Here's your first look at the future of SongArc and details on joining the beta

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Some Lumia 930 units are now getting the Denim update in Europe

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Plex gains cinema trailer support for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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Here's the current list of smartphones with the Lumia Denim update (so far) in Asia

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3 days ago

Surfaces on the sidelines lead the Seahawks to victory

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Things may have been off to a rocky start when the NFL started using Surface tablets earlier this year, but today brought a pretty cool little story about how the tablets have helped out Washington's own Seattle Seahawks. In an interview with Washington's King 5 News, quarterback Russell Wilson said that the ability to instantly review plays on the tablet has helped the team win.

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Deal Alert: Microsoft Store has the loaded Dell XPS 15 for $1499

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Microsoft makes the Lumia Denim update official with wider rollout in early January

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Latest update for Windows 10 9879 preview prepares it for the next 'awesome' build

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The Garmin VIRB Elite action camera gets an official Windows Phone app

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Amazon drops $100 off every Surface Pro 3 model and adds a free $100 gift card

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4 days ago

GTA Online for Xbox One adds snowball fights and gingerbread man masks

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Grand Theft Auto Online has a ton of free holiday content available for all Xbox One owners. Most of the new items, including new cars and weapons, are available permanently, while some of the more festive things, like snowfall in San Andreas and holiday masks, are only around until January 5. On top of the new items, Rockstar is also kicking off a #FestiveSurprise holiday photo contest with a big $1 million prize in in-game cash.

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