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Live Interior 3D Pro, the brilliant interior designing app for Windows 8, is on sale this week

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Live Interior 3D Pro is a useful app for Windows 8 devices for homeowners planning to renovating their home or planning improvements and professional Interior Designers trying to bridge the gap between ideas and visualization.

I've written about the app before when I first discovered it, but the app has come a long way since then. There's a Light Editor dialog that helps create and control light sources and Type & Representation dialog for setting object type, origin, as well as adjusting 2D and 3D representations. There are several more small but nifty additions as well.

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Windows 10 build 10056: Everything you need to know

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ICYMI: April 11, 2015

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ICYMI: April 11, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!

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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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: April 11, 2015

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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: April 11, 2015

There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features. Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss.

Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: April 10, 2015

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With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.

For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.

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6tag updates to 4.1.2 with fix for selecting friends in Direct messages

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How to roll back from Windows 10 Preview to Windows Phone 8.1

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Yesterday, Microsoft released a new update to the Windows 10 Preview for phone and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you may want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has made it really simple. You'll need a computer, your phone, a USB cable, and the Windows Phone Recovery Tool.

Watch our step-by-step instructions on video.

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Windows Phone Store Collection: Into the Shadows

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For those who may not be familiar, the Windows Phone Store features a series of app and game collections that groups Windows Phone titles into a wide range of categories. Microsoft does a good job of rotating these collections and one collection that we haven't notice recently popped up on our radar.

The Into the Shadows Collection is an assembly of Windows Phone games that will allow you to be immersed in a world of intricate shading and shadows. The gaming titles are described as featuring "slick graphics with a shadowy atmosphere". When combined with challenging game play, these shadowy Windows Phone games can be an entertaining way to pass the time.

We've plucked a few of the gaming titles from the Into the Shadows Collection for this week's Windows Central roundup. There are a few notable omissions ( Dark Lands and Darklings come to mind) and if you have a favorite game with a shadowy atmosphere that isn't in the Collection, sound off below in the comments.

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Seven things to know about the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

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Some quick pointers on Microsoft's newest Lumias

The Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are Microsoft's latest devices to hit the market and both have the makings of being popular successors to the Lumia 635 and Lumia 1320 respectively. They're well priced, have decent hardware specs for the position in the market and that same great Windows Phone experience you get on phones that cost twice as much.

So, if you just picked one up, or you're thinking hard about it, here's seven things you need to know.

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Microsoft Lumia 640 XL first impressions

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Lumia 930 users can grab Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 with Windows Insider app

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Although the Lumia 930 was excluded from the Windows 10 preview today due to a scaling issue, users can get Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.

Earlier, we reported that some users are seeing Update 2 on their phones and not getting Windows 10. Microsoft has started a thread in their support forums to try and figure out why. However, for Lumia 930 users, it looks like you can just upgrade to Update 2 and not get Windows 10.

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BBM beta snags a slew of bug fixes in latest update

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 apparently part of Windows 10 preview release for some phones

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Alongside today's Windows 10 preview for phones release, it seems as though some devices are actually receiving Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. The Windows Central tip box is getting filled with reports from community members who have gone through the process to install Windows 10 and ended up with Update 2 arriving first.

While we're still devoid of any official word from Microsoft, Windows 10 guru, Gabe Aul, seems to have indicated that this is the case.

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Leaked Windows 10 build 10056 shows improvements to tablet mode, more

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Fast ring configuration update pushing out with latest Windows 10 preview

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