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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

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Rogers flips the switch on LTE-Advanced in 12 markets

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It looks like things are about to speed up for our friends in the North—on Rogers at least. The Canadian carrier announced today that it has flipped the switch on LTE-Advanced in several markets throughout the country. Perhaps even better, Rogers is doing all of this on the 700 MHz spectrum, which should allow for greater penetration inside of buildings.

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Assassin's Creed Unity now available for pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One

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Assassin's Creed Unity is now available to preorder and pre-download for Xbox One. You can either grab the Xbox One pre-order edition or the Xbox One gold pre-order edition. This year's version of Assassin's Creed features an entirely new engine just for next-gen consoles. It also adds co-op to the campaign which is a first in the franchise.

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How to disable the new window animations in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Beginners' Tips Series!

If you have been keeping up with the news on Windows 10 Technical Preview, you have seen a plethora of new features, both functional and aesthetic.

Amongst the latter, is the new animation when opening and closing windows. These arrived as part of the latest version, Preview Build 9860. Reception of the look has been mixed. Some people find the animation to be snazzy while others are just annoyed by it.

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6 days ago

Join Office Sway without an invite for a limited time

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OneRoom, a minimalistic approach to photo editing for Windows Phone

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No argument here. We have a ton of photo editors available in the Windows Phone Store. Which one is best? Your guess is as good as mine and one of the latest offerings hoping to catch your eye is OneRoom.

What sets OneRoom apart from the cornucopia of photo editors already available in the Windows Phone Store? You do have editing presets that helps you edit photos quickly and the app can handle images up to 38MP in size. The app is also minimalistic in design that hopes to make the editing flow more user friendly.

In just tinkering with OneRoom for a short time, it does have a bit of appeal but may struggle to knock off the more popular editors such as Photoshop Express, Fhotoroom or Fantasia Painter due to a few missing features. Still, if you are looking for another photo editor to add to your Windows Phone Library or are still searching for that one editor that fits your tastes bests, OneRoom is worth a try.

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6 days ago

Mildly interesting: Windows 10 is really just Windows 9 underneath

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On September 30, 2014, Microsoft finally revealed to the world their next version of Windows. Speculation about the name had been ongoing for months, especially with the known internal name of 'Threshold' being used widely in the press. Would Microsoft call it just Windows? What about Windows One or the more traditional Windows 9?

Microsoft threw everyone a curve ball by announcing the name as jumping from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. No official reason is known, although the most obvious is to make Windows 10 seem like a big deal as an update.

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6 days ago

Samsung ATIV S getting Windows Phone 8.1 Update? Kind of

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Starting about ten days ago, reports that Samsung was pushing out Windows Phone 8.1 Update for ATIV S users began circulating the 'nets. We have our own ATIV S here in the house, which is an unbranded UK release, and were not able to get any such update. Instead, we are stuck on Windows Phone 8.0 GDR3 (Build 10517; Firmware 2424.13.10.1).

As it turns out, a very select few ATIV S users are getting Windows Phone 8.1 Update (Build 14157; Firmware 2424.14.9.3), which is splendid news. The bad news is it is isolated to specific regions like Austria and maybe Hong Kong.

Samsung ATIV S devices released through carriers and most other areas are not seeing the update yet, although obviously this can change. Let me try and explain and give you the full story.

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Freaky Friday Sale: This durable Lumia Icon skin case is just $4.95 today!

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Deezer acquires Stitcher, adding talk radio and podcasts to its collection

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What will this iPhone user miss after switching to Windows Phone?

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Windows Central forums member, Panmoria, is about to leave the iPhone for a Lumia 930, but there are questions that need to be answered. Maybe you can help. Panmoria wants to know what you'd be really missing about iOS? Is Windows Phone 8.1 stable?

Several forums member have responded already, and maybe you can join the conversation with your opinion.

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas getting Xbox 360 re-release on October 26

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Movie Quizz, a motion picture poster trivia game for Windows Phone

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Movie Quizz is a Windows Phone trivia game that tests you skills at identifying movies through their posters. The game takes a bit of a casual approach with seven level of movies to identify that are grouped into movie genre or leading actor categories. Movies range from the more current titles as well as those from 50's and 60's.

Movie Quizz is available for low-memory devices and while it takes on movie trivia from a slightly casual approach, the game is an enjoyable way to pass short bits of time with.

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Quantum Break's new trailer makes us wish we could time travel to its release

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A new Microsoft Lumia device is coming 'soon' as the Nokia name fades from Windows Phone

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It is no secret at this point that the Nokia name was going to be eventually supplanted by something else. Nokia lives on as a separate company, while Microsoft takes ownership of the Lumia brand and brings the new employees into the fold.

Speculation about the name change has been going for months but on October 21, Microsoft made it official by stating the new name will go from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.

Tonight, the Conversations blog has more on the name change, including what it all means.

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