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2 years ago

'Redstone' is the rumored code name for the next major Windows update in 2016 [Update]

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2 years ago

Two 'vast' expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt announced for 2015 and 2016

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CD Projekt RED have just announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will pick up two massive expansions to compliment the already massive base game.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is reported to be larger than Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and carries 200+ hours of content for completionists. For those who find themselves wanting even more, late 2015 and early 2016 will see the release of Heart of Stone and Blood and Wine respectively, each adding playtime in the double digits for what CD Projekt RED hope will challenge the tiny DLCs offered by some of their competitors.

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2 years ago

How to use Quick Access on Windows 10 Technical Preview

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When you open File Explorer on Windows 10 Technical Preview, it opens to Quick Access by default. Think of Quick Access as a section where you can place shortcuts to your favorite folders. It also displays recently viewed files and frequently used folders by default. We'll show you how to use Quick Access and what checkboxes to uncheck if you're concerned about other people seeing your most frequently viewed folder. See it in action in our how-to video.

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2 years ago

My top 10 gaming Easter eggs and references

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My top 10 gaming Easter eggs and references

A belated Happy Easter gamers!

I am slipping this in at the last Easter minute to celebrate some of gaming's greatest references! For those who do not know, an Easter egg (as it pertains to games) is a hidden joke or reference to another piece of media. I've listed some of my favourite eggxamples from both Xbox and PC games below (I promise that is the last egg pun, maybe).

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2 years ago

The Windows 10 Game Jam will give students free lessons during a 24-hour hackathon

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Build Tour will have hands-on Windows 10 demos for developers in 23 cities worldwide

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Microsoft is gearing up to to go on the road to promote Windows 10 app development to software creators. Today, the company announced the Build Tour, which will include one-day stops at 23 cities worldwide in May and June, after Microsoft holds its larger three day Build 2015 conference in San Francisco in late April.

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2 years ago

6tag fixes 'full image' format for better-quality image uploads to Instagram

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Instagram client for Windows Phone 6tag has found another update today, bringing the version number to 4.1.1.

With it comes a fix for those utilizing the optional black/white margins using the auto fit mode (aka full image posting). This tool is useful for publishing full, non-square photos to Instagram while retaining the whole view. This is accomplished through the use of top and bottom margins like a letterbox in film.

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2 years ago

How to claim your free Office 365 subscription with the Lumia 640 and 640 XL

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One of the added perks to buying a new Lumia 640 or Lumia 640 XL is one free year of Office 365. It's not unusual at all for Microsoft to hand out free subscriptions, small Windows 8.1 tablets have been doing it for a while. But it's unusual for a Lumia phone and it's not immediately obvious how you go about claiming your freebie.

So here's what you need to do.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Amazon is selling one year of Office 365 Personal for just $26.77

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2 years ago

Eurovision welcomes Microsoft as Technology Partner for 2015, Windows Phone app on the way

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2 years ago

Goodbye, Lumia 1520 as AT&T and Microsoft Stores stop selling the aging phablet

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Of all the Lumia phones to get a SIM card installed, the Lumia 1520 goes down for me as the longest running device to date. This is saying a lot considering I own pretty much every Lumia made. So with that news, it is sad to note that AT&T and even the Microsoft Store have discontinued selling the esteemed large-screened Windows Phone.

Reports of the Lumia 1520 fading into the sunset have been circulating for months now. Third party retailers have been running low here and overseas, hinting that the Lumia 1520 was getting retired.

Heading to AT&T's and the Microsoft Store web reveal that only the Lumia 830, Lumia 635, and Lumia 640 XL (coming soon) are listed as available Lumia phones. The HTC One (M8) is also still listed as well.

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2 years ago

Modders want to offer Halo Online outside of Russia, but Microsoft is trying to stop them [Update]

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Update: A Microsoft spokesperson has sent Windows Central an official statement on the efforts of modders to release Halo Online outside of Russia:

""While we're thrilled there's so much interest outside of Russia, the beta of Halo Online is a PC experience tailored specifically for the tastes, tech and infrastructure of the Russian market and furthermore, is still in an early state. As such, we want to ensure a quality experience for our beta participants within Russia which could be impacted through unauthorized use."

Original story: A group of PC game modders are trying to gain access to the source code for Halo Online so they can offer the free-to-play PC first person shooter game outside of its intended target country of Russia. However, as you might imagine, Microsoft does not take kindly to their efforts and has been trying to stop their progress.

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2 years ago

Currys PCWorld offering Surface 3 and Type Cover bundle for £529

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2 years ago

myAppFree expands its coverage of deals to Windows 8 apps and games

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myAppFree is a Windows Phone app that you should be familiar with. The app works with Windows Phone developers to offer free or discounted pricing on a wide variety of Windows Phone games and apps. The deals often run twenty-four hours and are available throughout the week.

Starting today, the myAppFree deals will expand to the Windows Store and offer free or discounted pricing for Windows 8 apps and games.

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2 years ago

Here is what is new in today's big Tubecast update for YouTube lovers

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Although YouTube is once again changing their API for developers and third party apps, one of our favorite apps Tubecast is getting a big update today, including fixing some recent bugs.

If you recall, a few weeks ago Tubecast for Windows 8.1 joined the ranks with its Windows Phone brother to become a universal app. Today is the first update for both apps, bringing some improvements and new features. Let's take a look!

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