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Help beta test a great new Honeywell Evohome remote app for Windows Phone

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The Windows Phone developer community often comes up with the goods where official support may be lacking and that's definitely the case here. Developer, David Horn, has taken it upon himself to build a remote application for the Honeywell Evohome connected home heating system but needs the help of some keen Windows Phone users to help beta test it. That's where you come in.

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These eco-friendly hard cases are built tough for your HTC One M8 and are 46% off today!

The inner-most layer of the Aegis Case is made of a shock absorbing silicone that wraps around the back and edges of your HTC One M8, leaving the buttons raised and ports covered with silicone plugs to keep out dirt and debris. On top of that is a rock-hard polycarbonate that encompasses the silicone, giving you a smooth, easy to grip surface. Get yours for just $18.95

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Khan Academy launches its Xbox One academic app with access to over 5,000 videos

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Last minute shopping sale! Save 20% on all Windows Phone accessories

We're taking the holiday rush into consideration this year and offering you last minute shoppers 20% off our entire selection of accessories here at Windows Central. That means cases, chargers, screen protectors, Bluetooth and anything else you can find to stuff your stockings with!

With popular devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 920 flying off the shelves this season, you'll want the perfect accessories to accommodate that brand spankin' new Windows Phone, right?

After you've done your last minute shopping, simply enter coupon code: LAST14 at checkout to apply your 20% off discount. We offer FREE shipping on all orders over $50 and have even faster delivery options for those who need their Windows Phone gear quicker than the norm.

So, get your orders in and save some cash while you can because this sale ends midnight Sunday, December 21st PST.

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Microsoft Store to offer a free game with any 4GB Xbox 360 Wednesday, plus a second game in-store

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Today's deal from the Microsoft Store as part of its 12 Days of Deals campaign is a special Fitbit Charge bundle in the US and a Surface Pro 3 price cut in Canada, but what about on Wednesday, December 17? Microsoft says that deal will be a free select game with the purchase of any 4GB Xbox 360 bundle, plus a second free game if you are one of the first to show up at a Microsoft Store location.

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6 days ago

Save the Day with the Windows Phone game Hand of God

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Hand of God is a fast pace, time waster of a game for Windows Phone where you must save people from an erupting volcano and the havoc it is creating.

Game play with Hand of God are simple and straightforward with the pace of the game creating most of the challenge. The game is available for low-memory Windows Phones and features two gaming modes to keep things from growing stale too quickly. First impressions are good with Hand of God and it could be a fun game to pass short bits of time with.

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Microsoft will shut down Nokia Chat beta app for Windows Phone on January 15

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Microsoft starts counting down to 2015, offering daily deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 games

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Telegram Messenger Beta updated with new animations, self-destruct option and more

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Microsoft launches Lumia 638 in India; to be available exclusively on Amazon

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In an unusually quiet announcement, Microsoft today launched the most affordable smartphone 4G device in India, the Lumia 638.

The latest affordable Lumia on the block, the 638 features a quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. The device sports a 4.5" LCD ClearBlack display. In a first, the Lumia 638 will retail exclusively on the newly launched Microsoft Store at Amazon India at a price of ₹8,299 ($135). The device will be available for pre-booking from December 17.

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Skype users in India can now call mobiles and landlines in the US and Canada for free

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Microsoft releases hotfix for Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879

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It looks like after having offered a workaround for issues that arose in about 12 percent of PCs running the Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9879, Microsoft went ahead and released a hotfix to patch up the situation. You can download the update from Microsoft directly if you're a Windows Insider participating in the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

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Yummly debuts 'Lite' version of recipe app ahead of native Windows Phone launch

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Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

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Misfit Shine, the first of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

One of our first Hidden Gems for our 12 Days sweepstakes is Misfit's Shine activity tracker. Misfit makes one of the more fashionable trackers around these days, and it is worth a look for those who do not care for the traditional black bands found at Best Buy or Amazon.

Misfit is competing against much bigger companies like Jawbone, Fitbit, and even Microsoft. However, this company is also supporting Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, with the latter receiving an official app just last week.

So, how does Misfit Shine stack up? We are going to take a quick look at what you get and why the Shine is an attractive option.

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Unwrap the 1st #HiddenGemsApp for a chance to win a FREE Misfit Shine #sponsored #sweeps

The 12 Days of Hidden Gems has officially begun, and we're starting things off in the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things), spending the first few days looking at fitness accessories that work great with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

The first Hidden Gem to be discovered is the Misfit Shine fitness tracker and in Hidden Gems fashion, we're giving all of you the chance to win a FREE Misfit Shine in our 12 Days of Hidden Gems Sweepstakes!!

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