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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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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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1 week ago

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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1 week ago

Weekly photo contest: Boats

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Weekly photo contest: Boats

I'm on a boat! Well, not really, but you might be. This week we're going to go out and capture some boats for our weekly photo contest. Those boats don't have to be in the middle of the Pacific, as you can see the image above here is on dry land. Just go find a boat and take a cool picture with your Windows Phone.

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1 week ago

Use POP Messenger to chat with pictures, now available for Windows Phone

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How to stream YouTube videos from Windows Phone to the Xbox One using Tubecast

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Windows Phone users currently do not have an official YouTube application, but there are third-party apps available. One of those awesome apps is Tubecast, which we've recently reviewed. If you haven't installed it yet, you definitely should. It has an amazing feature that lets you "cast" videos from your phone to the Xbox One. Don't believe us? We'll show you how it works.

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1 week ago

View is a beautiful and free Behance app for Windows Phone

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View is a new Behance app in the Windows Phone Store that you're going to want to check out. Behance is one of the most popular platform for artists to promote their work. But they don't have an official app for Windows Phone yet. We've covered a few unofficial apps in the past, like be. View is another app that's aesthetically pleasing and useful to anyone who values Behance.

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1 week ago

'Critical update' available for those in the Windows Phone Preview for Developers program

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There's a new update out for those enrolled in the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers program. Go to your settings and check for an update, and you'll find 8.10.14192.280 available. The download and installation of the update should take about 5 to 10 minutes. Microsoft is listing this as a 'critical update'. Don't skip out.

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1 week ago

NYPD arms officers with Windows devices in pilot to fight crime

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