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2 years ago

Dropbox squashes desktop client bug, offers free Pro upgrade to those who lost files

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Those who rely on Dropbox to store their personal files may have lost some of their data. The service has experienced some issues regarding a bug in older versions of its available desktop apps. This bug deleted files uploaded by affected users who activated the Selective Sync feature, leading some to find they'd lost a large amount of files.

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2 years ago

Xbox One Mini Series controller review – Big performance from a small pad

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The Mini Series Wired Controller is exciting for a number of reasons. Along with PowerA's Spectra Controller, it's one of the very first two wired controllers for Xbox One. Many gamers prefer wireless for comfort, but wired controllers can still be very handy. The Mini Series controller is also smaller than a standard Xbox One controller, making it more suitable for players with small hands. And last but not least, it sells for $39.99 – $20 less than the standard controller. Read on to find out whether the Mini Series Controller is right for you.

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2 years ago

Blu Win HD and Win Jr head north with Microsoft Store Canada

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Blu, purveyor of low-cost Windows phones, can now be found in Microsoft Stores in Canada. The pair of Windows Phones had previously only been available from Blu and Microsoft Stores in the United States. Blu's phones aren't associated with any carrier in either country, so that these prices are off-contract is an encouraging thing: $179 for the Blu Win HD and $89 for the Blu Win Jr.

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2 years ago

This soft Lumia Icon skin case has been marked down to just $4.95 today!

2 years ago

Microsoft releases Surface Hub app to calibrate and customize the Surface Pro 3

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Earlier this week, Microsoft releases a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3. The update was to enable a forthcoming app that would let users calibrate and customize the unique pen for Microsoft's latest tablet hybrid. Tonight, that app is now live in the Store.

Named Surface Hub, the app looks to be only for Surface Pro 3 owners, although anyone can install it on a Windows 8 machine. However, non-Surface owners are greeted with a 'coming soon' screen, as obviously this week's new firmware is what 'activates' it for the right equipment.

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2 years ago

Watch the replay of our Contrast streaming event!

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Last week we announced our plans for improved Xbox One coverage. A big part of that involves hosting contests during our Twitch streaming sessions. Our first session (CastleStorm and KickBeat) went off without a hitch, with ten Xbox One codes given away. Now it's time for the second session!

During tonight's Twitch stream, we'll be playing the gorgeous puzzle platformer Contrast from Compulsion Games. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out three Xbox One codes for Contrast, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes! That's right, even our unfortunate non-Xbox One owning brethren can win this time. Just follow me on Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch, watch along, and be there in chat for your chance to win. (You can also watch the event live or after the fact, right here.)

Update: The stream went down great! Continue reading to see the whole video stream and the list of contest winners.

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2 years ago

ICYMI: October 11, 2014

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ICYMI: October 11, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. 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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2 years ago

Nokia US Facebook page giving away five Lumia 635 devices and extras

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2 years ago

New Office 365 TV commercial seems to be against workplace remote copter fun

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2 years ago

Windows 10 Technical Preview contains code for upcoming consumer preview

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2 years ago

My Top Windows Phone Weather Apps

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My Top Windows Phone Weather Apps

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Weather Apps

Weather apps seem to multiply faster than a burrow full of rabbits and are one of the more populated genres of apps in the Windows Phone Store. You have feature rich apps that not only deliver the current and extended forecasts but also live weather radar, weather videos and the ability to track the weather for a friend's location. Some can add your current weather conditions to photos and others are more minimal in nature.

The choice as to which likely boils down to personal preference and for this week's roundup, I'll toss out my top Windows Phone weather apps. Now before you break out the pitchforks, light the torches and begin posting "How could you miss (insert weather app title here)!", these are titles that I find myself relying on in my day to day activities. There is a huge selection of quality weather apps available in the Windows Phone Store and if I don't mention your favorite, there's nothing nefarious afoot.

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2 years ago

NFC Safe, an encrypted means of securing private data on your Windows Phone

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NFC Safe is an interesting Windows Phone app that allows you to secure important date, images and credentials on your Windows Phone. The app utilizes your Windows Phone's NFC abilities to create a NFC Tag key that will open the app. Otherwise, your information is locked up and secure from prying eyes.

NFC Safe includes OneDrive support to back up your information, Live Tile support for direct access to folders and you can create multiple NFC tags just in case you are prone to losing things. It's an interesting app and a handy way to keep things private on your Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Windows Insider testing program likely to continue after Windows 10 launch

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2 years ago

5 tips to make awesome Color Pop photos with Lumia Creative Studio

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In case you missed it, Creative Studio has just been updated to bring back Color Pop. This feature lets you create black and white images with the exception of certain objects. If done correctly, you can come up with some awesome photos. I walked around New York City today and took some photos with the Lumia 1520. Check out some of the images I've created and my 5 tips with Color Pop.

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2 years ago

Shadow Warrior reboot slices its way to the Xbox One October 21

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