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2 years ago

Verizon FiOS app now available on the Xbox One

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2 years ago

Rumored Surface Mini may pack Kinect technology

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2 years ago

Xbox Music for Windows 8 receives an update - new features and bug fixes onboard

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Microsoft’s digital music service, Xbox Music, has received an update for its Windows 8 application. The new update brings a collection of new features and bug fixes to enhance your listening experience. Whether using an Xbox Music pass for unlimited streaming or purchasing songs individually – this latest update is out to impress.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reveals more details about indie games for Xbox One - still landing early 2014

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Sony may have a better track record with indie developers than Microsoft, but the company has been working hard to improve that. Microsoft has announced that the first Xbox One game to arrive through the Indie Development Program will arrive in the next few months. In fact, the Redmond team has thirty-two indie studios working on various titles for the Xbox One console.

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2 years ago

Tiny Death Star updated on Windows Phone and Windows 8 with some holiday magic

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There’s a guilty pleasure surrounding the crew at here at Windows Phone Central. We’re addicted to Star Wars: Tiny Death Star for Windows Phone and Windows 8. The game combines Star Wars with time management gameplay. That’s the perfect recipe for addictive gameplay. Both the Windows Phone and Windows 8 version of Tiny Death Star also just picked up an update that throws in some holiday fun. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Kirik Settings - quickly access Windows Phone settings from anywhere via volume controls

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On Android and iOS devices, there are shortcuts to settings from any app or screen. Swipe down on Android or swipe up on iOS. Windows Phone doesn’t have those options yet, but an app that has just been released provides a clever workaround.

The Kirik Settings application brings quick access to your settings like Wi-Fi, cellular data, location, rotation lock, Bluetooth and more from anywhere via your volume controls. Head past the break to watch our hands-on video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft: No CEO decision until early 2014

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2 years ago

Disney's latest game, Nemo's Reef, surfaces for Windows Phone 8

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Fans of Disney's Nemo will be able to join the cute, little fish and his friends in the latest time management game to hit the Windows Phone Store. Nemo's Reef enables players to construct their own beautiful habitat and make a home for all their favourite Finding Nemo characters. Are you ready to help Nemo and his dad, Marlin to create the best reef in the class? Swim past the break for the full read.

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2 years ago

Mix drinks app Cocktail Flow gets a refresh for Windows 8.1, just in time for Christmas

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2 years ago

Was Xbox Live support dropped for Tetris Blitz on Windows Phone? [Updated]

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This has been a terrible year for Xbox games on Windows Phone. Microsoft has all but dropped support for the Xbox branding on phones, developers have stopped releasing Xbox games en masse, and new Xbox games are basically a rare occurrence nowadays. Don’t you wish the Windows Phone team cared a lick about gamers?

The latest sign of the inevitable demise of Xbox on Windows Phone comes with last week’s Tetris Blitz update. The game launched in a bug-ridden state (see our review). But to Electronic Arts’ credit, the publisher has released a steady stream of updates to improve its product. The latest update certainly packs some improvements, but it sort of looks like it removes Tetris Blitz’s Xbox branding. Could this be the end of EA’s Xbox support or just a snafu?

Update: EA's official response after the break!

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2 years ago

Grab your hover board as Subway Surfers officially arrives for Windows Phone 8

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This one is coming out of nowhere but Kiloo Games and Sybo Games have released Subway Surfers for Windows Phone. We’ve confirmed with Microsoft that this is an official release and not a clone. Indeed, it’s the same version number as the one for the iPhone, that is version 1.16.

Subway Surfers is yet another endless runner, but it has gained a ton of popularity, rivaling Temple Run. First released in May 2012, this game has been one of the top requested titles for Windows Phone and now that day is here.

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2 years ago

Official UK & Ireland Domino's app for Windows 8.1 now available

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Domino's is a household favourite when it comes to pizza takeaway and is perfect for when you simply don't know what to have for dinner. You've previously been able to check out the enticing menu on your Windows Phone, but now an official Domino's app has launched for Windows 8.1 hardware.

Just in case you're unable to fetch your phone or would like to enjoy ordering a Domino's on a larger screen, this new Windows app has you covered.

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2 years ago

Countdown to 2014 Xbox 360 sale: Marvelous deals, last chance to get Marvel vs. Capcom games

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Every year since time immemorial, Microsoft has put a ton of downloadable Xbox 360 content on sale around Christmastime. The sale returns once again this year as the Countdown to 2014. Running from today through December 31, the Countdown consists both of daily and weekly sales. The first batch of weekly deals runs through the 23rd. 

Head past the break for a full list of today’s Countdown sales and the weekly deals.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: HERE Drive+, Nokia MixRadio, BLINK, SongArc, LinkedIn

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Besides the Instagram Beta update we reported on, it’s turning out to be a busy Tuesday morning as a whole horde of big name apps are getting updates on this day. Some fall under the rubric of the boring “general improvements and bug fixes” while others have a few more details. Regardless, as least you’ll know that some of your main apps are getting the treatment they deserve.

Let’s see who gets what in today’s Windows Phone app roundup.

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2 years ago

Instagram updates official Windows Phone app with photo tagging and maps

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