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2 years ago

Microsoft shows you why Xbox Live Gold is a worthy upgrade

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Microsoft has released a new video showing off what feature are offered by Xbox Live Gold, the company's subscription service for its Xbox consoles and other platforms. If you haven't yet picked up Gold, but have an Xbox One (or 360) console, we strongly urge you to check out the account upgrade, which unlocks numerous social features and more.

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2 years ago

Be rewarded for watching TV and discovering new music with Viggle

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Viggle is a sweet service that rewards you for watching TV and discovering new music. An official app for Viggle is now available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone, enabling consumers to enjoy favorite media and earn some rewards. It's a dream service for many, checking into TV shows and matching songs playing in the background to earn Viggle points is something that would fit naturally in lifestyles today.

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2 years ago

Foursquare for Windows Phone updated with instability fix for Lumia 1520, Icon owners

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2 years ago

Disney Checkout Challenge tests your grocery scanning skills

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Adobe Photoshop Express for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Interactive Touch Books for Windows 8 (Hidden Gems)

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Learning to read is one of the best parts about growing up. The books start off simple and get progressively harder the more you learn and the older you get. Reading these days for most adults takes place on digital e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. Young kids are reading more and more on tablets. Interactive Touch Books is an award-winning app on iOS, that recently made its way to the Windows Store.

As part of our Hidden Gems series, we'll be taking a look at this app aimed at helping young children learn to read. It's sure to be a hit among kids and their parents.

Don't forget, that by leaving a constructive comment below you're entered into winning a new phone or tablet in our daily Hidden Gems contest.

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2 years ago

RED. is a badass universal game for Phone and Windows 8 that you should try

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I'm a fan of traditional stick shooter + wave games. There's something with anticipating what's coming next, and the classic arcade feel of enemy hordes attacking you that I find satisfying. RED. is a new game from Knife Media in Cape Town, South Africa. It runs for $2.99 with a free trial, but that $2.99 is for both the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions. Buy once, buy everywhere. Shout-out for Windows universal apps!

RED. has some impressive 2D/3D graphics, comic book design and one hell of a sense of humor. Toss in some gratuitous gore, and I'll buy it.

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2 years ago

What is your favorite Windows Phone Navigation App?

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A conversation caught my eye over in the Windows Phone Central Forums where WPCentral reader jtsmak asks, "Are there any good Nokia Drive alternatives for Android?"

Jtsmak , for whatever reason, switches back and forth between an Android device and a Windows Phone. Having grown fond of HERE Drive on Windows Phone, jtsmak could pick up the Android version of Here Drive for about $10 but is curious if there are better alternatives.

While several good suggestions have been thrown out in the Forums discussion, it brings to mind a similar question. "What's your favorite Windows Phone navigation app?"

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2 years ago

Microsoft will open its 100th retail store Saturday ... sort of

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2 years ago

Guacamelee, Gotham City Imposters, and BattleBlock Theater are July's Games with Gold

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2 years ago

Use 'Sleep Study' to learn what drains your battery on the Surface Pro 3 and 4

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A few days ago I did a primer on InstantGo aka Connected Standby on the Surface Pro 3 and other Windows tablets. To refresh, InstantGo is a new low-power battery state the lets the system update email, Skype and other Modern apps while the device is in standby mode. But what if you think something is abnormally draining your battery?

Over on the Windows Experience Blog, Kevin Chin introduces readers to a new tool built into Windows 8.1 christened 'Sleep Study.' In short, Sleep Study is a diagnostic tool that reveals in high detail what is draining the battery on your Windows 8.1 devices with InstantGo enabled.

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2 years ago

First Direct launches official mobile banking app for Windows Phone

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Telephone and internet-based UK bank, First Direct has just launched an official app for Windows Phone. The bank today published a new app to the store, enabling Windows Phone owners to engage in mobile banking while on the move. Just like the array of banking apps already available for Windows Phone, it's possible to check balances, manage accounts and make payments, but it's actually quite limited in that regard.

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2 years ago

Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

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Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

Are we having another influx of major apps? It sure feels like it. Yesterday Roku officially came to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Skype just gained Cortana support on Windows Phone. Zappos finally came a few days ago. It was also just yesterday that A&E, History and Lifetime dropped official apps for their channels into the Windows Phone Store.

You know where this is going. It's time to finally welcome Adobe Photoshop Express into the Windows Phone family.

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2 years ago

Microsoft won't charge people who pre-ordered Lumia 635 from its store site

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2 years ago

Ryse sequel may be cancelled due to issues between Microsoft and Crytek

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