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Help beta test Readit v2.0 for Windows Phone

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Popular Reddit app for Windows Phone, Readit, is on the verge of a major update to version 2.0 and you can help beta test it right now. The announcement was made on Reddit – of course – and allows users to check out the next incarnation before it's finished. The beta is public, a free download and will end when the finished article hits the Windows Phone Store.

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Mega releases duplicate, more up-to-date official app for Windows Phone

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Microsoft selects black and white as the theme for latest Lumia 735 promotion (UK only)

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Dropbox for Windows Phone gets photo upload from Pictures Hub, Windows 8 version gets an improved file picker

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After making its debut on the platform this month, Dropbox has received a new update that allows you to upload photos from the Pictures Hub directly to the cloud sharing service. The Windows 8.1 version of the app also picked up an update, and now has an improved file picker along with a better PDF reader.

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Viber update brings number blocking, in-chat notifications and new emoticons

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Disqus app updated for Windows Phone with visual tweaks, Channels and more

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Poll results: Windows Central community speaks up on Microsoft Band and the week of Windows 10

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It's been a crazy, crazy week around here and in among all the Windows 10 activity we've turned things over to you, the community, several times to get your opinions. Starting out with our weekly poll, which this week was all about the Microsoft Band, we then switched gears on more than one occasion to get some opinions on everything surrounding Microsoft's Windows 10 event.

After a great response across the board, we've got some pretty clear results to share. And in some regards the outcome isn't a surprise at all. Let's get to it.

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Internet Explorer Edge? Possible names for Spartan browser reportedly being considered

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The Spartan browser, or more accurately understood as 'Project Spartan' is a next-generation web browser for Windows 10. Its main features include being a Store app for dynamic updates, using the older IE11 rendering engine for legacy websites, Cortana integration, and the ability to annotate right on the web page for document sharing.

However, Spartan is not the final name, just the internal codename that Microsoft is currently using for the project. The question is, what will Microsoft call the browser upon its final release? A new report suggests a few names are being kicked around and we have the list.

The information comes from a person who participated in an online survey from a company acting on behalf of Microsoft. Although 'Spartan' was not named specifically, it was referred to in the description including "Writing on webpages", "A built-in digital assistant" and the fact that it is a browser from Microsoft launching later this year. No doubt that the survey is referring to Project Spartan.

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Spartan browser looks to crush old Internet Explorer 11 in benchmarks

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Windows 10 is shaping up to be a big OS shift for many reasons, including the addition of a new web browser codenamed Spartan. Spartan is still very experimental and as such, it is not included in the current Preview for Windows 10. However, bits of the rendering engine can be engaged in the older Internet Explorer 11.

AnandTech forced the new Edge document mode in IE11 through a simple trick using about:flags. They then compared the new rendering engine to legacy IE11, Chrome 40, and Firefox 35. The results are very impressive so far, demonstrating that even in these early stages, what powers Spartan could be quite powerful.

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Here's how to enable the Spartan Edge rendering engine for IE11 in Windows 10

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When it comes to web browsers, Windows 10 gets a little complicated. Internet Explorer 11 is the default browser for now, but later Spartan takes over as it has the new Edge rendering engine (but it can fall back to IE11 for legacy sites).

The Preview 9926 build has Internet Explorer 11 for the browser, however it does have some bits of the new Spartan one coming later this year. Specifically, you can enable the new rendering engine in IE11, the same one that is found in Spartan.

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Heaps of Borderlands news and more from the Gearbox panel at PAX South

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The first ever PAX South (PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo) has been keeping me extremely busy in San Antonio, TX this weekend. We already reported my impressions of State of Decay for Xbox One, and I have impressions of several more Xbox One and mobile Windows games to share with you soon. But first, let me tell you about this morning's Gearbox Panel.

Gearbox, best known as the makers of Borderlands, have a significant presence at PAX South. With one dedicated theatre, a community room and non-stop panels all weekend, you could be forgiven for thinking of PAX South as Gearbox's equivalent of QuakeCon. Today's panel took place in the convention's main theater and focused on the future of Borderlands and Tales from the Borderlands, plus Gearbox's Battleborn and Homeworld projects.

Read on for complete details and photos of everything revealed during Gearbox's highly entertaining presentation!

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OneDrive for Windows Phone gets a small update

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BLU Win HD available from Target right now for $46

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Killer Instinct Season 2's Omen gets a trailer, brings a new character along for the ride

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The next fighter for Killer Instinct Season 2 on the Xbox One has been revealed. Making a cameo appearance at the end of the trailer upcoming Season 2 character Omen, Golem is set to be the next character to make his debut at some point during Season 2. The trailer itself is mostly about Omen, who will be available for Killer Instinct Ultra Edition owners on Jan. 30, and for Combo Breaker Edition owners on Feb. 5. Golem makes his appearance around the 1:45 mark, towards the end of the video.

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6 days ago

Save 50% today on this hard case and holster for Lumia 920

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