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Forza Horizon 2 presents Fast and Furious now tearing it up on an Xbox near you

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Fans of Forza Horizon 2 and fans of erratic driving in general have a new time killer on their hands as the official standlone Fast and Furious 7 expansion is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360. To celebrate the launch of the movie in early April, it can be had completely free of charge for two weeks until April 10. So there's not a lot of reason not to take it for a spin.

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Microsoft site points to new Bing Maps experience, upcoming preview

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It looks like Microsoft may be gearing to release a new set of Bing Maps apps in preview.

First spotted by Neowin, a new Microsoft website popped up today that details an upcoming Bing Maps Preview. There isn't much to glean from the site right now, but it does confirm that whatever Microsoft has up its sleeve will work across all major browsers on PC or tablet, with the exception of Safari, which is only supported on Mac.

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OneDrive for Windows Phone updated with bug fixes and performance improvements

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Second Xbox One April update preview rolls out with voice messages, party chat servers, more

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Microsoft reportedly snatches up Office plug-in maker LiveLoop

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Leaked screenshots show off Project Spartan on Windows 10 for phones

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While we're still waiting for Project Spartan browser to launch on Windows 10, some leaked screenshots have given us a peek at what it will look like on mobile devices.

The folks over at WindowsMania.pl managed to get their hands on the Project Spartan browser running on a Windows Phone, and have provided some screenshots that are a hint of what's to come.

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Five great gaming laptops

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Five great gaming laptops

Gamers on the go will want to check out these powerful laptops.

Consoles are far from the end-all be-all of gaming, and these laptops have the power to prove it. The latest graphics cards, giant displays, a wealth of inputs, and tailor-built keyboards are all expectations when it comes to machines of this caliber. Be warned: these laptops are bulky, power-hungry, and not cheap. On the upside, they'll offer almost all of the enjoyment you'd get out of a standard desktop gaming rig while you're out and about.

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Poll: Do you need official apps so long as there are good third-party ones?

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Earlier this week I wrote about how it'd been a full year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app and what we, the Windows Phone users could do about it if we were unhappy. Our advice was to use something like 6Tag, an excellent third-party solution but some of the comments on the post raised an interesting question. A question we're going to put to you, the Windows Central audience.

Do we really need official apps as long as there are good quality, third-party solutions available in the store?

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Subway Surfers takes you to Paris in latest update

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Windows 10 10041 preview build gets another update to fix sign-in bug

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TouchMousePointer gives you a virtual trackpad for your Windows tablet

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Small icons and menus with rollover effects are a couple of things that Windows tablet users can have difficulties with. There's a free solution that can help and it's called TouchMousePointer. It's a virtual trackpad on your screen. It's especially helpful when you're in desktop mode on Windows 8.1 navigating through the control panel or Internet Explorer settings. It also works with Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.

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Halo Online trailer shows what the Russians, and no one else, can play

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Windows 10 preview users can now benchmark their DirectX 12 PC with new test

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Todoist has a bright future on Windows with TaskCrunch acquisition

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Todoist is a hugely popular, cross-platform task managing service that hasn't traditionally had a great presence on Windows. That looks set to change with the company's acquisition of TaskCrunch, a third-party client that syncs with Todoist, and the developer behind it.

Jan Kratochvil will become Todoist's first full-time developer for Windows.

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Lumia Camera 5.0 for PureView devices with Denim getting a small update today

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