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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: April 11, 2015

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Windows Phone Weekly Digest: April 11, 2015

There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features. Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss.

Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."

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1 year ago

5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: April 10, 2015

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With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.

For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.

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1 year ago

6tag updates to 4.1.2 with fix for selecting friends in Direct messages

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1 year ago

Windows Phone Store Collection: Into the Shadows

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Windows Phone Store Collection: Into the Shadows

For those who may not be familiar, the Windows Phone Store features a series of app and game collections that groups Windows Phone titles into a wide range of categories. Microsoft does a good job of rotating these collections and one collection that we haven't notice recently popped up on our radar.

The Into the Shadows Collection is an assembly of Windows Phone games that will allow you to be immersed in a world of intricate shading and shadows. The gaming titles are described as featuring "slick graphics with a shadowy atmosphere". When combined with challenging game play, these shadowy Windows Phone games can be an entertaining way to pass the time.

We've plucked a few of the gaming titles from the Into the Shadows Collection for this week's Windows Central roundup. There are a few notable omissions ( Dark Lands and Darklings come to mind) and if you have a favorite game with a shadowy atmosphere that isn't in the Collection, sound off below in the comments.

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1 year ago

Seven things to know about the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

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Some quick pointers on Microsoft's newest Lumias

The Microsoft Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL are Microsoft's latest devices to hit the market and both have the makings of being popular successors to the Lumia 635 and Lumia 1320 respectively. They're well priced, have decent hardware specs for the position in the market and that same great Windows Phone experience you get on phones that cost twice as much.

So, if you just picked one up, or you're thinking hard about it, here's seven things you need to know.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Lumia 640 XL first impressions

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1 year ago

Lumia 930 users can grab Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 with Windows Insider app

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Although the Lumia 930 was excluded from the Windows 10 preview today due to a scaling issue, users can get Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.

Earlier, we reported that some users are seeing Update 2 on their phones and not getting Windows 10. Microsoft has started a thread in their support forums to try and figure out why. However, for Lumia 930 users, it looks like you can just upgrade to Update 2 and not get Windows 10.

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1 year ago

BBM beta snags a slew of bug fixes in latest update

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1 year ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 apparently part of Windows 10 preview release for some phones

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Alongside today's Windows 10 preview for phones release, it seems as though some devices are actually receiving Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. The Windows Central tip box is getting filled with reports from community members who have gone through the process to install Windows 10 and ended up with Update 2 arriving first.

While we're still devoid of any official word from Microsoft, Windows 10 guru, Gabe Aul, seems to have indicated that this is the case.

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1 year ago

Leaked Windows 10 build 10056 shows improvements to tablet mode, more

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1 year ago

Fast ring configuration update pushing out with latest Windows 10 preview

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1 year ago

The Camera app in Windows 10 borrows a lot from Lumia Camera 5.0 with HDR and more

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Does your phone not qualify for the Lumia Denim update with Lumia Camera 5.0? No worries, as Microsoft is evidently cherry picking some choice features from Lumia Camera 5.0 and adding them to the Camera app in Windows 10.

Loading up the new Camera experience, and you get a mishmash of Lumia Camera features in the default app. For instance, there is now the magic wand from Lumia Camera 5.0's Rich Capture option.

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1 year ago

Hands on with Windows 10 for phone build 10051: Spartan, Outlook, Messaging and more!

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Today, Microsoft started to release the latest build of Windows 10 for the phone. Build 10051 of the Technical Preview is going out for some users, as Microsoft fixes their server issues.

Our Lumia 635 managed to get the update early, so we cobbled together this 14 minute video tour of the latest version. We will do a more thorough video walk through of individual new features later, when we have more time.

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1 year ago

Xbox Spring Sale expands to include more games this weekend

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1 year ago

Microsoft to offer power savings options to new Xbox One owners during set-up process

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