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Every day I get dozens of questions on Twitter, from emails and in comments here on Windows Central. I try to answer as many as I can but for efficacy reasons we had the great idea: Why not turn it into a mini-show for YouTube?

Welcome to 'Ask Dan' our new weekly segment where you give me a question, and I'll do my best to answer it!

Yesterday I asked you folks on Twitter to send in your questions using #AskDanWindows and we'd pick the most interesting and relevant to answer. So here are five of your questions that we picked!

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: July 3, 2015

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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One of the greatest movies of all time turns 30 today. We're talking, of course, about Back to the Future, a movie and a trilogy that's brought so much entertainment to so many for decades.

What better way to celebrate than with a birthday viewing this weekend. If you don't yet own a copy then fire up Xbox Video and away you go!

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Microsoft didn't release one, two, but three builds of Windows 10 in a single week. On July 2nd the software maker released Windows 10 build 10162 to the Fast ring of the Insider program. Hours later the company decided to roll out the ISO files for this new build ahead of the Slow ring, which means that Windows Insiders finally get to download the official ISO files to do a clean install of the operating system!

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The launch of Windows 10 is coming later this month, and that will also include the launch of a new Windows Store that will allow PC and Windows 10 Mobile users to download the same app for both versions of the OS. Microsoft has also been busy unifying the Dev Center for developers to submit their apps for publishing in the store and now they have announced some details on how they can add age ratings to their apps.

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Microsoft put a Pong game in its Bing search engine

Microsoft occasionally puts an Easter Egg inside its Bing search engine, and one of them was recently unearthed. People are discovering that if you search for "pong" on the Bing site, the search results include a playable version of one of the first video games ever made.

The game allows the classic digital paddles to be moved up and down with a mouse or keyboard on the PC, or via fingers on touchscreen. While this playable Pong game on Bing is currently getting some attention online, it's not a new feature as Microsoft apparently put the Easter Egg over two months ago at least, according to a Reddit thread.

Thanks to Ishan Z4 and Michael for the tips!

Source: Bing pong

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Over the last few days, bits of information have been leaking out over what may be the next build of Windows 10 Mobile for Insiders. Currently, Microsoft has all their focus on getting the desktop version of Windows 10 ready for the July 29 launch as evident from their three releases this week.

The site msmobile.pl allegedly got their hands on build 10158 of Windows 10 Mobile, up from the current Insider release of 10149. Although the changes are not massive from the posted screenshots, presumably the performance, reliability and battery life are all also better. Here are the items identified as new in 10158.

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If you wanted to share or transfer a photo from a phone to a local PC, you might have used a cloud-based service. Now there's a faster way to do it with Flick. The company has recently launched a Windows Phone app that allows for a local Wi-Fi connection to share documents, photos and videos from that phone to a Windows, Android or iOS device with a quick flick.

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The entire Xbox brand might have ended several years ago if Microsoft's now former CEO Steve Ballmer had not made the decision to spend over $1 billion to deal with the "Red Ring of Death" crisis that hit the Xbox 360 in 2007. That's the word from former Xbox executive Peter Moore in a recent podcast interview that centered on Microsoft's game consoles.

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MapFactor GPS Navigation hit the Windows Phone Store late last month and delivers a feature rich option to help you find your way around town or across the country.

Some of the key features of MapFactor GPS Navigation include voice guidance, downloadable maps, free map updates, unlimited number of waypoints for your routes and a vast collection of Points of Interest.

While MapFactor GPS Navigation does a good job of things on the road, navigating around the app can be a little clunky. Still, the Windows Phone app has potential and worth trying if you are still in search for a navigation app for your phone.

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Microsoft has been a partner of the Lotus F1 team for a while now, more specifically Microsoft Dynamics. But, that's changed a little this season with the more familiar Microsoft logo taking pride of place on the car. As the cars have rolled out for the British Grand Prix practice sessions at Silverstone, look what's there this weekend?

Looking good there, Lumia!

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Review: Batman: Arkham Knight for Xbox One

Join us as we go in-depth with Rocksteady Studios' Batman: Arkham Knight for Xbox One. Is Arkham Knight the perfect end to an awesome trilogy, or a stumble at the finish-line?

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Streaming service Plex's forums have been hacked, and the hacker is holding the data ransom in exchange for Bitcoin. Plex has announced that the hacker was able to gain access to IP addresses, email addresses, hashed and salted passwords as well as private message. Payment information is not stored on Plex's servers, so that information is still secure.

The streaming service refused to pay the ransom, and has reset the passwords of all affected users. Plex uses a SSO (single sign-on) authentication, so if the hacker were to reverse-engineer the hashed passwords, he or she would be able to gain access to a user's Plex.tv account as well.

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Both Tweetium and Microsoft Health for have snagged some bug-fixing updates today. While details on the Microsoft Health update aren't available, it's probably to fix some minor issues from the last big update that added some golf-based challenges for the Microsoft Band. Tweetium, on the other hand, has provided an in-depth look at just what's improved in its latest update.

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Way back in 2008, indie studio React Games emerged to remake the classic strategy game Archon for consoles and PC. Since then, the studio has mostly created mobile games and apps such as Dragons Adventure Companion for select Lumia Windows Phones. This winter, they return to console gaming with Super Dungeon Bros for Xbox One, Windows 10, PC, Mac, and PlayStation 4.

As the title implies, Super Dungeon Bros is a cooperative dungeon crawler. Up to four players will team up as the titular band of roadies on a quest to discover the legends of rock in a dark musical world. With challenging Roguelike elements, impressive co-op features, and a unique banter system, Super Dungeon Bros looks like a co-op game to keep an eye on. Read on for our impressions and video with developer interview and gameplay!

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Minecon, the convention for all things Minecraft, is upon us this coming weekend and the good news is you can watch it unfold live on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

The broadcast will be done through Twitch so you'll also be able to catch it on any device you can tune into the service through. Phone, tablet, PC, it's all good. Why are we so interested? Besides Minecraft being a big deal for Microsoft, we learned at E3 that we'll be seeing more of the HoloLens version.

And who isn't interested in all things HoloLens?

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