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While the latest official release of Windows 10 Technical Preview still stuck in build 10049, a new preview of the operating system (build 10056) recently leaked onto the web. This release of the OS unveiled a number of changes, improvements and updated apps including a new Weather app.

Additionally, Microsoft is also including new redesigned version of its Sports, Money, and News apps (now called MSN Apps).

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Apps are the focus of Microsoft's latest ad for Windows and Windows Phone as the software giant showcases some of the popular apps for its platforms. One of the long-standing concerns with Microsoft's mobile platforms on tablets and smartphones is the lack of a robust app library, especially when compared against rivals such as Android and iOS, so it's nice to see Microsoft address the situation in this new ad. In addition to highlighting some popular apps, Microsoft also shows off multitasking on its Surface Pro 3.

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Microsoft has just updated its "by the numbers" page to represent that the Windows Phone Store has surpassed the 300,000 app milestone. That's a hefty number, and even more exciting considering that Microsoft reported it had 200,000 apps on offer back in December of 2013 — at this rate of growth who knows what the app catalog could look like by the end of the year.

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Tweetium is one of the best Twitter clients available for Windows 8.1. Which is why we were really stoked to learn that a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the app was in development. Last week we gave you boys and girls a sneak peek at the upcoming version of Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1. Today you can get your hands on a beta version of the app. Details below.

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7-Eleven drops Windows Phone support

After having launched a dedicated Windows Phone app complete with coupons, convenient store chain 7-Eleven has dropped support for the beloved platform. The company did not give any reason why it had made this decision when a reader emailed asking about why he is not getting any more coupons.

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