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2 years ago

Xbox Music and Video both nab small updates for Modern Windows today

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It has been some time since we reported on an update to Xbox Music for Windows. While the Windows Phone version has had ten updates in the last few months, interestingly the Windows version was last updated in April. Today this changes as it, and the recently revamped Xbox Video app, picked up two small updates today.

First up, let us talk about Xbox Music, which has the most attractive of the two changelogs. Microsoft has been getting very good with these changelogs as the app even gives you a swanky toast notification when you re-launch it after the update, telling you what is new. Well done!

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1020

Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1020 for only $9.95 and save 50%

This Lumia 1020 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Xbox One launch exclusives Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse getting GOTY Editions

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The Xbox One launched with three exclusive retail titles last year: Dead Rising 3, Forza Motorsport 5, and Ryse: Son of Rome. Did you buy the system at launch or shortly thereafter, but miss out on some of those games? Or maybe you're planning to jump in with one of this fall's bundles, such as the Madden, Sunset Overdrive, and Call of Duty bundles.

If you still want any of the big launch games, you're in luck. GameStop has outed the October release of "Game of the Year" Editions (GOTY) for all three launch exclusives. These new editions will bundle the main games with some or all of their downloadable content (DLC), making them quite a bargain if you haven't got those games already. Even luckier for our awesome readers, we're here to share impressions of each game and what their new editions will offer.

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2 years ago

Tigerball, a Windows Phone game with a little bounce

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Tigerball is a fun time waster of a game where you have to toss a ball into a basket. While the game sounds simple, the challenge comes into play with the ball being a little on the hyperactive side. Much like you would find with a super ball.

You also have various obstacles to bounce your ball around, through and over that adds to the game's challenge. There are two gaming modes and fifty levels of play. Tigerball is available for low-memory and Windows 8 devices, gets a 5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and overall is an addictive, entertaining game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Appy Weather updated to add a host of Live Tile options and more

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Appy Weather is a Windows Phone weather app that has a bit of a personal touch about it. The weather app has a minimalistic appearance and delivers a decent amount of forecast information to your Windows Phone.

Along with a simple interface and weather alerts, Appy Weather delivers the forecast information in a traditional sense but also in a practical sense. For example the app will often compare the forecast temperature with the prior day's weather. The app was recently updated to version 1.1 that includes a host of changes to the Live Tile settings and a few layout tweaks.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Cube is a Kinect-powered virtual party

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While the Xbox One and other Microsoft products provide entertainment and functionality to make lives that little bit easier, the brains behind said tech also have the time to create some fairly awesome projects like the Cube. Not to be mistaken with the TV game show, the Cube is actually a virtual party, enabling folk to dance with one another using Kinect ad interacting with a virtual world.

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2 years ago

Amazon completes deal to purchase Twitch for $970 million

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella is taking his mobile-first, cloud-first vision to #AccelerateIndia

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2 years ago

Lumia 730 gets announced in Vietnam, will be available for 'selfies' from October 1

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Microsoft has today announced the Lumia 730 for Vietnam at an event in Ho Chi Minh City. The Lumia 730 making its way to consumers in the region is - of course - configured for dual-SIM support, perfect for those with needs requiring more than a single phone number to be attached to a mobile device. Pricing for the Windows Phone will set purchasers back by 5 million Vietnamese Dong (about $240) and the Lumia 730 will be available from October 1st.

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2 years ago

MySmartPrice turns WhatsApp into a price comparison tool

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2 years ago

Lumia 830 on eBay for $379, ships to U.S. by next week

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2 years ago

New app Tile Editor 8.1 launches for Windows Phone, win a Lumia 730 for trying it out

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2 years ago

Microsoft unleashes Lumia Cyan for 100 more Windows Phone and operator combos

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Following yesterday's Preview update for Windows Phone 8.1.1 to build 14176, the Lumia Cyan update was also unblocked for many users who had the Preview for Developers installed.

Starting earlier today, Microsoft has confirmed that "100 more Windows Phone device/operator combos" are now getting the Lumia Cyan update. We confirmed that these are in addition to a large batch released yesterday, and it applies for those on the Preview for Developer program who previously could not get the Cyan update.

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2 years ago

Your favorite Xbox games on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Paper Plane! is a frustratingly addictive game for Windows Phone, iOS, and Android

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If you like games that make you want to throw your phone out the window, we found another one for you. It reminds us a little bit of Flappy Bird, but we assure you, it's different. 'Paper Plane!' is a difficult game with the simple goal of avoiding incoming platforms as your plane flies downwards into the unknown. What's also cool about the game is that it was launched along with versions for iOS and Android.

We've installed 'Paper Plane!' on our green Lumia 1520. Go watch our gameplay video.

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