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2 years ago

Upcoming Windows 10 Technical Preview build will also be available as ISO

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Upcoming Windows 10 Technical Preview build will also be available as ISO

The last few updates for Windows 10 Technical Preview were delivered directly from Windows Update for customers registered in the Windows Insiders program, but it looks like the next update will be available as an ISO at launch.

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2 years ago

Telegram Messenger Beta update allows you to set custom notification sounds

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Telegram Messenger Beta update allows you to set custom notification sounds

If you're a fan of Telegram Messenger, you'll be glad to know that the beta client just got an update that allows you to set custom notification sounds. Along with the ability to customize push notification sounds, version 1.1.4.0 is faster, features smoother animations and better optimized fonts for full-HD displays.

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2 years ago

CES 2015 Day 0 roundup

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CES technically doesn't start until tomorrow, but that doesn't mean the news can't get underway. And that it has, with announcements and reveals large and small across the spectrum of consumer electronics. From the all-new LG G Flex 2 to the ASUS Zenfone 2, mobile innovation was on display. But there's more than smartphones, with a slew of updates from Sony, Acer, and Lenovo, the first HomeKit home automation devices and new CarPlay-compatible vehicles, new and updated wearables, and a radical new concept car from Mercedes-Benz. There's more news than just about anybody could possibly hope to handle, and that's just the way we like it.

2 years ago

Hands-on with the ASUS Transformer Book Chi series

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Hands-on with the ASUS Transformer Book Chi series

ASUS dropped a few new Windows 8.1 products on us at CES 2015 and while the name may split opinions, the Transformer Book Chi is what CEO, Jonney Shih, calls his "ultimate dream machine." ASUS is no stranger to making bold statements, but much of what's been said about the Chi is true. All three sizes are ridiculously thin, very light, and very sturdy Windows tablets. But they also have a keyboard, which makes them much better for productivity.

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2 years ago

The Microsoft Store site is now selling the unlocked Lumia 830 for $499

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The Microsoft Store site is now selling the unlocked Lumia 830 for $499

The Microsoft Store web site is now selling an unlocked version of the Lumia 830 smartphone for $499. The site has the Windows Phone 8.1 device in white and black colors.

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2 years ago

Xbox Live subscribers will get one free month of Sling TV for Xbox One launch

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Xbox Live subscribers will get one free month of Sling TV for Xbox One launch

Microsoft has announced that when the Xbox One version of Sling TV is launched sometime in the first quarter of 2015, Xbox Live members will be able to access a one month free trial of the new Internet TV service from Dish. The service was announced as part of CES 2015.

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2 years ago

Lenovo's Yoga Windows line gets some new additions at CES 2015

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Lenovo's Yoga Windows line gets some new additions at CES 2015

Back in late 2013, Lenovo unveiled the Yoga Tablet 2. Today, at CES 2015 they're unveiling a refreshed version of their Windows tablet that will allow you to write on it using any pen you desire.

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2 years ago

Secrets and Treasure, an Xbox game for Windows Phone and tablets, is shutting down soon

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Secrets and Treasure, an Xbox game for Windows Phone and tablets, is shutting down soon

Although we've recently seen an uptick in Xbox Windows Phone and Windows 8 games from Gameloft, mobile games with Xbox support are still few and far between. Microsoft still pops one out every now and then though, such as Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities (developed by Mediatonic).

Secrets and Treasure is a free to play puzzle game that plays a lot like Peggle. After releasing the game in October, Microsoft updated the game a month later with 75 new levels. Sadly, that will be the last update Secrets and Treasure receives. Both the Windows Phone and Windows 8 versions of the game are being delisted later this month. Grab Secrets and Treasure now if you want to play it!

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2 years ago

GEICO Insurance app for Windows Phone has been removed from the store

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GEICO Insurance app for Windows Phone has been removed from the store

The GEICO Insurance app for Windows Phone, which launched in the Windows Phone Store in February 2014, is no longer available for download. It's not yet clear if this is a temporary situation or if GEICO has made a decision to depart the Windows Phone platform.

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2 years ago

Asus announces Transformer Book Chi series, world's thinnest Windows tablets

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Asus announces Transformer Book Chi series, world's thinnest Windows tablets

As part of their CES 2015 press event, Asus just took the wraps off of its new Transformer Book Chi series. Asus says that this series, which brings a set of three new tablets to the fore, represents world's slimmest Windows tablets at just 7.6mm thick.

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2 years ago

We're live with ASUS at CES 2015 at 11 a.m. PST!

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We're live with ASUS at CES 2015 at 11 a.m. PST!

The CES 2015 press day is in full swing and at 11 a.m. Pacific we'll be spending a little time with ASUS at the company's press conference. It's all going down at the Caesars Palace hotel and if past ASUS press conferences are anything to go by, we could well be in for an entertaining old time.

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2 years ago

Update pushes out for the Windows Phone game HiLight, adds a new gaming mode

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Update pushes out for the Windows Phone game HiLight, adds a new gaming mode

Several months ago we took a look at the Windows Phone game HiLight that is more or less a picturesque game of Simon Says. The multi-level game presents you with a sequence of lighted circles that flash and you have to repeat the pattern by tapping on the circles. You start out with only four lights and slowly build up to levels with fifteen lighted circles.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the game was updated a few weeks ago to version 1.0.1219.2, which adds a new gaming mode, new rankings and personal gaming stats. HiLight came across as an entertaining Windows Phone game to pass the time with and the new game mode only adds to HiLight's appeal.

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2 years ago

Dish to launch Sling TV, an Internet TV service starting at $20 a month for Xbox One

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Dish to launch Sling TV, an Internet TV service starting at $20 a month for Xbox One

Satellite TV provider Dish has just announced Sling TV as part of its CES 2015 plans. The Internet-based television service will offer a selection of cable TV networks to a variety of platforms and devices with prices starting at $20 a month.

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2 years ago

Live from the AT&T Dev Summit keynote at CES, starting today at 9 a.m. PT!

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Live from the AT&T Dev Summit keynote at CES, starting today at 9 a.m. PT!

AT&T is running its Developer Summit during CES in Las Vegas, and today is the day they lay out their initiatives with the main keynote address. We're going to hear a lot about big carrier initiatives, mobile devices and anything else AT&T is excited about, and we'll be inside covering it live.

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2 years ago

Editor's Choice: Paul's top Xbox One games of 2014

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Editor's Choice: Paul's top Xbox One games of 2014

Now that the new year has started, it's time to look back at 2014 and decide which games we loved the most. Fellow Windows Central staffers Richard Devine and Jonathan Dollison have already shared their single favorite games of the year. But you know me. I play a lot of different games and I couldn't choose just one.

Instead, I've named my eight favorite Xbox One games of 2014. My list is made up of completely different games that critics and players might have overlooked, plus one big exclusive that won my heart. Production values and console exclusivity weren't a consideration; it was all about the gameplay for me. Get ready for a lengthy look at eight of the best games for Xbox One, complete with an all-new showcase video!

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