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2 years ago

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

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Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff: Top tips, hints, and cheats you need to know!

In recently launched Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone game, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff, you're tasked with rebuilding Quahog after Peter and his chicken nemesis, Ernie, have destroyed it. In order to do so you'll have to help Peter clear the town of debris and find all the other characters, including Stewie. While coins are somewhat easy to come by, clams are not — unless of course you want to shell out some serious cash. That doesn't mean you have to though. If you've got a bit of patience and plan strategically, you and Peter can have Quahog thriving again in no time.

Here are our top tips and tricks to help you along the way while spending the least amount of real world cash!

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2 years ago

AdDuplex finds that Windows Phone 8.1 is continuing to build momentum

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AdDuplex finds that Windows Phone 8.1 is continuing to build momentum

The latest data from AdDuplex shows that Windows Phone 8.1 is continuing its momentum. After overtaking Windows Phone 8 earlier this year, the latest OS from Microsoft was found to be installed on 57.9 percent of all Windows Phone devices worldwide.

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2 years ago

Bring in the New Year with these Microsoft recommended apps

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Bring in the New Year with these Microsoft recommended apps

Seeking a little help putting together your New Year's Eve festivities? Well, there are Windows Phone apps for that. Microsoft has put together a nifty collection that highlights several apps that should make preparing for your celebrations just a little easier.

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2 years ago

4 reasons to connect your TV service with the Xbox One

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4 reasons to connect your TV service with the Xbox One

Did you know you could connect your TV service with your Xbox One? Doing so makes the Xbox even more than just a gaming console in the living room. Still undecided whether or not you should set up your TV service with Xbox? We've got four reasons that might convince you. Watch our hands-on video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Lumia phones bested only by Apple and Samsung in holiday sales

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Microsoft Lumia phones bested only by Apple and Samsung in holiday sales

Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, and its Lumia phones, may have been bested only by Apple and Samsung in holiday sales. According to a new research report, during the week of December 19-25, new activations of those phones accounted for 5.8% of all smartphones worldwide, placing Microsoft in third place ahead of every other smartphone maker aside from Apple and Samsung.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Calculator Toolbox for Windows Phone goes on sale for the remainder of the year

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Deal Alert: Calculator Toolbox for Windows Phone goes on sale for the remainder of the year

Calculator Toolbox is a feature rich Windows Phone app that delivers 44 different calculators from eight different categories to your phone. You also get currency and unit converter with 14 unit categories with Calculator Toolbox.

While there is a scaled back free version of Calculator Toolbox available in the Windows Phone Store, the paid version has gone on sale. Through the end of the year, you can pick up the paid version of Calculator Toolbox for $.99 (normally priced $1.99).

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2 years ago

Rdio, the tenth of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

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For our tenth day of 12 Days of Hidden Gems, our focus is shifting to entertainment. Music is something everyone loves but choosing which service – if any – to use for streaming can be challenging. So why use a streaming service at all?

2 years ago

Unwrap the 10th #HiddenGemsApp and win an HP Stream 7 tablet! #sponsored #sweeps

Unwrap the 10th #HiddenGemsApp and win an HP Stream 7 tablet! #sponsored #sweeps

We're entering the home stretch with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series. We've covered a broad range of subjects including fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, cameras for capturing all of life's adventures, super fun games, and an app to keep you in touch with people that matter. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.

Today is the 10th day and we're delving into Rdio, taking a look at how you can have your music wherever you are, however you want it.

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2 years ago

Review – Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

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Review – Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard

We give a lot of attention to the Surface Pro 3 here at Windows Central, but I realize that not everyone uses one or plans on getting one. There are many other great Windows 8 tablets out there that do not have their own keyboard option available, so today I am taking a look at the Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard.

It is cute little devil with a lot to offer the tablet user who is often running around from place to place.

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2 years ago

Xbox Live and XNA founder Boyd Multerer departs Microsoft after 18 years

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Xbox Live and XNA founder Boyd Multerer departs Microsoft after 18 years

Boyd Multerer, the man credited with leading the creation of the Xbox Live service at Microsoft, and who later helped to make the XNA game development tools, announced his departure from the company today after working for 18 years at Microsoft.

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2 years ago

Microsoft still plans to raise the price of the Xbox One back up to $399 after Jan. 3

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Microsoft still plans to raise the price of the Xbox One back up to $399 after Jan. 3

Microsoft is sticking with its plans to raise the price of its Xbox One console back up to at least $399 after Saturday, January 3, after offering a $50 price cut on all Xbox One consoles and bundles, cutting its price down to $349 without the Kinect controller. The promo pricing began on November 2. and some retailers sold the console for as low as $329 during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday time period.

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2 years ago

The latest Surface Pro 3 TV ad is full of praise and adulation

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The latest Surface Pro 3 TV ad is full of praise and adulation

The Surface Pro 3 is the subject of yet another new TV commercial from Microsoft that, for once, doesn't compare it to the MacBook Air. Instead, the focus is on the high praise the 12-inch tablet has received from some media outlets.

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2 years ago

Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta now live!

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Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta now live!

We knew it was coming, we've been able to get it pre-loaded, but now it's finally time. The Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is now live for every single owner of the Halo: Master Chief Collection on Xbox One. You only get a couple of weeks to play it, so make the most of it while you can.

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2 years ago

How to change the language on Windows Phone 8.1

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How to change the language on Windows Phone 8.1

Have you ever held a Windows Phone device 8.1 with a language you didn't understand? Perhaps you purchased a device overseas, or someone accidentally changed your settings. I tried setting up a new Lumia 535 over the weekend, but it came out of the box with the Chinese language. Going through the menu was difficult, but I eventually found a way to change the language to something I understand. Want to know how I did it? Watch our quick how-to video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reportedly working on a fix for Lumia 930 display woes

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Microsoft reportedly working on a fix for Lumia 930 display woes

The Lumia 930 is likely to go down as one of the most divisive Lumias to date. It has not quite lived up to the Lumia 920 legacy, and there are still numerous reports of overheating and screen discolorations. The latter issue is likely due to the use of AMOLED instead of LCD and Lumias have always had some purple tint issues with those types of displays.

Now, the @LumiaHelp account, which offers "global help from Microsoft technical experts for Lumia and Nokia-branded devices" has informed one owner of the Lumia 930 that a fix is on the way.

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