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2 years ago

Sport this textured Lumia 920 hard case and save 47% off the list price today!

Sport this textured Lumia 920 hard case and save 47% off the list price today!

This polycarbonate case comes in one piece that wraps around the sides of your device leaving complete access to your display, camera, ports and buttons. The back sports a unique texture that enhances your overall grip with an Amzer logo at the bottom. Get yours today for just $7.95 while supplies last

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2 years ago

BBC iPlayer for Xbox One: Not perfect but we're glad it's here

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BBC iPlayer for Xbox One: Not perfect but we're glad it's here

For British Xbox One owners, BBC iPlayer is one of the apps we've waited on the longest. Similar catch-up TV offerings from Channel 4 (4OD) and Channel 5 (Demand 5) have been available for a while, but the BBC app has been frustratingly absent. That recently changed and now we've got almost the full repertoire – ITV anyone? – and all the BBC TV shows we can shake our controllers at.

But while we're pleased to have it, it's by no means perfect. Read on to find out more.

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2 years ago

Buy a Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft, get $100 promotional credit and a free sleeve

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Buy a Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft, get $100 promotional credit and a free sleeve

Microsoft is giving away $100 in promotional credit and a Snugg sleeve for free to all customers buying the Surface Pro 3. Usually retailing for $29.99, the polyurethane synthetic leather sleeve comes in purple, magenta and red.

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2 years ago

Watch us play Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu in this Twitch replay

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Watch us play Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu in this Twitch replay

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones and dished out a whopping 22 game codes to lucky viewers.

Tonight we're playing two more downloadable games: Sixty Second Shooter Prime from Happion Labs and Nutjitsu from NinjaBee. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for each game (10 codes in all)!

Update: The stream has ended, but you can still check out the replay of both games - plus a quick bonus game of Onigiri (the first Xbox One MMO)!

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2 years ago

ICYMI: December 13, 2014

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ICYMI: December 13, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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2 years ago

Accessory Review: 180s Headphone Ear Warmers

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Accessory Review: 180s Headphone Ear Warmers

It's that time of year again, when the warmth fades from the air and the landscape turns to a barren white wasteland. Okay, we don't get so much snow in Texas. But even here you can walk around without fear of spontaneous combustion, so we're all in the holiday mood.

When you're out and about in the cold, your normal headphones likely won't do much to protect your ears from the elements. Lucky for tech enthusiasts, a company called 180s has products that will keep your ears both warm and entertained. 180s makes Bluetooth ear warmers (ear muffs) and several styles of wired ear warmers. Having used a couple of pairs over the last few weeks, it has become tough to brave the falling temperatures without them.

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2 years ago

Shadow Fight 2 slashes its way onto Windows Phone

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Shadow Fight 2 slashes its way onto Windows Phone

There's some good news for you folks that want a little more RPG in your fighting games. Publisher Nekki recently released Shadow Fight 2 on Windows Phone to satisfy all of your fantasies of becoming a martial arts master.

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2 years ago

Try JDB for Facebook if you don't like the new Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

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Try JDB for Facebook if you don't like the new Facebook Beta for Windows Phone

We've noticed plenty of readers did not like the new update for Facebook Beta, which features a "Top Stories" newsfeed by default. We've heard your complaints, and it seems many of you like a more traditional "Most Recent" newsfeed. As Daniel explained, the change to "Top Stories" is a Facebook thing, not Microsoft's. If you don't like what's happening, you can try third party Facebook apps. A good example is JDB for Facebook, which has a default "Most Recent" view.

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2 years ago

Game Insight announces Transport Empire and Flower House for Windows Phone and tablets

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Game Insight announces Transport Empire and Flower House for Windows Phone and tablets

Microsoft recently reported that Windows Phone and Windows 8 games and apps generate 2.5 times more revenue during the holiday season. In that report, the big MS spoke to game makers Game Insight ( Cloud Raiders) and JoyBits (tons of crappy Doodle God games) about their experiences with the platform.

Game Insight in particular reported some impressive results, such as the fact that three of the company's titles: Cloud Raiders, Airport City, and Big Business Deluxe are in the top 10 best-selling games on the Windows Store. Game Insight titles have been installed more than ten million times across Windows Phone and Windows 8.

What's next for Game Insight? Windows Central is proud to exclusively announce that Game Insight will soon be releasing Transport Empire and Flower House (both free and with 512 MB RAM support) on mobile Windows platforms. Read on for more details!

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2 years ago

Sorry, folks 'Top Stories' change is a Facebook thing, not Microsoft's

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Sorry, folks 'Top Stories' change is a Facebook thing, not Microsoft's

Late last night, the Facebook Beta app for Windows Phone received a significant update. One of the biggest changes is in regards to your default news feed, which now shows 'Top Stories' instead of 'Most Recent'. To be sure, Most Recent is still there, you just need to go to the hamburger button (upper right) and select it. However, this change will not remain when you restart the app, so you have to do it each time.

Undeniably, many of you are not happy with this change, because you would rather not even see Top Stories. So why did Microsoft change the app?

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2 years ago

Xbox One TV Tuner review

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Xbox One TV Tuner review

Besides gaming, the Xbox One is pretty handy as an all-in-one home entertainment tool. Oneguide and the overall integration with your cable box is certainly impressive, but the key item is the cable box. If you're using free-to-air TV, there hasn't been any integration at all.

Until now.

For selected markets in Europe there's now this, the Xbox One TV Tuner and for all intents and purposes it's designed to provide the same exact experience as plugging your cable box into your console. Only without the cable box.

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2 years ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Action/Adventure Games

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Top Rated Windows Phone Action/Adventure Games

Windows Central Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone Action/Adventure Games

Casual gaming on your Windows Phones has its merit. Word and puzzle games can have a laid back feel that can help you pass the time and exercise your brain. While there is a certain appeal to the slower paced games, we all need a little fast-paced action from time to time. Enter the Action/Adventure aisle of the Windows Phone Store.

For this week's roundup, we combed through the Action/Adventure section of the Windows Phone Store and pulled out five of the higher rated games from the Store's shelves. Some are more action packed than others but all should appeal to our need for strategy and action gaming. For added measure, I'll add a few personal favorites that you may want to try as well.

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2 years ago

Grab an unlocked Lumia 635 for as little as $99 from a Microsoft Store on December 14th

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Grab an unlocked Lumia 635 for as little as $99 from a Microsoft Store on December 14th

Today you can get a discount on Destiny or Call of Duty and a shirt from a Microsoft Store, but tomorrow? Tomorrow you can get an unlocked Nokia Lumia 635 for as low as $99. That's the door-buster deal in-person at a Microsoft Store, but if you can't make it at the start of the day or in person at all, it'll still be just $129, which is $50 off.

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2 years ago

These Nokia Lumia 635 skin cases are on sale today for just $4.95!

These Nokia Lumia 635 skin cases are on sale today for just $4.95!

Made of a highly durable TPU material that feels great when gripped, the Mobi skin case features anti-slip properties that gives your Lumia 635 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, it has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features. Get yours in black, blue, red, purple or pink today and save 67%

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2 years ago

Lumia 535 launches in Bangladesh for BDT 11,499

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Lumia 535 launches in Bangladesh for BDT 11,499

The Lumia 535 is continuing its global rollout, with Bangladesh the latest country to receive the handset. The affordable Windows Phone, which is the first to feature Microsoft branding, is available in the country for BDT 11,499 ($148).

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