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2 years ago

Dead Or Alive 5: Last Round coming to Xbox One Feb. 17 in paid and free versions

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2 years ago

Hot-fix for Windows Central app for Windows Phone is now live

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Yesterday we released updates for our official Windows and Windows Phone apps for the site. No new features were implemented, but the branding was updated throughout both apps to reflect our recent name-change.

Unfortunately, a missing "/" character from the code caused the Live Tile and notifications to break in the app. You can file the mistake under rushing to meet a deadline, but the simple forward slash omission had some drastic ramifications, to say the least.

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2 years ago

How to set Lock screen notifications in Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Phone

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Beginners' Tips Series!

One of the many conveniences that the Windows family of products offers is the ability to receive notifications from apps on your Lock screen. These Lock screen notifications appear under the time and date on your device and give you a quick glimpse of any new emails, updates, events, etc. The notifications await your acknowledgement without having to log in and open any apps.

In Windows, you are limited to a total of seven apps that can notify you via the Lock screen, while Windows phone keeps it to a maximum of five. Since some apps come with Lock screen notifications enabled by default, you could find yourself running out of options. So we threw together this quick guide on how to choose which applications appear on your Lock screen.

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2 years ago

NBA Live 15 trial now out for Xbox One, Watch us play

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Just as expected, NBA Live 15 is now available to EA Access members for a 6-hour trial. EA Sports' latest NBA game won't officially be available in stores on October 28th in North America, but now EA Access members get to play the game early. I've just installed it on my Xbox One and recorded my first few minutes of gameplay. Interested? Take a look at my first impressions on video!

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2 years ago

Only one member of the US Congress uses a Windows Phone (a former Microsoft executive)

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Microsoft has its work cut out for them in the United States where perception of the tech giant is seen as less hip than Apple. Besides the near ubiquitous adoption by celebrities of the iPhone, the US Congress is also evidently a big fan of Cupertino's hardware.

Popular DC rag The Hill conducted a survey back at the beginning of the month asking members of Congress which phones they used. As it turns out, more than 71 percent of our lawmakers use iPhones, with 28 percent still using BlackBerry. Android does not fair too well either, with only 9 percent favoring the somewhat convoluted mobile OS. Many in Congress also carry multiple phones.

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2 years ago

Xbox One's December update won't be big, screenshot feature pushed into 2015

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2 years ago

TNT and TBS both launch universal apps for Windows Phone letting users watch TV anywhere

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TNT and TBS both launch universal apps for Windows Phone letting users watch TV anywhere

TBS, owned by Turner Broadcasting, has had an app on Windows 8.1 for quite some time now. It only seems apropos that they adapt that app for Windows Phone, letting users watch clips and – after authenticating – whole episodes on the go. For added bonus, Turner could also toss in TNT Drama into the mix as well.

This morning, users can download Watch TNT and TBS for Windows right to their phones. Watch TNT is focused mostly on drama shows, including The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Falling Skies and lets users watch episodes on their phone and continue it on their Windows 8.1 device. For TBS for Windows, you get Conan, Big Bang Theory, and a host of other comedies and lighter fare with the same episode streaming and history abilities.

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2 years ago

Lumia 530 available for just £49.95 at Carphone Warehouse

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2 years ago

Deck out your Lumia 1020 with dual-layer protection for only $9.95 today; that's 50% off!

2 years ago

Microsoft Garage launches three new Windows 8.1 apps

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2 years ago

Microsoft Stores to hold launch events Monday for Sunset Overdrive Xbox One game

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2 years ago

Goldsmiths Jewels HD, a Windows Phone puzzle game that may be more luck than skill

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Goldsmiths Jewel HD is an interesting Windows Phone puzzle game where you are tasked with collecting an assortment of jewels while avoiding non-precious stones.

The game, available for low-memory devices, seems to rely more on luck than skill though. You collect the gems by initiating a line that bounces around the screen. When the line hits a jewel (or stone) they fall to the bottom of the screen and are considered "collected".

Goldsmiths Jewels HD does have a certain amount of appeal and does grow on you slightly.

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2 years ago

Alcatel: The future of Windows Phone is in the entry-level segment

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Xbox Video for Windows Phone

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Microsoft updates Xbox Video for Windows Phone

Microsoft has bumped its Xbox Video app for Windows Phone to version 2.6.370.0. The app enables Windows Phone owners to enjoy available entertainment, be it films or favorite TV shows. In this latest release, Microsoft has implemented numerous minor improvements, but users have also informed us of new playback controls.

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2 years ago

Microsoft offers up details on how to create custom backgrounds on the Xbox One

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