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2 years ago

How to get your iTunes music on your Windows phone

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How to get your iTunes music on your Windows phone

Beginners' Tips Series!

Let's say that you have been an iPhone user for some time and recently decided to dip your toe into the Windows Phone waters. Chances are that one of the first things you want to do is get all of your music onto your new phone.

As an iPhone user, you either downloaded all of your music directly your device from iTunes, or moved it onto it by using the iTunes desktop application. Now what? You have all these tunes sitting in an application that doesn't know what a Windows phone is.

This situation was bound to happen, so Microsoft put together an easy way to pull your music and playlists from iTunes and onto your Windows phone.

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2 years ago

HP's new Sprout Windows 8.1 PC packs an overhead projector and touch mat

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HP's new Sprout Windows 8.1 PC packs an overhead projector and touch mat

As previously rumored, HP has officially revealed its new, and highly ambitious, Windows 8.1 all-in-one PC called the Sprout. It has a number of stand out hardware features, including an overhead projector and a "touch mat" that HP says will offer users very different ways to interact with their PC.

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2 years ago

Don't freak out, but we're taking 50% off these Wireless Charging Pads today!

Don't freak out, but we're taking 50% off these Wireless Charging Pads today!

While small in stature, the power of the Eco Wireless Qi Pad still packs a punch to charge your favorite Qi-compatible devices in a snap. Place this pad at home, the office, or both! Choose from either the black or white pad that fits your mobile device best and get yours for only $19.95 today.

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2 years ago

Electronic Arts: EA Access on Xbox One is growing 'well beyond early expectations'

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Electronic Arts: EA Access on Xbox One is growing 'well beyond early expectations'

Electronic Arts is apparently very happy with the initial response of EA Access, its game subscription service that's currently an exclusive on the Xbox One console. In an conference call with investors this week, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson said that EA Access is growing "well beyond early expectations".

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2 years ago

WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

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WhatsApp delays plans to launch voice calling services until Q1 2015

Way back in April, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features.

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2 years ago

Woodworker helps make his Lumia feel more at home with some DIY furniture

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Woodworker helps make his Lumia feel more at home with some DIY furniture

We've seen some handy accessories made by Lumia Windows Phone owners in the past, but Stuart Nickel's furniture really takes things to the next level. The skilled woodworker has crafted beds and chairs for his Lumia to comfortably recharge in, making them both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

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2 years ago

Glass Crush for Windows Phone, over 600 puzzling levels to scratch your head over

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Glass Crush for Windows Phone, over 600 puzzling levels to scratch your head over

Glass Crush is a challenging puzzle game for Windows Phone that offers a slight twist on the match three concept. You are given a collection of cubes of assorted colors and have to crush them by creating matches of three or more.

The challenge comes into play in that you have a limited number of moves to crush all the cubes. Available for low-memory devices, Glass Crush isn't an overly complicated game but the simple design gives way to some challenging puzzles. The game has been available for some time and after a handful of tips to check the game out, we found Glass Crush to be a decent time waster of a game.

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2 years ago

Plex brings its streaming experience to Xbox 360 with new official app

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Plex brings its streaming experience to Xbox 360 with new official app

Plex has released an official app for the Xbox 360, joining the recently released Xbox One client. The app is available for anyone with a Plex Pass, allowing Xbox owners to stream video content from a Plex server to the big screen.

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2 years ago

Buy Taylor Swift's brand new '1989' album for just 99 cents via Xbox Music

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Buy Taylor Swift's brand new '1989' album for just 99 cents via Xbox Music

Microsoft is giving pop music lovers a huge deal this week by offering '1989', the brand new album from mega-popular artist Taylor Swift, for the price of just 99 cents on Xbox Music.

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2 years ago

Check out our Sunset Overdrive Twitch stream highlights and winners

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Check out our Sunset Overdrive Twitch stream highlights and winners

fall's freshest Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive finally launched today, both on its own and bundled with a unique white console. All across the world, new and established Xbox One owners are now fending off the Awesomepocalypse and engaging in multiplayer "Chaos Squad" games. It's a fairly awesome time to be an Xbox gamer.

In celebration of the Sunset Overdrive launch, Windows Central is hosting a special Twitch streaming event. Tonight you can both tune in to watch us play and chat with our staff and your fellow readers, and you can also actually play with us during the session! We'll be inviting stream viewers into our Sunset Overdrive multiplayer game for some serious wall running, grinding, and more extreme antics. The event starts at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific), so get ready to join us!

Update: The stream ended and a couple of viewers walked away with super surprise prizes!

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2 years ago

Selected Evolve Xbox One testers can pre-load the game now before Oct. 30 launch

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Selected Evolve Xbox One testers can pre-load the game now before Oct. 30 launch

Developer Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games won't start the "Big Alpha" test of their upcoming 4-vs-1 first person shooter Evolve on the Xbox One until Thursday, October 30 but the folks who have been picked to participate in the test can go ahead and pre-load the early build of the game right now.

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2 years ago

Win an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle from Windows Central!

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Win an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle from Windows Central!

A week ago we announced that we were evolving from Windows Phone Central to Windows Central, and with our name change would be a lot more coverage on all things Windows. On top of bringing you all the Windows Phone news, we're ramping up our coverage on everything else Windows offers, including gaming! As you probably already know, this means we're bringing you as much quality Xbox One Twitch streams as we can. Later this week you can catch some Halo: The Master Chief Collection game play on Wednesday and Thursday, and every stream is a chance to chat (and sometimes play along with) the Windows Central staff and win tons of prizes.

In the meantime, we have an Xbox One Titanfall bundle to give away this week here on the blog!

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2 years ago

GTA V Xbox 360 owners to get bonus content for Xbox One game upgrade

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GTA V Xbox 360 owners to get bonus content for Xbox One game upgrade

If you own an Xbox 360 copy of Grand Theft Auto V and you also own an Xbox One, you may be wondering why you should get the upcoming HD port of the hit open world action game for Microsoft's latest game console (besides the obvious graphical improvements). Today, Rockstar answered that question by revealing loads of exclusive content that can only be accessed by players of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game who trade up for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions.

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2 years ago

HTML5 specs finally finalized

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HTML5 specs finally finalized

The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has announced that it has finally finalized the specs for the HTML5 standard after almost eight years of work. This should allow rich content to work seamlessly across desktop and mobile platforms. Though parts of HTML5 have been used by web developers over the years, the final W3C recommendation is now ready.

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2 years ago

TYLT introduces two new wireless chargers for your car and your desk

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TYLT introduces two new wireless chargers for your car and your desk

TYLT is one of my favorite accessories brand, and we've reviewed some of their products like wireless chargers and portable speakers on Windows Central in the past that not just work with your Windows Phone devices, but several other smartphones as well.

The Southern California brand has just announced two new wireless chargers in their popular VÜ range that will be available for sale by the end of the year.

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