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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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2 years ago

TrueAchivements app available for Xbox One, brings gaming guides to Snap

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TrueAchivements app available for Xbox One, brings gaming guides to Snap

The official TrueAchievements app is now available for Xbox One. Those out there who play games and try to complete all Xbox Achievements have probably turned to TrueAchievements from time to time. It's a great website for tracking Achievements for games available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.

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2 years ago

PSA: Microsoft's free 15 GB OneDrive Camera Roll promo likely ends October 31

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PSA: Microsoft's free 15 GB OneDrive Camera Roll promo likely ends October 31

Microsoft's free 15 GB offer of additional storage space on OneDrive is likely coming to an end this week. The company told us via a Twitter message that it believes that the 15 GB freebie will stop on Friday, October 31.

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2 years ago

Walmart to sell 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' a day ahead of official launch

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Walmart to sell 'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' a day ahead of official launch

If Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is beckoning your name, you may want to head to Walmart stores as the retail giant has announced that it will be offering the title a day ahead of its official release. The Zero Day Edition will be available to customers at $59.96 starting just after midnight local time on Monday, November 3, in more than 3,600 Walmart retail stores. The game is slated for a launch elsewhere on November 4.

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2 years ago

HP's $199 Windows 8.1 laptop now on sale with bonus $25 Windows Store credit

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HP's $199 Windows 8.1 laptop now on sale with bonus $25 Windows Store credit

HP has started selling its previously announced $199 Windows 8.1 notebook, the Stream 11, and the PC maker is throwing in a free $25 gift card to purchase apps and games from the Windows Store.

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2 years ago

8 Zip, a powerful file archiver for Windows Phone and Windows 8, is this week's myAppFree deal

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8 Zip, a powerful file archiver for Windows Phone and Windows 8, is this week's myAppFree deal

8 Zip is a feature rich file archiver that is available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The app allows you create, open and manage a wide range of archive formats.

The app also supports transparent Live Tiles and theme customizations to give 8 Zip a personal touch. 8 Zip is also this week's myAppFree deal, which can save you a good bit on this Windows Phone and Windows 8 app.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile announces Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8.1 update

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T-Mobile announces Lumia 925 Windows Phone 8.1 update

Update 3: The 8.1 update is live as our T-Mobile Lumia 925 now has Lumia Cyan (and it is also enrolled in the Preview for Developers program)

It looks like T-Mobile US is getting ready to unveil finally the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update for its venerable Lumia 925.

Evidence comes from T-Mobile's support forums, which detailed the over-the-air update. However, that page has since reverted and despite an earlier claim, we have not had an update for our Lumia 925s. It looks like T-Mobile may have jumped the gun a bit early, although we have all the details.

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2 years ago

Microsoft wants to make updating to Windows 10 easier for businesses

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Microsoft wants to make updating to Windows 10 easier for businesses

As Microsoft continues with its public test of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, the company is already beginning the process of preparing businesses to deploy the OS and upgrade their PCs from Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces new cloud services, enterprise mobility features and tools at TechEd 2014

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Microsoft announces new cloud services, enterprise mobility features and tools at TechEd 2014

At the TechEd Europe 2014 conference, Microsoft announced new features and technologies to help developers as it focuses on a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Announcements were made for Microsoft Azure, Intune mobile device management, cross-platform developer tools support, and new cloud partners.

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2 years ago

Titanfall for Xbox One goes half off thanks to Deals with Gold

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Titanfall for Xbox One goes half off thanks to Deals with Gold

If for some reason you held off all this time on picking up Titanfall for Xbox One, Microsoft's just given you a reason to grab it. You'll need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, but if you are you'll be able to snag the game with a healthy 50% discount thanks to this weeks Deals with Gold.

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2 years ago

ProShot updates with better startup times, increased zoom, and more

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ProShot updates with better startup times, increased zoom, and more

Camera app ProShot has been updated, adding a number of new features and improvements. Startup time has been improved significantly and zoom has been increased, among other things.

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 3 picks up another firmware update fixing Wi-Fi and 'reliability of the graphics display performance'

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Surface Pro 3 picks up another firmware update fixing Wi-Fi and 'reliability of the graphics display performance'

Microsoft is keen on keeping the Surface Pro 3 running in tip-top shape, and that includes rolling our frequent firmware updates to get the hardware to perform at its best.

Starting at 1 PM ET today, Surface Pro 3 users can now grab the October 28 System Firmware Update, the second for this month. The changelog is detailed and significant, addressing many aspects of performance including the graphics, Wi-Fi, and even Windows 10.

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