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Time to be Microsoft's guinea pig again - the 2013 Xbox Live public beta is here

Time to be Microsoft's guinea pig again - the 2013 Xbox Live public beta is here

Today Microsoft's Major Nelson announced that the public gates would be opening for Xbox Live's 2013 Update. According to our favorite Xbox team member, the update " will include updates to improve overall performance and the ability to conduct transactions with local currency." In a major decision, Microsoft has decided to retire their point based system which originally launched as a...

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[UPDATE] Nextgen Reader for Windows Phone 8 Update - adds Feedly integration

[UPDATE] Nextgen Reader for Windows Phone 8 Update - adds Feedly integration

In the wake of Google Reader's shutdown next week, Nextgen Reader has updated its Windows Phone 8 client to support Feedly integration. The new version of the popular Windows Phone RSS client is now available in the app store – an update for Windows Phone 7 users will be available next month. To connect Feedly to Nextgen Reader simply go to the app’s settings, then “accounts”, and...

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New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

We have another update to our official app to announce today, in the never ending quest to tune up the experience we’re bringing a lot of bug fixes this time around. For Windows Phone 7 users you’ll see an update to your v4.2 of the app, whereas Windows Phone 8 users will see part one of v4.3 (part 2 will be finished next week). So, read on for a breakdown of everything that’s changed...

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A quick look at what's new in the Lumia 925 and the upcoming

A quick look at what's new in the Lumia 925 and the upcoming "Amber" firmware update [Updated]

The Nokia Lumia 925 has only just been released in China (as well as other markets) and while we've been able to get some hands-on action,  technology website WPDang has taken the new Windows Phone for a test run, probing for new functions of features in the Nokia "Amber" firmware that comes pre-loaded with it. Amber is Nokia's codename for the next minor Windows Phone 8 system...

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Microsoft to kill Outlook.com linked accounts; aliases are the new cool

Microsoft to kill Outlook.com linked accounts; aliases are the new cool

Today Microsoft announced that they would be killing the option for users to link multiple email accounts together in Outlook. As a replacement to linked accounts, the company will be promoting their alias system – “a more robust and secure way of managing multiple email address.” Microsoft states that the change is being made in an attempt to unify a consumer’s digital identity. As of...

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New update v4.2 for the Windows Phone Central app ready to download, includes lock screen wallpaper support

New update v4.2 for the Windows Phone Central app ready to download, includes lock screen wallpaper support

It's time for another update to our official Windows Phone app, and this one brings functionality many of you have requested: lock screen wallpapers. If you're a die-hard fan of the site and just can't get enough Windows Phone news, or even want to bring the news front and center for a week or so, you can enable our app as your wallpaper provider to get the latest headlines on your lock...

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New hot-keys and functionality coming to Surface keyboards next week

New hot-keys and functionality coming to Surface keyboards next week

If you are a Surface owner who misses using the function row without having to reach for the “Fn” key every time, don’t worry - Microsoft has you covered.  A new update, coming next week, for Microsoft’s Touch Cover and Type Cover keyboards will allow users to lock the top row of keys into their “F1-F12” states.  Simply hit “Fn + Caps” and the behavior of the top row of keys will be...

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