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The Nokia Store will shut down early next year

The Nokia Store will shut down early next year

Smartphones may occupy a lot of our mind share, but there are quite a few people who still have, use, and like feature phones. In emerging markets, those devices are often the only choice. Nokia was a leader in the emerging space with their Asha brand and middle-of-the-road Nokia X devices. Now that Nokia is out of the hardware game, and Microsoft has taken over their mobile interests, they’re shutting down the Nokia Store. Anyone looking for apps will be re-directed to the Opera online store.

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Surface Pro 3’s latest ad takes jab at the MacBook Air

Surface Pro 3’s latest ad takes jab at the MacBook Air

Microsoft rolled out its latest ad for the Surface Pro 3 over the weekend, and in it is the same tired theme we've seen before: comparison with an Apple product, in this case a MacBook Air. It's short and sweet at 30 seconds, and focuses on the features offered by the Surface Pro 3 ("...it has got a USB!") while a MacBook Air sits next to it relatively ignored. Festive imagery is sprinkled throughout, no doubt encouraging viewers to grab one for the holiday season.

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Windows 10 upgrades coming to all Lumia Windows phones

Windows 10 upgrades coming to all Lumia Windows phones

If you are the owner of a Nokia Lumia smartphone running Windows Phone as the operating system, Microsoft has some good news. The software giant has announced that all Lumia Windows Phones will be getting an upgrade to Windows 10 next year when the latest flavor of the operating system launches. A lot of Windows Phone users have been wondering if they would get the update, so it's nice to hear something from Microsoft on the subject.

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Windows Phone surprisingly survives HP Pwn2Own contest

Windows Phone surprisingly survives HP Pwn2Own contest

You can say what you want about Microsoft's mobile platform, but apparently, Windows Phone is a rather tough nut to crack. This revelation came on the second day of HP's Pwn2Own hacking contest, with this round targeting browsers of mobile devices. One contestant tried to gain control of the phone by attacking the browser but ultimately failed to break through the sandbox. That said, there was still some access gained, so Windows Phone didn't completely emerge unscathed, surviving with just some war wounds and probably a bit of pride.

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Should you give Ubisoft a break on Assassin’s Creed Unity?

Should you give Ubisoft a break on Assassin’s Creed Unity?

This week is not a great one for Ubisoft. They've been hit relatively hard for their slightly lackluster release of Assassin's Creed: Unity, with reviewers finding the game less than perfect in some cases and downright unplayable in others. But what if Ubisoft had waited? What if they delayed again - past the two weeks delay they'd noted back in August? At what point does it make sense to release a product that's unfinished? At what point does a development team have to stop and release?

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Should I buy a cheap tablet on Black Friday? Absolutely not.

Should I buy a cheap tablet on Black Friday? Absolutely not.

You're going to be told many things and given many offers this Black Friday, but we'd like to be the first to tell you not to get trapped by the following. Do not buy a cheap tablet on Black Friday. Do not fall for this trap. The math does not add up, no matter how you sling it. Show me the cheapest tablet at any given store on Black Friday and I'll show you why you shouldn't buy it - and why you shouldn't even consider it.

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Windows Movie Creator hits Beta

Windows Movie Creator hits Beta

There's a Movie Creator app out there today for Windows 8 and 8.1 is set to be an essential experience in the oncoming Windows device age. Developed by Microsoft, the Movie Creator app works for both Windows on the desktop and Windows Phone, made to roll with devices both large and small. This app is made for all skill levels, created for an age in which both mice and touch screens are used to control Windows devices. The Movie Creator BETA app is optimized to the specifications of each unique device it's made to run on, including everything from the least to the greatest - Lumia 530 to Surface Pro 3.

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New Windows 10 preview has three-finger touchpad gestures

New Windows 10 preview has three-finger touchpad gestures

The latest preview of Windows 10, which brings the version number up to 9879, continues to build on the work of finally merging the disparate desktop and "Modern" worlds that Microsoft has built up around Windows. This, release, however, might probably be most remembered for adding a feature that some might take to be yet another sign of Redmond copying instead of innovating. Windows 10 has now gained support for three-finger gestures on the touchpad, a feature that is more readily associated today with Apple's OS X.

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Xbox One ships 10mil units, 3 months after Playstation 4

Xbox One ships 10mil units, 3 months after Playstation 4

If you’ve been to an electronics retailer like Best Buy recently, you’ve probably seen a stack of Xbox One bundles peppered throughout the store. According to Microsoft, that’s helped them boost sales of late. Xbox marketing chief Yusef Mehdi took to the Xbox blog today, noting Microsoft’s game system has moved a massive quantity of units; nearly 10 million. At roughly $350, Xbox says they’ve been shipping more units than ever. This bodes well for them heading into the holiday rush, but Playstation has been there, done that.

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Gears of War 2015: reveal or release

Gears of War 2015: reveal or release

Earlier this year Microsoft made an announcement: they'd acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise in full. Acquiring said rights from Epic Games meant they'd be able to push the game to an Awesome-pocalypse degree as they did with Sunset Overdrive. Microsoft Studios will be involved, and Black Tusk would be developing. But as of January 29th, 2014, this development team had only been on the project for a week. That's not nearly long enough for a full release even one year later, is it?

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