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Xbox Video updated for Windows Phone with bug fixes for resuming content and more

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Xbox Music for Windows Phone and the challenge of starting over

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Xbox Music

Let us not beat around the bush: Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 has been a rough ride. Ever since the separation of the app from the OS, criticism for being behind not only the competition but behind Windows Phone 8.0 hangs around the proverbial neck of the Xbox Music team.

Earlier this week, we spoke with Jerry Johnson, Group Program Manager and Gurpratap Virdi, Director of Engineering, both of OSG Entertainment Apps about Xbox Music, including where it is heading and why it had such a rough start.

The answers may surprise you.

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8 hours ago

'BadUSB' malware highlights the danger of plugging random mystery drives into your computer

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New malware exploits USB, but isn't really that scary

Another day, another apocalyptic prognostication of computer security doom, this time focusing on the omnipresent USB connection. It's called 'BadUSB', and it's a malware proof-of-concept created by security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell that exploits a flaw in and resides in the firmware that controls the basic function of USB devices. The researchers claim that it's not a problem that can be patched, saying that they're "exploiting the very way that USB is designed," but in the end all they've done is highlight that you shouldn't go around plugging USB drives, devices, or whatnot that you don't trust into your computer.

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8 hours ago

Titanfall Frontier's Edge DLC now available for $9.99 on Xbox One

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Beats Music for Windows Phone lives on, developer Justin Angel joins Apple

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9 hours ago

Sharknado begins terrorizing Xbox One owners with Syfy app

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Syfy is capitalizing on the launch of Sharknado 2 with a new TV Everywhere app that will allow Xbox One owners to watch full episodes from Syfy's network. Additionally, for a limited time, Syfy subscribers will be able to watch both Sharknado and Sharknado 2: The Second One inside the app, though it's unclear how long that special viewing promotion is good for.

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9 hours ago

Halo Limited Edition Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 gives us Master Chief

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10 hours ago

Lumia 930 paraded in latest Katy Perry music video

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10 hours ago

Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 update hits AT&T's Lumia 520 and 925

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Lumia 635 lands on Fido in Canada

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10 hours ago

Atmosphere Weather hits 1.3 milestone today with updated design, new themes and more

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Atmosphere Weather is one of a handful of top weather apps for Windows Phone that many of you enjoy. Although not much has happened in the few weeks since we introduced it, much work is occurring in the background.

Today, developer Kevin Smith is releasing version 1.3 of the stylish and Modern weather app, and it has with it a hefty and noteworthy changelog. Let's see what's new.

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11 hours ago

Updated Qi wireless charging means your phones won't have to be directly touching the charger

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The new Qi v1.2 specification will enable wireless charging through even greater spans than before. The current Qi standard is capable of blasting power wirelessly through up to 7mm of space, but the new standard amps that up to 45mm (1.77 inches). This will make it much easier to embed Qi chargers inside of things (like desks, tables, cars, blocks of cheese, etc).

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11 hours ago

Here is how to discover what region your 'CV' Lumia is for the Cyan update

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The Lumia Cyan update is hitting more devices each day, and a big chunk of those are 'country variants' aka CV. Country variants are non-carrier phones, but even though they are SIM unlocked, they still have localization including default language, preloaded apps pertinent to that region and other network changes. As such, there is no such thing as a generic Lumia Windows Phone, because Hong Kong, Mexico, Thailand, Norway, and others all have their own 'country variant' for each Lumia model.

The Lumia country variants are widely eligible for the Lumia Cyan update, at least for the Lumia 625, Lumia 925, Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520. However, not all of CVs are yet cleared, leading to confusion amongst readers who proceed to force-downgrade their phones to 8.0 in order to get the non-existing update.

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11 hours ago

New image of 'Tesla' Windows Phone from Microsoft (Updated)

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12 hours ago

IE11 renders websites better with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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