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  • Blog Post: NOOK gets updated for Windows 8.1

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  • Blog Post: Asphalt 8: Airborne races to Windows and Windows Phone (UPDATED 1/21/2014)

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  • Blog Post: Download the Xbox One SmartGlass app and get ready for your Xbox One

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  • Blog Post: Red Stripe Deals on apps and games from the Windows Store

    Just like we’ve done with Windows Phone , today we’re kicking off Red Stripe Deals on apps and games from the Windows Store. Each week, we will feature 3 popular apps and games as Red Stripe Deals in the Windows Store for at least 50% off their original price . Typically, this will be one Xbox game,...
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    I’d like to say I was into digital photography before it was cool, but really all I can claim is that I was into it before it was easy. If I could travel back in time to 2003 and show my past self some of the apps that exist today for editing and sharing photos, I’m pretty sure my past self’s mind would...
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