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There's a new Xbox One OS update rolling out right now to those in the Xbox preview program. Earlier this week at Gamescon, Microsoft detailed some new features coming to Xbox One. Some of those future features include a revamped Friends section, a powerful media player and more. That update isn't ready for general consumers yet, but select Xbox One members are installing the new update now.

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After taking the helm of Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella had laid out a vision that would see the closure of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division through layoffs and cost cuts. However, as it turns out, the studio, which would be responsible for exclusive video content for the Xbox platform, isn't quite dead yet and there may still be some life left.

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Mobile Nations podcast changes and updates!

We're going to be making some changes to the podcasts we do here at Mobile Nations — Android Central, CrackBerry, Connectedly, iMore, and Windows Phone Central. That'll no doubt excite some people and upset others, but our single, unwavering goal is to make better shows that you'll enjoy even more. We want to respect your time and your interests, we want to stay focused and stay relevant, So, with all of that in mind, here's what's changing!

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Should this Lumia 1020 user upgrade to the Lumia 930?

WPCentral member, WillemC, has a dilemma. Perhaps you can help him out. He's been using the Nokia Lumia 1020 for about a year and now has an opportunity to trade it for a brand new Nokia Lumia 930 with his co-worker. Should he upgrade to the newer device or stick with the imaging monster, Lumia 1020? A few forum members have voiced in their opinions already. What do you think?

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Although WhatsApp and BBM rule the roost for messenger apps these days, Telegram comes in right behind them in terms of features and even security due to the onboard encryption. The group behind Telegram held a contest to see who could make the best Telegram app for Windows Phone, and back in May Ngram won the honors.

Today, version 0.1.3.4 is live in the Store, and this is more than just standard performance improvements, as new features and some refined ones are included.

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It is just after 1PM Eastern Time, which means new OS updates are rolling out for those on Windows Phone. Today, we are getting many reports that the Lumia Cyan and Windows Phone 8.1 update is going out for those with a Lumia 1020 on AT&T (and presumably a few others worldwide).

As mentioned previously, if you are using the Preview for Developers program and are already on Windows Phone 8.1 or 8.1 Update, you will not get an update notification today as the hold is still in place for the Cyan update. Instead, you need to use the Nokia Recovery tool to roll back to Windows Phone 8.0. (In some instances, the 8.1 and Cyan update is already on Nokia's servers, so instead of downgrading, you can just flash the device with the update.)

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If you like playing games against other human players, you are going to love Neon Battleground. It's an online multiplayer shooter that has just released on Windows Phone, and will be going soon to Android, iOS, and the Web. The game is simple. You pilot a ship that can fire lasers. Shoot down other ships and collect coins.

We have installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930 and we've been having a hard time putting it away. Check out our gameplay video to see if it's something you might be interested in.

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Xbox One YouTube app gets revamped interface

If you own an Xbox One and checked out the console's dedicated YouTube app sometime in the last 24 hours or so, you may have noticed that the app has an all new user interface. Today, Google offered more details about the YouTube TV app revamp, which will be rolled out to other set-top boxes, game consoles and smart televisions in the coming weeks and months.

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Converge is a popular newsreader that used to go by the name of the Verge app. We will skip wading into the circumstances that lead to the name change, but even as 'Converge,' the developer behind the app, Anand Prakash, faced some obstacles in keeping his creation on the Store. Now, Converge is back with version 4.0 and with it a new mission as a general tech newsreader, but with the familiar – and beautiful – UI and smooth transitions.

Converge 4.0 still features articles from the Verge, but additionally it now also supports feeds from WinBeta and Windows Phone Central (with our blessing and consent). The decision as to which newsfeeds to use is left to the user during the initial setup.

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Microsoft announced a ton of upcoming features for its Xbox One console earlier this week, and lots of headlines were generated on the news that the console would be able to stream live TV shows to its Windows, iOS and Android SmartGlass app. Unfortunately, those headlines glossed over the fact that this kind of support won't be coming to the US market anytime soon.

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Microsoft's DirectX 12 API for 3D graphics in games and other applications was first announced in March, but since then the company has been pretty quiet about its status. That changed this week as Microsoft and Intel teamed up to show that games that will use DirectX 12 will maintain high frame rates while also cutting the power consumption of a PC's CPU.

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Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 67%

This Lumia 1520 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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Dark Lands is a wonderfully animated endless runner game for your Windows Phone. The game not only challenges you to see how far you can run but also how long you can survive attacks from a wide range of enemies that includes goblins, orcs and skeletons. You also have much tougher bosses to battle scattered throughout your endless run.

The game was updated today, bringing Dark Lands to version 1.2.1, which brings a host of performance improvements, new enemies and a new story based gaming mode with forty challenging levels of game play.

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