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6cret is now out for Windows Phone. 6cret is a new app from Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn and is a client for infamous app Secret. We've known for a few weeks that Rudy was working on a Secret client for Windows Phone. Not familiar with Secret? It's a very popular app on Android and iOS where users can leave anonymous messages to their circle of friends.

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Microsoft, like most companies who run an app store, on occasion has problems with fake or malicious apps. You know, the ones that purport to be official, but charge you money upfront without a trial, something even more egregious for already free services.

I have seen a lot of teeth gnashing over this and lots of "look at THIS example!" posts. Even Microsoft has recently chimed in to say they are going to be doing more. But you play a role too.

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Update 12 PM ET - WPWorld.pl has now retracted the story, claiming the source is not reliable or a Microsoft employee.

According to a report over on wpworld.pl, Microsoft's Cortana is coming to Poland. Microsoft clearly plans to bring (and further develop) the virtual assistant to other markets, but time will tell just when the feature is rolled out across multiple regions.

As well as Cortana allegedly for Poland, there are also some supposed details on Windows Phone Update 2, including a release date for those on the Preview program.

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Connectedly: Smartwatch Buyers Guide

Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the right one for you.

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My 17 reasons to buy a case for the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone in reality boils down to ONE BIG reason - it's a slippery phone! In addition to the hardware being beautiful in all its metal-given glory, it is also easy to drop. And drop my HTC One M8 I did... I accidentally dropped mine SEVENTEEN TIMES in the past four months. What follows is an account of how it held up over that time and of eventually what busted. The TL;DR? You will probably want to buy a case for it.

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Calling all Windows Phone and Microsoft fans... Today, on behalf of Mobile Nations and the WPCentral team, I'm extremely happy to announce the opening of our WPCentral Canada Store . The store resides at http://ca.wpcentral.com, but don't worry - if you're on a Canadian IP address we will automatically redirect you to the Canada store when you click on WPCentral's site navigation links (once in the store you can easily toggle between Canada store and main US/International store should you want to switch).

With our WPCentral Canada store warehouse physically located within Canada, shipping is now provided by Canada Post (UPS also available) and FREE SHIPPING is offered on most orders over $50. Shipping on smaller orders is a flat $5.95. The best news of course is that with your shipment never crossing the US/Canada border, you no longer have to worry about things like duty charges. And as you would expect, all pricing and transactions are conducted in Canadian dollars and we have lots of payment methods available. Beyond credit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin are also accepted!

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Today Only: Buy the Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 for only $4.95 and save 50%

Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Get yours in black or white today!

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A Windows Phone has been used to record some of the models arriving for New York Fashion Week, allowing participating women to introduce themselves and remind viewers that there are actual people behind the fashion and design. It's also an interesting look at where the models are from and how Windows Phone managed to capture the magic.

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Microsoft today held an event in Vietnam to launch the recently released Lumia 830. The more affordable mid-range smartphone matches the latest in Lumia design (the Lumia 930) with advanced components to produce a capable solution for today's needs and requirements. The Lumia 830 will set local purchasers back by VND 7,999,000 (about $380), which isn't a bad deal.

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Meru Cabs, the largest radio cab service in India, launched their official app for Windows Phone in February earlier this year.

The company operates around 7,000 cabs in several key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad and serves more than 1.8 million passengers. The latest update bumps the app version to 2.0.0.0, and brings in a few new features.

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UK retailer Phones 4U set to close its doors

UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice."

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Stardock CEO Brad Wardell gives us his opinion on various Windows subjects

Stardock was already a well known developer of Windows utilities and games before the launch of Start8 in 2012, a desktop Start menu for Windows 8 to take the place of the one that Microsoft decided to remove from the OS. While Start8 is not the only Start menu replacement for Windows 8, it turned out to be a massive success for Stardock. Since then the company has released a number of other utilities for Windows 8, including ModernMix, which allows Modern UI apps to run in windowed form on the desktop. Both the Start menu and the ability to run Modern apps on the desktop are slated to be added to the next official version of Windows by Microsoft, code name Threshold.

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