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How to force close an Xbox One game or app

One of our favorite features on the Xbox One is the ability to resume games even after turning off the system. It's really handy at finishing single player games after being interrupted by errands. But once in a blue moon, we notice games getting stuck at the splash screen when attempting to resume after startup. Want to know a quick fix? Force close the game! We'll show you how simple it is on the Xbox One.

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Today Only: Buy the BodyGuardz UltraTough ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 44%

These invisible protectors are tough, durable and are custom designed to fit your Lumia 920, keeping your display completely scratch-proof. They're made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips and are easy to apply. Includes 2 per package!

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If you add a tablet to your T-Mobile Simple Choice plan, starting September 3rd T-Mobile will charge you $10-a-month for the privilege and will double your data allotment in the process. The plan creates a duplicate bucket of data reserved for that tablet, up to 5 GB per month.

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Verizon Wireless today announced that VoLTE (Voice over LTE) will be available on the network nationwide in the coming weeks. Customers with the US mobile operator will soon be able to make higher quality calls (and video calls) with other subscribers on the same network with compatible 4G smartphones. The plan is to slowly roll out the upgrades across the board to compete alongside AT&T and others, using LTE for not only super-charged data but also higher quality calls.

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Your local Microsoft Store will be hosting launch events for Madden NFL 15 and Destiny in the coming weeks. Destiny and Madden NFL 15 are most likely the two biggest games coming to your Xbox One in the near future. Madden NFL 15 launches tomorrow in North America with Destiny coming on September 9. Both games are highly anticipated by their respective fan bases, and Microsoft is going to help those fans celebrate.

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Established in 2009, Sportskeeda is the largest all-sports website in Asia, publishing news and opinions on over fifty sports and claims to have a footprint of over 10 million readers every month. The portal has a thriving online sports community, and editorial content by some of the best sports writers in the world.

A couple of weeks ago, the Sportskeeda Official app landed on the Windows Phone Store and brings to you the latest news and updates from the world of sports. Developed by the same folks who brought the newsreader app, Plash, the Sportskeeda app offers easy and intuitive user experience with a focus on content.

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This week, the Surface 2 is getting its price chopped by $100 officially, and even more if you opt for an official refurbished one. With Microsoft's sale, it brings the 32 GB version down to $349, and the refurbed at a very affordable $279 (while supplies last). Even the LTE-enabled style is discounted by $100, and it comes with 64 GB of internal storage.

So, with all the focus and hype on the Surface Pro 3, why should you even consider getting a Surface 2? Glad you asked because I have a few reasons.

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Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that actually give facts and allow the reader to choose whether to read the story.

Imagine that.

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If you're looking to score a deal on a Lumia 635 for T-Mobile then Newegg Flash might have just what you're looking for. Right now, if you head on over to their site, you find they're hosting a sale on the device and have it priced at only $105 with free shipping until Tuesday and after that it will disappear. Need a reminder of the specs before you jump in? No worries. We got you covered.

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Update Twitch has now made the official announcement on their acquisition by Amazon via a post from their CEO Emmett Shear. He stated, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon's support we'll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." Amazon has also issued its own press release, stating that it is purchasing Twitch for $970 million in cash. It added that the acquisition will officially close sometime in the second half of 2014.

Original story Amazon may be about to make an end run around Google in a bid to purchase the Twitch.tv game video streaming service. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1 billion, according to an unnamed source.

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Volvo (volvocars.com), the Swedish automaker, has just announced that their new 2015 models will include the company's Sensus connectivity and infotainment system as standard. This includes the 2015.5 Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S80, and XC70.

Volvo's Sensus Connect system includes smartphone connectivity through a free app called Volvo On Call. It's available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. What can you do with app? Let's take a look at the features.

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The NFL has just released their official cheat sheet and draft kit for the 2014 Fantasy Football season. As you know, a lot of folks take their fantasy football very seriously – just watch an episode of The League on FXX to see how serious. This is probably an app you won't want to miss on Windows Phone and Windows 8 if you're big into fantasy football.

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Although publishing articles on our front page is a big part of WPCentral, the back half is our user forums (forums.wpcentral.com). With nearly 230K registered members and almost 15K that are online at this very moment, the forums are the best spot to debate current and upcoming hardware.

Equally, if you have a problem with your phone, general questions or something to share, nothing beats searching or posting a new thread and response.

As the Microsoft ecosystem continues to expand, we have a few new forums to add to the mix, or highlight in case you have missed them before.

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Buying guide: Gaming headsets for the Xbox One

The headset is a crucial piece of equipment when gaming on your Xbox One. It could make the difference between first or second place when playing your favorite first-person shooter. A good gaming headset could also help immerse you further into the story of your new adventure game. It also could help your marriage by allowing you to stay up late into the night playing without disturbing your partner. Here's a buying guide for your next gaming Xbox One headset.

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When it comes to mobile operating systems, Windows Phone has a solid reputation for stability. As a result, the need to reset the OS to rid the phone of bugs or start anew is rare. Still, there may be occasions where you want to return the device to the state you bought it in from the Store.

Here are two ways to do that for the HTC One for Windows.

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