Age of Empires: Castle Siege game is now finally available for download from Windows Store for Windows tablets and PCs. Description: Age of Empires®: Castle Siege invites you to guide your empire through the Medieval Era on your Windows PC or touch screen device. Choose from one of several civilizations, including the Britons, Teutons, and Kievan Rus. Upgrade your keep, fortify your walls, and garrison defensive troops to protect yourself from marauders. Then, train an army to raid other cities, and command them in battle to dismantle your opponents’ defenses. Over the ages, you’ll research technology, live through famous battles, and recruit a variety of heroes to your side, including Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and Joan of Arc. Outsmart your attackers and outplay your victims to earn achievements and climb to the top of the leaderboards. Features: Develop your fortress through the ages, from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance. ...

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3D Builder app is an easy to use, free app for Windows 8.1 from Microsoft that helps you turn digital objects into physical ones. It also includes a library of example 3D objects to get you started. Today, this app received a major update with several new features. In the R5 version of 3D Builder, the following new features and enhancements are introduced: Cloud Print (buy a print online from 3D Systems) Overhauled main control, new selection control New trophy parts 3D models Windows RT support Save as STL Cloud Print option in an interesting one. Now you can print 3D models from the 3D Builder app without having to own a 3D printer, Microsoft partnered with 3D Systems to provide a cloud printing service that anyone can use. By clicking on the “Buy Print” button on the advanced options bar, you can seamlessly order a 3D print and have ...

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  While Google started its Android Wear project only few months ago, that doesn’t stop Microsoft from releasing new apps for Android Wear platform. Microsoft today updated their OneNote for Android app with support Android Wear platform. So, if you own a Moto 360 or a Samsung Galaxy Gear Live, you can now take notes using your voice on OneNote. Simply install the free OneNote for Android Wear app from the Play Store and start dictating notes to your smartwatch following the below command. “OK Google, take a note” OneNote for Android Wear requires an Android phone (running Android 4.3 or higher; compatible with Android Wear) and an Android Wear watch. Read more at Office blogs. ...

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As you already know, Microsoft today announced that they are planning to acquire Mojang, the developer of Minecraft franchise for about $2.5 billion. Phil Spencer, head of Xbox today commented the following regarding the acquisition. Today is an incredibly exciting day for our team as Mojang and the Minecraft franchise join Microsoft. Minecraft is one of the most popular video games of all time, with more than 100 million downloads, on PC alone, from players since its launch in 2009. Minecraft inspires millions to create together, connects people across the globe, and is a community that is among the most active and passionate in the world. Our relationship with Mojang began when we initially talked to the team about bringing Minecraft to the console. Minecraft quickly became the top online game on Xbox Live, with over two billion hours played on Xbox 360 in the last two years. That working ...

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Red Stripe Deals for this week is now live in Windows Store and it now includes popular games like Plants Vs Zombies, Sesame Street Touch and Learn TV, and more. Find the list of apps/games and their store links below, In “Plants vs. Zombies” ($1.99, usually $4.99) the undead are of a more playful variety, but they still need to be stopped. Fortunately, you’ve got 49 powerful perennials to help defend your home. With “Sesame Street Touch & Learn TV” ($3.49, usually $6.99), your child can use your Windows 8 touch screen to interact with eight 20-minute episodes of interactive content based on the “Kinect Sesame Street TV” game for Xbox 360. Reading Trainer ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Plight of the Zombie” (99 cents in the Windows Store), “Stuntmania Reloaded” ($2.49), LiveATC (99 cents) MetaMoJi Note ($3.99). Source: Microsoft ...

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A new update to Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 has been released to the store yesterday. This new version 2.6.283.0 includes many improvements and fixes that improves the overall app experience. Find the full change log below. What’s New: Resuming the app will now resume your personal videos so that you don’t need to find and manually resume them. Video thumbnails in your collection are no longer stretched. To give you a better idea of how long your downloads will take, the download manager now displays an approximate time for the download to complete. Movie and TV collection now show streaming icons next to the video title if the video has not been downloaded to the device. Other minor bug fixes. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Break.com is a humor website featuring comedy videos, flash games, and other material. Their editors find the best funny videos, clips and pictures for you to watch right now. Yesterday, they launched Break.com’s official app for the Xbox 360 & Xbox One. The team behind Break.com, the #1 humor site online (8 million unique monthly visitors), is bringing Xbox users a free app that delivers curated video content across a variety of verticals including hilarious pranks, stunts, animals, epic fails and original comedy. The Break.com app is the only app on the Xbox platform dedicated entirely to original and user generated video content including episodes of Honest Trailers, Man at Arms, Speakeasy and more from the DEFY Media brands. Check out Xbox Store for downloading this apps. ...

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Microsoft has updated Xbox One SmartGlass beta app in Windows Store. You now have activity feed alerts, popular games in friends, and many UI improvements. This public Beta of Xbox One SmartGlass that provides an early peek at new capabilities. Use the feedback button in the app to let us know what you think. What’s new: See the Top Games in Profile and Popular Games in Friends Activity Feed Alerts and UI improvements Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Earlier today, Windows Technical Preview build 9834 screenshots got leaked on the web. It revealed number of new changes coming in the upcoming Windows 9 release such as the new Start Menu, notification center, virtual desktops, new charms bar alternative for desktop users, windowed modern apps and more. Another new thing spotted in the screenshots was the Microsoft Feedback app. This new app is now pinned to the new Start menu and allows users to submit their feedback about the Windows experience. Currently, you need to be part of Windows Internal beta testers  group to submit your feedback and Microsoft is expected to expand this feedback app to public preview users as well. Neowin reported few weeks back about how this feedback app will work, ……….Threshold will have tons of feedback surveys to make sure that they avoid this issue with the next iteration of Windows. So what will these ...

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Microsoft today released an update to Bing Maps Preview app for Windows to improve the public transportation information experience..  In select cities in the US, Canada and the UK, you can plan your journey via bus, train or subway in a few short clicks. This new app will now you route options, estimated departure and arrival times overlaid on a beautiful maps experience.  If the next bus is coming up in a couple of minutes, this app will let you know that you need to start hustling to the stop. Here is how it works, Say you are planning for an upcoming visit to New York City soon and want to find the quickest public transportation option from JFK airport to your hotel in Times Square. On your Windows 8 PC, simply pull up the transit experience within the app and enter the airport and destination.  We’ll beautifully render a layout showcasing all ...

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Microsoft today announced a new offer for people buying Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Stores. Consumers will get free 1-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword App (a $39.99 value) with each Surface Pro 3 purchase. Barely tipping the scales at 1.76 pounds, the new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience.  Find the links below to order, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface ...

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Today Microsoft announced that they rebuilt MSN from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Microsoft will no longer produce content in-house, instead the new MSN brings together the world’s best media sources along with data and services to enable users to do more in News, Sports, Money, Travel, Food & Drink, Health & Fitness, and more. Regarding the new design, At the top of the MSN homepage, users have quick access to what we call the Services Stripe. This allows easy access to personal services to stay on top of what’s happening in your life. With a quick hover, you can easily check your email, browse your OneDrive, or even access your OneNote notebooks. We’ve also integrated popular sites like Facebook, Twitter, Office 365 and Skype. Additionally, the new MSN presents actionable information together with content and personal productivity tools like shopping lists, a savings calculator, a symptom ...

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The New York Times Crossword is one of the best crossword in the world and now you can enjoy the same puzzles printed in the daily newspaper on the only mobile crossword app built by The New York Times. Users will get unlimited access to daily puzzle and calendar archive for 7 days. If you want full access all the time, you can subscribe for it. Game Description: PLAY ANYWHERE Your subscription now gives you access to The Crossword on NYTimes.com at no additional charge! Just connect or create an account in your account settings and Play Anywhere. Your Windows puzzle progress will be saved and available on the web and vice versa! DAILY PUZZLE It’s the same puzzle that’s printed every day in The New York Times newspaper. All daily puzzles are available the previous day at 10p EST with a subscription, so enjoy Tuesday’s puzzle on Monday at ...

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Office Mix a new tool from Microsoft that offers an easier way to make your Microsoft PowerPoint lessons more engaging and share them online. It allows you to record your lectures while you write and draw on slides, and add video, assessments, and labs. It is connected to a online service, so you can store them in the cloud to share them with your students, who can play them on nearly any device. It also includes advanced features such as analytics for every student, quiz, and slide. The best part is, Office Mix Tool is free if you have PowerPoint 2013. Recently, Microsoft announced that a new contest by which you can win Surface Pro 3 devices for your favorite schools. You’ve told us how much you love using Office Mix to bring your lessons to life online, and we’ve been awed by the lessons and creativity of the mixes you’ve created. That’s why we’re ...

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This week’s Red Stripe Deals in Windows Store includes puzzle game 4 Elements II Special Edition, Shiny the Firefly and more. Find the list of games and apps on deals below. “4 Elements II Special Edition” ($1.49, usually $2.99) takes you into a version of the puzzle and hidden object game exclusive to Windows 8. Your mission is to restore magic to four fairies representing the elements of earth, air, fire and water. You’ll find this world bursting with color, music and animation. For more eye candy, check out “Shiny the Firefly” ($1.49 in the Windows Store, usually $2.99), set in the middle of a picturesque garden. To help Shiny find his babies, you’re up against mosquitoes, toads, plants, wasps, centipedes and many other obstacles. Ladybird: I’m Ready to Spell! ($1.49 in the Windows Store), “Voodoo Whisperer (Full)” ($1.49), Back to the Drawing Board ($8.99, usually $18.99), “Roman Empire” ($1.49). ...

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The official CBS Sports Fantasy app is now available for download from Windows Store. It allows you to dominate your league whether you play on Yahoo!, ESPN, NFL, or of course CBSSports. It offers season projections, 2013 stats and outlooks from our award-winning experts, draft companion, access to the latest stats, projections, rankings and news. Features: SEASON PROJECTIONS. Projections, 2013 stats and outlooks from our award-winning experts. DRAFT COMPANION. Access to the latest stats, projections, rankings and news. PLAYER NEWS. Updated news, injury reports and performance predictions that give you the insider advantage. PLAYER RANKINGS & PROJECTIONS. Up-to-date performance projections from our top-ranked experts. EASY TEAM MANAGEMENT. This season, it’s even easier to set your lineup, add/drop players and make trades. LIVE SCORING. Get fast and accurate fantasy point updates of all the live action so you’ll know exactly how you’re crushing your competition. LEAGUE TALK. Trash talk, set up ...

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