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Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now available as a new 'Steam Edition' release for just $4.99 - 80% off the regular price - and new add-on packs and original games in the series are on the way.
From late Microsoft arrivals and early Steam deals, to more Sony leaks, Lollipop on LG, Denim on Verizon, and a phone the size of your head, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
If you were hoping that Netflix might introduce an 'offline mode', allowing you to download videos to watch later without streaming, your hopes have been crushed: "It's never going to happen."
After launching its first Windows tablet earlier this year, iBall is now selling its first Windows Phone too - the Andi 4L PULSE, which has an ultra-affordable price tag of just Rs.4,899 ($77).
Microsoft has formally announced that the rollout of its Lumia Denim update has begun for a "limited number of devices in selected markets", with a wider rollout scheduled for early January.
Microsoft's new Portable Power smartphone charger is finally available to purchase in the United States, priced at $49 - although it had previously said that it would go on sale by the end of October.
Microsoft has agreed terms to sell MixRadio - the music streaming service it acquired with Nokia's devices and services business - to LINE, the company behind the global messaging app.
A few weeks after the LG G3 became the first handset in the world to get Android 5.0 (in Poland), the Lollipop update is now starting to roll out for the G3 in markets across Europe, and beyond.
The Lumia 638 will be India's most affordable 4G Windows Phone when it goes on sale this week for Rs.8,299, and - unlike the Lumia 635 on which it is based - the 638 gets a full 1GB of RAM.
Microsoft's new Gestures Beta app is exclusive to the company's Lumia Windows Phone range, and allows users to control certain call management features without touching the display.
UK telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy the country's largest mobile carrier group, EE, in a deal worth around £12.5bn, which would include EE's current owners taking a 16% stake in BT.
Microsoft is currently including a free protective sleeve with purchases of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, along with a $100 promotional code - but these offers will only be available for a limited time.
The ASUS Transformer Book Flip 15 is available for just $299 today, including a 15.6-inch display that folds over 360 degrees, turning the notebook into a large (albeit rather heavy) tablet.
From free music and festive deals, to Lenovo's global recall, Flight Sim's return, the end of the Nexus 5 and the cheapest Windows Phone ever, we look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Cloud storage is becoming more popular, but hard drives remain in demand - and Seagate's new 8TB drive offers huge storage for a small price tag, thanks to new Shingled Magnetic Recording technology.
Lenovo has announced a voluntary global recall of a power cable sold with 73 of its notebooks, following 15 incidents involving the cord overheating, sparking, melting or burning.
EE is ending its long-running Orange Wednesdays cinema tickets offer - as well as the 2-for-1 Pizza Express Wednesdays deal - but says it is "working on new customer entertainment rewards".
Sony has confirmed that the PS4 will go on sale in China next month, with a launch price of 2,899 CNY - 22% lower than that of Microsoft's basic Xbox One model, which launched there in September.
Google has confirmed that production of the Nexus 5 has ended, and with limited stocks remaining at various retailers, it won't be long before the device is completely sold out.
United Airlines is rolling out the giant iPhones to cabin crew from next year, enabling them to process onboard retail transactions, access operations manuals, and connect to the company's intranet.
OnePlus is currently allowing customers to buy its handset without an invite, and says it will be delivered by December 25 - but it's not clear how long the opportunity to buy will remain open.
30 McDonald's restaurants in the US are to be equipped with tablets allowing diners to design their own burgers, with plans to expand to 2,000 of the chain's 14,000 US locations by the end of 2015.
An updated version of Microsoft's Flight Simulator X will soon be available on Steam for a "spectacular introductory price", with new original games and add-on packs coming next year.
Despite saying in February that it could not "take the risk" on Microsoft's mobile OS until its market share and app situation improved, Acer is said to be launching multiple Windows Phones next year.
After launching its Surface Hub app back in October, Microsoft has now updated it with new features, including the ability to turn off the hardware Windows button on the front of the Surface Pro 3.
VLC was first made available for Android in July 2012 and since then, the app has remained in beta - but now, VLC has finally hit version 1.0, exiting its beta phase after two and a half years.
Just in time for Christmas, Microsoft's entry-level Windows Phone, the Lumia 520, has now dropped to its lowest price ever, with the AT&T model currently available for just $29 off-contract.
Domino's Pizza has introduced Cortana voice interaction support to its Windows Phone app in the UK and Ireland, and has also added SmartGlass device support for its Xbox One app.
Microsoft's Gabriel Aul says that the company intends to allow users who have installed Windows 10 preview builds to upgrade directly to the RTM version of the OS when it launches next year.
After hacker group Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for two Xbox Live outages last week, the same group has taken credit for bringing down Sony's PlayStation Network today.
The '12 Days of Deals' are back this Christmas, kicking off with the Toshiba Encore Mini for $79 - including a free 16GB microSD card, one-year Office 365 subscription and unlimited OneDrive storage.
From festive deals and low-cost devices to Windows Phone developments, Lollipop updates, Firefox for iOS, Street Fighter V, and Xbox outages, we look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
A teaser for the long-awaited new instalment in the Street Fighter series has leaked, revealing that the game will be available exclusively for PCs and the PS4, with no love for Microsoft's Xbox One.
Samsung has confirmed that it has begun rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5, with other devices - including the Galaxy S4, Note 3 and Note 4 - getting the update next year.
After the launch of its BBC Sport app on Windows Phone earlier today, the BBC has now launched its iPlayer app for the Xbox One, bringing on-demand content - but not live TV - to the console.
Android 5.0 Lollipop has been previewed running on the Galaxy Note 4 - but while Google's new 'Material Design' language has had some influence on its look and feel, Samsung's TouchWiz UI lives on.
Almost two years after it launched on iOS and Android, the BBC Sport app is finally available on Windows Phone - although it's little more than a web wrapper, with many key features missing.
Microsoft is rolling out an update to its ultra-low-cost Nokia 130 feature phone, which brings various improvements and enhancements to the device - but the update is only available in Europe for now.
It looks like XOLO may be preparing to launch its second Windows Phone, as 10,000 units of a new 'Win Q1000' handset have been shipped to India, along with 2,000 dummy units for retail stores.
A study has found that tablets are now used in 70% of UK schools, with students in 9% of schools each getting their own device - but doubts remain over whether they lead to academic improvements.
Microsoft has alerted users of its Nokia Trailers app on Windows Phone - which offers easy access to the latest movie trailers - that the app will be shutting down later this month.
After being outed last week in an unofficial video previewing some of its new features, Windows 10 build 9888 has reportedly leaked and is now starting to appear on file sharing sites.
Lava - parent company of XOLO - has launched its first Windows Phone in India, with a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200, 1GB RAM, front and rear cameras, and an ultra-low price tag of just Rs.4,999 ($81).
OnePlus has launched the One in India, but only the 64GB model will be sold there, and the usual CyanogenMod UX will be replaced by a beta version of the company's own Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM.
Samsung's Galaxy Note Edge, which features a display that curves around one edge of the device, is available for pre-order in the UK - but at £750 off-contract, it's only for those with deep pockets.
Despite recent uncertainty over the future of Google Glass, it seems that the company remains committed to its wearable device, as information has emerged on the next-generation model, due next year.
Microsoft's new Bing Trends 2014 site reveals some of the year's top web searches in various categories, with popular searches from several parts of the world, including the US, UK, India and Japan.
HP is offering 15% off everything on its UK store today, which is particularly good news for those shopping on a budget, with devices like the Stream 11 Windows 8.1 notebook available for just £152.
For less than $100, you can now buy the Microsoft Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone, and a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet, with a free one-year Office 365 subscription and unlimited OneDrive online storage.