Mobile Nations Weekly: A little bit of give and take

The tech gods giveth and the tech gods taketh.

The news this week around Apple revolved around money. Apple reported their quarterly earnings, and while they were right in track with what Apple had predicted, it was the first time that Apple saw a year-over-year drop thanks to a slip in iPhone sales. And Wall Street lost its collective mind despite Apple’s forecasting of a great-but-not-spectacular quarter three months prior.

Oh, happy day — Facebook and Facebook Messenger arrived for Windows 10! And Instagram is officially on windows 10 Mobile — and it matches the Instagram for iPhone app feature-for-feature! But wait, Windows Phone is dead, right? Far from it, says Windows chief Terry Myerson.

Comings and goings were the story on the Android front. Gmail picked up Exchange support, Marshmallow came to the BlackBerry Priv, and rumor has it the Google Play Store might be coming to Chrome OS. Meanwhile, the classic Nexus 9 tablet left the Google Store and a popular Twitter app left… and then came back.

We’re still about 18 months out from the launch of the Tesla Model 3, but that doesn’t mean excitement can’t build until then — especially when there’s a Ludicrous Mode upgrade waiting in the wings. And, just for giggles, how’s the Model 3 compare to the Nissan Leaf? (hint, it doesn’t fair well for Nissan — or Vice President Biden). And if the $35,000 starting price for the Model 3 is too rich for your blood, and we totally understand if it is, don’t worry — there’s a smaller and more affordable Tesla coming after it.

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All the important Microsoft news stories for April 30, 2016

A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.

Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft’s fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it’s never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that’s going on right here at Windows Central!

Every week we’re going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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Watch and win as we play Arslan: The Warriors of Legend on Twitch

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It’s like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT), we’ll be playing Arslan: The Warriors of Legend from Koei Tecmo. Arslan is an epic action-RPG with huge-scale battles and a gripping story. We’re also giving out more than 30 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and Steam! Read on for quick impressions and contest details.

Just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.

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This Week in Xbox – Xbox One 'Slim', Call of Duty goes to space and more! (Giveaway)

This week we’re looking at more pre-E3 rumors, from the Xbox One ‘Slim’ to Call of Duty Infinite Warfare!

We’re also giving away a code for The Witcher 3’s Expansion Pass to one lucky commenter! Just leave a reply and join the discussion for a chance to win.

Every week, I summarize some of the biggest rumors and talking points in one handy post every weekend. You can also rely on this weekly column to catch up with all the latest Xbox One game releases.

Welcome to the latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.

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