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ICYMI: May 1, 2015

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ICYMI: May 1, 2015

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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New features and improvements coming to Windows 10

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Windows Weekly Episode 411: Back from Build now available for podcasting, streaming

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Microsoft's Build 2015 conference wrapped up yesterday. As usual, there is a massive amount of news that came out of the three-day developer event.

To wrap things up and put it all into perspective, Windows Weekly on TWiT.tv did its annual Build wrap-up show, with a packed audience and guest lineup to break it all down. Guests included Peter Bright, Carl Franklin, Dmitry Lyalin, and myself, making it a fascinating watch (or listen).

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Windows Media Center gets laid to rest, won't appear in Windows 10

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Pre-orders for the Surface 3 are now shipping

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Who's the next American Idol? Just ask Bing who is correct 90 percent of the time

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HTC Sense TV is dead, any replacement app currently MIA

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The news of the final demise of the HTC Sense TV app for One M8 owners should come as no surprise. We first reported on it at the end of March, and it's not exclusive to Windows Phone either since the Android version of the same app has also been discontinued. True to its word, HTC has now killed it off, but while Android M8 owners have alternatives, that doesn't look to be the case for Windows Phone M8 owners. At least not right now.

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Rebranded Microsoft Store set to open in Malaysia on May 9

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5 intriguing apps for Windows 8.1: May 2, 2015

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With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.

For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.

They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.

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New online tool lets you check the Reset Protection status of your phone

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4 days ago

Windows Phone Store Collection: Made by Microsoft

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Microsoft has developed or helped develop a boat load of Windows Phone apps and games over the years and to help you get pointed in the right direction to find these titles, the Windows Phone Store has a Made by Microsoft Collection.

If you do a keyword search for "Microsoft" in the Store, you'll come up with three pages of apps and games that Microsoft has played a role in developing. The Collection pulls twenty-eight of these titles under one roof and includes a nice selection of Windows Phone titles. For this week's roundup, we will pull a handful of titles from the Made by Microsoft Collection.

If you have a favorite app or game from Microsoft that isn't mentioned, feel free to toss out your recommendation in the comments below. We understand that there are other quality apps and games from Microsoft that (for whatever reason) did not make the Collection such as Crimson Dragon, Wordament, Shuffle Party, Microsoft Health or any of the Bing apps ( Sports, Weather, Food and Drink, etc.). Please understand we are only spotlighting apps and games that are in this Collection and there is nothing afoot if your favorite isn't mentioned.

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Microsoft also working on a Swift compiler for iOS developers to come to Windows 10

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One of the big news stories to come out of Build 2015 was the Objective C tools that Microsoft is introducing to welcome iOS developers to Windows 10. This is amazing news, but there's a small elephant in the room, and that's Swift. Apple announced this at its WWDC 2014 developer conference, and is the newest way that iOS developers are building apps. But that doesn't mean Microsoft has forgotten about it. It's "going there."

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Windows 10-DirectX 12 version of fantasy game King of Wushu gets its first trailer

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Lenovo's super-light LaVie Z Windows 8.1 Ultrabooks are now on sale in the US

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Latest Age of Empires: Castle Siege update improves gameplay balance and more

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