Cortan Weather alerts

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

Windows Phone

3D Touch Lede

  • Microsoft's new 'exploding' Live Tiles to launch with Windows 10 for Phone [Read]
  • Cortana is annoying some users with endless weather alerts, here's how to disable them [Read]
  • App Annie adds Windows Phone Store and Windows Store support to its analytic tools [Read]
  • New photos emerge of cancelled Nokia McLaren Windows Phone, compared to iPhone 6 [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

Windows 10

  • On January 21 Microsoft reveals more about the Windows 10 consumer experience [Read]
  • The Windows 10 Jan. 21 press event will include Microsoft's future PC gaming plans [Read]
  • Microsoft's COO Kevin Turner now says Windows 10 is coming 'early next fall' [Read]
  • A new patch for the Windows 10 preview won't work if you have Office installed [Read]
  • Microsoft buys HockeyApp to help expand its support for mobile app developers [Read]
  • Change your Microsoft Band wallpaper with Pimp my Band for Windows Phone [Read]


Best Finance Apps

  • The best personal finance apps on Windows Phone [Read]
  • Office Lens app grabs 'experimental' business card mode in latest update [Read / Download]
  • Magically erase unwanted objects in your photos with TouchRetouch for Windows and Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 picks up MKV support [Read / Download]
  • Sleeve Music for Windows Phone updated with design refresh and improved playback [Read / Download]
  • NOAA Hi-Def Radar is a new and powerful weather app on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • OneDrive for Windows Phone updated with promised UI changes [Read / Download]
  • Forest for Windows Phone aims to free you from your phone addiction [Read / Download]



  • Minecraft Pocket Edition comes to Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Candy Crush Saga arrives on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • The classic board games Scrabble and Risk make the jump to Windows 8.1 [Read / Download / Download]
  • Microsoft Bingo released as universal app for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • PK is a new endless runner for Windows Phone that ties into upcoming Indian film [Read / Download]


Xbox One Games

  • Here's why Microsoft should abolish its ID@Xbox parity clause for Xbox One [Read]
  • Xbox One beats PlayStation 4 in U.S., U.K. November sales [Read]
  • How to stream your video collection from a PC to the Xbox One [Read]
  • Xbox Fitness will stay free for Xbox Live Gold members in 2015 [Read]
  • Razer releases the Kraken Xbox One stereo headset for $99.99 [Read]
  • Twitch adds video-on-demand and new search filters for Xbox One app [Read]


12 Days Hidden Gems

  • Announcing 12 Days of Hidden Gems for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone! [Read]
  • Weekly photo contest: Sunset [Enter]
  • Haz a question? Use our Windows Central Q&A feature, which just hit 10K [Read]
  • Windows Central welcomes these verified Microsoft employees to our Support Forums! [Read]

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