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

  • 'Features may vary' on 512MB RAM phones with Windows 10 [Read]
  • T-Mobile has 'no plans' to roll out Windows Phone 8.1 to devices other than the Lumia 521 and 925 [Read]
  • Verizon Lumia Icon Denim update and 8.1.1 is now live over-the-air [Read]
  • Lumia Denim update begins its rollout to Lumia 1020 and 925 in Europe [Read]
  • Should you install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your phone? [Read]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones now available to download! [Read]
  • Get a first look at Windows 10 for Phones with Microsoft's Joe Belfiore [Read]
  • This is why higher-end Lumia phones can't currently run the Windows 10 Preview [Read]
  • How to install Windows 10 Preview to your Lumia Windows Phone [Read]
  • Here are the known issues and workarounds with the Windows 10 phone preview [Read]
  • In pictures: Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft inviting us to 'come along for the ride' at Mobile World Congress [Read]
  • Bing Rewards members can now get two free years of 100GB OneDrive cloud storage [Read]
  • Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview opens up to everyone [Read]
  • Microsoft updates Photos app for Windows 10 Preview with requested changes [Read]
  • Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute [Read]
  • Microsoft slams Siri again in two new Cortana-themed Valentine's Day videos [Read]
  • All of OneNote's PC desktop features are now totally free to use [Read]


  • Realarm, the best alarm clock on Windows Phone, just got even better [Read / Download]
  • Official Air France app looks fly on Windows Phone 8.1 [Read / Download]
  • Band Sensor Monitor grabs new UI, real-time and history charts in latest update [Read / Download]
  • Clear My Band and Find My Band are two must-have apps for Microsoft Band owners [Read / Download Clear My Band / Download Find My Band]
  • Microsoft updates the #TileArt app on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Nokia rolls out a worldwide update for HERE Maps [Read]
  • The FreePrints Windows Phone app is coming back after fan outcry [Read / Download]
  • NestWP is a free, native Windows Phone app to control your Nest Thermostat [Read / Download]
  • Get this now: WhatsApp Video Optimizer for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Windows Phone apps to help you survive Valentine's Day [Read]


  • It's getting hotter with 94 Degrees, a popular puzzle game now on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Outrun the darkness with Lamp Head for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Wheel of Fortune is once again available for Windows Phone [Read / Download/ Download for Windows]
  • Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff update brings support for 512MB devices [Read / Download]


  • First impressions of Dungeon Hunter 5, the next big mobile action-RPG from Gameloft [Read]
  • Hands on with Road Redemption, a motorcycle combat racer coming to Xbox One and Windows [Read]
  • Funk of Titans review: Music meets mythology in this Xbox One endless runner [Read]
  • Alien Isolation picks up new salvage challenges in 'Lost Contact' DLC [Read]
  • Become an 'All Rounder' with the Don Bradman Cricket game for the Xbox One [Read]
  • Dying Light review: The freaks come out at night [Read]

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Qualcomm to part with $1 billion to settle China antitrust dispute [Read]
  • Unboxing the Toshiba Encore 2 Write (8-inch) tablet with Wacom pen [Read]
  • EE announces £1.5 billion network investment to bring 4G to everyone in the UK [Read]
  • Parallels now supports running Windows 10 inside OS X [Read]
  • Facebook now lets you choose what happens to your account after you die [Read]
  • Join the Windows 10 for phones discussion in the Windows Central forums [Read]
  • Let Cortana be your Valentine this year [Read]

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