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

  • Report claims 500,000 Lumia 535 phones shipped to India so far, but what does it mean? [Read]
  • Microsoft granted patent on 'inconspicuous mode' to make your device less disruptive [Read]
  • A National Geographic photographer with a Lumia 930 can shoot better 4K video than you [Read]
  • Denim rolling out to more devices, including some Lumia 1520s [Read]
  • Microsoft claims new Lumia 532 is 'Windows 10 ready' hinting at new OS name for phones [Read]
  • All modern Windows Phones can get Windows 10, flagship 'later this summer' [Read]
  • Microsoft offers closer glimpse of upcoming Spartan browser for Windows Phone [Read]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones still due in February [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft integrates with Moodle to bring Office 365 to the classroom [Read]
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing is free for OEMs despite initial $10 charge [Read]
  • Microsoft offers more details on January's Surface Pro 3 firmware update [Read]
  • Microsoft included many user-requested changes and features in new Windows 10 preview [Read]


  • Spotify for Windows Phone updated with an iOS-esque visual revamp [Read / Download]
  • After 14 months, Audible says an update for its Windows Phone app is in the 'pipeline' [Read]
  • Skype for Windows Phone updated with new 'compact view' for higher res displays [Read / Download]
  • Popular panorama app Cycloramic jumps from iOS to Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • LINE for Windows Phone gets video calling in latest update [Read / Download]
  • Mega for Windows Phone goes public with version 2.0 [Update: now live!] [Read / Download]
  • Chase Mobile app will be removed from the Windows Phone Store on Jan. 26 [Read / Download]
  • Twitter for Windows Phone gets rare but useful update [Read / Download]
  • Dropbox finally drops an official Windows Phone app, goes universal [Read / Download]



  • Neverwinter Xbox One closed beta will begin in early February [Read]
  • Spotify fielding interest for native Xbox One app for music [Read]
  • Microsoft announces release dates, prices for three Xbox One titles [Read]
  • Rogue Legacy will bring an adventure that spans generations to Xbox One this year [Read]

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Our favorites from the traditional Las Vegas curtain raiser [Read]
  • Have questions about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview? Join Microsoft in our forums! [Read]

The Week of Windows 10

  • Windows 10 to be free upgrade for first year for users of Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 [Read]
  • Windows 10 for smartphones shown off for the first time on a Lumia 1520 [Read]
  • Microsoft debuts Project Spartan, a new web browser for Windows 10 [Read]
  • Microsoft takes gaming on Windows 10 to the next level with the new Xbox app [Read]
  • Windows 10 will support game streaming from Xbox One console to PC [Read]
  • Windows 10's new features get demoed by Joe Belfiore in detailed video [Read]
  • Skype is built into Windows 10 for Phone and has an updatable Messaging app [Read]
  • Cortana for Windows 10 on phone has a slightly new look [Read]
  • I tried Microsoft's HoloLens: It is mind blowing, but many questions remain [Read]
  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 January Technical Preview ahead of schedule, now available [Read]
  • How to enable Hey Cortana on Windows 10 Preview and other cool shortcuts [Read]

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