LUmia 635

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

LUmia 530

  • Review: Nokia Lumia 530 [Read]
  • Review: Nokia Lumia 635 [Read]
  • Review: XOLO Win Q900s Windows Phone [Read]
  • Windows Phone sales drop slightly across markets during summer 2014 Lumia lull [Read]
  • How to get your iTunes music on your Windows phone [Do it now]

Microsoft Band - Topic Page

Microsoft Band

  • Microsoft Band: Unboxing and hands-on tour of Microsoft's new 'smart' wearable [Watch]
  • You can now buy the Microsoft Band from the Microsoft Store for $199 (US only) [Read]
  • Microsoft Health available for Windows Phone to sync your Microsoft Band [Read / Download]
  • Microsoft Band's auto-brightness, VIP lists, auto-reply, and other advanced features [Read]
  • Why Microsoft Band is in short supply (it's not a marketing conspiracy) [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

Xbox Music Cloud

  • New details emerge about rumored Microsoft Xbox Music Locker service [Read]
  • All Office 365 subscribers to get free unlimited OneDrive cloud storage space [Read]
  • Microsoft says Office 16 for Windows won't launch until second half of 2015 [Read]
  • Lenovo reveals 13.3-inch Windows 8.1 version of Yoga Tablet 2 for $699.99 [Read]


Bing REwards

  • OneDrive updated with new UI, business account support [Read / Download]
  • WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets updated with some cool new features [Read / Download]
  • FOX Sports app now available for Windows Phone, never miss a game [Read / Download]
  • Swarm for Windows Phone adds friends suggestions in latest update [Read / Download]
  • Bing Rewards updated on Windows Phone to be a little more native [Read / Download]
  • Microsoft XIM app for Windows Phone updated and now available worldwide [Read / Download]


The Tribez

  • Popular 'empire building' game The Tribez lands on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Spider-Man Unlimited update weaves in new levels, gains 512 MB support on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Monster Buster: World Invasion Review, battle monsters that are hiding in your neighborhood [Read / Download]


Xbox One

  • Review – Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition white console [Read]
  • TrueAchivements app available for Xbox One, brings gaming guides to Snap [Read]
  • Catch the latest games with NBA Game Time on Xbox One [Read]
  • Plex brings its streaming experience to Xbox 360 with new official app [Read]
  • Xbox One and laptop get together one night, here's the outcome nine months later [Read]



  • Weekly photo contest: Curves [Enter]
  • The Story of Straw, the polling engine for your pocket [Read]
  • Win an Xbox One Titanfall Bundle from Windows Central! [Enter]

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