Lumia 830

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 830 vs. Lumia 920

  • Nokia Lumia 830 – Unboxing and first impressions [Watch]
  • ATAT&T Lumia 830 comes with two dual-use Qi/PMA wireless charging covers in green, black [Read]
  • Verizon Lumia 735 not scheduled until early 2015 [Read]
  • Nokia Lumia 830 vs Lumia 920: Is it a worthy upgrade? [Read]
  • New Cortana features rolling out with evening glance, flight tracking, and more [Read]
  • Lumia 830 available on Fido starting at $80 on-contract [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

microsoft ignite

  • Microsoft announces BUILD 2015 for April 29-May 1, kicks off new Ignite enterprise conference [Read]
  • Satya Nadella pledges to make Microsoft a better and more diverse place to work [Read]
  • Joe Belfiore: Over one million Windows Insiders have signed up to test Windows 10 [Read]
  • Microsoft launches Bing Elections for predicting results of US mid-term vote [Read]
  • New update to Windows App Studio introduces sideloading, new languages and more! [Read]


Skype Qik

  • Skype Qik lets you replace text conversations with instant video messaging [Read / Download]
  • Hands-on with Skype Qik for Windows Phone [Watch]
  • Truecaller with real-time Caller ID launches for Windows Phone 8.1 [Read / Download]
  • Complete a quick workout with the simple and beautiful #7 WorkOut app for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Microsoft releases Surface Hub app to calibrate and customize the Surface Pro 3 [Read / Download]
  • Weather Flow gains beautiful redesign with version 2.0 [Read / Download]


Halo Spartan Strike

  • Halo: Spartan Strike coming December 2014 to Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam [Read]
  • Here is your first look at Halo: Spartan Strike [Watch]
  • Cars: Fast as Lightning now available for free on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Xbox Live's Zoo Tycoon Friends launches for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 [Read / Download]


Xbox One

  • October Xbox One system update rolling out: features improved Snap mode, MKV support and more! [Read]
  • Microsoft shows off new leaderboard features for Halo: The Master Chief Collection [Watch]
  • Xbox One Preview participants can now earn points for completing quests with My Stats [Read]
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection now available for pre-purchase on Xbox One [Read]
  • Xbox One is the first non-smartphone device to get an official Vine app [Read]
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare joins the EA Access vault on Xbox One [Read]
  • HBO Go app for Xbox One nearing completion, currently in testing [Read]


Texture Contest

  • Weekly photo contest: Textures [Enter]
  • Review: Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 [Watch]
  • Take the State of the Mobile Nations phones survey for a chance at $600 for a new phone! [Survey]
  • Switching? Here is how to transfer your Gmail Contacts to [Switch]
  • Mobile Nations Community Update [Read]

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