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ICYMI: November 1, 2014

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ICYMI: November 1, 2014

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).

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2 years ago

Xbox head says more info on Microsoft's PC gaming plans will come in 2015

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2 years ago

Internet Explorer 11 finally jumps past IE8 as number one PC web browser

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2 years ago

Why Microsoft Band is in short supply (it's not a marketing conspiracy)

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This week, Microsoft entered the health and fitness wearables business with the Band. The Microsoft Band is meant to crush the competition, take on Fitbit, Jawbone, Apple, and Android Wear. Therefore, it makes sense that Microsoft wants limited supplies so that they can garner 'sold out' headlines everywhere, creating the appearance of high demand.

The only problem with everything I just wrote is it is entirely wrong. Let me squelch some myths here about the Microsoft Band and what Microsoft is trying to do.

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2 years ago

HP Sprout's new videos and TV ads showcase its unique interactive features

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Earlier this week, HP announced a new and very unique Windows 8.1 all-in-one PC called the HP Sprout. While there's been a lot of debate about the name of this PC and how effective it is in describing the product, HP is going all out to promote the Sprout with a series of long videos and TV commercials that debuted this week that showcase its different interactive features.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to add more Cortana features for international Windows Phone owners

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Top Rated Fishing Games for your Windows Phone

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Top Rated Fishing Games for your Windows Phone

Fishing is a fantastic way to spend the day but with the Seasons changing and temperatures dropping, the opportunity to spend an afternoon on the lake may not still be available for many. For those who are itching to try their hand at hooking the catch of the day during the colder months (or at least pretending to), there is a small collection of Windows Phone games available in the Store.

We've pulled four of the top rated fishing games from the Windows Phone Store for this week's roundup and while some of the titles approach fishing from a non-traditional approach, all are decent games to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Smaller Xbox One APU may be in the works, could lead to slimmer console

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2 years ago

Night Chopper - a fast paced, addictive Windows Phone game that may drive you nuts

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If you are in search of a simple, challenging, addictive game for your Windows Phone - you will want to try Night Chopper.

Night Chopper is inspired by the Timberman games but approaches being a lumberjack from a slightly different angle. The viewpoint of chopping down the tree is from the bottom up. That is you are looking up the center of the tree. The different perspective does take a little time to get used to and can drive you nuts (in a good way that is).

Available for low-memory devices, the developer has done a good job delivering a rather nice gaming title to our Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

New data shows huge OS market share gains for Windows 8.1 in October

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2 years ago

Saturday Sale: Save 40% on these ultra-thin Lumia Icon hard cases!

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Joe Belfiore: We have 'made a lot of progress' in closing Windows Phone app gap

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2 years ago

Lumia 830 now available at Carphone Warehouse for £299.95

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2 years ago

Samsung calls Microsoft a direct hardware competitor, refuses to pay royalties

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2 years ago

Microsoft giving free Ryse game to lucky Sunset Overdrive console owners [Updated]

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Earlier this week we reviewed the white Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition bundle, which launched first in North America followed by the UK a few days later. I found the bundle to be a very good value at $400, as it comes with a fresh and exclusive game and a unique looking console and controller. At $350 (the price starting Novermber 2nd), the Sunset OverDrive console will be a steal.

It turns out the white console has even more value than anyone knew. On Halloween, people who purchased the console and went online started receiving a surprise message from Microsoft with a free code for Ryse: Son of Rome! We can't say whether Microsoft will keep sending them to people who buy the Sunset Overdrive console later on. Still, it's a very classy move and a terrific way to welcome new players into the Xbox One fold.

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