ICYMI: February 7, 2015

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

  • Microsoft set for a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 powered Lumia [Read]
  • Raspberry Pi 2 supports Windows 10 because customers demanded it [Read]
  • Lumia Denim updates rolling out to more UK phones including the unlocked 1520 [update: Australia too!] [Read]
  • O2 rolls out Denim update for Lumia 930, 'Hey Cortana' passive-listening not included [Updated] [Read]
  • Windows 10 for phones may come with larger, vertical live tiles [Read]
  • Should you install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your phone? [Read]
  • First Windows 10 preview build for phones will support some 512MB devices [Read]
  • Windows 10 Preview for phones might include a rollback feature [Read]
  • Has the Windows Phone 8.1 update hit your HTC 8X? [Read]
  • Even more Windows 10 phone screenshots get posted showing off Cortana and more [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Watch Microsoft's pair of touching Super Bowl XLIX commercials [Read]
  • New OS data shows gains for Windows 8.1 while Windows XP still hangs around [Read]
  • Touch-based Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps now available for Windows 10 preview users [Read]
  • The Windows 10 9926 preview build gets updated with a boatload of bug fixes [Read]
  • Microsoft's new Comfort Headset Earphones to go on sale in Europe in March [Read]
  • Microsoft's paying more than $100 million for the Sunrise Calendar app for iOS and Android [Read]
  • Satya Nadella talks about cricket, Microsoft Band, and Windows Phone in latest interview [Read]
  • Future versions of Office may come with Cortana built in [Read]
  • Project Spartan browser images emerge from leaked Windows 10 build [Read]
  • Cortana for Office on Windows Phone becomes a reality in these new leaked screenshots [Read]


  • Opera Mini beta is available once again for Windows Phone [Read] / Download]
  • TeamViewer returns to Windows Phone and is once again available [Read / Download]
  • Microsoft's #TileArt app helps you make your background awesome [Read / Download]
  • Dropbox for Windows Phone can now automatically upload your photos [Read / Download]
  • The Weather Channel gives its Windows Phone app a major visual makeover [Read / Download]
  • Tweetium updated to include support for viewing videos embedded in tweets [Read] / Download for Windows Phone 8.1 / Download for Windows 8.1]



  • Sony Online's sale may allow some of their games to come to Xbox One [Read]
  • Battlefield Hardline enters open beta, PC system requirements detailed [Read]
  • Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords is now available on Xbox One [Read]
  • Halo 5: Guardians will get tons of multiplayer changes thanks to feedback from the recent beta [Read]
  • Xbox One Preview dashboard update brings easier problem reporting [Read]
  • Xbox One February update rolls out to the masses with game hubs, TV updates, and more [Read]
  • Xbox One with Kinect will be $50 off starting Feb. 8 [Read]
  • Xbox One's upcoming screenshot feature teased via (what else) a screenshot [Read]

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Poll results: A lot of love for Spartan and Sony [Read]
  • Cortana correctly predicts the outcome of the Super Bowl [Read]
  • From the Editor's Desk: Taking a break from the doldrums of winter [Read]
  • Poll: Are you planning to buy a Raspberry Pi 2? [Read]
  • ARM unveils Cortex A72 processor architecture, coming in 2016 [Read]
  • Cortana can now predict the results of English Premier League football matches [Read]
  • FCC Chairman states outright: they plan to classify internet access as a utility [Read]
  • Weekly photo contest: Public transport [Read]
  • Apple's upcoming Beats-based music service may not include Windows Phone [Read]
  • Do you need an antivirus program for your Windows PC in 2015? [Read]

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Seth Brodeur