ICYMI: January 10, 2015

The crew headed out to Vegas for CES 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).

This week is especially busy with CES 2015 coming and going, so this will be a partial wrap of that plus things that may have slipped through that coverage!

We got a look at the Yezz Billy 5s LTE

Windows Phone

  • Yezz Billy 5S LTE – Hands on and impressions of the forthcoming Windows Phone [Read]
  • The Microsoft Store site is now selling the unlocked Lumia 830 for $499 [Read]
  • Verizon on Lumia Windows Phones 'We have temporarily sold out online' [Read]
  • Lumia 930 gets the gold color treatment in China [Update: Lumia 830 too. Launching globally!] [Read]
  • Kantar's latest smartphone market report mostly shows declines for Windows Phone [Read]
  • Here are a few more photos of the Lumia 930 in gold, and a possible Lumia 1330 sighting [Read]

There was a lot of buzz about Microsoft's "Spartan" browser

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft's new Nokia feature phone brings a whole new meaning to the word affordable [Read]
  • Upcoming Windows 10 Technical Preview build will also be available as ISO [Read]
  • Blurry screenshots reportedly show UI of Microsoft's 'Spartan' Windows 10 browser [Read]
  • Microsoft pledges to improve OneDrive sync features for Windows 10 [Read]
  • New report claims Windows 10's new 'Spartan' browser will include inking support [Read]
  • Here's another look at the Spartan browser for Windows 10 [Read]
  • Microsoft reportedly testing new OneDrive file saving for Outlook.com [Read]

The Microsoft Phone Insider app could be the the prelude to Windows 10 on phones


  • GEICO Insurance app for Windows Phone has been removed from the store [Read]
  • OneNote Windows 8.1 app updated with new access to password protected sections [Read]
  • Microsoft Band and the Microsoft Health app both get updates [Read / Download]
  • OneDrive for Windows Phone to get offline file access in the future [Read]
  • In VideoLAN versus fans of Windows Phone, no one wins [Read / Download]
  • Tubecast brings 480p with 60FPS, HD Audio, and faster app launching with the latest update! [Read / Download]
  • New Microsoft Phone Insider app may be a prelude to a Windows 10 preview for phones [Read / Download]
  • New to Windows Phone? Here are three must have photography apps [Read]

Secrets and Treasures is shutting down


Dish is launching Sling on Xbox One


  • Dish to launch Sling TV, an Internet TV service starting at $20 a month for Xbox One [Read]
  • How to choose and use an external hard drive for your Xbox One [Read]
  • Beta testing signups have begun for SMITE on Xbox One [Read]
  • Evolve goes gold ahead of its Xbox One open beta test next week [Read]

Lenovo's new handwriting tool is amazing

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Intel launches 5th-generation 'Broadwell' processors [Read]
  • Wireless charging standards are about to get a lot less frustrating [Read]
  • Lenovo's unannounced handwriting tool for Windows is kind of amazing [Read]
  • AT&T's new Rollover Data plan for its Mobile Share Value users starts Jan. 25 [Read]

The crew headed out to Vegas for CES 2015

CES 2015

  • CES 2015 Live begins [Read]
  • CES 2015 Day 0 round up [Read]
  • CES 2015 Day 1 round up [Read]
  • We chat with Microsoft's imaging chief about Denim, Lumia 1020, and more #CES2015 [Read]
  • CES 2015 Day 2 round up [Read]
  • CES 2015 Day 3 round up [Read]

Share your thoughts on this past week of Windows Phone, Windows, Xbox and Microsoft news!

Seth Brodeur
  • I like that handwriting feature by Lenovo. Too bad my arm twitches really hard.
  • Do we really need phone insider if we have already registered for preview for developer?
  • As of now its too early to say anything. Lets wait till 21st Jan.
  • I installed phone insider onto my lumia 925 and lumia 530. have to sign in with a Microsoft Domain Account. dunno about that. but will keep app incase it is useful. Am an insider as I run Windows 10.