ICYMI: January 17, 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

  • Samsung reportedly looking to build more Windows Phones, if Microsoft settles legal battle [Read]
  • Hands on with 'Hey Cortana' and the Lumia 930 Denim update [Read]
  • Limited Edition 24K gold-plated Lumia 930 now available in Vietnam [Read]
  • Microsoft announces the super-affordable Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 [Read]
  • UK carrier O2 confirms Denim update on track to roll out this month [Read]
  • Microsoft clarifies Lumia Denim update for some is just in-name-only [Read]
  • Lumia 635 now available from Sprint for no money down [Read]
  • New Windows Previewer app reveals details about Windows 10 Insider program for Phones[Read]
  • Lumia 530 vs Lumia 532 vs Lumia 535: Just what is the difference between the three? [Read
  • PSA: Those Windows 10 on Phone images are not real [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft hits back at Google for publishing Windows 8.1 vulnerability before being fixed [Read]
  • Windows 7 mainstream support ends Tuesday, patches continue until 2020 [Read]
  • Microsoft, Windows 10 for Phone and what is coming next week [Read]
  • Registration for Build 2015 will open on January 22 [Read]
  • Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores [Read]
  • Microsoft issues patch for Windows issue that was first revealed by Google [Read]
  • Google security researcher outs another exploit in Windows 8.1 and 7 [Read]


  • Runtastic Pro available for free for Windows Phone users for a limited time [Read / Download]
  • Pandora for Windows Phone snags voice commands, more in latest Windows Phone update [Read / Download]
  • Flight Factory on Windows Phone is still one of the best apps for frequent fliers [Read / Download]
  • Band Sensor Monitor unlocks more sensors in latest update for Microsoft Band owners [Read / Download]
  • What to do if you're having issues with myTube 2.0 [Read / Download]
  • Lumia Camera app likely to be expanded to all Windows Phones for Windows 10 [Read]


  • UNO & Friends updated with a new game mode for a limited time and more [Read / Download]
  • Breaking Ted - Chainsaws and gummy bears, what more could you want in an endless runner game [Read / Download]
  • Grand Theft Auto V PC launch date gets delayed until March 24 [Read
  • Trivia Crack may be the next big thing in mobile gaming, and Windows Phone is ready [Read / Download]


  • Forza Motorsport 6 announced alongside all-new Ford GT [Read]
  • Xbox One February update preview brings Game Hubs, TV updates, more [Read]
  • Evolve is now available for pre-order and pre-download for Xbox One [Read]
  • Microsoft drops Xbox One price back to $349, hints at gaming focus in Windows 10 [Read]
  • Guide: How to get and play Puyo Puyo Tetris for Xbox One [Read]

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Sunday fun: Watch Microsoft's Ben Rudolph teach Dan Krav Maga at CES [Read]
  • The Lenovo Thinkpad Stack is a frequent travelers' dream accessory [Read]
  • These are Windows Central's top picks of CES 2015 [Read]
  • The business card sized Samsung T1 SSD is the ultimate in portable storage [Read]
  • UK Prime Minister wants to ban encrypted messaging apps [Read]
  • My new Dell XPS 13 with non-touch display is frankly amazing [Read
  • Surface Pro 3 grabs huge January firmware update, new HD graphics driver and more [Read]

12 Days of Hidden Gems

  • 12 Days of Hidden Gems – Our wrap and user poll of what you want to see next! [Read]
  • Here are your 12 Days of Hidden Gems sweepstakes winners! [Read]

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

Seth Brodeur
  • As a 920 & 928 user I didn't felt the hype of the cyan and denim update, as it was with black for example. I really hope Windows 10 give us something to feel proud of, right now I'm happy but windows needs to keep improving to make front against competition
  • What the h@#$ you just say?!
  • Give him a break. You know what he's trying to say.
  • Give me a break it's just a joke!
  • I'm on the app so can't see if he adjusted his post. But it's readable. Your reaction on the other hand
  • If you're talking to me then your comment is....
  • @montpbm no not you. Wrong post entirely. I seem to lose track of things in this app.
  • @Nm_N Oh ok sorry... I know what you mean, I lose track of things to on this app.
  • I think they will get their piece this year
  • Quit fighting girls, get a android and enjoy the latest updates with no wait.
  • He's an android fan . . . .
    . . . . Get him. (angry mob)
  • Phones I owned year ago.... Htc One S & Nokia Lumia 520 { for testing W.P O.S }. Lumia 520 became eligible for latest upcoming Windows 10 & HTC One failed to Get even 4.4 kitkat
    And this guy says , buy Crapdroid and enjoy Updates
  • i think he might have been sarcastic
  • No ma'am I don't want that piece of crap in my house. Maybe you should get a Windows Phone and get off of Windows Central.
  • Is it just for me that Uno and Friends is super sluggish and never loads properly?
  • It's not you, it's me to and others as well
  • Scroll down, I don't know what to say.
  • windows central writers wonder how they take such excellent pics of gadgets.
  • 1
  • Practice :)
  • With Lumias, of course . . .
    . . . And DSLRs.
  • I'm looking forward next week :D! Come on, we all know that Microsoft is the coolest company now :) ps. for great music check: http://idobi.com/radio/player/
  • Seems faster.
  • I am so stoked for win10. 
  • And I am soaked!
  • Snapchat!?!?
  • Not related to this week's news!
  • Instagram Update.
  • I want a windows media player with visualizations on WIndows phone
  • you know the PSP has visualizations when you listen to music. they should put windows media player with VIsualizations on Windows phone 10
  • WHERE IS DENIM FOR USERS IN THE U.S. ON AT&T?????!!!! My 1520 is getting antsy..............
  • Soon ™.
  • I want to believe you really bad, but losing hope :-/
  • I'm getting fed up with my windows phone . The phone is no good if the apps don't work.my vibe app not working and no tango app.Microsoft not doing a good job,even the update take for every
  • Windowsssssss 10 !!!!!!!!
  • Wp10 pdf will b sure for 21st??