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.

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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

  • Report claims 500,000 Lumia 535 phones shipped to India so far, but what does it mean? [Read]
  • Microsoft granted patent on 'inconspicuous mode' to make your device less disruptive [Read]
  • A National Geographic photographer with a Lumia 930 can shoot better 4K video than you [Read]
  • Denim rolling out to more devices, including some Lumia 1520s [Read]
  • Microsoft claims new Lumia 532 is 'Windows 10 ready' hinting at new OS name for phones [Read]
  • All modern Windows Phones can get Windows 10, flagship 'later this summer' [Read]
  • Microsoft offers closer glimpse of upcoming Spartan browser for Windows Phone [Read]
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones still due in February [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft integrates with Moodle to bring Office 365 to the classroom [Read]
  • Windows 8.1 with Bing is free for OEMs despite initial $10 charge [Read]
  • Microsoft offers more details on January's Surface Pro 3 firmware update [Read]
  • Microsoft included many user-requested changes and features in new Windows 10 preview [Read]


  • Spotify for Windows Phone updated with an iOS-esque visual revamp [Read / Download]
  • After 14 months, Audible says an update for its Windows Phone app is in the 'pipeline' [Read]
  • Skype for Windows Phone updated with new 'compact view' for higher res displays [Read / Download]
  • Popular panorama app Cycloramic jumps from iOS to Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • LINE for Windows Phone gets video calling in latest update [Read / Download]
  • Mega for Windows Phone goes public with version 2.0 [Update: now live!] [Read / Download]
  • Chase Mobile app will be removed from the Windows Phone Store on Jan. 26 [Read / Download]
  • Twitter for Windows Phone gets rare but useful update [Read / Download]
  • Dropbox finally drops an official Windows Phone app, goes universal [Read / Download]



  • Neverwinter Xbox One closed beta will begin in early February [Read]
  • Spotify fielding interest for native Xbox One app for music [Read]
  • Microsoft announces release dates, prices for three Xbox One titles [Read]
  • Rogue Legacy will bring an adventure that spans generations to Xbox One this year [Read]

Extra and Miscellaneous

  • Our favorites from the traditional Las Vegas curtain raiser [Read]
  • Have questions about the Windows 10 January Technical Preview? Join Microsoft in our forums! [Read]

The Week of Windows 10

  • Windows 10 to be free upgrade for first year for users of Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 [Read]
  • Windows 10 for smartphones shown off for the first time on a Lumia 1520 [Read]
  • Microsoft debuts Project Spartan, a new web browser for Windows 10 [Read]
  • Microsoft takes gaming on Windows 10 to the next level with the new Xbox app [Read]
  • Windows 10 will support game streaming from Xbox One console to PC [Read]
  • Windows 10's new features get demoed by Joe Belfiore in detailed video [Read]
  • Skype is built into Windows 10 for Phone and has an updatable Messaging app [Read]
  • Cortana for Windows 10 on phone has a slightly new look [Read]
  • I tried Microsoft's HoloLens: It is mind blowing, but many questions remain [Read]
  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 January Technical Preview ahead of schedule, now available [Read]
  • How to enable Hey Cortana on Windows 10 Preview and other cool shortcuts [Read]

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