ICYMI: July 19, 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.

Windows Phone

Lumia 635

  • Microsoft quietly kills their 3D Touch Windows Phone codenamed 'McLaren' [Coverage]
  • Preview for Developers program temporarily halted as Microsoft looks to resolve issues [Coverage]
  • Lumia Cyan with Windows Phone 8.1 roll-out starts today! [Coverage]
  • Long awaited Lock screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 almost ready for public beta [Coverage]
  • Cortana hitting the UK in 'less than two weeks' with China soon thereafter [Coverage]
  • T-Mobile Lumia 635 quick look and first impressions [Coverage]
  • We go hands-on with AT&T's Nokia Lumia 635 [Coverage]
  • BBM Beta goes live in Windows Phone Store for downloading [Coverage]
  • Microsoft: Over 12 million activations for Lumia 520 [Coverage]

Microsoft + Windows


  • Microsoft to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year [Coverage]
  • Microsoft's Operating Systems Group reportedly affected "immediately" by layoffs [Coverage]
  • Cortana rumored to cross the Threshold with home in Windows taskbar [Coverage]
  • All Office 365 users now have 1TB of free OneDrive storage space [Coverage]



  • Microsoft updates Nokia Camera with improvements from the beta [Coverage / Download]
  • Facebook Beta updated with Messenger support for separate app [Coverage / Download]
  • Sneak peek at Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1 [Coverage]
  • myTube is getting a big update soon with a redesign, here's your hands-on [Coverage]
  • Xbox Music and Video updated for Windows Phone with fixes and speed improvements [Coverage / Download Music / Download Video]
  • Adidas miCoach train & run gets new Windows Phone 8.1 features in the latest update [Coverage / Download]
  • Nokia Creative Studio app updated to version 6.0 with new design and more [Coverage / Download]
  • Pocket client Pouch 3.0 is completely rewritten for Windows Phone 8.1 users [Coverage / Download]
  • Latest version of Reddit client ReddHub now available for Windows 8.1 [Coverage / Download]


Xbox Games


Xbox Logo

  • August update for Xbox One will bring 3D Blu-ray support, improved Activity Feed and more [Coverage]
  • Xbox One update 1408 preview starts rolling out with cool new features [Coverage]
  • Xbox One sales doubled for the month of June [Coverage]
  • Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, cancels original programming [Coverage]


Lumia Cyan

  • How to recover your bricked Lumia with the Nokia Software Recovery Tool [Coverage]
  • Here is how to find out if Lumia Cyan is available for your phone [Coverage]

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