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.
- 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 (opens in new tab)]
- Nearly 40 old Xbox games updated with 512 MB and Windows Phone 8 support [Coverage]
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy arrives on Windows and Windows Phone [Coverage / Download Windows Phone / Download Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab)]
- Cut and Hack, the hacking simulator from iOS and Android is now on Windows Phone [Coverage / Download]
- Dungeon Gems is the latest free Gameloft game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 [Coverage / Download Windows Phone / Download Windows 8.1 (opens in new tab)]
- 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]
- 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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Started driving this one today, pretty nice, FTP, Cloud, and SD card support... http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appid=42380d5b-b735-4913-80f6-c78b85c18dc2
Also, do you mean PocketNow's daily news with that idiot Rivera that still hasn't understood Microsoft didn't buy Nokia but only it's D&S division? No thanks.
I rather have the podcasts Android Central-Style. Not to mention, they are better to bring in other people. I'd like to see a podcast with Phil from AC since he does have a Nokia 1020.
Hoping every status as eventful as this one.
A moment of silence...
It would be a neat trick, but even glance has it's issues.
3D Touch is a ways off for a phone. However, 3D keyboard for desktop and Tablets, that's where I want to see it.
Bring that to the Surface Pro's. I also have iPhone people wanting to switch to WP Icon simply because
of the Pictures and Videos I take.
The quality is excellent. And after Cyan, will be even better. For anyone that is harping on switching to an iPhone or Android just because of 3D touch is stupid.
WP is hands down the better phone over all. Even with some of it's cons. There aren't that many. More Apps flooding in, many getting massive updates.
WP is here to stay, ignoring or deflecting that fact won't change it. And yes, best news is the death of Nokia X.
That looks like it came from a fortune cookie with a typo.