ICYMI: March 28, 2015
A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!
Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
- Get ready to pay more for apps on Windows Store from next month
- OneDrive 'is being integrated directly' into Windows 10, ditching the app model
- Microsoft partners with Adobe on Project Spartan development
- 'Project Spartan' in Windows 10 will use new rendering engine while IE 11 will remain the same
- Windows 10 10041 preview build gets bug fixes, rolling out to Slow ring members
- Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 ISOs are now available
- Windows 10 preview users can now benchmark their DirectX 12 PC with new test
- Windows 10 10041 preview build gets another update to fix sign-in bug
- Google relents and adopts a Microsoft API to improve scrolling in Chrome
- Surface Pro 3 up to $150 off from Microsoft, free sleeve thrown in
- Microsoft Office apps to be pre-installed on select Samsung Android tablets]
- Dell and 10 other Android manufacturers to pre-install Microsoft apps]
- Windows 10 SDK Preview tools released to help developers make universal apps
- Microsoft posts new instructional videos for Windows 10 app developer preview users
- Microsoft invests $3 million in Vietnamese YouthSpark program
- Microsoft's Ninja Cat sticker rides its fire-breathing unicorn on to Fox Business
- Microsoft makes app development easier with Azure App Service
- Report says Microsoft will reveal new Surface tablet with low-power Intel chip at Build 2015
- Microsoft clarifies the differences between mobile and desktop Office apps
- 'Windows apps' is the new and simple label for Universal Windows 10 software
- Microsoft pushes out surprise Surface Pro 3 firmware update for better business security [Update]
- Microsoft site points to new Bing Maps experience, upcoming preview
- Microsoft's universal app strategy for Windows 10 shown off in MWC 2015 video
- Microsoft and Yahoo are in the middle of re-negotiating their Bing search engine deal
Extra and Miscellaneous
- Weekly photo contest: Cars
- Should you buy the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro?
- Samsung ATIV Book 9 (2015) vs. the Apple MacBook - Which is the sleekest?
- Final thoughts on the Eve T1 Windows 8.1 tablet
- HP partners up with Bang & Olufsen for better-sounding PCs
- Futurology 1.1: Smaller, higher-capacity batteries are closer than ever before
- HP Stream 7 Signature Edition unboxing video
- Five great Toshiba laptops
- Five great Lenovo laptops
- Five great gaming laptops
- Mobile Nations Community Update, March 2015
- Five great laptops from ASUS
- Dell XPS 13 (2015) picks up new BIOS and Trackpad Firmware
Share your thoughts on this past week of news! And we'll be back again next week to do it all over again.
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Everytime I see that awful W10 Start "screen" on a SP3 it makes me sad when you compare it to the beauty of the W8.1 Start screen. I really hope Microsoft sort it out in future builds.
Don't know..but i like the new Interface..of win 10 (phones)
The 8.1 start screen is a car crash. I can't wait for the new one. Don't we have the choice to switch between the current awful "I can't believe it's not a Windows XP desktop full of icons" and the new version?
The beauty of 8.1 start screen? Wow I laughed pretty hard on that one.
The picture of the car reminded me that I wish there was a Windows in car thing like the Apple Car thing.