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ICYMI: November 15, 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 (ICYMI).

Windows Phone

Lumia 535

  • AT&T Lumia 830 Windows Phone, first impressions of the Affordable Flagship [Read]
  • AT&T Nokia Lumia 830 unboxing and quick tour [Read]
  • Microsoft announces the Lumia 535, a new 5-inch Windows Phone [Read]
  • The Lumia 535 fixes Microsoft's low-end problem with Windows Phone but will anyone see it? [Read]
  • Microsoft claims Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phones [Read]
  • New Windows Phone 8.1.1 build 14203 available to download [Read]
  • Cortana is now offering predictions on who will win Dancing With the Stars [Read]
  • AT&T begins Windows Phone 8.1 rollout for Samsung ATIV S Neo [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

Windows 10

  • New Windows 10 Build 9879 improves OneDrive, adds native MKV support and more [Read]
  • Today's Windows 10 preview update is the last one for Windows Insiders in 2014 [Read]
  • Microsoft open sources .NET framework to work on both Linux and Mac [Read]
  • A new and free version of Visual Studio has been released for small developer teams [Read]

Apps

Movie Creator

  • Microsoft outs Movie Creator as a powerful app wizard for Windows and Lumias [Read / Download]
  • First look at the next version of Disqus for Windows Phone [Look]
  • Skype Qik for Windows Phone updated with quick flick instant replies [Read / Download]
  • Microsoft will combine contacts and calendars with Revolve for Windows Phone [Read]
  • The gorgeous Chronos Calendar + arrives for Windows Phone 8.1 [Read / Download]
  • The Halo Channel makes its Windows 8.1 app debut today [Read / Download]
  • Nestle for Windows Phone allows you to use Cortana to control your Nest thermostat [Read / Download]
  • CBS Local serves up local news to your Windows Phone device [Read / Download]

Games

Age of Empires

  • Angry Birds Seasons and Bad Piggies for Windows Phone are now free [Read]
  • Age of Empires: Castle Siege 1.3 update brings tons of stability and tuning tweaks [Read / Download]

Xbox

Halo

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Xbox One review [Read]
  • Microsoft has nearly sold 10 million Xbox One consoles [Read]
  • Microsoft releases Halo Channel for Xbox One [Read]
  • First look at Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer [Watch]
  • First impressions of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer from HaloFest [Read]
  • Telltale's Tales From The Borderlands gets its first trailer, game coming in late 2014 [Read]
  • Pure Pool and Terraria now available for Xbox One [Read]

Misc.

Green

  • Weekly photo contest: Green [Enter]
  • 8 things I would improve with the Microsoft Band [Read]
  • 'Work and Play Bundle' brings the best of Microsoft's cloud for $199 (US only) [Read]
  • Why you should buy Microsoft Complete for your phone, Band or Surface [Read]

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

53 Comments
  • Is there is some ETA for preview for developer for windows 10 for mobile??
  • Soon.
  • This January?
  • You have to wait and see.
  • January(2016)
  • lol
  • April 2015 may be a possibility
  • Guess I forgot to Downoad that Movie thingy from MS.
  • Its not that great...
  • Age Of Empires it's on 1.0.3 version. Not 1.3 god ...
  • It would be nice to see some new Xbox Music app update till next ICYMI.
  • Yes! This! +920
  • A lot can happen in a week. Please, change this header :D
  • Y? It's engaging, and I think that's the point. Plus, if you want a change, give an example of what you want it to change to, Windows Central will certainly listen and consider, or even poll on it.
  • "ROUND THE CLOCK WILL GET SOME WORK DONE , JUST HAVE SOME GLANCE OVER IT" how does it sounds.....
  • How come when you click on the Windows central links to other articles from within the app, they never open?
  • Swipe right and tap "View Links".
  • I do. But then it never takes me to that article. I just shows a blank page as if it's loading and just stays there.
  • When I tap on the "View Links" it shows the links!
    Maybe you should close the app and open it again or maybe you should reinstall Windows Central app.
  • Those links have been broken in my phone since the website got renamed to Windows Central.
  • Yes. It needs to be fixed. They didn't change the default uri I guess.
  • Busy week again. Microsoft is on a roll
  • There are like all women on PCs at that Halo event lol.. Just a curious notice.. Anyways Movie Creator is awesome! Needs some work and features, but for a start it's awesome. Easy to use. I recommend it.
  • Yes better that movie maker 8.1
  • Any info/ rumors regarding the next Windows Phablet device? Lumia 1530?
  • No such thing but, some website created a concept phone for 1530 which tells us 1530 may have completely different look, snapdragon 805 processor, 3gb ram, 6' screen as usual like that...
  • If all concepts made confirm to include in phones...... Then you have pay 1000$ for the flagship and 5000$ for mid range.... Bcoz those concepts are totally very high aimed
  • Actually I was hoping for a date :)
  • Lumia 535 make me jealous.. I bought l620 for 15000rs last year.. Now more features on 535 for just 10000rs?? So sad...
  • You get a more powerful processor/GPU with 620 (The same as in high-end phones--920, 925, 1020, etc.)
  • Yes u and me know that... But a normal people laugh at the price... Actually i like small...
  • Wait, Sam works even on weekends?
  • These ICYMI articles are always on weekends...
  • Awesome!! NIDMA
    (now I didn't miss anything)
  • I picked up the L830 four days ago to replace my much appreciated L920, and I got to say this is a reasonable update. Specs and flagship clamor aside, the L830 performs very well in the real world, especially for my use, which includes: email, web searching, news feeds, keep contact with my team, writing short documents, music player, calendar & notes and educational use. As you can tell, I am not much into gaming, so the snapdragon 400 works flawlessly. Also, the phone has nice large screen and it is feather light. Anyone considering a very good performing phone and can live without the flagship specs, this is an excellent choice.
  • Why are you guys ignoring the Windows Store error scandal??
  • Link please?
  • http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-windows_store/your-purchase-couldnt-be-completed-error-code/f816fc57-0e69-41d5-8731-c24fc6b3e562
  • A good and free music app?
  • Xbox music :D
  • He asked for a 'good' app.
  • Mixradio
  • This week was soo good
  • Windows 10 will be available for the Lumia 520?
  • Yes, it will. It has been confirmed. ALL Windows Phone 8 devices will get Windows 10.
  • Well, actually they said all Lumia devices will get Windows 10, not all Windows Phone 8 devices. So HTC, Samsung, Blu etc are questionable.
  • Yes, it's even mentioned in the article.
  • Clash of clans plsss :(
  • No love for Xbox music :(
  • Thanks!
  • lost my 720 n um planning to buy a new one 
    i am considering 730 or 535 what say guys or any other device  
  • I would love to see a follow up article on T-mobile's failed "launch" of the HTC One M8 for Windows. I call them up and they say it launched Nov. 9, but I can't buy through any channel. No one has any information on what the reason is.
  • I would like to download that movie creator for my laptop, but store isn't working on my windows 10 tech preview. 
    Anyone with the same issue?