ICYMI: November 29, 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

  • Happy Thanksgiving! These are the Windows Phone apps for which we're giving thanks [Read]
  • New report says Windows Phone 8.1 is now on a majority of Windows Phone devices [Read]
  • The Windows Phone Store is slacking but your favorite apps are still there [Read]
  • Microsoft focuses on apps in latest Windows, Windows Phone ad [Read]
  • AT&T GoPhone Lumia 635 now on sale for $39.99 at Amazon [Update: Best Buy too] [Read]

Microsoft + Windows

  • Microsoft Band inventory depleted online ahead of holiday season [Read]
  • Microsoft pushes update patch for Windows 10 build 9879 [Read]
  • Windows 10 to support FLAC audio format [Read]
  • Windows App Studio developers can now add Twitter feeds to their apps [Read]
  • Windows 10 Consumer Preview event due in January [Read]


  • The best travel apps on Windows Phone for the holidays [Read]
  • The best cooking apps on Windows Phone for the holidays [Read]
  • Learning a new language is like playing a game with Duolingo for Windows Phone [Watch / Download]
  • Allrecipes for Windows Phone adds Cortana support and more [Read / Download]
  • Facebook Beta updated with ability to view sticker comments and more [Read]
  • Xbox One SmartGlass beta updated with TV streaming for non-U.S. users [Read / Download]


  • Shred! Extreme Mountain Biking arrives on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Bobo, an endless floater game for Windows Phone [Read / Download]


  • Xbox One: Year One review – How is Microsoft's new console doing one year later? [Read]
  • The best Xbox One games and where to find them for cheap this Black Friday [Read]
  • Worms Battlegrounds, The Raven, and SSX are December's Games with Gold [Read]
  • Codes for Limbo rolling out now to Xbox One early adopters [Read]
  • 343 Industries to issue update to Halo: The Master Chief Collection later this week [Read]
  • We attended the Tales from the Borderlands premiere and lived to Tell the Tale [Read]


  • Mobile Nations Community Update [Read]
  • Review – Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse [Read]
  • Microsoft giving away 100 albums on Xbox Music for free (US only) [Read]
  • Download box set collections from Xbox Music for just $2 (US only) [Read]

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

Sam Sabri
  • Actually nothin ingesting happened this week
  • Yeah, I thought the same, especially nothin' interesting on Windows Phone...
  • The official Pinterest app has been removed from Windows Phone Store
  • The official Pinterest web wrapper has been removed from Windows Phone store.
  • I only care about the new app, new phones, and improvements etc.
  • ^ Haha yes! Because this directly affected me for the last 2 days; girlfriend "needs" the official app.
  • Yup, nothing ingesting.
  • I should've jumped for the $40 L635. Rats.
  • Gsmarena has been hacked.... Warning for windows central may be the hacker will come soon
  • -_-•
  • Wonder what's up with GDR 2 ..
  • Something fun for you guys to think about, BOOBS
  • We need Bluetooth share for Adobe reader.. Bluetooth received folder for files. Background download option and 1080p download option in YouTube downwards.. My 1020 is slower after 8.1 and hangs now and then.. There are still lot to do from Microsoft.. All the basic needs were present in Symbian belle... So this might not be impossible for MS... Background downloading is what we need
  • Wrong article?
  • which are the phones in those pic?
  • I guess they are 520, 530, 620 and 630 left to right.
  • Make more improvements on messaging typing prediction correction and sentence prediction for English and Chinese, MS needs to work hard on this field. Thanks.