ICYMI: November 8, 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

HTC Lumia

  • AT&T Lumia 830 vs HTC One for Windows – Which you should get [Read]
  • Confirmed - AT&T Lumia 830 does have Qi wireless charging support [Read]
  • AT&T announces Lumia 830, available Friday, Nov 7 for $99.99 with a two-year contract [Read]
  • AT&T to launch HTC One M8 for Windows on Nov 7 for $199.99 with two year contract [Read]
  • How to use Cortana with the Microsoft Band [Read]
  • Cortana is reportedly starting to speak Spanish and Italian [Read]

Microsoft + Windows


  • Buyers Guide: Which Surface Pro 3 is right for you? [Read]
  • Microsoft's 3D soundscape technology helps visually impaired people navigate with ease [See]
  • Today's Microsoft Store grand opening in Friendswood, TX features tremendous deals and giveaways [Read]
  • Microsoft has completed its acquistion of Mojang and Minecraft [Read]
  • Here is the touch-optimized Microsoft Office demoed on a Surface Pro 3 [Read]



  • CBS News brings new official and beautiful apps to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 [Read / Download]
  • An official Dropbox app is coming to Windows Phone! [Read]
  • Softcard brings NFC payments to Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare companion app now available [Read / Download]
  • Lumia Cinemagraph Beta is now available to download with new sharing options [Read / Download]
  • Unlimited OneDrive storage starts rolling out to Office 365 subscribers [Read]


Big Hero 6

  • Disney's Big Hero 6 Bot Fight now available on Windows Phone and Windows [Read / Download]
  • Beach Buggy Racing makes its way to Windows Phone and Windows [Read / Download]



  • November Xbox One update now live, brings custom backgrounds, trending TV and more [Read]
  • You can now get an Xbox One starting at $349 [Read]
  • Forza Horizon 2 Falken Car Pack is now available on Xbox One [Read]
  • The Wolf Among Us tears into Xbox One [Read]
  • How to share your Xbox One game clips on Twitter [Do it]
  • Join the party for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch at all Microsoft Stores on Monday [Join]



  • Weekly photo contest: Autumn [Enter]

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

Sam Sabri
  • I LOVE my new One. The screen, blinkfeed, the IR blaster and yes, even the camera, all make it a very satisfying experience. I'm also happy for those that could get the 830. Big week for WP on AT&T.
  • Been a busy week. Hopefully (as I hold my hands in prayer position), Tmobile will have us Windows Phone customers a new phone after tomorrow if rumors hold true.
  • Yes busy week indeed...
    Windows phone and Microsoft have been moving all around, software and hardware wise....
    And yet are more to come next week
  • What is that weather app?  It looks nice.
  • Amazing weather hd
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