ICYMI: September 6, 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.

Windows Phone


  • Cortana can now tell you the time worldwide and do currency conversions [Read]
  • Yezz to launch two new Windows Phone 8.1 devices in October for Europe [Read]
  • World's lightest Windows Phone, the XOLO Win Q900s is now available across India [Read]
  • Microsoft hints it has plans for higher end Lumia 1020-like cameras for future phones [Read]

#moreLumia event!

Lumia 730

  • Lumia 830 announced by Microsoft at IFA 2014, high-end features in an affordable package [Read]
  • Nokia Lumia 830 photo gallery – affordability never looked so good [Read]
  • Hands-on time with the affordable flagship Lumia 830 and its enhanced PureView tech [Read]
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 'selfie' phones announced by Microsoft at IFA 2014 [Read]
  • Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 photo gallery [Read]
  • We go hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 730 dual SIM and Lumia 735 [Read]
  • Lumia Denim firmware announced by Microsoft, brings 4K-quality video and more [Read]
  • 'Hey Cortana!' brings passive-listening to Windows Phone this fall for a hands-free experience [Read]
  • Newly released Lumia Selfie app lets you capture your perfect duck face [Read]
  • Lumia Camera with Lumia Denim hands-on [Read]
  • Microsoft announces the HD-10, a Miracast receiver with NFC support [Read]
  • Nokia's new DT-903 'smart' wireless charging plate with Bluetooth is brilliant [Read]
  • Hands on with Microsoft's next-gen Qi wireless charger the DT-903 [Read]
  • Hands-on with Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10 [Read]
  • Here are the missing features from the Nokia Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 that you may care about [Read]

Microsoft + Windows


  • New data shows OS market share gains for Windows 8 and 8.1 [Read]
  • Surface Pro 3 reportedly hard to find in the UK after launch [Read]
  • Microsoft begins to drop 2 GB file size limit for OneDrive [Read]



  • Image editor Afterlight makes the jump from iOS to Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Pay for your latte with MyBucks, a new Starbucks app for Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Masks, a nifty Windows Phone image effects editor [Read / Download]
  • New CellarTracker Windows Phone app keeps track of wine collections and reviews [Read / Download]
  • Create some nice looking Windows Phone wallpapers with Paralaksa [Read / Download]
  • CBS Sports Fantasy now available Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 [Read / Download]
  • NFL Mobile for Windows Phone updated with NFL Now integration and more [Read / Download]



  • The New York Times Crossword is now available for your Surface and Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • My Top Time Waster Games for Windows Phone [Read]
  • Do the silliest walk in Monty Python's hit game, now available on Windows Phone [Read / Download]
  • Latest Asphalt 8 update brings Dubai racing to Windows Phone [Read / Download]


Team Stream

  • Our top 10 most anticipated Xbox One games for Fall and Holiday 2014 [Read]
  • Netflix for Xbox adds private video recommendations to Facebook friends [Read]
  • Super Time Force now available for free on Xbox One with Gold membership [Read]
  • NFL for Windows and Xbox now available for the 2014 NFL Season [Read]
  • Buy Destiny for the Xbox 360 and you'll get it free when you upgrade to the Xbox One [Read]
  • Team Stream from Bleacher Report now available on Xbox One [Read]



  • Weekly photo contest: Black and white [Read]
  • Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track [Read]
  • Check out the new WPCentral commenting system! [Read]

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