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ICYMI: September 20, 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.

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Don't know what the word means? Just ask Cortana

As Microsoft and the Cortana team continue to refine the powerful AI and assistant, more features are slowly popping up online. A new one noticed by numerous people in our audience is definitions, powered by Oxford Dictionaries.

Load up Cortana and directly ask her 'What does _____ mean?' alternatively, 'What is the meaning of ____?' and the personal assistant from 500 years in the future pulls up a nice little card, complete with the word category and multiple definitions while exclaiming "I've found the meaning of…".

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My Top Windows Phone Photography Apps

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photography Apps

While it may be a coin toss as to which genre of apps, weather or photo, are more numerous in the Windows Phone Store there is little doubt that we are fortunate to have plenty of quality choices with both.

I have got several photography apps installed on my Windows Phone and this week's roundup is going to focus on some of my favorite photo editors. These are photo apps that I have found helpful for quick fixes of photos as well as apps that can add a creative flair to images.

Now before you pass out the pitch forks and torches, there are plenty of photo apps out there that are solid Windows Phone apps such as Fhotoroom, Nokia's Creative Studio, , ProShot, Phototastic and even Fantasia Painter. While these are all quality apps, the apps in this week's roundup are ones that I currently find myself using with regularity.

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6tag updated to support Instagram backend changes

Earlier on Friday, popular third-party Instagram app, 6tag, stopped working. Don't worry, because a fix has just been released. Just make sure to get the latest version of 6tag from the Windows Phone Store. Superstar developer, Rudy Huyn, said Instagram has changed some value format in the backend, which caused the errors. He was quick to fix the problem, so go update the app and continue uploading those selfies!

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Update Microsoft has just announced on their forums that this particular issue has now been fixed

Original story In the Xbox One system preview program? You're going to want to decline any system updates you're asked to download in the near future. Microsoft has identified an issue that could cause a small sub-set of consoles in the public preview to factory reset after downloading.

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There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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Lumia 1520 vs iPhone 6 Plus size comparison

If you haven't heard by now, the iPhone 6 Plus came out today along with the iPhone 6. Windows Phone fans are probably wondering how Apple's new phablet compares with Nokia's own phablet, the Lumia 1520. We'll have an overall comparison ready for next week, but first let's compare their size.

We've placed both the Lumia 1520 and the iPhone 6 in front of our cameras. Make sure to watch our video.

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What's your favorite Xbox game on Windows Phone?

It's Friday, so we should have some fun. What's more fun than talking about your favorite Windows Phone game with Xbox? Earlier this week Microsoft released Age of Empires: Castle Siege for Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1). It's an awesome new game that plays similar to mobile games Clash of Clans and Cloud Raiders. Unlike those two games, you can directly control your troops during attacks AND you get Xbox Live integration.

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The most recent update to the evolving Skype client for Windows Phone brought location sharing, a useful feature if you use Skype for frequent peer to peer messaging.

Users can just tap the '+' sign and instead of sharing a photo, they can choose their position, creating a little map and a hyperlinked address within the chat. Tapping that address brings up a full-screen map and you can then use the up arrow icon near the top to send to the Windows Phone mapping system to get directions to the location.

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Turkish Airlines is the world's fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations and the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. They're huge company and they've finally launched a new app for Windows Phone. The official Turkish Airlines app is available for free in the Windows Phone Store and allows you to buy tickets, check flight status and much more.

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Samsung so far has been mum on the update to Windows Phone 8.1, with not a single handset worldwide getting the OS refresh, including Verizon's recent high-end ATIV SE, which seems built for 8.1.

If there were any doubt of Samsung's commitment, even if it is half-hearted, users can now put their worries aside as the Korean company has a new app on the store dubbed ATIV Clock. Ironically, it is only for Windows Phone 8.1, as the new OS gives developers the ability to update the Live Tile in real-time.

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