Week In Review (Feb 17 – Feb 21)

While Microsoft maintains its policy of absolute silence, things kicked up a gear in terms of leaked details, both for Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1. In other news, the technology world is waiting for MWC 2014 to kick off to see what this year brings for mobile. Interesting times ahead.

Five fantastic stories from the World of Windows this week:

Rumor of the Week

Development of Windows 8.1 Update 1, some say, is about to reach its logical conclusion. Tomorrow. According to famous leaker Wzor, Microsoft is set to sign off the RTM version of the upcoming operating system by February 23. A leaked copy cannot actually be discounted soon after, can it?

Feature of the Week

One of the more requested of features looks set for arrival with Windows Phone 8.1. There is word that users will be able to mute and unmute conversations with ease in the new mobile OS. A simple enough addition, but one that is bound to be appreciated by the community. Bring it.

Relaunch of the Week

Microsoft finally completed the rebranding of SkyDrive to OneDrive. The popular cloud storage service will henceforth be known by its new name everywhere. Redmond has kicked off the celebrations with new contests and giveaways, and is now sending off emails informing users of the change.

Treasure of the Week

A long time coming, but Nokia finally made its Treasure Tag accessory official. The device seems to have met with a positive prerelease response, considering just how useful it could be for Windows Phone fans. Not many accessories alert you like this when you forget your stuff. More, please.

Claim of the Week

To say that the Lumia 520 is a success is an early contender for the understatement of the year. One of the most affordable Windows Phone handset is also its biggest wins, with the latest data revealing that the device has claimed nearly a third of the total Windows Phone market.

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