Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

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With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

5 Best Microsoft Surface Games

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When they debuted in 2012, Microsoft’s Surface and Surface Pro 2 devices were hailed as contraptions. Though many acknowledged that there might be a market for a device that shared the features of both a laptop and a tablet, few concluded that Microsoft had managed to mix these devices into something normal users would consider […]

Future Surface Pro 3 Successor Confirmed?

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The Surface Pro 3 hasn’t been on store shelves for a full year, but Microsoft may have just given us our first hint at what’s coming next for the tablet and, ironically, it appears to be more of the same. The first real revelations about the Surface Pro 3’s future came earlier this week in […]

Surface Pro 2 Tablets Become the NFL’s New Digital Binder

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When the football season officially starts on September 4th, NFL coaches will still be able to get shots of their players on the field taken with a Polaroid camera. There will also be a new option that lets them see pictures of plays about 30 seconds before they could otherwise: Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 tablet. […]

Surface Pro 2 vs Surface Pro 3: What To Buy

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Microsoft shocked the world, and its own hardware partners, when it revealed the original Surface tablets. Dubbed the Surface RT and the Surface Pro, those original devices came at a time when both customers and other companies were still trying to adjust their thinking to reflect the steps this new Microsoft was willing to take […]

Why You Shouldn’t Buy a Cheap Surface Pro 2

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Microsoft is slashing the price of the Surface Pro 2 notebook and tablet replacement it introduced last year. Does this drastically lower price tag make it the perfect time to purchase the powerful 2-in-1 Windows device? Absolutely not. Earlier this morning the Microsoft Store, the online retail arm of the company, revealed drastically lower prices […]

Surface vs. iPad: What Microsoft Has to Show At Its Surface Event

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Surface, Microsoft’s family of tablets, finds itself heading into tomorrow’s press event in a very awkward position. All at once the Surface devices are a triumph, a failure and a large question mark. When the Surface an Surface Pro devices were initially unveiled Microsoft was at the beginning of a major transition. Having thrown away […]

Could Microsoft Reveal a Surface Pro 3 Next Week?

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It was just last week that rumors about Microsoft revealing a new Intel-powered competitor to Apple’s iPad first appeared. Now it appears Surface tablet with an Intel processor that Microsoft will show case is the Surface Pro 3, a refreshed rival for Apple’s Macbook Air. To be clear, these aren’t just rumors. Instead they stem […]

New Rumors Tip an Intel-Powered iPad Killer for Microsoft’s Surface Tablets

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The iPad has dominated sales of mind-range tablets for some time, but if recent rumors are correct Microsoft is preparing to throw absolutely everything it has in its arsenal at conquering Apple’s tablets. Rumors now indicate that Microsoft is preparing to launch not just one but two Surface tablets, and one of those Surface tablets […]

How to Set Up a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Tablets built for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are a strange beast. Essentially, they each have two separate identifies that allow users to get work done and enjoy their television shows, music and movies. This makes setting up a Windows 8 tablet a bit cumbersome. The first of those distinct personalities is its tablet persona. […]

Buying a Windows Tablet: 3 Best Options & What You Need to Know

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There’s never been a better time to purchase a Windows tablet. Yes, I know how nutty that might sound. Apple’s iPad pushed Microsoft into rethinking how it approached the tablet space, and how it continues to build software for different form factors. The result is Windows 8, an operating system and range of tablets that […]

Microsoft Needs These 3 Devices To Compete Against Its Rivals

Microsoft is fighting a war for consumers on every front. To compete against these different companies for the hearts and minds of consumers, Microsoft needs to do something it rarely does: focus on hardware to compete against rival’s devices. To understand how the three devices below could change everything for Microsoft, you first have to […]

Microsoft Fixing Surface Tablet’s Biggest Flaw for One Week Only

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Microsoft is addressing one of biggest concerns of users willing to consider it’s Surface tablets over similar products like Apple’s iPad Air and rival 2-in-1s from partners like Lenovo. All Surface tablet buyers will receive a free Touch Cover with the cost of their tablet in a special promotion this week. Microsoft began offering the […]

Surface 2 to Blow Past iPad Battery Life With Power Cover on March 19th

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Today, Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet already matches the battery life users can expect from Apple’s popular iPad. Now, Microsoft is preparing to allow the tablet family to blow the iPad out of the water with an integrated battery accessory its calling the Surface Power Cover. After months of waiting the pre-order button for the Surface […]

How to Take Screenshots on a Windows 8 PC

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Microsoft’s decision to create a version of Windows that’s at home on laptops, tablets and 2-in-1s revolutionized the way millions of Windows users do everything from write messages to their friends to implying opening new apps and programs. Correctly embracing that change meant Windows needed to evolve and add multiple ways of doing the most […]

Rough Sales Estimates Put Surface Tablets In Perspective

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Users and fans of Microsoft’s Surface family devices might have spent yesterday celebrating Microsoft’s announcement that revenue for the line of tablets doubled at the tail end of 2013, however sales estimates from two Microsoft watchers indicate there’s only a few things for to celebrate. Estimates compiled by Microsoft watchers Paul Thurrott and Steve Kovach […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Return to the Microsoft Store

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets are once again in stock at the company’s online store. Both versions of Microsoft’s family of tablets returned earlier this week, ending a period that forced potential buyers to constantly check for stock at retail partners like Best Buy and Staples to get their hands on them. […]

Surface2 and Surface Pro 2: Can Anyone Find Them For Sale?

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There’s something wrong with Surface, Microsoft’s line of high-end and mid-range 2-in-1s. After announcing updated versions of the tablets to great fanfare last September, the company has returned to keeping quiet about any future plans. To be fair, that’s the company’s standard operation procedure on hardware. Launch it, ship frequent software updates and firmware fixes, […]

Where We’ll See Windows 9? Microsoft Opens Registration for BUILD 2014

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Microsoft has finally opened registration for BUILD 2014, the developer show and presentation that it’s expected to use to formally announce the next version of Windows 9, codenamed Windows Threshold. Ticket sales for the two-day event went on sale today. Instead of holding the event in its own backyard, the company will once again ask […]

Microsoft Quietly Upgrades The Surface Pro 2, Forgets To Tell Buyers

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Microsoft could have just set the stage for a confrontation with some of its most loyal followers. Just two months after releasing the Surface Pro 2, the updated version of the original Surface tablet that includes support for desktop apps, Microsoft has quietly bumped up the device’s performance. Microsoft confirmed that it’d made changes to […]