Review: Flipboard for Windows 8.1 Finally Launches

Flipboard for Windows 8.1

Surface RT and Surface 2 users are a patient bunch when it comes to App availability. The Windows Store is full of a lot of crap Apps and many of the big names are missing. Even some of the big names that exist don’t regularly update their Apps. But a long awaited entry into the […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro Performance Improvement Updates Arrive

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Just a month after Microsoft began shipping the Surface 2, its refreshed answer to Apple’s iPad and Google Nexus 7 tablets, the company has released a slew of performance tweaks and changes design to help boost reliability and battery life. According to the update activity log for the Surface 2, users can expect a slew […]

The Microsoft Surface 2 Take 2

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Sometimes you get a lemon. And with gadget lemons it is tough to make lemonade. I’ve had a Microsoft Surface 2 since launch night on October 22 and have written quite a bit about my experiences. (See the links at the end of this post.) Early on with the device I experienced a few random […]

How To Customize the Surface 2 Start Screen

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The Microsoft Surface 2 has two faces. One is the Metro or Modern UI screen filled with the colorful tiles. The others is the Desktop where Apps from the Microsoft Office 2013 suite run. With the release of the Surface 2 Microsoft has made going back and forth between these two worlds a little easier […]

How To Use Gestures and Other Features on the Surface 2 Touch Cover

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Regardless of the touch Tablet evolution we’re in, some users won’t even think of a Tablet unless they can have a keyboard. Microsoft recognized that consumer hesitancy when it developed and released its multi-touch Tablets by including a keyboard. Well, it’s not fair to say “included” because the keyboards are optional and cost additional. Nevertheless, […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Review Part 3: The Vision Thing

The Microsoft Surface 2 with Touch Keyboard.

When I began this three part review of the Microsoft Surface 2 I said that Microsoft had taken some important and positive steps with this second generation of its Surface RT Initiative. I still feel that way. I also still feel that Microsoft has a lot of work to do if its vision is going […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Review: Less Confusing and More Viable

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It used to be a cliché, and maybe still is, that Microsoft got things right with version 3 of any new release. Well, if that cliché does still apply, Microsoft has taken some positive steps with the new Surface 2 that should offer some hope that the next time around might indeed be the charm […]

Checking out the Microsoft Surface 2 with a First Timer

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Some readers of GBM will remember in my previous incarnation here that my lovely wife, Thomasin Savaiano, would assist me when I was checking out new gadgets by allowing herself and her reactions to be videoed. Thomasin is not a gadget geek by any means and her reactions are responses that I’m sure many approaching […]

Microsoft Builds Giant Surface 2 in London

The giant Surface 2, erected in Greater London. Captured by The Verge.

There are tablets with large screens and then there are tablets with really large screens. To celebrate the launch of its Surface 2 tablet, Microsoft has created a huge Surface 2 that comes complete with its own matching blue Surface Touch 2 Keyboard. Tourists and those who live near London, England can check out the […]

The Surface 2 Vs. The iPad Air

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With Apple’s announcement of the iPad Air ended recently and Microsoft’s Surface 2 launching, many users will be comparing the two tablets and how they stack up against each other during the holiday shopping season. To be frank, they should. Although Google’s Nexus 7 tablet continues as a direct competitor to the Kindle Fire and […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Available

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Users can now purchase Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. At least, they can if they’re waiting outside one of the many Microsoft Stores the company has kept open for the launch of the upgrades to last year’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Users who don’t reside near a Microsoft Store or […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2: 5 Things Buyers Need to Know

The Dock for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

Nearly a year to date that it began selling its own brand of Windows devices, Microsoft is set to launch the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. While the road to updated versions of the Surface RT and Surface Pro has been relatively short, it hasn’t been without its triumphs and struggles. Many of those […]

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Go One Sale Tonight

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Users looking to get their hands on the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 can head to their local Microsoft Store to pick up the device at midnight tonight. Microsoft own retail stores and Best Buy are just one of the many places where users can pick up the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 beginning […]

As Surface 2 Launch Looms, Best Buy Begins Offering Trade-In Deals

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The Surface 2 isn’t due to replace Microsoft’s Surface RT until October 22nd, but that impending release isn’t stopping Best Buy from trying to entice early Surface adopters with 95% more trade-in credit for their old device. Any user who trades in their Surface RT to Best Buy is guaranteed to receive at least $200 […]

Microsoft Stores Opening at 12 a.m. for Surface 2 Launches

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When the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets launch next week users won’t have to wait until morning to get their hands on versions of them. Microsoft says it’ll hold midnight releases at ten of its stores across the United States. Beginning at 10 p.m. on October 21st, Microsoft Stores will open their doors to […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Buyers Should Act Now

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According to Microsoft, users looking to pick up a Surface Pro 2 or Surface 2 should pre-order the devices online or at one of its Microsoft Stores as soon as possible. The revelation came in a blog post earlier this week in which Microsoft wasn’t shy about pushing users to pre-order the device they want, […]

More Microsoft Surface Tablets on the Way

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We’re still waiting on a Surface Mini, and it looks like we may just finally get that, as Corporate VP of Microsoft Surface tablets Panos Panay has told Geekwire that more Surface slates are on the way, including versions in “multiple aspect ratios and sizes.” Panay also confirmed that an LTE version of the Surface […]