Microsoft Takes Aim at iPad Air with New Ads

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Microsoft isn’t shy about marketing its Surface tablets in a way that throws punches at a particular other tablet brand, so the company is back with another comparison, only this time it’s between the Surface 2 and the iPad Air. Microsoft focuses its efforts on Thanksgiving cooking and having a device that the whole family […]

How To Get More Tiles on Surface Start Screen

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The displays for the Microsoft Surface Tablets are a colorful feast of Tiles. Some are Live Tiles with information cycling through to notify you about news or what your friends are up to. Some Tiles are static. Regardless, when you pop open the lid or boot up a Surface Tablet you’ll see the Tiles you’ve […]

Avoid Surface RT Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is upon us and retailers everywhere are showing off their ads trying to prime you to stand in line and create chaos at their stores so that you can save a few bucks. There’s no denying that there are good deals available and of course whether or not there is a value in […]

The Microsoft Surface 2: Thoughts After One Month

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I’ve now spent a month with the Microsoft Surface 2 and I consider it time well spent. The Surface 2 is by no means a perfect machine and I would still label it a work in progress. I stand by my initial thinking that the Surface 2 is a very good next step for Microsoft […]

Review: Flipboard for Windows 8.1 Finally Launches

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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 […]

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 […]

Microsoft Slashes the Price of the Surface Pro by $100

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In what could be part of a concerted effort to ignite a fire sale, Microsoft has cut the price of the first-generation Surface Pro. Microsoft began showcasing the deal on its own online Microsoft Store on Tuesday. Those who purchase a Surface Pro through the website or at one of its retail locations will get […]

What’s in a Name for Tablets? Surface vs Air

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What’ in a name? Well poets and copywriters and marketing teams have struggled with that question for centuries. Naming a product is always a tricky proposition. Once you get started branding something with a name, you’ve set up semiotic expectations as well as dictated a path towards the future. You also set yourself up for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Surface Mini: Microsoft Leaves iPad mini Uncontested in 2013

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Going small is the new going big, at least where tablets are concerned. Microsoft is now said to be joining the smaller tablet craze, but that move won’t be happening until early next year when the new Surface Mini will debut. A smaller 7- to 8-inch surface was rumored to be arriving alongside the Surface […]

Microsoft Surface Mini Reportedly Delayed to Spring 2014

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Microsoft’s heavily rumored 7-inch tablet, the Surface Mini, is reportedly being delayed to next year, where it might not see the light of day until sometime in the spring. According to ZDNet, which has been the reliable receiver of many Microsoft rumors in the past, Microsoft isn’t releasing the Surface Mini this holiday season as […]

Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 Pre-Orders Now Live

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As expected, Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. These are Microsoft’s successors to the original Surface RT and Surface Pro, and start at $449 and $899, respectively. They’re available to order now on Microsoft’s website, with the Surface 2 coming in 32GB and 64GB flavors, while […]

Microsoft Bets on 4G LTE as Surface 2′s Savior for 2014

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Can 4G LTE save the Surface 2? In addition to having announced the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and a slew of new Surface accessories, Microsoft will also be introducing a Surface 2 with 4G LTE connectivity, a first for the Microsoft-branded tablets. The 4G LTE-enabled Surface 2 would be launching in early 2014 according […]

Microsoft Launches New and Updated Accessories for Surface Devices

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Microsoft isn’t just revealing two new Surface tablets to take on the iPad and devices made by its own partners, it’s also enhancing the everyday experience of Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 users with a lineup of new accessories designed to make the device an everyday companion. These accessories include a Surface docking station […]