Microsoft Prepping a Surface Mini Tablet Roll Out on May 20

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We’ve been hearing word about the Microsoft Surface Mini Tablet for quite some time now. While the rumors don’t fill blog pages with the same amount of gusto that Apple rumors do, a smaller Surface tablet from Microsoft will certainly be of interest. Now it appears that Microsoft is prepping an event in New York […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know Windows 8 Could Do

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system has earned a bit of a reputation. It’s to its credit that Microsoft choose to rethink some of the ways users interact with their PC. After all, paradigms like the Start Menu had gone functionally unchanged for decades. Unfortunately, change also comes with a slight side effect: new options aren’t […]

Evernote Finally Issues a Working Update for Microsoft Surface

Finally. After more than a year Evernote has finally figured out how to make its Evernote Touch App work on the Surface RT and the Surface 2. A recent update seems to have fixed the bugs that caused the App to crash when loading or attempting to sync that many users were experiencing. To call […]

The 3 Things You Need To Look For When Buying a Windows 8 Tablet

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Tablets running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system are in a league of their own. Instead of adding tablet compatibility to its Windows Phone operating system, Microsoft decided it would be a better idea to make Windows, the operating system that dominates laptops and desktops, much more of a mobile-friendly operating system so that users could, […]

HP Declares Windows 7 to be Back, Gives Buyers $150 Off

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Windows 7, the previous version of Microsoft’s flagship Windows operating system that came pre-installed on desktops and laptops, is back according to computer maker HP. To celebrate, the company is knocking off $150 on PCs equipped with the operating system. HP formally announced the promotion in emails sent out to potential customers this past weekend. […]

How to Reset Your Password in Windows 8

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 introduced a lot of new ways for users to do things. In some cases it makes activities, like searching or setting wallpaper, a lot easier. Unfortunately, password recovery isn’t one of those things. Don’t misunderstand, the process in unlocking a Windows 8 machine that has a forgotten password isn’t more […]

Free Windows Phone & Windows RT Rumored, Could Heat Up Competition

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Microsoft could allow manufacturers to create devices running Windows Phone and Windows RT absolutely free of charge, according to recent reports. Reports of Microsoft dropping the licensing fees it charges Windows Phone and Windows RT partners surfaced this week in a report from The Verge. Citing sources with “familiar with Microsoft’s plans,” it’s the publications […]

Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Review

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The Lumia 2520 is a bold release for Nokia, a Finnish brand that has in recent years been synonomous with the mobile OS it chooses to use on its phones. Not only is the Lumia 2520 available in bright, bold colors and will be the only other Windows RT-toting tab on the market–other than Microsoft’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bricked Surface RT Fix Now Available from Microsoft

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Only days after it began offering the free Windows 8.1 update to users through the Windows Store, Microsoft has pulled Windows RT 8.1 for Windows RT users and released a software download designed to recover Surface RTs that won’t start after being upgraded. Microsoft informally announced that it’d pulled Windows 8.1 for Windows RT users […]

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 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 […]

Phones Offer Hope for Windows RT Success

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In an odd twist, Microsoft may be looking at replacing its Windows Phone operating system with that of Windows RT. In the past, the company has stated that Windows Phone was strictly for phones that that Windows RT was built for tablets, like Windows 8. However, the lines may be blurring as Windows Phone manufacturers, […]

Nokia Sirius Tablet Details & Photo Leak from Microsoft Watcher

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With summer quickly coming to a close, it’s looking more and more likely that users will see the Nokia Sirius tablet that leaks earlier this summer indicated would arrive sometime in September. In a new post encompassing what he knows about the tablets Microsoft is working with its partners to produce in time for the […]

Nokia Lumia’s Bandit Rumored September Launch Hints at Windows 8.1 Release

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The rumored release date for Nokia’s large-screened phablet, code named Bandit, may have just given us the hint that Microsoft may be readying the launch of its next generation Windows Phone OS release around the same time next month in September. The new phablet is scheduled to be announced at a private event in September, according […]

Red Nokia Lumia Tab for Verizon Appears Stands Out

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Originally reported for arrival on AT&T Mobility’s 4G LTE airwaves, Nokia’s Windows RT-based Lumia tablet has now appeared in several images sporting a red hue and depicting Verizon Wireless branding. The tablet has been rumored to be a 10.1-inch slate with a snap-on keyboard cover that functions in a similar way to Microsoft’s branded Surface […]