The Surface Pro series turned the corner on the age of stationary computing for Microsoft. The migration of all the hard components from keyboard area to screen bulkhead made for some interesting innovations in the keyboard and stylus accessories.
The Surface Pro 3 made a pretty good impression on us, but the newer, lighter, stronger and faster Surface Pro 4 had the whole room at Microsoft’s Windows 10 devices event wowed.
There’s also a newer, lighter, stronger and faster* Type Cover keyboard that includes a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello. That cover [...]
The debut of Microsoft’s first laptop-format computing solution has everyone in tech circles abuzz (you can find my opinion on what this device as well as the Surface Pro 4 might mean for the proliferation of “detachable computing” here). And it has heavy-duty white collar wearers pondering their options.
It has a 13.5-inch screen that’s fully detachable from the extensive and craftily-designed keyboard attached to it.
You could say that while the Surface tablet series migrated all the necessary hardware features screenside, the Surface Book put [...]
We’re coming up on the end of the flood of new devices for the year, but of course, late September can only ever mean one thing: iPhone time. Apple unveiled its latest additions to the iPhone family, the 6s and 6s Plus, earlier this month, and now we have them both in hand. We already unboxed the larger 6s Plus yesterday, and now we’re freeing the smaller model from its shrink wrap holding. Aesthetically, not much seems to have changed from last year, but the internal components are a whole different story, and we’re excited to start seeing the effects of improvements [...]
Every year, we see a new version of Apple’s mobile operating system iOS, coming out right around the same time as the new iPhones. That time this year has finally come with the consumer release of iOS 9, just in time for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus to drop next week, and the new software brings with it quite a few new features for those coming from iOS 8 and below.
Siri has been updated with a more elegant design and better contextual queries. Maps now offers public transit information. Notes supports drawing and folders now. There’s a back button to return to apps [...]
It may not be a new Nexus just yet, but Huawei is starting IFA off strong with some impressive new hardware. The Ascend Mate S is the company’s latest flagship device, packing high-end specs into a finely constructed aluminum unibody enclosure. The 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 display should be quite resilient to scratches, and the phone feels smaller than its 5.5″ 1080p display would suggest, thanks to slim bezels.
Huawei made repeated comparisons to the iPhone in their presentation of the Ascend Mate S, and were proud of the phone’s ability to charge twice as quickly [...]
Huawei has paired up a phone and wearable to launch in the United States. We’ll have complete coverage of the Talkband B2 later on. First, we’re giving a full physical check-up on the Huawei P8 Lite, or the younger cousin to the international flagship, the Huawei P8. You may question why the Chinese OEM continued its modus operandi of providing lower-end phones to the U.S. market, like the SnapTo and Ascend Mate 2. But it seems that this is as close to a flagship as we might expect from the company for now.
The unlocked phone is competing on a price level similar to [...]