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    Microsoft has a lot to overcome with this year's Surface models. While last year's versions had their moments, the Surface RT's sluggish performance and embarrassingly low sales really cast a dark shadow over Microsoft's tablet aspirations. This year, we've been wondering if the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 would be better received, and help to undo some of that damage to the brand. We'll want to withhold judgment until they finally start ending up in users' hands later this month, but things sure sound like they're off to a booming start, with Microsoft reporting that the new Surface ...

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    The mobile space is full of profound juxtapositions this week as Apple can't make enough iPhones to meet demand, while BlackBerry can't keep its head above water long enough to sell existing stock. Meanwhile, Microsoft announces its second round of Surface products, while soon to be-acquired hardware maker Nokia (allegedly) prepares its own Windows tablet - and the horrible marriage of smartphone maker HTC and audio baron Beats finally, mercifully, dissolves. That's the big news for the week ending September 27, 2013, and all of it -plus iOS 7 literally making people sick- awaits you in ...

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    Sometimes, even the things that make a ton of sense, fail to impress. When Bill Gates announced the Tablet PC so many years ago, the idea took the world by storm when it came to making headlines. What wasn't there to be cool about a portable computer you could write on, seriously? Well, the product failed to deliver in the bottom line for over 8 years, and the reasons why are still things many debate. In my opinion, the reasons why were mainly because the products were too big, too expensive and too underpowered to deliver back in the day. It just didn't make sense to pay more for a ...

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    Back in the 80's and 90's, if you were a creative professional using technology, you probably had a Mac. Macintosh computers were indispensable for the cool creative types.  In fact, the Macworld conferences weren't so much about the Macintosh computers as they were about creative software and tools that so many artists were using at the time. Most of the conference sessions were about things like learning about creative techniques in Photoshop, QuarkXpress, or Avid video editing. Fast forward to 2013 and Apple is all about selling phones and music players and cheap little apps these ...

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    Microsoft launched its new Surface tablets yesterday morning, following up last year's initial foray into this tablet space with a pair of models intended to address some of those earlier shortcomings. What we ended up seeing was OK, and already largely foretold by rumors and leaks, but I can't help coming away from the event feeling a little underwhelmed; sure, a lot of the new hardware sounds great, but is this really a brave new era for Microsoft and Surface, or just a rehashing of old ideas? Let's take a little look at what Microsoft brought to share, and then find out what you're ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's sales results for their new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C over the opening weekend. We then talk about the first CyanogenMod phone to reach the market, the Oppo N1. BlackBerry is next as the company seems to have a buyer, but more with the idea of helping the company and not tearing it apart, aside from the news of the cross-platform BBM hitting a delay. Then we go through the rumors of a Nokia Lumia 929 phablet. We end today's show talking Microsoft's launch of the Surface 2 and new Surface Pro. All this and more after the break. Stories: - ...

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    The original Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets were promising of a new Microsoft willing to adapt and capable of becoming relevant in the mobile computing space once again. The Surface RT, to be concise, fell short of our expectations. The software and user experience left much to be desired, with lag and a shortage of apps to blame. The Surface Pro, on the other hand, proved to be a much more capable and fitting device, though its starting price tag is cringe-worthy and in the range of most Ultrabooks. The Surface tablets haven't performed nearly as well as Microsoft was hoping, failing ...

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    Today's Surface 2 announcement sure came through with a lot of what we were expecting. That said, there were a few notable absences: we didn't hear squat about that rumored Surface Mini, for instance. Another thing that was largely glossed over was the issue of any connectivity options for these new tablets besides WiFi. If you found yourself intrigued by these designs, but your data needs demand a proper cellular network connection, you may be in luck, with word now arriving that Microsoft's been working on bringing LTE to the Surface 2. Microsoft's Panos Panay confirmed the news on ...

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    After months of speculation, dozens of rumors, and refreshingly little hardware actually leaking in advance, it's time for Microsoft's second generation of Surface tablets to go official. The company took to the stage at this morning's New York City press event to reveal its latest slates, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. First off, Microsoft started the event by announcing that it had two tablets to share - that seems to dash our hopes of a surprise Surface Mini. The Surface Pro 2 gets an improved display over last year's model, supposedly offering greatly improved color accuracy. Audio ...

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    Microsoft's got some new tablets on the horizon, and tomorrow, at the company's New York City launch event, we plan to get the full scoop on the second generation of Surface models. Of course, even with these tablets still under wraps we've been talking a lot about them, and have heard all nature of rumors concerning what could be waiting for us. As we wait for Microsoft to pull back the curtain, let's take a look at what we're expecting to see. Well, for one we might not see a new Surface RT this year - or rather, we will, but Microsoft could be dropping the "RT" bit from the tablet's ...

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    September has been a fantastically busy month for those of us in the industry covering all the new smartphone and tablet announcements. First there was IFA, then Apple's iPhone launch, and now we're less than a week away from Microsoft's Surface event, where some new tablets are eagerly anticipated. Last year, I really wanted to see the first Surface models be a hit. When we got that surprise announcement in June, the design looked great, and Microsoft had an outside shot at being the breath of fresh air that the tablet market could really use. But in the months that followed, concerns ...

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    Well, speak of the devil! We only just finished telling you about the latest rumors to discuss Surface 2 hardware, when now we finally get some news about just when to expect these tablets to launch, with Microsoft distributing invites for a September 23 New York event. That should mean finally getting answers about all the hardware rumors we've been hearing, not just for the tablets themselves, but for for their accessories, as well. Those are slated to include the Power Cover, a Type Cover with an integrated battery to extend the life of the Surface 2 tablet to which it's attached, as ...

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    For those of you wondering if Microsoft will continue selling their Surface tablet, well, let's just say that the company has to figure out how to get rid of that overstock anyway. New reports have Redmond already working on a Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 that are both using the exact same designs from last year, but this time powered by the new Intel Hashwell Core i5 chip, in the case of the Surface Pro 2. Sadly we still don't have details on which processor the regular Surface 2 will have. An interesting twist to the design of both tablets is that apparently the kickstand, love it or ...

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