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    A couple days back we got word that there was a possible design flaw with the power adapters sold with older Surface Pro tablets, and that Microsoft was expected to announce a recall. Supposedly affecting Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 tablets sold prior to July 15 of last year, we heard that a wiring issue created the potential for a fire hazard. That report suggested that Microsoft would officially announce a voluntary recall on Friday, but today we see that news arrive one day early, as Microsoft confirms its recall plans. It turns out the dates for affected models are a ...

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    Today's mobile devices can do a million and one different things, limited only by the imagination of software devs and the resources afforded by hardware manufacturers. And while we usually love learning about new tricks our gadgets can pull off, when that trick is “spontaneously catch fire,” we find ourselves a little less excited. Now Microsoft may be planning a big recall for Surface Pro accessories, as word arrives of a possible fire hazard. Reportedly, Microsoft's come to learn that the power adapters shipped with Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, and Surface Pro 3 tablets prior to July ...

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    The world’s fastest-growing smartphone market and second only to China to reach the one billion active user mark has recently been treated to a host of high-profile mobile launches. The Microsoft Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 all rolled out in India in the past couple of months, and so did the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition, Apple Watch, OnePlus 2 for everybody, as well as the ultra-low-cost Xiaomi Redmi Note Prime. Meanwhile, both the iPhone 5s and 6s got important buzz-building discounts, the LeTV Le Max (first-gen) was confirmed for a mid-January regional release, and the impressively ...

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    Could it be real? Could the sizzling hot new Lumia 950 see its first ever discount before production and demand are even lined up stateside? Technically, yes. But it’s not what you think. The unlocked variant is still listed as out of stock on Microsoft’s US website, and it’s priced at the same old, same old $549. Instead, Redmond shaves 50 bucks off the MSRP of the no-contract AT&T Lumia 950, bringing it on-par with the unlocked model at last. Why cough up $550 on that, you wonder? Because there’s a good chance you’ll get it delivered in time for Christmas. Worst case ...

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    Microsoft has been good at chasing business with its Surface line of tablets. Airlines, police departments and other businesses have been well-equipped with the convertibles. The NFL struck a $400 million to replace all 32 of its teams' paper playbooks with Surface Pro 3 devices and they initially didn't go to good use, being placed under the clipboards and the old sheets of paper those tablets were supposed to replace. They also got called iPads. Nowadays, the Surface Pro 3s get some proper use when they're properly functioning. They were not properly functioning tonight. At least 16 of ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    For a tech giant supervised by an executive with Indian roots, Microsoft holds a shamefully small stake of one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets. Even worse, Redmond is yet to officially roll out the Surface Pro 3 around those parts, over a year after the Windows 8.1 pre-loaded 2-in-1’s “global” launch. But CEO Satya Nadella just promised at a Mumbai keynote address all that’s about to change, as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL aim to chip away Samsung’s Indian high-end mobile popularity starting December. The two Windows 10 Mobile flagships will cost a few bucks ...

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    Microsoft's launch event last week brought lots of attractive options for shoppers interested in picking up a new smartphone, tablet, or laptop – from the Surface Book to the Lumia 950 family, Microsoft really stepped up its game, both in the hardware itself, as well as how it went about getting the public pumped-up about its release. But it wasn't just good news for shoppers about to buy new devices – there was also word that some of Microsoft's new accessories would play nicely with last year's Surface Pro 3, offering owners of the previous-gen tablet a new lease on their hardware's ...

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    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 will also work with your Surface ...

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    We just got the details of the Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft, but with a new power users' tablet comes a new keyboard. It came with the Surface Pro 3. Now, there's a new Surface Pro Type Cover for the Pro 4 that won't leave Pro 3 users behind. Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro Type Cover that will be back-compatible for the Surface Pro 3. According to the company, it's thinner, lighter and sturdier than the one that came with that device. The keys on the cover are backlit. There's a new keyset which adds some travel between keys — about 1.3mm between each of them or a 19mm pitch ...

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    The utter lack of Surface Pro 4 visual leaks is certainly odd so close to the convertible tablet’s prospective formal announcement, especially considering how thoroughly detailed the Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones already are. But you can now begin to imagine how the Windows 10 “laplet” might look, at least if some questionable intel divulged on an Arabic-language website is to be trusted. Nobody can vouch for the inside information’s legitimacy, and while it’s a little hard to swallow, it’s not altogether beyond the realm of possibility. We don’t know exactly what sort of ...

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    Microsoft has been eating up some good enterprise deals lately, including 30,000 Windows Phones for the New York Police Department. Satya Nadella's Nokia impairment manifesto mentioned a refocusing of its target demos. While superficially similar to the audiences its always targeted, Redmond has really taken a rejiggering towards getting businesses on-board with its mobile hardware. Now, SkyWest Inc. is taking a Windows seat to productivity with a huge order for Surface 3 tablets. Specifically, the 7,500 tablets will go to pilots of SkyWest Airlines and its sister carrier, ExpressJet ...

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    It's really not fair to compare the pricing of the Surface Pro 3, a proper full-fledged computer (with the storage, processing power, and general spec package to match) in a tablet form factor, to devices like the iPad Air 2 or Nexus 9, but take a stab at it and you may find yourself coming down with a serious case of sticker shock: at its least expensive, a Core i3 Surface Pro 3 will set you back a solid $800, just about as much as the best-equipped iPad Air 2 option. On the high end, a decked-out Core i7 Surface Pro 3 comes in just shy of $2,000. Thankfully, we've seen Microsoft's ...

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    Even though Microsoft has been kind of infamous for its timing at launching products, this is clearly a new company. Redmond was able to deliver its Windows 10 promise for computers, and so far stats seem positive. If you're in the market for a product right now, it seems you won't even need to upgrade. Microsoft has decided to already sell its Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 with Windows 10 installed. Whether it's the case of the 10.8-inch tablet, or the 12-inch professional computer, you won't have to bother with the burden of installing Windows 10 on either. This is also happens to be the ...

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    For a tablet that's solidly over a year old at this point, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 keeps right on ticking. And why shouldn't it, with the sort of hardware that would look pretty good in a full-fledged laptop, let alone an eminently portable tablet. We found the Surface Pro 3 back in the news earlier this week as Microsoft released plans enthusiasts could use to 3D-print and build their own portrait-orientation docking stands for the tablet, and now it returns to the headlines once again, as we get word of a new hardware option becoming available for sale. Adding a new hardware ...

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    How do you use your Surface? If you're one of the many tablet users who just couldn't say no to the power and broad PC compatibility of the Surface Pro 3, you've no doubt spent a lot of time working with the tablet propped-up in one of its many integrated kickstand settings. From nearly flat to upright like a laptop, the kickstand offers plenty of flexibility – so long as you're interested in using the Surface in landscape orientation. What if portrait view would be more conducive towards your work? Back at its Build conference, Microsoft teased a new VESA-mount dock it cooked up for the ...

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    A new firmware update has been released by Microsoft today for its two flagship tablet products, the Surface 3 and Pro 3. There aren't many new features involved, but these are meaty firmware updates nonetheless, and will be crucial for the devices moving into the future. The changelogs for both updates are below. The key takeaways for the Surface 3 update are driver updates; this should improve stability and performance across the board. In the case of the Pro 3, there are driver updates as well, as well as a UEFI update adding support for new Windows 10 features. With the launch of the ...

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    The field of computing is evolving at a rapid pace. Currently all three major mobile platforms are making noise in a number of different categories. We thought it would be a good time to take a step back and take a look at all three major platforms – Android, Windows, and iOS – and see where each stands not just in the field of mobile, but in computing as a whole. Diversification is key here. Joe Levi already examined the state of Android, so let’s turn our sights over to the state of Windows Phone. Two guys – Bill Gates and Paul Allen - literally working out of a garage in New ...

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    If you've been considering a purchase of Microsoft's laptop/tablet hybrid flagship, the Surface Pro 3, there has not been a better time to make that happen. Today's Microsoft Surface Pro 3 sale is offering some pretty sizable discounts on the still-very-much-relevant hardware the device packs – here's a more comprehensive look at the deal. Out of the 5 Surface Pro 3 variants Microsoft currently sells through its online store, four are part of this discount deal; the model that is excluded happens to be the 64GB Core i3 model. That model is $799, though no stock is available currently – ...

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    While we come to MWC every year to see the hot new phones, tablets, and wearables, the conference isn't just about introducing new devices. The GSM Association, which hosts MWC, also uses the show as its opportunity to announce its Global Mobile Awards, recognizing the best of the best in mobile tech. This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the ceremony, and while some of the winners may seem obvious, others are sure to spark some controversy. For best smartphone of the year, we've got a tie, with the GSMA giving top honors to both the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3. The iPhone 6 is ...

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    There's a lot to like about the Surface Pro 3, making it little surprise that Microsoft's been selling a boatload of the tablets. Beyond the full-blown Windows experience that the tablet offers, making it a prime tool for mobile productivity, one of the Pro 3's real stand-out features is the Surface Pen, a precision pressure-sensitive active stylus tracked by the tablet's digitizer panel. If you were already a fan of what the Surface Pen delivered, there's good reason for you to be excited about future Surface tablets, as Microsoft is reported to be in discussions to purchase the firm ...

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    With all Microsoft had to show at last week's Windows 10 event – from HoloLens to Spartan, not to mention what the new OS will mean for the company's smartphones – there are plenty of good reasons to be excited for what Microsoft's doing next. But before we start focusing too much on the future, it's time for another round of looking back on past performance as Microsoft release its latest quarterly financial figures. The overall picture is a mixed bag, but the company does manage to score a few wins in mobile, especially with the help of the Surface Pro 3 and its Lumia phones. Last ...

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    Even though Microsoft hasn't broken any records with its Surface lineup, the company's Surface Pro 3 has proven to be a step in the right direction. The new productivity tablet has proven to be one of our favorite gadgets of 2014, and it has challenged other OEMs and platforms to make tablets more productive. Part of Microsoft's success has fallen in its extensive software update plan, and today we learn more. Microsoft recently released new firmware update to all three of its existing Surface tablets. The company didn't provide much detail on what bugs were getting fixed, or what ...

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    It's that time of year again: bargain-hunters bundle up for a long night out in the cold, armed with a vacuum flask full of coffee and a checklist of the stores they'll be hitting. Retail employees let out a resigned sigh as they prepare to begin a single shift that starts somewhere around Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Saturday morning. And if you're anything like us, you're staying warm at home, probably watching way too much Netflix, and hoping to snag a few good deals online. That's right – it's Black Friday time. What used to be a single day of retail hedonism has mutated ...

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    It's that season again, when companies everywhere are sharing their latest financial reports. Will investors be facing record returns? Who's bringing in big profits, and who continues to struggle? We saw Apple weigh-in with its own data a couple days back, and now it's Microsoft's turn to follow along, as it delivers a report that looks pretty positive on the mobile front. Let's start with the good news: phone hardware sales are up, with Microsoft selling some 9.3 million Lumia handsets in the last quarter alone. Even compared to last year (well, for Nokia), that's an improvement, up from ...

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