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    It's hard to not admit that Microsoft has scored a hit with its Surface Pro 3. There are still some of us that are mixed between loving it, hating it and just getting used to it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's a powerful tablet, that's well designed, and aggressively priced for all it can do. If you're wondering just how well it's selling, Microsoft has just decided to shed some light on the topic. Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood just came on record to state that the Surface Pro 3 is already outpacing earlier Surface Pro models. Hood was sadly not specific on ...

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    It's only been a few weeks since we reported that Microsoft had acknowledged that the Surface Pro 3 was giving customers issues with Wi-Fi connectivity. If you remember, users were complaining about the Wi-Fi drivers completely disappearing after the Surface Pro 3 returned from sleep. Surely you could fix the issue by resetting your Surface, but that doesn't change the fact that it was an annoying procedure, and one that Microsoft hopes to fix today. The company has just released the System Firmware Update 7/16/2014 for the Surface Pro 3. In addition to some other bug fixes and system ...

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    Now that Microsoft holds the reigns of Nokia's Mobile division, it's most-likely time to see how far the innovation of both companies can go. Last year we heard that Microsoft was working with Nokia on building two Lumia devices with a 3D Touch displays, and reports point to the company still working on the project. 3D Touch is actually not new, as we've seen how you can hover your hand over a Galaxy phone to get things done through Air Gesture. Still, Microsoft's approach is focused on the display itself, as we see with Wacom digitizers, and not really a proximity sensor gimmick. If you ...

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    Some of us praise the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and some of us are still mixed about replacing our computers and tablets for just one device. Still, for the vast majority of the world, this is a very good hybrid product to consider if you're in need of a balance between work and play. Sadly there is no such thing as a perfect product, and current Surface Pro 3 owners are already voicing an issue with Microsoft directly. Microsoft support forums are currently packed with users complaining over an issue where their Wi-Fi connection disappears, or in other cases becomes really slow. This issue ...

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    Microsoft is definitely out to finalize the project that it began more than a decade ago. Back in 2002, the company believed that a tablet is the best form-factor for productivity, even though Apple ended-up gaining more popularity with a more consumer-oriented approach. Still, that doesn't mean Microsoft has lost hope for its ideal, and the Surface Pro 3 is probably the best product Microsoft could've ever launched to get that market going. Microsoft's biggest selling point for the Surface Pro 3 is that it can compete and derail the trend set by the MacBook Air, and to prove how much it ...

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    Microsoft may not have the most popular cloud storage service in the market, but that doesn't mean it doesn't offer one of the best services. The company has just decided to up the ante in its competition with Google, and that new strategy has begun today with a significant boost to OneDrive. As of next month, free OneDrive users will receive a boost from 7GB to 15GB of free storage, which matches the same offering that Google Drive users receive. And for those of you still on the ropes trying to decide about Office 365, well Microsoft is now including a crazy 1TB of OneDrive storage for ...

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    If you've ever wondered why Microsoft isn't disappointed with the growth that Android has seen in the last couple of years, it's because Microsoft actually gets paid for it. Yes, Microsoft has been notorious for owning a crazy amount of the patents that power most of the Android phones in the market today, but the interesting thing is that all of these patents have been kept a secret for years. We don't understand the purpose for the secrecy, but if you're interested in the list, it just became public, sort of. Because of the whole Microsoft-Nokia deal, and mainly because it required the ...

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    “So, did you hear about that great new touch optimized version of Microsoft office that came out? You know, that one that’s getting rave reviews? The one that sent Microsoft rocketing to the top of the charts in the app store? That’s the one. You haven’t heard about it? Well, why is that? Oh. Because you’re using a Windows tablet. Sorry about that. Forget I said anything.” Did that seem weird to anyone else? Maybe it felt weird on a few different levels. Totally understandable. Because it seemed weird to me, even as it happened, and even as it’s about to happen again. ...

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    Back in March of 2013 we reviewed the original Surface Pro, and established that it can most certainly replace your laptop provided you adapt to the small 10" screen, buy the Type Cover keyboard instead of the Touch Cover, and learn to use the stylus instead of a trackpad or mouse. Today we're looking at the third generation Surface Pro, a device capable of almost everything the original was, with some significant improvements to boot. The Surface Pro 2 was probably the best tablet I've ever used. Since I'm more than just a tech journalist, I need the power to use real high-end creative ...

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    Microsoft's launch of the Surface Pro 3 has been met with a ton of praise. Many of us still debate some of the price points, but that doesn't change the fact that the company heard and acted on all the feedback of the previous two Surface Pro models and brought us an elegant solution that's worth the money. Still, there are reports of some odd issues with the review prototypes that have been issued. Microsoft has just acknowledged that there are batter issues with certain Surface Pro 3 models, and that it will issue a software update to fix the problem. The complaints mention that the ...

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    Even though Apple has done a lot to prove to the world that we don't need a stylus to interact with our mobile devices, that doesn't necessarily mean that finger input is perfect. The whole popularity of the Galaxy Note line-up has proven that there is a market for people that want a smarter stylus to interact with our mobile devices, and Microsoft has done great leaps to make it a standard for decades. If you were wondering why the Surface Pro 3 stylus is superior to its predecessors, Microsoft has just written a full blog post on the topic. The company claims that it worked on three key ...

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    Microsoft might have just scored a positive hit with its announcement of the Surface Pro 3. Obviously we still have to wait for the product to be available to the rest of the public, but that doesn't mean that it hasn't landed a ton of praise from all of us in the tech media. If you're interested in getting yourself Microsoft's new stab at what a pro-tablet should be, you might want to consider Best Buy as an option. Best Buy has now launched pre-orders for the Surface Pro 3, and well, you won't be getting any discounts, but if you're in the market for the dark blue type cover, at the ...

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    Even though we were all expecting yesterday to be the Microsoft Surface Mini event, and where we also expected a Surface Pro 3 to be launched, it turned out to be a Surface Pro 3 event, and the Mini was no where to be found. We can't say we're disappointed with yesterday's event, as the Surface Pro 3 has done a great job in giving us some wow for the platform, but we can't deny that we weren't waiting for Microsoft's unique stab at what a smaller tablet should be, and actually that's the reason why no mini product was launched. According to some very trusted sources close to the manner, ...

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    Surely Microsoft took a little too much time in launching Cortana to the world, at times when Siri and Google Search were already well established. You could say that even with Microsoft's good job at launching a product that's at times superior than Siri, it would still have a long road ahead to catch-up to its competitors because of how late Windows Phone 8.1 is. Still, it seems that Microsoft has a new card up its sleeve to level that out. We did hear Joe Belfiore claiming that Microsoft could bring Cortana to Windows eventually, though he wasn't specific as to when during the launch ...

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    Even thought he Microsoft Surface hasn't been as popular as most of us feel it deserves to be, at least in its Pro model, it doesn't change the fact that Microsoft is still betting hard on it. With Stephen Elop's new leadership, a lot of us wonder what exactly does Redmond plan to do with its beloved tablet line-up. We do know that there is a Microsoft event next week, and we also know that there are rumors of a Surface mini launch, but it seems that it won't end there. In an internal support document, Microsoft has just spilled the beans on the probability that there is a Surface 3 in the ...

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