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    Microsoft has gained some decent fame with its launch of the Surface Pro 3. Surely it still hasn't proven that this tablet is attractive enough to replace the computers and tablets of most of the market, but we do praise the company for doing one of the best jobs we've seen. Still, nothing is perfect with these products on the first couple of rounds, and it seems the Surface Pro 3 has some unhappy customers. Many owners of the Surface Pro 3 in its Core i7 variant have been complaining on the web about the device overheating. Such is the problem that some have even experienced the tablet ...

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    The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has definitely been one of the most well-received products Microsoft has made in the last couple years, so we're sure many of you are eager to have one in your hands. The problem is, availability has been limited so far, so it's definitely exciting to hear that Surface Pro 3 availability is expanding to 25 additional markets on August 28. These are the countries in question: Australia Austria Belgium China Denmark Finland France Germany Hong Kong Ireland Italy Korea Luxembourg Malaysia The Netherlands New Zealand Norway Portugal Singapore ...

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    Back in the Windows Mobile 6.x days, there was an app and service called MyPhone that Microsoft made so that you could back up content to the Windows Mobile MyPhone cloud website. It saved all of your text messages to the cloud and you could log into the MyPhone website and see them all there. This was great if you wanted to archive, record, or print some communications to show to the lawyers for example. Even before that, there was a 3rd party program for the Windows desktop called Jeyo Mobile Companion which would connect to your Windows Mobile device via the USB cable and load all the ...

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    The new CEO of Microsoft's new mantra for the direction of the software giant is "mobile-first and cloud-first". At Pocketnow, we're interested in the mobile-first stuff. To me, that would mean Microsoft intends to put a lot more effort into making their Windows Phone and Windows tablet operating systems and devices much better than anything else out there.  I'd expect to see better hardware, a wider variety of hardware, better battery life, better games, more frequent new games, a better music experience, an awesome version of Microsoft's Office productivity suite, and tighter ...

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    If you've been eyeing a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 since it was unveiled, it's finally time. You can grab yourself a Surface Pro 3 today in the Microsoft store of your choosing, but of course, there's a catch. The Windows 8-powered tablet is a pretty sweet competitor, though, as evidenced by our review, so you may just want to go pick one up yourself when your nearest Microsoft store opens for business today. The only models available for purchase today are the Intel Core i5-toting ones. Core i7 and i3 models will be available for purchase in August, though pre-orders are up and running on ...

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    Everyone seems to want to have a crack at making a smartwatch, Microsoft seemingly notwithstanding. If this latest report is to be believed, the company is indeed hard at work on a wrist-mounted wearable with a custom Windows build to boot. The watch reportedly features a flat, elongated display, though not freakishly large as one's imagination might assume. The inner portion resting against the user's skin is curved, allegedly, and the display itself is said to be fairly low-resolution. GearLive refers to the device as "the Surface watch," and reports that it has a similar interface ...

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    One of the announcements a lot of us were expecting from Tuesday's Microsoft event was of a smaller version of its Surface tablet, the Surface Mini. We actually saw a report just hours before the event claiming that we would not see a Surface Mini announced because of a fear of bad sales. We are now getting more insight into the reasons for why this tablet was possibly cancelled. According to Neowin, the tablet was cancelled two or days before it was set to be revealed. Word is out that Microsoft may have a stash of 15 to 20 thousand of these tablets already manufactured, either to stay ...

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    Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 was announced this morning and we were pleasantly surprised to get to leave the press event with a brand new Surface Pro 3 with 256 Gb SSD and 8Gb of RAM along with a nice blue type cover with a lot of improvements. We decided to unbox it right away. First of all, the new type covers are sold separately and we didn't get a box for that. We just had it thrown in with the bag. The Surface Pro 3's box looks similar to the boxes for previous Surface Pro devices, but without the angled edge, and there's no longer a secondary flip cover once you slide out the ...

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    Many times we see people who accuse each other of being "fanboys" of a particular platform. You will often see that people who have a favorite platform, such as iOS or Android or Windows Phone or Mac OS or Windows or Chrome OS or Linux, will often criticize those who use other platforms because they think their way is the best way. (We've talked about this before.) Even if you try to be unbiased, it's difficult to make your workflow fit within the ecosystems of other platforms should you want to try something else and see if it really is better than what you already know. We're all guilty ...

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    We didn't really plan for it, but today we find ourselves taking a trip down memory lane to last year's Windows 8 tablets. First we checked out some evidence suggesting that Nokia's Lumia 2520 might miss out on a couple of the color options that had been initially teased at launch time, and now we jump on over to Microsoft's Surface 2, also following-up on some news for last year as we get word that an LTE-equipped version of the Windows RT tablet is incoming. Microsoft confirmed last fall that an LTE version of the Surface was planned, with the intent of finally making the tablet ...

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    It's only been about four-and-a-half months now since Nokia officially introduced its Lumia 2520 tablet, and it's already started fading from the spotlight. While eagerly awaited, once it got here our attention quickly shifted to devices like the Lumia Icon, not to mention rumors of additional tablets, like a possible eight-incher. In fact, we haven't had cause to discuss the 2520 for months now, following its appearance in the Pocketnow Readers' Choice awards. But now it's back on our minds, as we learn that some promised versions of the 2520 may never see the light of day. Back when it ...

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    Of all the names you're hearing mentioned as we look forward to what to expect from MWC 2014, you probably haven't picked up on much chatter about ASUS. And really, considering how much hardware the company brought along to CES just last month, that's perfectly understandable. One of the most promising devices ASUS launched back then was its Transformer Book Duet, a tablet with a keyboard dock that could instantly switch back and forth between Android and Windows 8. Been wondering about when it might see the light of day? Us too, but now a new rumor claims that day may never come, thanks ...

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    Do you often find yourself confused by what manufacturers could be thinking when they push phablet size up past the six-inch mark? Are Samsung's new Galaxy TabPRO and NotePRO 12.2 so ostentatiously large as to make them unpalatable? We may have to ask you to leave the room for a moment, because this next Android model we're looking at could very well cause your head to explode, Scanners-style: later this year, you'll be able to order a 46-inch Android-powered coffee table. Ideum already sells its Platform 46 Coffee Table running Windows 8, but this week announced a forthcoming Android ...

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    Ever since the iPad first started becoming popular, photographers have been searching for a way to integrate it with their professional workflows.  Unfortunately, the iPad really wasn't designed for professional workflows, so that has proven pretty difficult.  Instead, usually photographers wait until they can plug their camera memory cards into a laptop or desktop PC running something like Adobe Lightroom before they start working with the photos they shoot.  The problem with Lightroom is that you have to import everything into the database and that can be extremely time consuming.  ...

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    You may have heard the news recently that LogMeIn's free accounts are being discontinued.  I switched to LogMeIn for remote PC access back when Microsoft discontinued their super-awesome Live Mesh software which did a similar thing and much more.  Basically, you install the software on which ever computers you own and then you can use your single LogMeIn account to access those PCs remotely via the web or any of their mobile apps.  Now that LogMeIn is no longer free, it's time to find something else that will let me access my home personal computer periodically.  Goodbye LogMeIn. Hello ...

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