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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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    For those of you interested in a productivity tablet that won't burn a hole in your wallet, Asus left us quite impressed at CES with its announcement of the Asus VivoTab Note 8. What made this tablet special is the fact that it's a full Windows 8.1 tablet that also supports a Wacom digitizer for stylus input, and that was aggressively priced at just $299, according to Asus. The tablet is now officially launched on the Microsoft Store, though with two minor set-backs as it's being priced $30 over the initial price that Asus confirmed, and also because it's already out of stock online, and ...

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    We've been hearing about Microsoft and Foursquare landing a deal together for over a year, and we finally get confirmation that the deal is finalized. Redmond has just invested a staggering $15 Million in Foursquare, and if you think this deal is just to get your location data, well, that's actually only a small part of the deal. The deal allows Microsoft to license some Foursquare data that nobody else has. This grants Redmond deeper data access and technical components that can be used and integrated into Bing, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 through the Foursquare API. According to ...

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    It's been nearly five months since Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced that he would be stepping down for some newer blood to take over. Since then, we've seen lots of rumors regarding the possible successor as CEO, but even though some internal candidates are more credible than the external candidates that declined the job repeatedly, the biggest problem is that it hasn't happened yet. As a result, the company's future is beginning to worry investors. Inside rumors from Re/code hint to this search for a new leader to have come to an end. Apparently the company will be ready to announce a ...

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    The tough part about legal battles is definitely being the company that loses. If you all remember, last July Microsoft made it public that it was forced to rename its SkyDrive service after the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) claimed the name legally. Redmond was given a couple of months to find a new name, and that time has come. Microsoft has just announced OneDrive, which shouldn't be confused with a new service, as it is merely the new name the company is giving to its existing SkyDrive service. The transition will take some time though, and Microsoft is not providing specific ...

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    Funny thing about being a technology writer. You have to use a lot of technology. Different devices, different apps, different technologies. It’s key to keeping a perspective on the mobile landscape.  But then, it’s a funny thing about haters – the abject rejection of…anything…regardless of quality or any arguments approaching logic. Don’t try to reason, it only irritates us. And there I was, smack dab in between these two perfect storms just waiting to be swept away. I started off my technology career years ago as a dyed in the wool, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's recent claims that Windows Phone has surpassed the iPhone in 24 markets, and what that really means. Nokia follows the news as Verizon has just spilled the beans on the Nokia Lumia Icon. Ubuntu is next as Canonical has just confirmed hardware for later in 2014. Apple then takes the stage as more reports on the progress of the iWatch sound badder than we expected. We end today's show talking about Intel's plans to bring us dual OS platform chips in the near future. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft claims that ...

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    Even though Intel dominated the world of desktop and mobile processors years ago, one of the things we never quite understood is why they sold their XScale ARM-based processor division years ago. It seems that the company didn't quite understand the potential behind ARM, and that took a toll on their growth in the last couple of years as the company has struggled to be relevant in mobile. Those who thought that the PC would never succumb to the Post PC revolution have been proven to be wrong, and Intel's new strategy could help them gain the relevance they've been searching for. Intel's ...

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    Most of us in this industry get asked a lot of questions from people in the market to buy new mobile products. "Which smartphone is the best current deal?" "Should I get this phone or that one?" "Which is the best tablet to buy?" But of all the questions I've been asked in my four years of service to the mobile tech media, there is one question that is inherently more difficult to answer than others: "Should I buy a small or full-sized tablet?" The question is difficult to answer to begin with because … who actually needs a tablet? Should anyone buy a tablet to begin with? Of course, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's new sale whenever you buy the new Lumia 2520 Windows tablet. We later go through more deals as retailers have dropped the price of the Google Nexus 7. Motorola follows the news as the company has just hired a 3D printing firm to take care of Project Ara. Leaks of Samsung's plans to upgrade the Galaxy Line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat follow after that. We end today's show talking about certain leaks showing a metal frame for the possible Samsung Galaxy S5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia offering free Power Keyboard ...

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    We know that Acer beat everybody to the punch with the announcement of the W3, which is the world's first Windows 8 tablet to fit in an 8-inch display form factor. Still, one thing we've learned about the mobile market is that being the first to announce something is not a guarantee that it'll actually reach the market faster or be more affordable than the rest of the competitors that'll arrive at the scene. Such is the case of Toshiba, which just announced the Toshiba Encore, and offers a sweeter package than what Acer is offering with their W3. Both tablets run on Intel Atom chips, but ...

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    I want to make this clear right up front: as a consumer, I really like AT&T. The nation's second-largest carrier has, for my entire time as a customer, provided me with outstanding LTE speeds, excellent coverage in the places I live and work, and a device selection that blows my previous carrier out of the water. Its rate plans aren't cheap, but they're at least fair - and I'm even reasonably certain the provider has my back in case of a national emergency. I like AT&T a lot. But seeing the Lumia 1020 announced this morning as yet another Ma Bell exclusive put a sour taste in my ...

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