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Surface Pro 3 update fixes power problem just in time

Surface Pro 3 update fixes power problem just in time

New Surface Pro 3 owners receiving their Windows 8.1 tablets tomorrow will get more than just a Microsoft slate in the box, with the company releasing a firmware update in tandem. The tweaked software will address certain power issues related to using the accessories, Microsoft says; however, it's not the first update the Surface Pro 3 has seen.

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1Password for Windows released from Beta for full cloud security

1Password for Windows released from Beta for full cloud security

The time has come for 1Password to reach a full release status for Microsoft’s Windows operating system. This app system has been in the works for many moons - running through 85 betas and more fixes than could reasonably be counted. 1Password for Windows includes a full-function release the likes of which aim to equal that of its Mac-based brethren.

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Surface Pro 3 available for demo today in stores

Surface Pro 3 available for demo today in stores

Even though the final release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is still two weeks away, the company appears to be ready to bring the experience to consumers early. Starting today, Microsoft stores across the country will have the Surface Pro 3 available for demonstration purposes. You’ll be able to get your hands on this beast well before you buy it.

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Xbox SmartGlass update for all platforms brings universal remote

Xbox SmartGlass update for all platforms brings universal remote

There’s a new version of SmartGlass out there in the wild this week for mobile devices of all kinds. Both the Windows 8 (for tablets) universe will be seeing this update today as well as mobile devices running Windows Phone 8, Android, or iOS. This update brings a variety of TV-based updates to your device.

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Toshiba Encore 7 Windows 8.1 tab takes on Android low-end

Toshiba Encore 7 Windows 8.1 tab takes on Android low-end

Toshiba is bringing the Windows 8.1 battle to Android, with a new 7-inch tablet - the Toshiba Encore 7 - developed with Microsoft and Intel to try to show that you don't necessarily need ARM for an affordable slate. Unveiled at the first time at Computex this week, the collaboration runs Intel's 1.33GHz Atom quadcore, and has 16GB of onboard storage.

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HP Split x2 brings detachable PC to USA

HP Split x2 brings detachable PC to USA

The device also known as the HP Pavilion x2 has arrived in the United States as the HP Split x2. This device works with a rather strange body, able to attach or detach from a keyboard for notebook or tablet functionality. Inside you’ll find Intel Bay Trail/ Haswell CPU action and it runs Windows 8.

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HP Pavilion and ENVY x360 convertible PC get priced and released

HP Pavilion and ENVY x360 convertible PC get priced and released

This weekend HP is delivering two devices with the same aim: the HP Pavilion x360 and the HP ENVY x360. These devices are high-powered notebooks with touchscreen displays able to fold 360-degrees back to become tablets. Both HP products also work with the ability to operate in several different positions - notebook, stand, tent, or tablet.

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Toshiba Encore 2 and Excite Go tablets pack Windows 8.1 or Android

Toshiba Encore 2 and Excite Go tablets pack Windows 8.1 or Android

Toshiba's touchscreen push isn't only about twisting and docking notebooks today, with the company also outing a trio of tablets measuring 10-inches or under. The Encore 2 - in 10- and 8-inch sizes - run Windows 8.1, while the Excite Go is smaller still, running Android 4.4 on a 7-inch screen.

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Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro, Click 2 and Radius get twisting and docking

Toshiba has outed a trio of new Windows touchscreen notebooks, a pair of 2-in-1 docking tablets and a 5-in-1 flipping laptop, borrowing from Lenovo's Yoga line for devices that the company claims offer the best of tablet and notebook. The Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro has a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 tablet section that pulls free of a full QWERTY keyboard, with a choice of Core i5 or Core i7 processors.

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Surface Pro 3 hands-on

Surface Pro 3 hands-on

Microsoft is aiming for third-time lucky with its tablet ambitions, unveiling the Surface Pro 3 this morning. Rather than the smaller Windows 8 slate many expected, the Surface Pro 3 actually got bigger, with a new 12-inch display and a redesigned keyboard and pen which Microsoft argues makes it the only real hybrid for content consumption and creation. Read on for some first-impressions.

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Microsoft just killed Windows RT silently with no Surface mini

Microsoft just killed Windows RT silently with no Surface mini

A message has been sent - loud and clear - by Microsoft at today’s Surface Pro 3 event: go big or go home. Windows RT and the smaller tablet universe will be going home, at this point, as the strategy for Microsoft with the Surface Pro 3 will be getting larger.

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Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

Surface Pro 3 pen clicks for instant note-taking and saves

With the "lowest latency in the industry," according to Corporate vice president of Surface Computing at Microsoft Panos Panay, Surface Pro 3 can take notes quickly. Better than that, clicking the back and of the pen included with the Surface Pro 3 launches Microsoft OneNote in an instant, even if the device is "off."

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