Dark Ages Windows XP Users Can Get £80 Off of Surface Tablets

Having finally dropped support for the ageing Windows XP operating system, Microsoft is looking to lure as many people as possible onto its Windows 8.1 platform. As such, anyone looking to buy a Surface Pro (Wi-Fi only, 128 GB for £439) or Surface Pro 2 (WI-FI only, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, starting at £719) from the Microsoft Store using a Windows XP machine will be offered an £80 discount on the tablet range. [Microsoft] Read More >>

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro Advert Lays Into iPad, Surface and Kindle

This is the advertising equivalent of walking up to the most popular kids in school, kicking them in the nether regions and then asking them out for a fight. Fair play to Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro advert -- it's got balls, if not all of its facts straight. Read More >>

Stephen Elop's New Microsoft Job is Xbox Division Boss

Nokia man Stephen Elop may have missed out on the big CEO job at Microsoft, but he has a pretty decent consolation prize -- he'll be taking control of the Devices and Studios team that manages the Xbox gaming brand and MS's entertainment ambitions. Read More >>

This Xbox One Tips and Tricks Video Shows Off Amazing Things Microsoft Won't Tell You Your Console Can Do

If you bought an Xbox One on launch day, chances are that you've now played all your games for it to death, and exhausted the media options currently available on the console. But there is still a tonne of neat things the console can do that Microsoft isn't singing from the hilltops, and that this great video exposes. Read More >>

The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn't Come From Microsoft

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Read More >>

Surface Pro 2 Review: A Little Bit Better, But So Much the Same

The original Surface Pro was many things, but chief among them was strange. Not only did it deftly—if not quite perfectly—straddle the line between tablet and laptop, but it also straddled the line between futurist ideal and problematic product. This time around the Surface Pro 2 is packing plenty of practical improvements, but as a concept it's still on shaky ground. Read More >>

Microsoft Is Making New Surface Tablets in All Kinds of Aspect Ratios

Microsoft's line of Surface tablets aren't bad products, they're just not compelling enough to break through with an audience outside of Windows fanboys. With a bit of experimentation, though, Surface could find its niche. It seems like that's exactly what Microsoft has in mind. Read More >>

Rumour: Microsoft's Smaller Surface Will Likely Have a 7.5-Inch Screen

Rumours have been swirling about a smaller Microsoft Surface to complement the new Surface 2, and the latest suggest that the device would likely have a 7.5-inch screen. Read More >>

Microsoft's Power Cover Could Give Surface All-Day Juice

Microsoft's big Surface reveal today is packed with plenty of spec bumps, but one if its most important features might be an accessory. The Surface Power Cover adds a 30 watt hour battery to the already massively improved Surface Pro's battery life. Meaning you might actually be able to make it through the day.
Battery life was a huge focus for Microsoft in general at today's announcement, given that the previous generation hovered around three hours. Not only is the internal Surface Pro battery 75 percent better, per Microsoft, it'll get a significant boost from the not too bulky cover. In all, Microsoft is promising a two and a half times improvement, which gets you close to 8 hours of real world Surface Pro usage. Not bad, especially compared to what you'd get out of a comparable ultrabook. Read More >>

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Hands On: The Same (In a Good Way)

The first thing to notice about the actual Surface tablets is how similar they are both to each other and to last year's models. Aside from the Surface 2's eye-catching coat of white, the tablets both feel almost physically identical to their predecessors. That's a good thing; the well-angled bezels and overall high-quality feeling of the hardware was one of our favourite parts about both of the two Surfaces. Read More >>

Microsoft's New Surface Tablets: The Upgrade Is on the Inside

About this time last year, Microsoft made some damn big promises about ushering in the future of computing. One year and two Surfaces later the future Microsoft's been dreaming of isn't quite here. Maybe the second time's the charm. Read More >>

Would You Trade-in Your Hypothetical iPad for a Surface, Like Microsoft Suggests?

Say you own an iPad. Say you also, for some bizarre reason, think you might be better off with a Microsoft Surface. Would you switch? Would you switch if Microsoft bribed you with around £130 to trade-in an old iPad and make the change? Read More >>

Microsoft Will Announce the Surface 2 on September 23rd

Microsoft just sent out invitations for an event in New York City on Monday September 23rd, two weeks from today. It will be showing off the new Surface. Which is to say, it's going to be showing us the future of Microsoft. Read More >>

Bloomberg: Qualcomm Chips Are Headed For Microsoft's Surface RT

Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning to give its Surface RT tablet an overhaul using chips from Qualcomm. Read More >>

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Windows 8.1 Has Free Office 2013 For "Smaller" Tablets and Fingerprint Folder Locking for the Paranoid

Microsoft is set to include a free copy of MS Office 2013 with some Windows 8 tablets, while RT users get themselves a free Outlook app for easier corporate email management. Microsoft's also planning to boost the security of the things by allowing users with the necessary hardware to require a fingerprint scan to unlock some folders. Read More >>

The Surface Type and Touch Covers Are Getting More Functional

If you looked at the Microsoft Surface Type and Touch Cover keyboards and wanted more keys, you'll be getting them. Well, sort of. Microsoft is updating the keyboard to add the ability to toggle between what the keys on the top row do. It's a little bit confusing but if you love your function keys, you'll definitely know your way around. Read More >>


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