Haha, Microsoft Uses Siri to Make Fun of the iPad in a New Ad

Microsoft, which has been trying to force Windows Phone into the Android and iPhone conversation in its recent adverts, is going head on against Apple in its latest spot. Hilarity ensues. Read More >>

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Windows 8 Tablets Now Own 7.4 Per Cent of the Tab Market

Microsoft's Windows 8 and RT tablets have seemingly got off to a bit of a flyer, with number crunchers estimating Windows is now the OS on 7.4 per cent of all portable tabs. Not a bad beginning given the fashionable and cheap Apple and Android onslaught. Read More >>

WSJ: Microsoft Is Working on a 7-Inch Surface

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is currently developing a new line of Surface tablets, including a 7-inch version, which should go into mass production later this year. Read More >>

The Surface Pro Is Coming to the UK Soon, Probably

For those of you waiting to get your grubby mitts on the full-blooded Windows 8 version of Microsoft's tablet revolution, we have good news. The Surface Pro is coming to the UK soon, possibly even by the end of March, maybe. Thanks Microsoft, but it'd be nice to have a firm date, you know, so we can plan for the £700-odd outlay. [Microsoft] Read More >>

The Microsoft Surface Pro Running OS X Must Have Steve Jobs Turning in His Grave

It's just a more-or-less just a standard PC in a tablet frame, so of course the Surface Pro can probably run OS X -- almost any modern X86-based PC can these days. But should you run OS X on the Microsoft Surface Pro? One intrepid hackintosher seemingly decided to give it a whirl. Read More >>

Microsoft Should Have Made a Laptop

Whatever you think about Microsoft's Surface Pro, it's impossible to deny its beautiful design, and the quality of the the tech behind it. It's a siren, luring you into an oddly metaphored whirlpool of unsure typing. I've been using it for close to two weeks now, and the entire time I couldn't escape one feeling: Microsoft should have made a laptop. Read More >>

Microsoft Surface Pro Review: Too Much Future?

The Microsoft Surface was the biggest new tech of 2012. Its first iteration — Surface RT, a confusingly named and marketed tablet-with-a-keyboard — bombed. Pretty hard. So why believe in the full-powered Surface Pro? Simple. It's a braver and more divergent take on the laptop-tablet convergence than anyone else has risked so far. Read More >>

"128GB" Microsoft Surface Pro Only Offers 83GB of Usable Space

The standard Windows 8 Surface tablets came in for some stick, thanks to the Windows files eating up 13GB of hard drive space. That's nothing compared to Windows 8 Pro, which requires an astonishing 45GB of the Surface Pro's disk space for its files. Read More >>

Microsoft's Got a Fix Coming For Borked Surface RTs But Not Till February

Microsoft has acknowledged that it's managed to screw up a Windows RT update right-royally on the Surface RT, and it promises it's going to fix it, as you'd expect. Thing is, you'll have to hold out till February and update via the, errr, broken Windows Update. Hmm, this might be tricky. [ZDnet] Read More >>

Microsoft's New Xbox May be Accompanied by "X-Surface" Gaming Tablet (Updated)

Two rather large new rumours have popped out concerning Microsoft's next-gen home console. The first concerns the machine's name, which is apparently going to be just "Xbox" -- akin to Apple's "new iPad" naming move. The other rumour is significantly more bonkers, suggesting a standalone gaming tablet known as X-Surface will accompany the home console. Read More >>

How Much Would You Actually Pay For Microsoft's Surface Pro?

Microsoft's finally announced release dates and prices for the Surface Pro with full-blown Windows 8 for the US and Canada. Sadly, the UK's fat out of luck for the time being, and the prices? Well, let's just say it's not going to come cheap. But how much is too much, for an all-singing, all-dancing Microsoft-made tablet-come-laptop? Read More >>

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Is Your Microsoft Surface RT Borked a Little Since the Last Update?

It seems despite knowing precisely what hardware Microsoft's got to install its stuff on, it's still not managed to iron out its notoriously buggy Windows update. Surface RT users are complaining the last Windows update has borked their tablets. Any Surface owners having issues? Read More >>

Microsoft Sticking Xbox Live Arcade Games on Windows 8

Microsoft's gaming studio has implemented one of our wildest, most futuristic and joined-up tech dreams, by bringing a select few Xbox Live Arcade games to Windows 8 as part of its PLAY conversion attempt. Read More >>

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Surface RT Jailbreak Gets the Thumbs Up From Microsoft

Way to go Microsoft; this is the way to keep hackers onside. It's looked at the Surface jailbreak for Windows RT that lets you run unsigned, homebrew apps, and has declared it safe. Windows RT homebrew is go. Read More >>

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Speed Up the Microsoft Surface RT With One Tiny Hack

Now that hackers have sunk their teeth well and truly into the Microsoft Surface RT, loads of things are being probed, including lag. Apparently, with a tiny registry edit, you can speed up the Surface RT no end and eliminate touch lag. Here's how. Read More >>

Microsoft Surface Gets Jailbroken, Only to Run Mac OS

Microsoft's iron grip over what can and can't run on the Surface RT has been broken. Now you can turn the Surface into the iPad we've always wanted, running full-blown Mac OS. Read More >>


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