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A key adjunct to the Surface Pro is the Surface Pen, which has evolved from a Wacom-made 256-pressure-level stylus in the Surface Pro to a sophisticated N-Trig pen with 4,096 pressure levels, 21ms latency, 9g activation force, tilt support, and three different tips, all of which makes for natural-feeling inking and shading.
Since the Surface Pro 3, the Pen has included a Bluetooth option where a button click opens OneNote on the tablet. With the Surface Pro 4, the ability to take a screenshot and open Cortana was added to this now-customisable 'magic button'.
The Surface Pen was bundled with the tablet until the Surface Pro '5', but is now sold separately for £99.99 in the UK or $99.99 in the US.
Although the Surface Pro has turned out to be good business for Microsoft, a major reason for its introduction was to encourage the company's hardware partners to take the form factor and run with it -- which they have done. A recent ZDNet roundup featured examples from Chuwi, Dell, Asus, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo, and HP, and also noted that "It's hard not to look at the iPad Pro and think it was introduced at least partly because of competitive pressure from the Surface family of devices".
Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited today announced the release of 30 new enterprise PC models across 15 product series, all equipped with the Windows 10 Creators Update, the latest version of the Windows 10 operating system. The new models are being rolled out in stages from mid-August in Japan.
In its Fujitsu Notebook LIFEBOOK family of laptops, Fujitsu is offering twelve models, and in its Fujitsu Tablet ARROWS Tab family of Windows tablets, Fujitsu is offering seven models. Among them are three models that are thin and light for superior portability to support employees who work remotely, and the new models are priced up to 25% lower than similar existing models to promote a transformation in the ways customers work.
August 8 , 2017
Lenovo Miix 510 review
The Lenovo Miix 510 is a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at half the price . It’s as simple as that.
Its design is a little less impressive, the stylus isn’t as good and the keyboard part has a few niggles, but it’s otherwise a fairly close match for the popular Microsoft hybrid.
This is also a good half-way house between a big tablet and an ultraportable laptop, a solid choice if you’re not going to work on the Lenovo Miix 510 all day, every day. The one part to put some of you off is battery life, which is solid but won’t last for a full day’s work.
The Lenovo Miix 510 has a 12.2-inch screen. Like the Surface Pro 4, it’s about as small as a laptop screen can get while still being well-suited for proper laptop duties rather than just messing about on the internet and checking emails.
It’s alarming that Lenovo has managed to get quite as close to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 at half the cost here. High-quality build, a good screen, solid performance and a comfortable keyboard mean there’s nothing to let the side down and make the Lenovo Miix 510 seem cheap or compromised.
Not every part is as good as the Surface Pro 4, of course. The Microsoft keyboard is a little stiffer, the screen is much sharper. However, the two laptops have exactly the same functional benefits and the Lenovo Miix 510 is also competitively-priced next to more conventional slim laptops.
iPad Secrets That Everyone Needs To Know
iPad offers a variety of great apps and features that make it a must have for anyone looking to get an extraordinary device. However, you must educate yourself on how to properly use an iPad to get the most out of the user experience. Read on below for some great tried and true tips to work with your new iPad!
iPad’s iOS supports folders now. Start by putting your finger on the app. As it starts jiggling, you drag the app over another icon and then let go. This will create a folder which holds the two apps. The name of the folder will represent the category of what the apps are. You can rename the folder, if you like.
Wait until your battery is low before you begin to charge your iPad. Batteries have something referred to as memory. If you charge the battery too early, it’s memory will then record a smaller life, and this can occur repeatedly, leading to the device needing to be on the charger to be used.
If your friends own iPads too, you can share your entire music and video library with them. Open your ITunes app and activate the home sharing function. You also need to enter your Apple ID in the music and video menu of your iPad. To access a shared library, open a music or video app and select more. You will then have access to a list of shared libraries.
A soft reset is the perfect reboot for a frozen iPad. To do so, hold the power button and home button simultaneously for several seconds. This will cause the iPad to restart. To force close an app, just hold down the home button until it closes.
Even though your iPad does not come with a user manual, you can download one for free. Apple has a free PDF on their website containing the User Guide for the iPad. It also comes as an e-book you can read in iBooks, which is a free downloadable app available in the App Store.
August 7 , 2017
If there’s one thing Microsoft is good at other than coming out with game systems and Windows OS, it’s the Surface family. Every year the company comes out with the next generation of the Surface Pro series and there’s a bit of change to it on the inside and a slight change to the outside. This year, Microsoft went away with the numbering scheme and kept it simple by calling the new Surface unit the Surface Pro. The 2017 Surface Pro is a slight step up from the Surface Pro 4 that came out two years, but is it enough to make you upgrade? Let’s take a look.
Microsoft has stepped their game up with the Surface series giving it some great specs under the hood, but the design has generally been the same with the Surface Pro 3/4. If you already have the Surface Pro 4 with the higher end specs, then there’s no point in upgrading. If funds aren’t an issue, sure go ahead and upgrade, but only get what you think you’ll need because, in my opinion, no one needs to go out and spend $2700 on a 2-in-1 that could be obsolete in the next year or two.
Apple to Launch Wrist Watches that can Make Calls
Apple to Launch Wrist Watches that can Make Calls. This version of smartwatch will be able to connect directly to cellular networks.
The current versions of Apple’s smartwatches are connected to an iPhone to send messages, stream music and get directions from maps. Bloomberg reported that Intel Corp will supply the LTE modems for the new wrist watches.
Apple, the iPhone maker is collaborating with carriers in US and Europe for offering cellular version of Apple Watch. Apple is very active now a days to launch new devices with ravishing i Phones. Recently Apple has teamed up with Cochlear to introduce Cochlear Hearing Device for iPhone.
Now people having hearing implants will be able to receive phone calls and listen to music wirelessly from Apple devices. The first ever cochlear implant sound processor will allow users to stream sound from iPhone, iPad and iPad touch.
August 4 , 2017
NFL players and coaches won’t be the only ones using a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sidelines this season.
NFL referees will now use the tablet to review replays for the 2017-18 season, replacing the “under-the-hood” monitor.
The new technology was in action for the first time during Thursday night’s preseason opener in Canton, Ohio. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s former vice president of officiating, noted that there are two tablets at each 20-yard line for the referees to use.
Patriots.com notes how the tablets are hard-wired to the video feeds and that the under-the-hood system is still in place in case the tablets malfunction. Referees will communicate with league officials via headset while they watch replays. There’s also an assistant who holds up the tablet for the referee:
The NFL is using the tablets to speed up the replay review process.
August 3 , 2017
Samsung’s Galaxy Book is affordable, compact and refined – at this price, it’s the Windows hybrid to beat
This is Samsung’s Galaxy Book, and it’s not an Android tablet. Running Windows 10, both flavours of Samsung’s Galaxy Book – 10.6in and 12in – are designed with productivity in mind. These are fully-fledged Windows tablets with clip-on keyboards and true go-anywhere credentials. They’re both sleek, lightweight and powerful, but can Samsung’s Galaxy Book do enough to make a dent in Surface’s market share?
Samsung’s Galaxy Book has more than a little of the iPad Pro about it. It’s available in either 10.6in or 12in screen sizes, and both join forces with a detachable keyboard and S Pen – the principal difference being that these are included in the box as standard. Inside are Intel’s 7th-gen Kaby Lake processors: a dual-core 2.6GHz Core m3 on the smaller model, and a 3.1GHz Core i5 with the larger. The 10.6in version comes with 4GB of memory and either 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage, while the larger model gives you the choice of either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and a nippier 128GB or 256GB SSD.
The Galaxy Book’s keyboard is its stand-out feature, and it’s included in the box for free. It clips on securely, and folds up toblerone-style to the back of the tablet, in a similar way to Apple’s Smart covers. It can only be rested in two positions, though – which means it isn’t always possible to position the display at the most comfortable angle.
August 2 , 2017
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Will Come With Intel Coffee Lake CPUs?
Microsoft Surface Book is a premium laptop and it has got a lot of praise since it first came out. The laptop has been refreshed with Kaby Lake CPUs but new reports claim that Microsoft is waiting for Intel Coffee Lake CPUs to come out so that the company can release the Microsoft Surface Book 2.
Intel Coffee Lake CPUs will be based on the 14nm process and there is little that we know about the release of these CPUs. Some reports claim that the unlocked CPUs, the K SKUs will come out before the end of the year while other variants will be introduced later in 2018.
If this is the case, it would not be the first time.
If Microsoft Surface Book 2 will feature Intel Coffee Lake CPUs then we can expect to see a performance improvement of 30% as compared to the Kaby Lake version. Some can argue that if you already own the current version then it will not be worth the upgrade and that is one way of looking at it for sure.
August 1 , 2017
Microsoft has announced the launch of its new Surface Plus program, offering "flexible financing options" for both individuals and businesses. The new plans will be available from today, and will be exclusively offered in the United States through Microsoft's website and its physical stores.
The Surface Plus plan for consumers is available for "qualified customers and subject to credit approval". It offers:
- Low monthly payments: Customers can purchase a Surface device with an easy, 24-month payment plan at 0% APR.
- Device upgrades: Customers can upgrade to the latest Surface after just 18 months.
- Dedicated Service & Support: Surface Plus offers best in class service and support from Microsoft Stores. Customers also have the option to add the Microsoft Complete extended service plan.
- Microsoft Store benefits: All customers who shop at Microsoft Store enjoy access to benefits like a 30-day hassle free return policy, a Surface training and health check as well as a year of free in-store support and technical assistance.
For organizations, the new Surface Plus for Business plan builds on Microsoft's existing Surface Membership program, but specifically targets small and medium-sized businesses. It offers new and existing customers:
- Multiple Surface models: Customers can add as many devices as they want into a single agreement and can have a mix of models across the Surface portfolio.
- The latest devices: Previously unavailable, customers can now finance a 55” Surface Hub in addition to the new Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book, and Surface Studio to unlock the power of the group in their businesses.
- Office 365 for Business:. For an additional $8.25 per user per month, businesses can enjoy the ultimate productivity experience on Surface.
- Flexible Terms: Businesses can choose flexible 18, 24, or 30 month periods, with the ability to upgrade devices after just 12 months on a 24-month term (after 18 months on the 30-month term). Businesses can also expand or reduce their device fleet mid-term.
- Device Protection: Surface Plus for Business offers peace of mind with the Microsoft Complete for Business extended service plan with accidental damage protection.
Now that the Internet has recovered from its mini stroke over the misconstrued notion that Microsoft would be ‘killing off’ paint, the company would like to put the focus on its pseudo replacement in Paint 3D.
To be clear Paint 3D isn’t being pitched by the Windows team as a replacement but a new app with bits of the original Paint features rolled into it.
With that being said, a new blog post from the Windows team is highlighting just how much more robust Paint 3D is over the Spartan-esque functionality of Paint when combined with a Surface Dial.
The Surface Dial makes it easy to rotate as you paint. Using your digital pen, use the 3D tools to draw a 3D object or pull a model from the Remix 3D community. Click on the art tools button and choose a brush and color. Start painting on your 3D model and keep your pen stationary while turning the dial to rotate the object underneath.
For those looking to get their hands on a Surface Dial, they can be found at your local Microsoft retail store or online at the Microsoft Store.
Furthermore, the Surface Dial is compatible with the Surface Studio, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro and Surface Book, thus ensuring that very few Surface owners are left behind when purchasing a Microsoft flagship computing device.
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