March update for the Surface updates audio and display drivers

Microsoft may have discontinued the Surface 2 but they are continuing to support the old Surface. The March update for the original Surface includes audio and display drivers which Microsoft “improves audio and video experience and enhances system stability.” [updated, the fix is for the original Surface] The updates are distributed…

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March update for the Surface Pro 3 adds new pen functions

Last month there were no updates from Microsoft for the Surface Pro 3 but the updates are back and this month with a pen update. The update is a new driver for the Surface Pen v3.0.64.0 than Microsoft say enables new features in from the Surface app in the Windows…

With VLC for Windows you can finally play any video on a Surface

Last week a universal app version of VLC for Windows was released which for the first time works on Windows Phone, Intel powered Windows 8.1 and ARM powered Windows devices like the Surface 2. VLC for Windows finally brings a media play that will most of the video formats you…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #486 – Farewell Windows RT

This week on the show Jason and I talk about the end of the road for Windows RT, with the discontinuation of the Surface 2 and the Lumia 2520 the last of the Windows RT devices has gone out of production. However we do have some good news as Windows…

New video driver for Surface Pro 2 and 3 users running Windows 10 Build 9926

Good news for Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro 3 owners running Windows 10 Technical Preview, there is a new video driver available from Microsoft that will improve the stability of the OS. The update is available via Windows Update and is a new Intel graphics driver for the Surface…

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Surface Pro 3 firmware updates for January

When there were no Surface firmware updates on this Tuesday (patch Tuesday) we thought there wouldn’t be any for January but yesterday Microsoft released new system updates for the Surface Pro 3. The update includes new Surface Pro UEFI update that adds support for updated HD Graphics to go with…

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VLC Windows RT and Windows Phone getting closer

It’s almost a couple of years since the VLC set out on the journey to bring VLC to the Windows Store and Windows Phone, since then we have VLC for Intel Windows devices but not for ARM powered devices. It looks like the release got little closer as the VLC…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #472 – Jason is feeling old

This week Garry, Jason and I talk about the new Xbox One Digital TV tuner, streaming live TV from the Xbox One to a tablet, Windows 10 Preview gets an update, the UK Windows Media Center Guide Data problems return [now fixed], drawing on Skype, DLNA, new iPads, Android TV,…

Microsoft confirm commitment to the Surface for business, what about for consumers?

Ever since Microsoft dropped the “devices and services” mantra earlier this year there have been questions over Microsoft’s commitment to the Surface devices. This combined with the massive write down taken for the original Surface there are many that think the Surface Pro 3 would be the end of the…

September Surface updates, only for the Surface Pro 3 this month

Each month Microsoft have been releasing firmware updates for its Surface devices and this month it’s just Surface Pro 3 owners that get the updates. The Surface Pro 3 gets a UEFI update that improves system stability including WiFi. The controller firmware has been updated and fixes the issue with…