Microsoft release Surface Pro 3 firmware update to address continuing battery issues

Regular reader will know about the ongoing problems of the Surface Pro 3 battery issues. The issue started out as Surface Pro 3 devices with SIMPLO batteries had reduced battery capacity until the point they would not work at all on battery. Microsoft fixed that issue in August but it…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #575 – a Creators Podcast

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I talk about Microsoft’s Windows event last week where they announced the next version of Windows 10, an updated Surface Book and a brand new Surface Studio. We compare the keynote to Apple’s keynote and talk about the new MacBook. We…

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Microsoft introduce new Surface Studio All-In-One and new Surface Book i7

Microsoft have announced a new brand new device coming to the Surface range, their first All-In-One PC. It’s a high end device with an i7 processor, 2TB storage, 28 inch display running at 4.5K, 192 PPI, it has pen, touch and a new controller called the Surface Dial. One thing…

Microsoft release September updates for Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface 3

[Update: Some of the updates have been around for a while but the documentation is new] Microsoft have released a set of firmware and driver updates for the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book and Surface 3. For the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book there are new touch and device…

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Microsoft acknowledge new Surface Pro 3 battery problem

Remember the major Surface Pro 3 battery problem that caused some Surface Pro 3 owners to have battery life measured in minutes rather than hours? Well Microsoft fixed that problem but it looks like there is a new problem affecting Surface Pro 3 owners that were not originally troubled by…

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New UEFI drivers available for the Surface Pro 4

Owners of Surface Pro 3 devices this week had an update that fixes the battery woes and yesterday Surface Pro 4 owners also received a firmware update. The update for Surface Pro 4 owners is a driver for the system BIOS rather than an actual new BIOS firmware that the…

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Microsoft publish new Surface Pro 3 firmware that could be fixing the battery issue (Update: yes it is)

There are signs that the ongoing major battery problems with the Surface Pro 3 could be coming to an end. The issue is with SIMPLO batteries in some Surface Pro 3 devices that the capacity drops from 42,000 mWh right down to around 200 mWh which gives the poor Surface…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #563 – Happy Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason, Garry and I discuss the Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch, Xbox One Preview, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 battery problems, Linx 1010B, Windows Media Center alternatives for Windows 10 and ask whether you use home automation. Buy our Windows 10 book: Entertainment Apps on…

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Another firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 released, probably not a battery fix

Microsoft have released another Surface Pro 3 firmware update just a couple of weeks after the last one. Prior to the July update the last firmware was January so it’s interesting to see two updates in a short space of time. Surface Pro 3 owners hit by the battery life…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #562 – Richard Hay & Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Welcome to this week’s podcast where Jason and I are joined by Richard Hay (@winobs) from the Super Site for Windows where we discuss the Windows 10 Anniversary update due out next week. We also talk about Windows 10 Mobile and the ongoing problem with Surface Pro battery issues. Buy…

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