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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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Microsoft say Surface Pro 3 battery issue is software based and can be fixed

At long last Microsoft have finally responded to the Surface Pro 3 battery issue that has been causing reduced battery life on some devices. In reply on the very long thread on Microsoft’s forums Greg from the Surface team says it is not an issue with the battery cells and…

Microsoft release Surface Pro 3 firmware update. Could it be a battery fix? (Update: No)

Overnight Microsoft released a firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 (along with a Realtek audio driver update). This is the first system firmware update since January and many Surface Pro 3 owners are hoping that it contains a fix for the serious battery issues with some Surface Pro 3…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #462 – Is it Next week?

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we discuss Surface Pro 3 battery issues, new Windows 10 builds, Plex’s new app, Emby, Groove music finally gets an update on Android plus lots more. Buy our Windows 10 book: Entertainment Apps on the go with Windows 10. We cover music and video…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3’s with Simplo batteries are seriously degrading after a year

There is no doubt Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a great devices, I use mine all the time and after a year I still get great battery life out of it. It seems like I am lucky because I have an LGC battery in my device, if you have a…

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