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May firmware updates for the Surface Pro 2 and 3

Microsoft have released another set of firmware updates for the Surface Pro 2 and for the Surface Pro 3 devices. This time the monthly updates include a new HD Graphics driver that has better performance and improved Miracast (wireless display) support. Hopefully the improved Miracast driver will mean it works…

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The Digital Lifestyle Show #494 – Go Go Insider Rangers

Welcome to this week’s podcast where we once again have a packed show. We talk about the new build of Windows 10, Music and OneDrive syncing, Spartan Browser, Windows 10 on phones and the new Intel based Surface 3 announced this week. Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via RSS , XML…

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Surface Pro 3 – The Tablet That Replaces Your Server

Wait! What? Did he say “Server”?! Alright, so perhaps that’s cutting close to click baiting but hopefully you’ll see the funny side. In my original post discussing my reasons for choosing a Surface Pro 3 to replace my laptop I explained that it would need to meet my work needs….

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Microsoft announced a new Intel powered Surface 3

The Surface Pro 3 has been be a success for Microsoft, it has sold relatively well and had very good reviews from the tech press. I love my device with the only issue being that they are premium devices with a starting prices of £579 without a keyboard. Microsoft seem…

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…