Microsoft release updated drivers and firmware for the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft have released new firmware for the Surface Pro 3 and this month it doesn’t contain any battery related fixes. The January update has new display drivers that improve the Miracast performance, new audio drivers that also improve Miracast performance and an updated UEFI driver that improves system performance. The…

Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Mouse now available in the UK

Microsoft have finally brought over the new Microsoft Surface Keyboard and Mouse into the UK Microsoft Store. The keyboard and mouse were launched last year in the US around the same time as the Surface Studio and are designed to work with the high end PC. The keyboard is a…

Video: Vidabox Surface Pro 4 Mounting frames

In this video I take a look at something a little different, a pair of Surface Pro 4 wall mounting kits from our old friends at Vidabox. One of the kits is for mounting the Surface Pro 4 on a standard VESA mount and another for attaching directly to the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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