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From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.
Microsoft has released a Surface video on its YouTube channel that goes back to its dubstep roots, while highlighting the key features of the tablet and saying that it is the most productive tablet.
Microsoft's new firmware updates bring various fixes and enhancements to the Surface 2, and a further update will make its way to the Surface Pro 3 to improve Wi-Fi connectivity "in the coming weeks".
Microsoft has released a new 'Surface Hub' app, allowing users to adjust their preferences for the Surface Pen - but future releases are expected to offer even more customization options.
It has been an interesting day on the Surface front as Microsoft reassured its customers that the company is in it for the long haul when it comes to the Pro tablets but the RT front has been quiet.
In a blog post by Microsoft today, they have confirmed that they are working on a new Surface Pro model but the details were light about what the new model will include or when it will ship.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has provided a statement via the company's official Surface blog saying it's committed to the tablet line. The blog post also positions the tablet as an enterprise device.
Fresh claims have emerged that Microsoft plans to launch its new Surface 3 tablet ahead of the holiday season - but the same sources also claim that the Surface mini will be launched this year too.
We have seen Microsoft's Surface show up in many places but jail is certainly a new one but that's the case in Dayton, Ohio where a Surface has been installed for video visitation.
The story of the Surface mini is a tale of last minute cancellation and turmoil - and with the kill order coming from the top, there is a good chance the device may be done for good.
The Surface mini failed to appear at Microsoft's keynote in the spring, having been pulled at the last minute, but thousands of the devices were made - and we got to spend some time with one.
Microsoft has released a new video that highlights how its Surface is being used in the NFL, which is part of a 400 million dollar advertising partnership the company formed with the NFL.
Microsoft's website currently shows that the Surface 2 64GB model is out of stock, seeing that this device is quite old, is this a sign that a new model will be released soon?
Microsoft has said that the Surface Pro 3 shortage that is affecting some regions around the world will soon be remedied after stronger than anticipated demand for the device caused stock to run low.
Even though Microsoft paid $400m to make the Surface "the official tablet of the NFL," in at least two separate incidences the announcers during the games referred to the Surface as an "iPad."
Intel has released new drivers for the Surface Pro 3s with Intel HD 4400/5000 graphics chipsets that will boost performance up to 30% in some scenarios which is a dramatic improvement.
It has been three months since I first got my hands on the Pro 3 and it's time to take a look at the long term use of the device to see if it is better or worse after than launch-hype has worn off.
Microsoft has started sending out cardboard versions of its Surface Pro 3 to schools in Australia as a way to promote the tablet for educational use in that country.
Microsoft has acknowledged that there is an issue with a small number of Surface Pro 3s that have an i7 and that a fix is coming soon but you should not worry about the thermometer screen.
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If you have a Surface Pro 3 with an i7 and your device has been running hot, it looks like a fix has been uncovered; it involves killing a few processes that spin up from time to time.
Microsoft has lowered the price of the Surface 2 by $100 but will that be enough to help move some of the units that are now starting to show their age when it comes to the specs of the tablets?
If you have a Surface Pro 3 and keep accidentally hitting the Windows key with the palm of your hand when using the device and want to disable the button, you can do so with a few simple steps.
The Surface RT, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 all received firmware updates today as part of Patch Tuesday. Improvements for Ethernet, WiFi and the front-facing LifeCam were amongst the updates.
The NFL kicks off the pre-season today with the Buffalo Bills facing off against the New York Giants. Microsoft Surface tablets will be used by both teams, but there's some restrictions on them.
Microsoft pitches Surface as an uber-productivity device but just how well does it perform in a corporate setting? Can the Surface find a place alongside desktops and laptops in the office?
Earlier this year, Microsoft canned the Surface Mini right before it was launched but knowing that the design work is all done, do you think they company will ever release the product to the public?
Last year, Microsoft talked about bringing more accessories to market that used the spine of the Surface but so far, the products have not materialized and third-parties have not built any either.
Microsoft is said to be preparing a new Surface of the 10.6-inch variety for a launch in October of this year which aligns perfectly to the release cycles of their previous devices.
The story of the Surface mini has taken another turn as Microsoft has, indirectly, referenced the canceled device as it impacted the financial operations of the entity during Q4 2014
Curious about how Microsoft prototypes its Surfaces? In a behind the scenes video, Microsoft provides a first-hand look at how it creates and prototypes next-gen Surface devices.
Microsoft has announced its back to school promotion that includes $150 towards the purchase price of a new PC when you sign up for Office but sadly, the Surface Pro 3 is not part of this deal.
Microsoft has started pushing out updates to its new released Surface Pro 3 that will address several issues but the Wi-Fi connectivity issue will not be released until next week.
Earlier today, rumors began circulating from a respectable source that the Surface mini would re-enter production for a launch this summer, but it may be a bit premature to start celebrating.
According to sources, Microsoft will stop stocking the Surface Pro 2 at most of its brick and mortar locations. Instead, interested party's will have to order the device online.
Microsoft has released new videos on its Surface Pro 3, with one successfully managing to include just about every significant and noteworthy feature of the new 12-inch tablet in under 90 seconds.
Some of us take it for granted, but technology can genuinely help to improve quality of life. For one man, paralysed from the neck down, a Surface Pro and Xbox One have given him the freedom to more.
Last year, the LA school district signed an agreement with Apple to purchase 30,000 iPads for $30 million with expectations that they would eventually spend $500 million on iPads - but not any more.
According to @evleaks, future Microsoft smartphones will be released under the "Nokia by Microsoft" brand, while the company plans to ditch its Surface brand in favour of Lumia tablets.
In a detailed blog post on the Windows blog, Microsoft, has provided information about a new tool called Sleep Study useful for diagnosing battery drain when the tablet is put to sleep.
On Microsoft's support forums, there are quite a few users who are reporting having issues connecting to Wi-Fi networks when waking the device up from sleep resulting in a 'limited connection' error.
On Friday, Microsoft started offering up the Pro 3 for sale at its retail outlets and today, they have posted up a behind the scenes look at their recently released advertisement that is now airing.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has received iFixit's teardown treatment, with the website giving the tablet a 1 out of 10 "repairability" rating, the same score as the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2.
Microsoft's marketing machine is kicking into high-gear now that the Pro 3 is officially on-sale as the company is running a series of new web banners across various publications on the web.
Today is the day that many Surface fans have been waiting for, the Pro 3 is now on sale at retailers all across the US but even if you didn't pre-order, you may still be able to buy one in person.
If you ordered a Surface Pro 3 with an i3 or i7 processor, Microsoft originally stated that they would be available at the end of August - but that date has changed in a very good way.
Tomorrow morning, the Surface Pro 3 will go on-sale at stores around the US and ahead of that launch, an update for the firmware has been released by Microsoft that fixes quite a few bugs.
If you didn't pre-order a Surface Pro 3 and are now regretting that decision, you may still be able to get one on launch day, as limited stocks will be available at some stores on June 20.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 release dates are starting to slip and with the launch date scheduled later this week, it looks like availability of the device might be slim for those who didn't pre-order.