New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick has spent his career destroying the hopes and dreams of the competition. But now he's turned his ire on Microsoft's Surface tablets. And the results are not pretty.
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After one year of extensive experience with this incredible yet flawed product, I have some thoughts about Surface Book's first year and its future.
Back in July, we knew that Microsoft would be staging the rollout of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update across different platforms. But I hadn't realized that Surface Hub would need to wait this long for the Anniversary Update.
For the past few years, speculation about a Surface phone has only intensified despite the failure of the platform on which it would run. I don't know if Microsoft still plans to release this device. But it shouldn't do so.
As expected, Microsoft will hold a major press conference on October 26, 2016 in New York City. And while details are vague at this point, it's fair to say that the rumors we've heard so far are almost certainly correct.
While many believe that Microsoft will announce a Surface all-in-one (AIO) later this month, we know from recent FCC leaks that the firm will at the very least release new Surface-branded PC peripherals, including a keyboard and a mouse.
This week, new complaints from Surface Pro 3 owners suggest that Microsoft's recent fix for endemic battery life issues has in fact caused new, different and more serious issues. In fact, some believe that it was Microsoft's August fix that is causing this new issue.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Recent Surface Pro 3 battery fix may have borked some other Surface Pro 3s, Samsung says phone explosions in China not caused by batteries, Opera browser now offers a built-in VPN, and Google brings Google Search features to Drive.
Tech tidbits from around the web: A reminder about Games for Gold, the HoloLens experience “Destination: Mars” is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, a look back at 10 years as a professional developer, Google Play Books adds a new Discover feature, and much more.
A new report finally shines some light on what we can expect from Microsoft hardware this fall. And it looks like a long-rumored Surface All-In-One may be making its first appearance.
For the past several years, I've had an uneasy relationship with tablets, and I think I've finally figured out why: Tablets are an imperfect solution to a problem that few people actually have. And I don't know why we keep trying to pretend otherwise.
Last night, Microsoft issued major new firmware updates for both Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. As with the previous updates for these systems this month, both only apply to those who have installed the Anniversary Update.
Today, Microsoft issued a new firmware update for Surface Pro 3 that is clearly aimed at fixing the battery life issues that recently came to light. There's no official word yet from Microsoft, but I've heard from multiple users that this fix has solved their problems.
Microsoft is no stranger to playfully---and not so playfully---poking the competition. But it seems like the firm is escalating things with a series of ads pitting its Surface products against Apple's MacBook family. This is smart timing, I think. But the window is closing.
An innocuous Surface post on Instagram fired up Microsoft enthusiasts over the weekend. But Microsoft wasn't slyly teasing a Surface Book 2. That's just the current model.