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.
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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.
Good news for anxious Surface Pro 3 users: Microsoft says it has "confirmed" that it can fix ongoing battery life issues with a software update and that that fix is currently being tested.
This morning, Microsoft announced a new line of Surface Special Edition NFL Type Covers. Designed for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pro 3, these new Type Covers are available for all 32 NFL Football teams and will cost $160 in the US and Canada.
Microsoft this week delivered a new set of firmware updates to Surface Pro 3 users. But this one comes with a twist: You'll only see these updates if you're running Windows 10 version 1607.
Microsoft has determined that the Simplo battery issue with the Surface Pro 3 is software related and that a fix will be pushed out soon to resolve the issue.
I've received multiple reports from readers about a new set of Surface Pro 3 firmware updates. But there's no official word yet from Microsoft, so it's unclear what issues they fix.
If you have a Surface Pro 3 with a Simplo battery and are experiencing shortened battery life, you are not alone and the issue appears to be widespread.
Microsoft issued massive sets of firmware updates for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 last night, while Surface Pro 3 also received a smaller set of Surface Dock-related firmware updates.
Good news for those living outside the United States and Canada who would like to purchase Microsoft's awesome Surface Pro 4 Type Cover with Fingerprint ID: It's now available for pre-order in 26 new markets.
While Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 users continue to twist in the wind, the software giant delivered significant firmware updates for both Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 late this past week. Here's what's new.
As you may have heard, Microsoft admitted earlier this week that it will be undergoing a voluntary recall for all Surface Pro power cords sold before July 15, 2015. If you own such a cord, you should have it replaced (for free). Here's how.
ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley has confirmed that Microsoft will soon issue a recall for Surface Pro, Pro 2 and Pro 3 power cords. Apparently, these cords can develop issues when they become too tightly wound. (This recall does not concern the entire power adapter.)
Day 4 of Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals could be interesting: Surface Pro 3 with a Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage for just $700 ($200 off).
Microsoft delivered firmware updates to all three of its current "pro" Surface devices---Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3---this week.