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Gizmag reviews Microsoft's new and improved take on the 2-in-1, the Surface Pro 3

Microsoft's Surface brand is only two years old, but it's already been on quite the roller coaster ride. When the company first announced the tablet/laptop hybrid, reactions may have been cautious, but they were also unmistakably intrigued. But that buzz fizzled quickly, as the two 1st-gen models launched with some huge compromises. Less than a year after we saw an improved pair of 2nd-gen Surfaces, can the third time be a charm? Read on, as Gizmag reviews the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.  Read More

Ideum's new Platform 55 prototype is believed to be one the largest Android-based systems ...

New Mexico's Ideum has managed to shave over an inch and a half off the thickness of its Platform 55 display in time for the infoComm 14 trade show being held in Las Vegas this week. The dual boot prototype is being shown off at the booth of development partner 3M Touch Systems.  Read More

Here's how to use Taskbar features in Windows 8.1 update to get the most from the desktop ...

Microsoft took a gamble when it launched Windows 8 and making the Modern interface so prominent. Users reacted, and Microsoft has made three major revisions to Windows 8. Each update has made it easier to use with traditional computers that aren't touch-enabled, while still adding more functionality to 2-in-1 devices. Here's some Taskbar tips for getting the most from both environments on a traditional PC running Windows 8.1.  Read More

Here's how to connect to a remote computer on Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft recently launched the Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone 8.1. It's free and allows you to connect your phone to a remote PC over a local network or from the internet. Although it's a pre-release version and doesn't include certain functionality that you would expect from a remote desktop app from your computer, it's still handy for a lot of situations. Here's a look at how to set up your computer to receive remote connections, and how to use your phone for remote desktop.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Apple MacBook Pr...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is a device without an arch rival. It has more tablet DNA than most laptops do, and more laptop DNA than most tablets. But then it's also much bigger and thinner than other Windows 2-in-1s. So why not see how it sizes up next to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display? Sounds as good as anything. Read on, as Gizmag compares the two PCs' features and specs.  Read More

The Dell Venue 11 Pro is a powerful and versatile tablet

It's often said that that you shouldn't mix business with pleasure. If that's the case, someone needs to tell the folks at Dell, because the high-end business-focused Venue 11 Pro tablet is a joy to use. We already knew its specs looked impressive, but after testing it, we didn't want to give it back.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Surface Pro 3 and 11-in MacBook Air

Microsoft may be pitching its Surface Pro 3 as "a tablet that can replace your laptop," but is it really an upgrade from the setup you already have? Let's take a look, as Gizmag compares the features and specs of the Surface Pro 3 and 11-in MacBook Air.  Read More

Gizmag compares the features and specs of Microsoft's new (and big) Surface Pro 3 with the...

Here we are just eight months after the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 hit store shelves, and, what do you know, we're looking at yet another new model. Let's see how the features and specs of the Surface Pro 3 compare to those of the Surface Pro 2.  Read More

Today Microsoft updated its Surface Pro line (just eight months later) with the bigger and...

It seems like just yesterday that Microsoft was telling us about the Surface Pro 2 – and, come to think of it, it was only eight months ago. But with the company still trying to get a strong foothold in the mobile space, new CEO Satya Nadella and Co. didn't waste any time churning out a new version. Meet the Surface Pro 3.  Read More

Gizmag goes hands-on to compare the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 with the Apple i...

Tablets are the new personal computers. But can they replace a laptop? And do Windows 2-in-1s like the Surface really make for better faux laptops than the iPad? Let's take a look, as Gizmag goes hands-on with keyboard-laden versions of the iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, Surface 2, and Surface Pro 2.  Read More

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