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DirectX 12 will allow for high frame rates in Windows games while also cutting power use

Microsoft's DirectX 12 API for 3D graphics in games and other applications was first announced in March, but since then the company has been pretty quiet about its status. That changed this week as Microsoft and Intel teamed up to show that games that will use DirectX 12 will maintain high frame...
Disable waking the Surface Pro 3 with your Type Cover (and maybe save your battery)

Disable waking the Surface Pro 3 with your Type Cover (and maybe save your battery)

When it comes to the Surface Pro 3, you can never have enough battery life. One trick that I have found to help preserve mine may also give you some peace of mind, and it involves disabling the Type Cover's ability to wake up your Surface. The trick just takes seconds to do, and it might make...
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This is how artists can disable the Windows button on the Surface Pro 3

Owners of Microsoft's large 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet can now disable the Windows button on the device, a couple of months after Mike Krahulik, the artist of the popular Penny Arcade web comic strip, complained that he kept hitting the button while drawing and thus was kicked to the desktop...

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Surface Pro 3 gets new but small out-of-schedule firmware update

Microsoft has just released a new, but small, firmware update for its Surface Pro 3 tablet, just a week after it released a larger update for the 12 inch Windows 8.1 device during "Patch Tuesday." The only thing that's mentioned on the Surface update history page for this update is this: "...
Quick review of the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Quick review of the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station

Starting on Friday, Microsoft began to sell the new Surface Pro 3 Docking Station at various retail locations. So besides being a laptop and tablet replacement, your Surface Pro 3 can do triple duty as a full desktop replacement too. The $199 accessory is by no means 'cheap' – in terms of either...
Surface Pro 3 Docking Station now available from Microsoft, Best Buy, and Staples

Surface Pro 3 Docking Station now available from Microsoft, Best Buy, and Staples

This is just a quick reminder that the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is available today for those in the US and Canada to purchase. The Docking Station is the big kahuna of accessories for the new Surface Pro 3 as it allows you to make a full desktop PC out of the hybrid laptop and tablet. The...
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DirectX 12 will allow for high frame rates in Windows games while also cutting power use

Microsoft's DirectX 12 API for 3D graphics in games and other applications was first announced in March, but since then the company has been pretty quiet about its status. That changed this week as Microsoft and Intel teamed up to show that games that will use DirectX 12 will maintain high frame...
Disable waking the Surface Pro 3 with your Type Cover (and maybe save your battery)

Disable waking the Surface Pro 3 with your Type Cover (and maybe save your battery)

When it comes to the Surface Pro 3, you can never have enough battery life. One trick that I have found to help preserve mine may also give you some peace of mind, and it involves disabling the Type Cover's ability to wake up your Surface. The trick just takes seconds to do, and it might make...
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This is how artists can disable the Windows button on the Surface Pro 3

Owners of Microsoft's large 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet can now disable the Windows button on the device, a couple of months after Mike Krahulik, the artist of the popular Penny Arcade web comic strip, complained that he kept hitting the button while drawing and thus was kicked to the desktop...
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Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro and Surface RT all get new firmware updates

Microsoft's latest firmware update for its Surface family of tablets are rolling out today, offering a rather large update for the Surface Pro 3 along with small downloads for the Surface Pro and Surface RT models. Here's the change log for the Surface Pro 3 firmware update: Surface Pro...
Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 commercials target the MacBook Air

Microsoft's latest Surface Pro 3 commercials target the MacBook Air

While the first Surface Pro 3 commercial showcased the best features offered by Microsoft's latest tablet, its latest videos pit the Surface Pro 3 against the MacBook Air. The three new commercials highlight the features offered by the Surface Pro 3 that are not present on the MacBook Air, which...
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Report claims Microsoft still losing lots of money on Surface tablets

A new report claims that Microsoft continues to lose money on its Surface tablets, even as the company claims that sales of its new Surface Pro 3 are "outpacing" earlier models. Microsoft revealed in a recent 8-K statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that for the...
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Surface Pro 3 headed to 25 new markets from August 28

Beginning on August 28 Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 will be available to a much wider global audience. Having been well received thus far in the U.S., Canada and Japan, Microsoft is opening the floodgates and letting folks in a lot more countries get their eager hands on the i3, i5 and i7 versions...

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