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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases firmware updates for Surface, Surface 2, and Surface Pro

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases firmware updates for Surface, Surface 2, and Surface Pro

Sam Sabri 49

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s Patch Tuesday for all of us in the Windows ecosystem. Head to the settings on your PC and you’ll see things like security updates for Internet Explorer and firmware updates for your Surface devices. Let’s check out what’s new for your Surface today. Today’s firmware updates apply to Surface RT, Surface 2, and Surface Pro. Nothing...

Russia Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet up for preorder, costs 23990 rubles (with Keyboard cover)

Russia Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet up for preorder, costs 23990 rubles (with Keyboard cover)

Daniel Rubino 27

If you reside in Russia, you may want to get your wallet ready. The 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, running Windows RT, is now available for preorder. Costing 23990 rubles ($732), the Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first foray into the world of Windows. While not full Windows 8.1, the tablet runs the more streamlined RT version on a Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz CPU, 32 GB of storage and a gorgeous...

Microsoft continues to give - Windows 8.1 is now free for nonprofit organizations

Microsoft continues to give - Windows 8.1 is now free for nonprofit organizations

Michael Archambault 24

Microsoft is not new to the concept of donating software for those in need; every year, the company uses DreamSpark, BizSpark, and their team devoted to “corporate citizenship” to donate software and services around the world to those in need. Microsoft has also been noted to donate to nonprofits and have kept Office 365 free of charge to those who qualify. Now, the team up in Redmond...

Deal alert: Zappos offering free, one-day shipping with their Windows 8 app (US only)

Deal alert: Zappos offering free, one-day shipping with their Windows 8 app (US only)

Sam Sabri 5

Zappos launched way back in 1999. The Las Vegas company quickly grew to be the largest online shoe store and was acquired by Amazon in 2009. They’ve got a pretty good app for Windows 8 that allows you to browse their entire collection of footwear, clothing, bags, accessories, home, and more. They’ve also got a new incentive to get you to use their app – free shipping. Details below....

Tests show significant battery life improvements with Surface Pro 2 firmware update

Tests show significant battery life improvements with Surface Pro 2 firmware update

Rich Edmonds 99

An important factor for laptops, tablets and other mobile hardware is battery life. After Microsoft released the Surface Pro 2, the company pushed out a firmware update enabling the WiFi to go into lower power states and utilise even less power. AnandTech has run another battery life benchmark for the product after updating to see just how much of an improvement we're looking at.  Too...

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Michael Archambault 151

We recently reported that Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system with a 275% percent growth rate, but that might not be Microsoft’s only reason to smile. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 now owns 9.25% of the desktop market. Breaking that number down even further, we find that 1.72% of all market share belongs to Windows 8.1, while the other 7.53...

Dell Venue 8 Pro – Unboxing and first impression of the 8-inch Windows tablet

Dell Venue 8 Pro – Unboxing and first impression of the 8-inch Windows tablet

Daniel Rubino 211

Dell's first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet hits the market With Windows 8.1 unleashed by Microsoft a couple of weeks ago, it’s about time we started seeing some new hardware. One of the big new areas for Microsoft is in the 8-inch tablet range, where Apple and Android have been fighting it out for some time now. Sure, Microsoft had the Acer W3 but with its craptacular display, they needed...