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2 years ago

Microsoft acknowledges Surface Pro 3 disappearing Wi-Fi and slow connection complaints

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The Surface Pro 3 is an impressive device. In my full review, I gave much personal praise for the all-in-one hybrid computer, though, like all things, there is room for improvement. One bug that I've seen a handful of times is being acknowledged by Microsoft now in their support forums.

The problem in question arises when the Surface Pro 3 wakes up from sleep. In rare circumstances, the Wi-Fi and network connections driver are missing after the low power state using InstantGo (previously known as Connected Standby). The problem is easily solved by restarting the Surface, which takes only around five seconds, but it can be irritating and inconvenient.

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2 years ago

Microsoft adds new encryption support to OneDrive and Outlook.com

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2 years ago

Xbox One preorders for Russia begin July 15 with a nice price drop

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2 years ago

Microsoft takes down accounts hosted through No-IP in latest malware crackdown

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Microsoft has publicly announced a malware crackdown targeting selected domains hosted through the DNS service No-IP. The company is continuing its war against the spread of malware online, but it seems as though innocent web users have been affected by the shut down. Microsoft received the go-ahead from a Nevada court to redirect traffic on targeted domains to stop the NJrat and Jenxcus botnets. These botnets relied on the No-IP framework to remain online and be constantly connected to the internet.

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2 years ago

Autodesk releases preview version of AutoCAD 360 for Windows 8.1

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Lumia Cyan reportedly coming to Spain for the Lumia 925 late next week

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New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

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2 years ago

Car Check, a Windows Phone app for monitoring your automotive expenses

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Car Check is a nifty Windows Phone app that lets you track and manage your automotive expenses. Car Check has the ability to track your gasoline costs, maintenance costs, set reminders for scheduled maintenance and back all the data up to your OneDrive or Dropbox accounts.

The Windows Phone app also has the ability to chart your fuel consumption, distribution of automotive costs and fuel prices. Add Live Tile support and Car Check isn't a bad option to consider to help you monitor your automotive costs.

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2 years ago

Add sound to your photos with Shuttersong for Windows 8.1, now 're-imagined'

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When it comes to media and social sharing, the book is still being written on what people want. Today, Shuttersong and Microsoft are announcing their newly redesign app for Windows 8.1. Shuttersong (www.shuttersong.com) is a free service that lets you embed audio, such as voice clips or music, directly into photos. Once completed, you can share those photos via email or social networks like Facebook.

Shuttersong has been in an open, but quiet, public beta for a few weeks. The company though feels their app is ready for prime-time, announcing today the general availability of Shuttersong for all Windows 8.1 users.

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2 years ago

Skype is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers

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2 years ago

VAIO returns with new Windows laptops, focusing on Japanese market first

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VAIO was the popular line of computers by Sony, which was sold earlier this year. The brand has returned as an independent PC manufacturer, launching two 'new' Windows 8 laptops today. While touted as new, the debut range offered by the newly formed VAIO are actually identical to the old Sony Prop and Fit models. What's more is you'll not be able to purchase one unless you reside in Japan. VAIO will be focusing on the Japanese market prior to rolling out units worldwide.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630 get priced for consumers Down Under

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Both the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 have been priced for the Australian market and will be available sometime this month. Pricing for the Lumia 930 will set consumers back by AU$729 as an outright purchase, but can be picked up on all major carriers in the region. The more affordable Lumia 635 will be priced at AU$279 and will be stocked by Telstra and Optus.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 930 to launch in Thailand on July 9 for 19,890 baht

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The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available in Thailand next week. Microsoft today unveiled the Windows Phone, which will be stocked by local carrier dtac with a 50 percent discount for 12 months on supported plans. The 4G Windows Phone has an expected shipping date of July 9. Bright orange and green will be joined by the usual black and white variants, providing some choice for early adopters and the Windows Phone will be priced at 19,890 baht ($610).

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2 years ago

Rival Knights brings medieval jousting to Windows Phone

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Rival Knights is a new jousting game released for Windows Phone that brings jousting and immersive graphics to the small screen. The game is well done with 3D graphics and dynamic camera angles in a breathtaking environment where players "battle ruthless foes and rival clans across 5 leagues to seize their castle and thrones."

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2 years ago

#MobileFit podcast, Fitbit challenge winners announced and more!

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