Surface Laptop 1 is getting September 2020 firmware update

Microsoft has released the September 2020 firmware update for the Surface Laptop. The update includes no new features, as you’d expect from a firmware update. But the update does bring improvements — it improves the battery smart charging reliability. Beyond ...

Surface Laptop 2 is now getting September 2020 firmware update

Microsoft has released the September 2020 firmware update for Surface Laptop 2. The update includes no new features, as you’d expect from a firmware update. But the update does bring improvements — it improves the battery smart charging reliability. Beyond ...

Surface Pro 8 leak: four memory variants, LTE version confirmed

Microsoft is expected to launch its next-generation Surface Pro devices next year. A few days ago, we gave you a closer look at the upcoming Surface Pro 8, though we didn’t know much about the specs, until now. Courtesy of ...

Windows 10X booted on the Surface Pro 7, most drivers working (video)

Now that builds of Windows 10x are floating around, hackers have been working hard on getting it to run outside a virtual machine. Some have tried to install it on the Lumia 950, but somewhat more practically, we also have ...

Windows 10X install image for Surface Pro 7 released

We reported earlier that Windows hacker ADeltaXForce had managed to install Windows 10X on his Surface Pro 7. This is a particular achievement because the OS is designed to be released only with specific hardware, rather than as a ...

Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go in India

Microsoft has finally announced the Surface Laptop Go in India. Buyers in India will now be able to buy “ultra-light” Surface Laptop from authorized retail and online partners, including Reliance Digital, Amazon. The Surface Laptop Go starts at INR ...

Surface Pro 6 is now getting the April 2021 firmware update

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has received the latest April 2021 firmware update. As expected, the new firmware update brings no new features but includes graphics and system stability improvements. The update also addresses some security issues. You can read ...

Currys UK is offering 10% of all Surface laptops and phones using this discount code

It’s Black Friday, which means there are deals to be had on many devices, including laptops and smartphones. UK retailer Currys is offering some pretty good deals, including a 10% discount on all Surface devices, which includes Microsoft’s Surface ...

Microsoft release Surface Duo November 2021 update, risks running out of time for Android 11 upgrade

Microsoft is now pushing the October 2021 update to the Surface Duo smartphone, taking the build numbers to 2021.1019.24 (North America), 2021.1019.26 (Europe) and 2021.1019.25(AT&T Locked Device). The update adds no new features, as you’d expect from a monthly ...

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 December 2021 firmware update brings real improvements (changelog)

Microsoft has pushed out a large firmware update for the Surface Duo 2, taking the firmware to version 2021.923.272. The 258 MB update brings a number of improvements including to camera and Bluetooth and also a number of new ...

Deal Alert: Get Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 for just $163

Surface Headphones 2 is now available for $162 (was $249), you can order it from the below link. Surface Headphones 2 – Amazon Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 delivers improved sound quality and battery life when compared to its predecessor. ...

Surface Pro 7+ starts getting December 2021 firmware update

Microsoft has released December 2021 firmware update for Surface Pro 7+. The update includes no new features as you’d expect from a firmware update. On the bright side, it includes graphics stability improvements, improved battery life, and system and ...

Latest Surface Pro 8 system update improves touchscreen and graphics stability

Recently, Microsoft released November 2021 system updates to Surface Pro 8 devices. These updates are available for Surface Pro 8 devices running Windows 10 October 2020 Update, version 20H2, or greater. These updates improve touchscreen and graphics stability, improves ...

The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 gets its second post-launch firmware update (changelog)

Microsoft has continued with its monthly cadence of firmware releases for the Surface Duo 2, with the company pushing out an 84.41 MB update for the handset. The update takes the device to firmware 2021.830.19 and as can be ...

Surface Laptop Go gets December 2021 firmware update

Microsoft has released December 2021 firmware update for Surface Laptop Go. The update includes no new features as you’d expect from a firmware update. On the bright side, the update includes graphics stability improvements, improved battery life, and device ...

Microsoft Surface Adaptive Kit now available for $14.99 in the US

Back in September, Microsoft announced the new Surface Adaptive Kit that will make Surface devices more accessible without compromising on form or function. Keycap labels, bump labels, port indicators and device openers will make finding, opening and using Surface ...

Deal Alert: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Intel Core i3 and 4GB RAM available for just $399

If you are looking for an entry-level Windows tablet, check out this new deal on Microsoft Surface Pro 7 from Costco. You can now get Surface Pro 7 with Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage for just ...

Microsoft offers official Surface repair tools via iFixit

In response to the growing Right to Repair movement, Microsoft has partnered with iFixit to make official Surface repair tools available to iFixit Pro independent repairers, Microsoft Authorized Service Providers, Microsoft Experience Centers, and Microsoft Commercial customers. “Microsoft has ...

Deal Alert: Mouthwatering discounts on Surface Laptop 4

Surface Laptop 4 is the best Windows laptop that Microsoft has to offer, and it claims to offer the best Windows with Surface, so they aren’t cheap. But thanks to a discount of $190, the Surface Laptop 4 is ...

Deal Alert: Save up to $345.69 on Surface Pro 8 Essentials Bundle

You can save up to $345.69 on Surface Pro 8 Essentials Bundle. This bundle includes Surface Pro 8 device, Surface Pro Signature Keyboard, Microsoft 365 subscription and Microsoft Complete service. In addition to the discount, you can get Surface ...

Deal Alert: Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM now available for $799

Early this year, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro 7+, the latest generation of Surface Pro available exclusively for commercial customers and educational customers. This Surface Pro 7+ device is now available for consumers from BestBuy with a discount. ...

Grab the 16 GB RAM, 512 GB storage Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio for only $1499 ($300 off)

In September Microsoft announced the new Surface Laptop Studio with latest Intel processors, NVIDIA GPU and more. The new Surface Laptop Studio comes with a 14.4” PixelSense touchscreen display with 120Hz refresh rate with Dolby Vision support for great ...

WhatsApp will now allow you to preview your voice messages before you hit send

WhatsApp is now rolling out a new feature that allows you to preview your voice messages before you hit send. The feature has been slowly rolling out to users in recent weeks and is now available across all platforms including ...

Microsoft will exempt some ad companies from Tracking Prevention in Edge

Google’s Privacy Sandbox and its associated FLoC tracking program have been met with much opposition, leading to the company postponing the implementation of the ad tracking personalization technology.  Microsoft has now stepped in with its own program to improve ...

UK government’s interim report finds Apple and Google duopoly limits competition and choice

The UK government’s Competition and Markets Authority stared a probe early this year over concerns that Apple and Google have too much control over mobile ecosystem. The CMA’s interim report was published today and it found that Apple and ...

Apache Log4j 2.16.0 available for download, JNDI is now disabled by default

The Apache Log4j 2 team today released Log4j 2.16.0 with two major changes. To prevent CVE-2021-44228, Message Lookups feature is removed in this release. In the previous 2.15.0 release, the ability to resolve Lookups and log messages was removed. ...

Retailer confirms Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 range, official cases

A week ago reliable leaker Evan Blass published official renders of Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8. Now an online retailer, Box, has confirmed the existence of the device by listing ...

Microsoft Launcher updated for original Surface Duo to bring it up to par with Duo 2

Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Launcher for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 which brings big improvements to the Launcher on the original Surface Duo. The update, which takes the app to version 6.211102.0.1017440, brings the ...

Blackhat Hacker explains how to bypass Windows Hello (video)

Windows Hello is Microsoft’s biometric authentication solution, and, being password-less technology, Windows Hello provides people with a more convenient authentication experience compared with the traditional password technique. In addition, it promises better security. In a recently published talk, At ...

PS5 vs Xbox Series X specs: How do they compare?

With both PlayStation 5 specs and Xbox Series X specs out in the wild, there’s only one question left for us to answer: PS5 vs Xbox Series X specs; how do they compare? From a standard numbers vs numbers comparison, ...

OPPO announces MariSilicon X, its first ever self-developed imaging chip

At OPPO INNO DAY 2021, OPPO today revealed MariSilicon X, its first self-designed imaging chip. MariSilicon X is built on 6nm process technology to deliver superior performance with great power efficiency. This chip enables 20-bit ultra-high dynamic range, real-time ...

End-to-end encryption for Microsoft Teams calls is now generally available

Back in March, Microsoft announced that they will soon add support for End-to-end encryption for Teams calls. After testing the feature in preview over the past few months, Microsoft today announced the general availability of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for ad ...

Review: Asus ROG Mothership, the Surface Pro on steroids

At CES 2019, Asus announced one of a kind gaming laptop that includes the Nvidia RTX GPU. The Asus ROG Mothership has a unique design that prefers performance over portability. The laptop is powered by Intel’s latest 9th gen processors ...

Google highlights new features coming to Android 12 Go edition

Google today announced that there are over 200 million people actively using an Android Go edition smartphone. Google also revealed the new features and improvements coming to Android 12 Go edition in 2022. For example, apps will launch up ...

Deal Alert: Save up to $800 on unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds2

BestBuy is now offering a huge discount on Samsung Galaxy Z series smartphones. You can now save $800 on unlocked Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and receive a free pair of Galaxy Buds2 wireless earbuds. The device must be activated ...

Microsoft pushes new Launcher update for Surface Duo with a refreshed design

Original Surface Duo with updated Microsoft Launcher.Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central What you need to know Microsoft Launcher is back to getting updates via the Google Play Store for Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 owners. Previously, Microsoft had ...

Microsoft teams up with iFixit to bring official repairability tools to independent repairers

Source: iFixit What you need to know iFixit is now offering official repair tools for Surface devices. The tools are sold to authorized technicians to fix Surface PCs. The partnership between Microsoft and iFixit helps address some concerns with Right ...

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Plus now supports features for the new Surface Pen

Source: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central What you need to know The Surface Pro 7+ recently received a firmware update. The update improves camera performance and graphics stability. New Surface Pen features are also enabled by the update. Microsoft’s Surface ...

The new HP 11-inch Tablet PC goes vertical and has a massive 13MP flip cam

Source: HP What you need to know HP’s new 11-inch Tablet PC looks like a Surface Go at first but brings quite a few unique features that make it stand out. The HP 11-inch Tablet PC features a unique vertical ...

This is the best deal you'll find on a Surface Pro 8 for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is upon us, which means we’ve been keeping a close eye on online retailers to find you the best deals in tech. Of course, here at Windows Central, we’re especially interested in Surface PCs, and I’ve been keeping ...

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