Staples Connect Beta app is now available in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. It lets you control lights, thermostats and more from all the brands of connected home products you trust. One app. One hub. The connected home made easy. Features: •Simple, powerful home automation for everyone •Delivers peace of mind, convenience and cost savings. •See and control all your connected devices •Automate your home with Activities •Monitor your home even while using other apps with Snap View Download it here from Windows Store for free. via: WinBeta ...

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In what is either masterful spin or material information which suggests the Surface tablets are selling much better than expected, Microsoft has said it has increased their Surface tablet production and will be expanding the retail locations the tablet will be available. “The public reaction to Surface has been exciting to see. We’ve increased production and are expanding the ways in which customers can interact with, experience and purchase Surface,” said Panos Panay, general manager, Microsoft Surface. Microsoft said it would make some of their pop-up stores permanent, and would make the tablets available via retailers in Australia and USA. Additional availability will be added in a number of countries in the coming months. “Our plan has been to expand the retail presence for Surface after the first of the year. Based on interest from retailers, we are giving them the option to carry Surface with Windows RT even earlier,” ...

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