To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 in the UK, Microsoft has asked popular British artist James Mylne to draw famous portraits on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint app and the stylus. James created the paintings of the Bronte Sisters, William Shakespeare and Dame Christabel Pankhurst. “After years of creating art with a ballpoint pen on paper, it’s remarkable how quickly I was able to adapt my working style to the Surface Pro 3,” the 33-year-old artist explained. “The Pen has many levels of pressure sensitivity, which enabled me to create smooth, precise lines and capture the depth and spirit of each painting.” The results were amazing, find them below. About the artist from Wikipedia, James Mylne is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with this unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where ...

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During the announcement about expansion of Surface Pro 3 availability to 25 additional markets, Microsoft posted a new infographic to promote devices like Surface Pro 3. Check it out above. Take a look at research we recently conducted in the Asia Pacific region showing burgeoning demand for hybrid devices. People want the ability to do more. Surface Pro 3 delivers the productivity of a PC and the freedom of a tablet. Make no mistake, Surface Pro 3 packs the power of a high-end PC (you can read up on full device specs here) and when combined with the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, it goes from the “tablet that can replace your laptop” to the “tablet that can replace your laptop and your desktop PC.” And even with its capabilities to do all this, Surface Pro 3 is still 30 percent thinner and 26 percent lighter than an 11-inch MacBook ...

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Microsoft today expanded the availability of Surface Pro 3 tablet to retailers and resellers in 25 additional geographies around the world. Consumers can buy Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 in these countries and the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is now available for pre-order in all 28 markets and will be generally available starting September 12. Find the full list of launch markets below. Surface Pro 3 is now available at retailers and resellers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. For our customers who pre-ordered Surface Pro 3, your devices will begin shipping as early as today. For those interested in checking out a Surface Pro 3 for yourselves, find out which retailers and resellers near ...

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To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 among Australian schools, Microsoft has created a cardboard replica of the Surface Pro 3 device. As you can see in the video above, this cardboard version of Surface Pro 3 has a MP4 player built-in which shows promo material related to Surface Pro 3 when you open it. Microsoft has sent this cardboard Surface Pro 3 for many schools in Australia. via: The Verge ...

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Microsoft today acknowledged the Surface Pro 3 heating issues and promised that they will be releasing an update to fix this issue soon. They also revealed that this affects very small number of Surface Pro 3 Intel Core i7 devices which are temporarily restarting and incorrectly showing a “Thermometer Gauge” icon while attempting to boot up “The Surface Team is aware of a very small number of Surface Pro 3 Intel® Core™ i7 devices that are temporarily restarting and incorrectly showing a “Thermometer Gauge” icon while attempting to boot up. Our investigation reveals that the system is triggering this event sooner than it should for some people, only when the device restarts, and this does not occur when the device is booted and running. We have an update that will address this that will be ready for our customers as soon as possible. The i7 version of Surface Pro 3 is a ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 models are now available for lower prices from Microsoft Store. The entry level model is now available for just $720 and the savings increases up to $195 when you order the Intel Core i7 / 512GB model. Find the new pricing and Microsoft Store links below, Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $719.10 (Actual: $799) Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $899.10 (Actual: $999) Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,169.10 (Actual: $1,299) Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394.10 (Actual: $1,549) Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754.10 (Actual: $1,949)   All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus multi-touch display with 2160 x 1440 resolution and stylus as well. You can find the detailed specs ...

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Microsoft today released a system firmware update for Surface Pro 3 devices. Usually, Microsoft releases firmware updates once in a month during patch Tuesdays. This week’s update includes features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios. This week’s firmware update: The following updates will be listed as “System Firmware Update – 8/19/2014” when you view your update history. Surface Pro UEFI (v3.9.150.0) adds features to display BIOS password state and asset tag information, as well as improving boot times in some scenarios. Last week’s firmware update: Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover. Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover and enhances overall system stability. Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) significantly improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves overall functionality ...

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You can now save up to $199.98 by buying the Surface Pro 3 Essentials Bundle from Microsoft Store. You can build a bundle that includes Surface Pro 3, choice of Type Cover and Surface sleeve, 2-year warranty, and 1 year of Office 365. Essentials Bundle includes Surface Pro 3, your choice of Type Cover, choice of select Surface sleeves, Microsoft Complete Warranty Protection for accidental damage, and 1 year of Office 365 Home or Personal. Surface Pro 3: Offering unmatched versatility, the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet has all the power and performance of a premium laptop in a thin and lightweight design. It also comes with the all-new Surface Pen which delivers a natural writing and drawing experience. Type Cover: Transform your Surface Pro 3 into a premium laptop with the Surface Pro Type Cover. Available in multiple colors, the Surface Pro Type Cover features magnetic stability to keep the ...

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Microsoft today announced that Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 is now available for order from Microsoft Store. Docking Station allows you to turn your Surface Pro 3 into a full-blown desktop PC, giving you easy access to your external monitors, keyboard, mouse, printer, speakers, and more. Microsoft also highlighted the improvements they have made over last generation Docking Station. For example, they have added more USB ports and many of them support USB 3.0. While you docked the SP2, the USB 3.0 port on the Surface  is still available for use when it is docked. Also, they have added Security Lock slot to it. Docking Station features: Instant office Just click your Surface Pro 3 into the dock and go from tablet to full desktop PC in an instant. With an Ethernet port, Mini DisplayPort, and five USB ports (three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0) you can easily connect an HD monitor, wired ...

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  When Surface Pro 3 was originally few months back, few artists like Penny Arcade’s  Gabriel pointed out the annoying home button issue while they are drawing on Surface. Whenever he was trying to draw, he kept brushing that home button and getting kicked out to the desktop. Microsoft Surface team invited him to the campus and a team of designers and engineers watched him actually draw to find a solution to the issue. While they are trying to fix the issue from software side, you can disable the home button as a whole when you are going to use it for drawing. To disable or enable the Windows button, perform the following steps: Open up Windows Device Manager – an easy way to do this is to open the Charms bar and search “Device Manager” Select “System Devices” Click on the “Surface Home Button” item in the list On the “Surface Home Button ...

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It is Patch Tuesday and on schedule Microsoft has released a number of updates for the Surface RT, Surface Pro,  and Pro 3. Find update details below. Surface Pro 2: No product updates were released for Surface Pro 2 in August. Surface Pro: Wireless Network Controller and Bluetooth (v14.69.24054.176) improves network connection stability and enables functionality on WiFi networks using a hidden SSID. Surface 2: No updates in August. Surface RT: Surface RT UEFI (v3.31.500) enhances overall system stability. Surface Pro 3: Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware (v38.4.50.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover. Surface Pro System Aggregator Firmware (v3.9.250.0) improved support for Surface Power Cover and enhances overall system stability. Microsoft LifeCam Front (v5.20.1034.0) significantly improves power consumption during video chat such as Skype, supports Flash camera streaming in Internet Explorer, and improves overall functionality and stability. Surface Ethernet Adapter (v8.14.0704.2014) improved support for the gigabit Surface Ethernet Adapter. Download ...

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When Microsoft announced Surface Pro 3 few months back, they started to marketing it as ‘The tablet that can replace your laptop’. Even during the launch event, Microsoft compared Surface Pro 3 against MacBook Air. Surface Pro 3′s official webpage and Microsoft Store listing also compares MacBook against Surface Pro 3. Following them, Microsoft has now released three new videos comparing Surface Pro 3 with MacBook Air. Watch them below, Tablet or laptop? With the Surface Pro3, you get the best of both. The Surface Pro 3 has the power to run full Adobe Photoshop, Office and Windows. But unlike the Mac Book Air, it has a touchscreen, a pen and converts to a tablet. Don’t try that with the Mac. You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store from the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of ...

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Autodesk yesterday announced SketchBook Pro 7 for Windows along with a new membership offering for Autodesk SketchBook, a family of digital painting and sketching apps. SketchBook Pro 7 boasts new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation timeline; a new drawing engine; and workflow improvements including Distort Transform, Gradient Flood Fills, improved Selection, layer grouping, multi-layer selection, and Blending modes. You can start using SketchBook for desktop completely free. This starter edition provides core tools to create basic drawings and enables artists to become familiar with the natural drawing experience and power of SketchBook. A paid membership of either $24.99 per year or $2.99 per month unlocks the latest SketchBook Pro 7. As per Surface team, SketchBook runs great on the latest Surface Pro 3 and supports a fully pressure sensitive drawing/sketching experience out of the box. I’m sure Surface Pro 3 ...

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If you are following Microsoft for the past few years, you might not be surprised to hear that Microsoft continues to lose money on its Surface tablets. ComputerWorld spoke with an analyst and concluded that Microsoft could have lost over $1.7 billion since its launch. In the last quarter, Surface business posted a revenue of $409 million and the cost of revenue was at $772 million. So, Microsoft lost about $363 million and they even mentioned in the financial reports that current year cost of revenue included Surface inventory adjustments resulting from our transition to newer generation devices and a decision to not ship a new form factor.” In FY2014, Microsoft lost about $676 million and in FY2013, Microsoft lost about $1.049 billion (including $900 million write-off). But does it matter to Microsoft? ComputerWorld and their analyst claims that Microsoft may stop investing in Surface if this loss continues for ...

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Microsoft is now offering great discounts for students on Surface Pro 3. Students can now take advantage of this offer to save up to $195 on Surface Pro 3 models. For example, the entry level Surface Pro 3 costs only $649 for students as opposed to $799 for others. Find the new pricing list below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $649 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $849 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,149 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,394 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,754 Students, Order it from Microsoft Store soon before it runs out of stock. ...

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Microsoft introduced the concept of multitasking in modern touch based world with Windows 8. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft made multi-tasking even better by allowing users to put more apps on screen (up to 4 on a large screen). It was rumored recently that Apple is planning to similar feature in the iOS for iPad in the near future. Samsung too copied this feature and implemented this feature on Android in its Galaxy Tablets. Now, Samsung has released an ad purely based on this multi-tasking feature of allowing users to snap two apps side-by-side. Find out what he is doing with his Samsung Galaxy Tab S. A High court judge votes for his favorite contestant in Planet Popstar, a singing competition show, with his Samsung Galaxy Tab S. It just might be the highest profile case of his career. Get the tablet designed for play with its multitasking capability. Samsung GALAXY Tab S. Watch ...

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