We’ve been getting a lot of questions from folks wondering which version of the Surface they should get for themselves or as a gift. We’ve occasionally provided some advice on this topic, like our Surface Pro 3 i5 vs i7 – Is the Upgrade Worth the Money? post from October, and people seem to find it helpful.
So, we decided to create a Microsoft Surface Buying Guide for the upcoming 2014 holiday season to help you decide which Surface tablet is right for you or as a gift for someone else.
Since Microsoft is planning on including Cortana in Windows 10, it means you’re (probably) going to be able to use Cortana on Surface tablets.
In case you haven’t heard about Cortana, it’s Microsoft’s version of Apple’s Siri and is intended to be a virtual personal assistant. Up until now, it’s been mostly a Windows Phone feature but it will soon be something you may use on your Surface tablet. Continue reading →
It seems that the holiday shopping started really early this year - or maybe it’s just me. In any case, Microsoft is offering some pretty good sales coming up that I want to bring to your attention.
Microsoft store is now running a clock countdown to reveal all of their Black Friday pricing. In a little over 7 hours, they will show all of the sale pricing – so make sure you keep an eye on them at Microsoft’s site .
I bought my Surface 2 (4G LTE) as soon as it came out earlier this year, see the post My New Surface 2 4G LTE is here. Almost immediately, I started looking for an alternative to Google Maps to use with its GPS. Why? Because Google maps sucks on the Surface! It (Google Maps) is totally not touch friendly and it does a terrible job redrawing maps on the Metro version of IE.
Fortunately, shortly after my purchase, I discovered HERE Maps and let me tell you about my experience with this great little program. Continue reading →