This week we will dive back into the 8 inch tablet market but not before John reviews the Dell XPS 11. It’s a great review on the tablet/laptop from Dell. We also talk about LTE, Surface 2, and pricing that was released by Microsoft. We will also tell you when you can buy that Surface 2 with LTE and go over the new Power Cover, and Nokia Lumia 1520! Jam packed podcast, see you in the forums!
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FYI – This podcast was encoded at 80kbps and I couldn’t get it under 50Mb. I either have to sacrifice audio quality or we have to keep Darren quiet so we can just have an hour long show. Tell me what you think in the comments and forums.
Microsoft rolls out multiple March firmware updates for its Surface tablets, Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet, March 11, 2014
Summary: Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 users are getting multiple keyboard, Bluetooth and wireless network firmware updates.
Microsoft Unleashes Slew Of Surface Updates, As Pricing For The LTE Surface 2 Leaks, TechCrunch, Alex Wilhelm, March 11, 2014
RT Left Out Again, Surface Firmware Rolling Out Today, Windows IT Pro, Rod Trent, March 11, 2014
Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws, PCWorld, Joab Jackson, March 11, 2014 2
Adobe Takes Advantage of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday and Patches, Too, Windows IT Pro, Rod Trend, March 11, 2014
Microsoft patches 23 Windows, IE and Silverlight vulnerabilities, ZDNet, Larry Seltzer, March 11, 2014
Microsoft Surface Power Covers get a mid-March ship date, Mary Jo Foley, ZDNet, March 10, 2014
Microsoft Surface Power Cover extends battery life by 70 percent, shipping next week, TechSpot, Shawn Knight, March 11, 2014
Exclusive – Surface 2 with LTE for AT&T priced at $679 for 64 GB, new photos show stock SURFACE, WP Central, Daniel Rubino, March 10, 2014
Surface 2 with LTE arrives at Microsoft Stores for impending launch, WP Central, Daniel Rubino, March 10, 2014
Microsoft’s Surface Lineup Starts to Grow Again More power, more LTE, Windows IT Pro, Paul Thurrott, March 11, 2014
Microsoft, HP blaze business tablet trail, CNet, Brooke Crothers, March 9, 2014
Worldwide Tablet Growth Forecast to Slow as New and Replacement Purchases in Mature Markets Begin to Level Off, According to IDC, March 6, 2014
Forget WP 8.1, hints of Windows Phone 8.5 emerge, WMPowerUser, March 7, 2014
Wi-Fi Sense feature spotted in purported Windows Phone 8.1 video, NDTV Gadgets, Robin Sinha, March 10, 2014
Nokia banking on its new Android smartphone ‘Nokia X ‘ to regain market share, India Economic Times, Gulveen Aulakh, March 11, 2014
Five reasons Microsoft could become a top Android smartphone company, ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, March 10, 2014
Reports January 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share, comScore, March 7, 2014
Microsoft to release long-awaited Office for Mac update in 2014 – report, Apple Insider, Shane Cole, March 11, 2014
Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps, ZDNet, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, March 11, 2014
WhatsApp beta gets new UI tweaks, broadcast history deletion, WMPoweruser, March 7, 2014
Battery app and unofficial Google Maps app ‘GMaps+’ for Windows Phone 8 receive new updates, WinBeta, Ron on March 11, 2014