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September 19 , 2017

Kensington Introduces New Keyed Cable Lock for Microsoft Surface Pro

Vigorously Tested, Non-Invasive Locking Technology Is Specifically Designed for Surface Pro and Delivers the Utmost in Security without Compromising Aesthetics

Kensington Keyed Cable Lock on Microsoft Surface

Kensington Keyed Cable Lock on Microsoft Surface

Kensington®, a worldwide leader of desktop computing and mobility solutions for IT, business and home office professionals and The Professionals' Choice, today announced the Kensington Keyed Cable Lock for Microsoft® Surface™ Pro. Providing vigorously tested, non-invasive locking technology that is supported by Kensington's innovative common keying system, the Keyed Cable Lock is designed specifically for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4.

As the inventor and #1 provider of laptop locks worldwide, Kensington's locking solutions Kensington Keyed Cable Lock for Microsoft Surfaceaccommodate 95 percent of the world's laptops, projectors, printers and monitors. With extensive professional accessory support for the Microsoft Surface family of products - including rugged cases, sleeves, docks, hubs, locking kits, and privacy screens - Kensington is The Professionals' Choice for organizations incorporating the Microsoft Surface line into their computing environments.

"Device security and protecting valuable data is of the utmost importance to Surface Pro users, especially businesses," said Sheri Brassell, Senior Director of Program Management, Microsoft. "Recognized for its expertise and longstanding leadership in physical security, Kensington created an outstanding solution that addresses the market need for Surface Pro protection. Now customers can safeguard their Surface Pros, without having to compromise its elegant look and feel."

Features of the Kensington Keyed Cable lock include:

  • Exclusively Designed for Surface Pro to provide professional-level security and superior device engagement
  • Non-Invasive Locking Technology provides easy-to-use security solution that requires no device modifications, preserving the Surface Pro's hardware warranty and aesthetics
  • Strong Lock Head meets Kensington's industry leading standards for tamper-resistance, reliability and durability
  • 5mm Keying System includes patented anti-pick Hidden PinTM Technology, and is part of Kensington's robust key management solutions that include Master Keyed (K62052M) and Supervisor Keyed (K62052S) options to help IT managers minimize the number of keys required to secure devices in mixed technology environments.
  • Carbon Steel Cable resists and deters cutting attempts
  • Register & RetrieveTM program offers free and secure cloud-based key replacement


Kensington® Keyed Cable Lock for Surface™ Pro – Keyed Different (SKU# K62044; SRP $49.99)

Kensington® Keyed Cable Lock for Surface™ Pro – Master Keyed (SKU# K62052M; SRP $49.99)

Kensington® Keyed Cable Lock for Surface™ Pro – Supervisor Keyed (SKU# K62052S; SRP $49.99)

Kensington® Keyed Cable Lock for Surface™ Pro – Retail Packaging (SKU# K62055; SRP $49.99)




September 18 , 2017

Surface Laptop Commercial from The Emmys


Song playing is “Thunder” from Imagine Dragons




September 15 , 2017

What's so special about Microsoft Surface Studio? 3 important features to know

For a $2,999 price point, you might wonder — is the Microsoft Surface Studio desktop really worth it? I tested one recently and found myself being drawn to a few important features that made it worth the high price even compared to similar models from Dell and even Apple.Microsoft Surface Studio

1. Microsoft Surface Studio's incredibly high resolution

The high resolution of Microsoft Surface Studio was one of the surprises for me because I sometimes don’t like extremely high-resolution displays. They might be clear, but the color quality sometimes suffers. And in some cases, the extra resolution doesn’t really help with detail work in Photoshop and other apps because you don’t really notice the difference.

Microsoft Surface Studio uses a resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels, and believe me, you notice. For photos, I was able to zoom in and make fine adjustments to pixels in ways I couldn’t do on any laptop or on my normal 2K resolution display. Even normal Microsoft Word documents looked better on the Studio’s display without any jagged text.




The iPhone X's processor is more powerful than the newest MacBook Pro

One of the many things that leaked before the iPhone X event this week was the A11 Bionic’s iPhome X A11 Bionicimpressive performance. We already knew we were looking at a six-core 10nm chip going into Apple’s press conference, because the first Geekbench scores were already spotted. Those numbers were far beyond our wildest dreams, showing performance gains unseen in any other smartphone. Those scores appear to be the real deal, which means the iPhone X’s brand new chip is now more powerful that the Intel chips powering some of Apple’s 2017 MacBook Pros.

Geekbench 4 single-core tests average around 4169, while multi-core have a 9836 average. But they can go up to 4274 and 10438, as found by MacRumors. That’s much better than the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (3887 and 9210 average scores), which isn’t surprising, considering that the 2017 iPads have A10X chips inside.

The highest-end dual-core 13-inch MacBook Pro scores 4592 and 9602 in Geekbench 4 tests. That means the iPhone X is slower in single-core tasks but speedier in multi-core tasks.

Sure, that doesn’t mean the A11 Bionic can do all the things a desktop CPU does. But, think about the numbers for a second. When has a mobile chip been able to match a desktop processor in raw benchmarks? What other smartphones can offer similar performance? Even with cheating enabled, no Android device can really touch these numbers, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Qualcomm’s next processor can get anywhere close to that.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are also powered by the same A11 Bionic chipset.




September 14 , 2017

Apple iOS 11 for iPhone, iPad to release on September 19: Check out full compatibility list
The Indian Express

Apple has announced that iOS 11 will be available to download on September 19. iOS 11 was first announced at Apple’s annual WWDC conference in June, with major improvements over its predecessor – iOS 10. The company calls its latest mobile OS “a giant leap for iPhone” and  a “monumental leap for iPad”.

Current device owners can install the latest mobile operating system on September 19, before the next generation of iPhones hit the market.

iOS 11 will be available as a free download on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch either over-the-air or via manual update. You may be wondering whether your device supports the latest iOS 11 update. Here is the list of every device that is compatible with iOS 11.

iOS compatible devices




Surface Special Edition NFL Type Covers get steep discount to $95
Windows Central

If you're looking for a good reason to snap up on of Microsoft's special edition NFL Surface Type Covers, they're on sale now for a pretty steep discount at the Microsoft Store. Currently, you can pick up your choice of cover for $95, which is just under $65 off of the usual $159.99 price tag.

The covers come sporting the logo from your choice of any one of the 32 NFL teams against gray fabric. Other than that, the covers feature the same magnetic mechanism and keys you'd find on a standard type cover for the Surface Pro, Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4.

Surface Special Edition NFL Type Cover



September 13 , 2017

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 in the offing; key details leaked
Blasting News

Microsoft launched the successor to #Surface Pro 4 in May 2017. The company called it, “Surface Pro,” and claimed that it came equipped with all the possible modern-day features. According to a report by Tech Radar, some rumors claim that Microsoft is planning to introduce new Surface devices. They are expected to hold an event sometime towards the end of October (possibly #October 31) wherein they will take the wraps off Surface Pro 5. The device expected to compete with Apple MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.

Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processor

Prolific leaker and Microsoft expert, Paul Thurrott took to Twitter last month, to reveal that Pro 5 will be powered by Intel’s latest seventh-generation Kaby Lake processor. The device will also include Surface Connect charger, which will reduce the charging speed in half. The Surface Pro is also speculated to come with a longer battery life. The laptop probably won’t consist of a USB Type-C port. It remains to be seen what data transfer method Microsoft will provide to its consumers.




September 12 , 2017

Apple Special Event. September 12, 2017.

The first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater.

Apple Special Event. September 12, 2017.


iPhone X  ( iPhone 10)

Pre Order October 27th - Shipping Nov 3

Starting at $999

iPhone X


iPhone X features


"This is the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone."

All-new Super Retina Display

"The level of quality and responsiveness and efficiency is a breakthrough in mobile displays."

2436 x 1125 resolution, 5.8-inch diagonal

Million-to-one contrast ratio

iPhone x features

no home button

To go to the home screen, you just swipe up from the bottom.

"Once you do it for the first time, you'll know there's never been a better way."


Apple Face id

You just look at the phone and it unlocks. "We call this: Face ID."

A11 Bionic neural engine -state of the art processing


FaceID works if you change your hairstyle, wear a hat, wears glasses. It adapts to you if your face changes over time, like if you grow a beard. Works day and night. Can't be spoofed by photos.

Animogi - create animated emojis using your face id

Edge to Edge display

12 MP Dual Cameras with dual stabilization

Battery last 2 hous more than the iPhone 7

Wireless charging

Apple AirPower




iPhone 8 & 8 Plus

New Retina displays - Stereo Speakers

A11 Bionic Chip - The Most powerful chip ever in a smart phone

Camera: new 12mp sensor that provides 83 percent more light, more power efficient.

New dual-camera feature called "Portrait Lighting"on the 8 plus

4k video and augmented reality - Cameras calibrated for AR, new gyroscopes, new accelerometers

The future is Wireless

iPhone 8 has LTE Advanced, BT 5.0. And a glass back for wireless charging


iPhone 8 features

iPhone 8 $699 - iPhone 8 Plus $799




Apple TV

Apple TV 4k

If you own a Apple Phone or Watch you can watch Apple TV

4K movies are same price as HD. And Apple is automatically upgrading HD movies you own to 4K

Live Sports



Apple Watch Series 3


Apple Watch Series 3 - It has cellular data built in

The number is the same as your iPhone - Does not need to be near your phone

"Cellular is going to change the way we listen to music. With Apple Watch Series 3 and Apple Music, you can stream 40 million songs."

"This display itself is the antenna for LTE and UMTS."  "We've integrated an electronic SIM"

Apple Watch will notify you when it detects an elevated heart rate and you don't appear to be active

Price $329 - $399




September 11 , 2017


Never Forget 9/11

We will Never Forget 9/11





September 8 , 2017

What new features are expected for the Surface Book 2?
Tech Advisor

Microsoft could launch a new Surface Book 2 in late 2017 or early 2018. We outline the latest rumours regarding the Surface Book 2 price, features, specifications and UK launch date.

The new Surface Book is expected to sport the same premium design we saw on the original, with a few major differences. For starters, Microsoft is said to have been working on improving the hinge. Surface book

Lots of users of the original complained that the detaching process was too complicated and not smooth enough, so the Surface Book 2 will likely offer solutions to this issue. It could provide a better way to detach the keyboard, or take a new direction by making the keyboard non-detachable, but the screen wholly reversible.

The new Surface Book will also likely come with a better screen, offering support for 4K resolution (3840 x 2160p), including a VP9 and HEVC 10-bit decode, which means better graphics will be available.

The new model is expected to feature cutting-edge specs. It is rumoured to have a lot more power thanks to new Kaby Lake processors, and support both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.

The battery of the original Surface Book in tablet mode was a bit of a let-down, so Microsoft is expected to have spent time on improving this.

The Surface Book 2 will be preinstalled with Windows 10 Creators Update, which includes Cortana's speech recognition and a much improved video-playback feature. Given the Windows mixed-reality headsets we saw at CES, it's also possible we'll also see some support for VR.

When is the Surface Book 2 release date?

According to reports the Surface Book 2 will be unveiled at Microsoft’s two-day Future Decoded event on 31 October 2017.

If these predictions are correct, it should become available for purchase soon after, and we'd say definitely before the end of the year.




September 7 , 2017

Microsoft to hold Surface keynote in London next month
The Verge

Microsoft’s Surface chief will hold a keynote speech in London at the end of October. The software Panos Panaygiant is holding its annual Future Decoded event in London from October 31st to November 1st, and Microsoft revealed to The Verge today that Panos Panay will be speaking. Microsoft typically launches new Surface devices in October, and sources familiar with the company’s plans tell us to expect at least one new device at the event.

Microsoft previously promised a Surface Pro LTE version, and we’re expecting the company to unveil this hardware alongside a possible successor to the Surface Book or the Surface Hub. Microsoft is also planning to launch ARM-powered Windows laptops this year from a range of PC makers. It’s not clear whether Microsoft will create its own Surface with an ARM processor, but company says it’s still on track for partners to release devices with Qualcomm chips.

The Verge will be live from Microsoft’s Future Decoded event in London to bring you all the latest on Surface and Windows 10.




September 6 , 2017

Your iPhone and iPad will soon get these five useful new features

Apple will release brand-new software for iPhones and iPads in the coming weeks.

It's called iOS 11 and it's the latest software from Apple that will also be available on Apple's new iPhones.

CNBC has been playing around with the new software for several weeks and, in anticipation of the release, decided to share a few of the best changes.

The major changes in iOS 11 will depend on what device you're using the software on. With iOS 11 on iPads, you'll have useful new multitasking features that allow you to drag and drop photos from one app to another (the web browser into an email, for example), or launch a new "slide over" window pane that lets you control apps such as messages while interacting with two other applications in split screen. That's just a taste.

  • Apple will launch iOS 11 in early September, and it'll be available for recent iPhones, not just new ones.
  • It will let you run apps side by side, exchange money with other users with Apple Pay and have augmented reality.
  • Siri will also be more accurate, and it'll have a "do not disturb" mode while you're driving.

Apple hasn't said when iOS 11 will launch for all iPhones and iPads just yet, but we will learn more during the company's iPhone 8 event Sept. 12.



September 5 , 2017

Apple rumored to unofficially repair or replace Hurricane damaged iPhone and iPad units
Phone Arena

So let's say that thanks to Hurricane Harvey your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad sustained serious water damage that basically destroyed one or both devices. Despite the IP67 certification rating on the iPhone in wateriPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has made it clear that water damage is not covered by its warranty. So under normal circumstances, the flooding in Texas would normally lead to water logged iPhone units that would not be replaced by Apple, even if they are supposed to withstand a submersion to 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes.

But that doesn't mean that Apple isn't going out of its way to make life easier for those affected by the Hurricane. While not considered official policy, Apple is said to be offering free repairs to its devices that took on water and were damaged as a result. Apple is also believed to be offering free repairs to its devices that were damaged due to an impact that took place as a result of the Hurricane.

If your iPhone was in your pocket when flooding forced you to wade neck deep in water, or a tree branch crashed through your window and smashed into your iPhone which was laying on a desk, Apple just might replace your damaged iPhone or iPad (and even a Mac) out of the goodness of its heart. If you're iPhone, iPad or Mac was damaged due to the Hurricane, you need to trek down to your local Apple Store and tell them your sad story. Heck, you might even be able to get a freebie on a Hurricane damaged Apple Watch




September 1 , 2017

Lenovo's Surface competitor has Intel's new quad-core processors, LTE, and a 3D camera
The Verge

Lenovo Miix 520

Lenovo is making its Surface competitor a lot better this year. After slow iterating the Miix tablet from its Core M roots, the new Miix 520 will include Intel’s 8th generation quad-core i7 processor. It’s an addition that pushes its CPU performance past Microsoft’s new Surface Pro, alongside 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, and a 12.2-inch 1920 x 1200 display. Lenovo also offers a USB-C port, the company’s own active pen support, and an optional 3D camera for capturing images.

Lenovo is even offering an LTE version of the Miix 520 before Microsoft has managed to ship its own Surface Pro with LTE. Like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the Miix 520 includes a detachable keyboard, and an adjustable kickstand. Lenovo is using its watchband hinge that the company typically uses on its Yoga line of convertible laptops. If you use Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant, with your voice then the Miix 520 also has far-field microphones that can pick up your requests up to four meters away.




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