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Access the BIOS screen on Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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If you wish to access the BIOS screen on a Surface Pro 2 then you will need press the volume increase rocker and hold it down whilst pressing the power button as normal. The Surface logo should appear, keep the volume button pressed and you should be in the setup screen, although there is not a lot you can do here!

Surface Pro 2 Will not boot up

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 will not boot up

I found the other day that the Surface Pro 2 decided it would no longer turn on!!

It appears the device had gone into some kind of deep hibernation state, whether to avoid overcharging or due to an Application altering the system I’m not sure, anyway this is how to get it back to normal:-

On the Volume key on the left side press the increase volume rocker whilst you press the Surface Pro 2 power button…This can take 20 seconds…. when you see the Surface logo appear let go of the buttons. Then press the Power button as normal. This should allow the device to boot normally.

 

 

 

Access Your Apple Email Account On Your Android Device

How to get Apple iCloud email n Android

If you ever need to configure Apple iCloud email on your Android device then you may find the following settings of use:-

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SmartWatch The Android Compatible Watch From Sony

 

I have been using the Sony SmartWatch for a few months now coupled with a Sony Xperia S phone. I must say so far I have been quite impressed with the
device.

 

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Apple iPhone has arrived! is it worth upgrading?

 

The New Apple iphone has arrived! is it worth upgrading?

The die hard Apple fans have been out snapping up the device as usual but does that mean it is any good.

The device is the same width but Apple have increased the length, whilst at the same time making it lighter and slimmer than the iPhone 4s. The device
does feel very light and has the usual build quality that Apple are synonomous with. I was hoping for a radically different design but I guess they feel they have the look about right at the moment.

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Microsoft Surfaces With New Tablet

This week Microsoft unveiled Surface it’s own version of the Tablet. Microsoft moving into the hardware market should make it interesting, especially as they may be competing against other hardware manufacturers using the Windows OS!

Hardware and Software by the same company that sounds familiar!

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There will be a choice of either Intel or ARM-Based processors.The Intel devices will be powered by Surface for Windows 8 Pro Operating System. The ARM-Based device will be powered by Windows RT (the Run-Time Metro only version of Windows 8). I assume Microsoft will hope to break the hold that Apple has on this market, albeit a bit late. But as the Tablet Market increases there is hopefully enough room for new and exciting Tablets. The following statistic is no doubt of interest to Microsoft!

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Samsung Galaxy S III

Last Week Samsung launched their latest Smartphone the Galaxy S III. This is a big screen phone boasting several new functions, will they be enough to win the Android battle, let alone the battle with Apple?

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Nike Fuel Band Checks Your Fitness Wherever You Are

Nike recently released another fitness accessory to ensure that your are always maintaining peek fitness and achieving daily goals. Or alternatively you just use it as  cute designer fashion accessory!

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Is This The Desk Of The Future

Is his the desk of the future? if so I’d like one. With Windows 8 Metro style arriving soon this could be the natural evolution of Tablet computing. At least you won’t get such tired arms whilst using this touch interface, a problem I mentioned in my post on Windows 8.

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Picture Source: “Tableg” concept by Wunderman Design

Apple iPAD 3.. Overhyped or just Overheating…

Following on from the post on the Apple iPAD 3, reports are surfacing from some of the early buyers of problems with heat. On the Apple discussion boards, people commented on how hot the device got in the lower left hand corner.  One user described it as “scorching hot” after playing Real Racing 2.

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