All Articles by Al Sacco

Are you buying a Surface Book 2? (poll)

Microsoft yesterday unveiled the latest addition to the Surface PC family, the powerful Surface Book 2, and it's a truly drool-worthy. It also is not cheap. We want to hear from you and whether or not you plan to buy one.

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Chime in: What do you think of Microsoft's new Marimekko Surface Pro accessories?

Last week, Microsoft unveiled some fancy new Surface Pro Type Covers and other accessories from Finnish company Marimekko.

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Chime in: What do you think of Microsoft's move to kill Groove Music?

Last week, Microsoft announced it is throwing in the towel on the Groove Music streaming service. We want to hear your thoughts on the move.

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Follow Google's Pixel 2 launch on October 4 at Android Central

Google is expected to unveil the next great Android phones, its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones, this Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in San Francisco. Our sibling site Android Central is your one-stop-shop for all things Pixel 2.

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Chime in: Should Microsoft release a Surface trackpad?

Microsoft makes a number of Surface-branded peripherals, but there is currently no official Surface trackpad. We really want one, but we also want your thoughts.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella's new book promises insights on the company's digital transformation

Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, today released a new book that not only examines the man, but also Microsoft's path during the past few years, as well as the impact of technological change on the company and on human beings today.

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Chime in: Share your experience with Windows and 3D printers

Do you own a 3D printer or have access to one? Has your experience so far been positive? And if so, do you have any related Windows apps to recommend?

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Chime in: Should Microsoft's next phone be another Lumia instead of a Surface?

For obvious reasons, lots of Windows phone fans (or former fans) really want Microsoft to release a "Surface phone" that would swoop in and save the company's mobile presence. But would it make more sense for Microsoft to stick with the Lumia brand?

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Poll: Are you preordering Microsoft's Xbox One X standard edition?

The standard edition of Microsoft's shiny new game console, the Xbox One X, is expected to be available for preorder today. Are you in?

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Windows Central's new homepage and you

Windows Central has a modern new look and feel that we think you'll love. But there are a few things you should know if you want to get the most from our latest site design.

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Chime in: Is Microsoft's Surface Dial only for artists?

The Surface Dial is a niche accessory that lets you perform a number of functions in a select set of Windows applications using a few different actions on the dial. But it seems to be geared mostly at artists and 'creators.'

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Chime in: Your thoughts on the latest Xbox One Insider OS update

Microsoft recently released 1710 Xbox OS builds to members of the Beta Xbox Insider ring. We've been kicking the tires on the latest release, but we want to hear from you with your thoughts.

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Chime in: What is Microsoft doing with Skype?

Microsoft purchased the popular Skype messaging and video conferencing service back in 2011. But more than five years later, it's still unclear exactly what the company plans to do with it.

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Chime in: What are you most excited about in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

Yesterday, Microsoft announced an official release date for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: October 17, 2017. It's not the most exciting release ever, but we're still anxiously anticipating the update. What say you?

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Hurricane Harvey relief: Do your part to help those in need

The devastating Hurricane Harvey slammed the U.S Texas Gulf Coast last week, and its effects are still wreaking havoc in the area and on the people who live there. But you can help.

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Chime in: Is the new Surface Pen worth the extra cash?

When Microsoft released the new Surface Pro earlier this summer, it also made a new and improved Surface Pen available. But should people who use older Surface PCs, or who have last-gen Surface Pens in good working order, buy the new stylus?

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Chime in: Do you use your Surface Pro more as laptop, tablet or desktop?

One of the most compelling things about Microsoft's Surface Pro 2-in-1s is the ability to use the devices in multiple modes, including as a laptop, tablet and even a desktop PC when connected to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

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How to force a frozen Surface PC to shut down and restart

Microsoft's Surface PCs, like any device, aren't perfect, and sometimes they freeze up and become unresponsive. Thankfully, there's a simple way to resolve the problem.

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Chime in: What do you think of the Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Launch Edition' console?

Yesterday, at Gamescom 2017 in Germany, Microsoft unveiled a special, limited Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Launch Edition' console and announced that Xbox One X preorders are now available.

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Chime in: Is the Windows Store flaky and unreliable for you?

If Microsoft hopes to gain ground in the busy app space, and inspire software developers to create apps for the Windows Store, it needs to maintain a high-performance platform and marketplace. Unfortunately, for some users, that's not the case.

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