Type Cover with Fingerprint Reader & Surface Dock vs. Surface Pro 3


If you got a brand-spanking-new Surface Pro 4 Type Cover, especially the one with the fingerprint reader, or a Surface Dock, and you wanted to play with them on your Surface Pro 3, make sure you visit good ol’ Windows Update and make sure you have the 10/26/2015 System Firmware Update. Otherwise you will experience very limited functionality.

The fingerprint reader won’t be recognized, therefore you won’t even see the Microsoft Hello section of the Sign-on Options screen. The dock will charge your Surface, but the Surface won’t see the DisplayPort or USB ports.

See the whole scoop from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/support/install-update-activate/pro-3-update-history?os=windows-10

Microsoft Updates Lumia, Surface Pro and Introduces Surface Book


It was a busy morning for Microsoft yesterday, as they announced several key hardware products at their press event. Here’s a quick recap from my point of view.


  • Now joining the Limited Edition Forza Motorsport 6 bundle is the upcoming Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Bundle with a downloadable copy of the game, a custom Spartan-themed metal case, matching custom metal controller, and 1 TB of storage. The listed release date is October 20, and it’s priced at $499.
  • Windows 10 will be coming to Xbox One “this holiday season”, nothing more specific yet.
  • A new high-performance Elite Gaming Controller coming in “October 2016” and priced at $199.99.

How to install watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch the right way


Apple started pushing out the long-awaited watchOS 2 update yesterday afternoon, with the anticipated and welcome addition of native watch apps, among many other enhancements. Here’s the best way to get watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch.

How to install watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch the right way | Cult of Mac