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

Ten Things to Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop

Even though my primary phone is the Pop Tart, a.k.a iPhone 6 Plus, I really like what Google has done with Lollipop, so I’ve gone back to carrying my Android phone with me also. Here’s 10 things that are cool about Lollipop. Now, if Asus & Google could get their act together and push the update out to my Nexus 7 tablet… (Yes, I know I could update it myself from the factory image, but I’m not so much into starting from zero. Although if the push takes long enough, I might.)

Ten Things to Know About Android 5.0 Lollipop