Tech Recap: Microsoft’s smartwatch, Xbox One, Surface Pro 3 review

Surface Pro 3 without keyboard on desk

This week on tech, new report suggests that Microsoft is preparing to release a new smartwatch this summer. But the most interesting news is that the watch will not only support Windows Phone handsets, but also iOS and Android phones. The company is also releasing this week the “Files” app, which is the file manager for Windows Phone 8.1 that many users were asking for. The app is ready for download from the Windows Phone Store.

Free games for Xbox One with Gold is finally here. As we enter the month of June, Microsoft unveiled the first two new games Xbox owners will get on Xbox One and the new free games for Xbox 360  — though 360 owners will also get an extra game on celebration of the one year anniversary of free games with Xbox Live Gold for member, which started exactly one year ago.

Xbox One June system update is upon us and this month Microsoft will be delivering with the update: external storage support, real name to identify your friends online, and TV and OneGuide expand to new countries. Also SmartGlass will be getting a new update bringing: new activity fee, Twitch broadcast notifications, universal remote control, and more.

As we continue to learn more about Surface Pro 3, this week I shared with you a new review about the tablet, but unlike other reviews (which I’m planning to release soon) this is a “review in pictures”, it’s a large gallery with many details about Surface Pro 3.

This time around Microsoft is launching various Surface Pro 3 hardware configurations, as such the big question now is: Which model you should buy? As there isn’t a straight answer, just the right Surface for you and your needs, I put together a guide to help you decide on which Surface Pro 3 model you should spend the top dollars.

Finally, new rumors confirmed that the so call “Windows 365” wasn’t a real thing. According to reliable sources, Microsoft was never working on offering subscription-based version of Windows. And for what I hear, the company has no intentions of on pursuing the route to offer its popular operating system. All this and more…

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