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05/11/2015

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The Apple Pencil is one thing to be excited about in the iPad Pro. It features Force Touch which gives it the ability to understand pressure, angling, and any other writing complexities. The pencil is said to be able to stay charged for one hour, but can also be charged via the iPad itself using a lightning cable.

The Smart Keyboard is another thing that the iPad Pro can work with. It is an optional accessory that connects to the device through a connector and it carries power through magnetic connections.The iPad Pro will begin at 32 GB, up to 128 GB. Some may think that the 128 GB max storage of Apple devices may no longer be enough with the high spec'd iPad Pro, but so far that is all that's offered.

Purchasing new technology or overhauling your investment in technology infrastructure can be daunting for small business owners. Unlike larger organizations, many of these small business purchasing decisions are made without a large budget or the assistance of IT staff. So if you're starting a new business, what equipment should you acquire?

We'll help you decide which smartphone and laptop to buy, choose the right desktop and printer, select the best cloud provider and NAS solutions, pick out a monitor and wearables and more.In total, we've identified 11 categories of devices, services and gadgets that small businesses should begin with, and we'll help you choose the right ones to fit your needs.Microsoft released build 10572 of Windows 10 Mobile last week, hot on the heels of build 10549, as the release date nears for the first Windows 10 smartphones, the Lumia 950 and 950XL, expected in November.

The company has not made it easy for Windows Insiders keeping up with the builds. Both 10549 and 10572 require first resetting your phone back to Windows Phone 8.1, which means double the effort.The Windows Phone story is heartbreaking for its fans, with Microsoft first acquiring Nokia, the main device vendor, and then dismantling most of it, declaring a change of strategy. What the new strategy is has never been clearly articulated, but it seems to involve a retreat from the mainstream smartphone market. Microsoft phones will instead be ultra-portable PCs, aimed at business and productivity users, with the ability to connect to full-size displays, keyboard and mouse.

This feature, called Continuum, requires new hardware, even though Windows 10 Mobile will install on most existing Windows 8.1 devices. The reason seems to be lack of dual-display capability in existing hardware.

Existing devices, like the Lumia 830 on which this review is being typed, can connect wirelessly to full-size displays, but only with display mirroring, limiting the screen resolution. True Continuum displays different content on each screen. Therefore the forthcoming HD-500 Display Dock requires a Lumia 950 or 950XL.

Despite this limitation, there are features in this build that seem to be aimed at Continuum users. After connecting to an external display, there is an Advanced setting appears that only offers “Mirror what’s on my device”, but which would presumably have further options on new hardware.

You can also reduce the size of the text and other on-screen items, making it almost unreadable on the phone itself, but more usable on the connected display. This makes it feasible to type a document in Word Mobile, though I cannot pretend it is a great experience. Connecting a Bluetooth mouse is no-go for me; the mouse works, but types random repeating characters as a side-effect. Without a mouse, it is fiddly to perform operations like taking a screenshot, inserting it into the document, and cropping it. I found myself looking forward to finishing the document on a real PC.

Another issue is power management. In full Windows 10, you can vary how quickly the screen goes off after inactivity, according to whether the device is on battery or external power. This is not possible in the current build, and screen time-outs are particularly annoying since the wireless display disconnects.

Real Continuum will be a better experience, though no doubt there will still be annoyances. The open question here is how useful it will be. It only makes sense if you are travelling without a laptop or tablet, and to use it you will need keyboard, mouse and a display with either the Microsoft dock or wireless connectivity. It is unlikely to replace a PC since x86 applications will not run. It all sounds rather niche.

How is Windows 10 Mobile shaping up as a smartphone OS? It is usable though there is still occasional jerkiness on the Lumia 830 used for this review. There are several things to like. App navigation is excellent, with the Start menu available by swiping in from the right, and pinned tiles which support groups as well as multiple sizes. Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant, makes more sense on a phone than on a PC, and works rather well, with decent voice recognition as well as handy features like reading incoming texts and accepting dictated replies, now fixed to be always on (as an option) rather than restricted to Bluetoooth audio. Give Cortana a sum to do, and a calculator appears embedded in the reply, another neat feature.

Apple's recent event last September introduced iPhone 6, 6 Plus, and the refreshed iPad Pro, but there was no mention about MacBook Air 2016.InfoWorld reports that Microsoft is aware of the screen flickering issue and is working on a fix. In the meantime disabling Hyper-V seems to resolve it, but there's currently no solution to the pink-screen issue.21/10/2015: The Surface Pro 4 been selling like hot cakes, trumpeted Microsoft on its Windows blog. According to Cyril Belikoff, senior director of Microsoft Surface, the tablet has had the fastest ever adoption rate by any Surface device.

And the higher resolution actually makes it easier to multitask on the Radius 12's relatively compact display. Screen-intensive tasks like viewing large documents and editing spreadsheets feel really comfortable, and there's plenty of room for split-screen multitasking.

Text looks really sharp on the Radius 12, and colors are vibrant, too. In fact, our tests showed that Toshiba's laptop delivers far better color accuracy than the average laptop.Battery life
But 4K displays do have one big downside: They're serious battery hogs. The Radius 12's screen may be nice to look at, but it also makes short work of the machine's battery.

The notebook ran for a meager 5 hours and 17 minutes on our battery test, which simulates continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi. That's almost 3 hours less than the ultraportable laptop average of 8 hours and 2 minutes.To be fair, short battery life is expected on laptops with 4K displays, which sap power at a much faster rate than lower-res screens. The trouble is that even other 4K notebooks outlasted the Radius 12, including the Dell XPS 13 (7:24) and the HP EliteBook Folio 12 (6:49). If you need a high-res notebook that can last through a long business flight, this isn't it.

The Radius' keyboard delivers an underwhelming typing experience, and has a few quirks on top of that. The biggest issue is the relatively shallow key travel of about 1.35 millimeters, which is below the 1.5-mm laptop average. Slightly deeper keys would provide a more comfortable, desktoplike typing experience, which is expected on a laptop in this price range.Unusual key placement might also throw off some touch typists. Specifically, the tilde key has been moved from its usual position to the left of the 1 key, and is now nestled awkwardly between the left Alt key and the spacebar. It's not a huge deal, but I did find myself accidentally striking the tilde key from time to time. The other issue is that the arrow keys are extremely small, which makes it a bit difficult to navigate documents.

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