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After pulling Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store over the weekend, Microsoft on Monday released a recovery image that can be used to resurrect devices rendered unusable or “bricked” by... the update.

It’s not the simplest of fixes, requiring a USB drive and some command line prompts. But I’m told from a few users who’ve attempted it that it does the trick.

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Despite many people reporting a trouble-free upgrade from Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1, the Redmond firm withdrew the operating system update over the weekend and has since not given a conclusive answer... as to why.

“Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT devices to Windows RT 8.1,” said the company, in response to a question...

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When speaking to Australian publication ARN recently, Microsoft exec Jack Cowett – who works on marketing the Surface tablets – inferred that some consumers didn’t know the difference... between the Surface Pro and Surface RT.

“We think that there was some confusion in the market last year on the difference between Surface RT and Surface Pro,” said Cowett. “We wa...

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“I believe Surface 2 will help Microsoft gain tablet share, but that comes from a very small base today,” said Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “Both new... tablets offer improvements and unique features, but neither fundamentally changes the competitive landscape. The tablet market has swung to a low price, 7-in. to 8-in. form factor with thousands of spee...

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Citing supply chain sources and Dell exec Jeffrey Clarke, Digitimes reports that the firm intends to release an 8-inch Windows tablet later this year and suggests that the firm could also debut a 10.6-inch... model with a Core i or Atom processor.

The tablets will most likely run Windows 8.1, the operating system update due to go live on October 18, and will be used to target enterprise customers, accordin...

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The Texas firm had previously listed the 32GB and 64GB versions of the Windows RT tablet independently on the Dell.com website but the change means that the only option now is for consumers to buy the... more expensive, bundled package.

However, somewhat bizarrely, Dell is listing the 32GB and 64GB XPS 10s with keyboard for the same price — $479. Alternatively, customers can pick up the LTE...

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Citing an anonymous tipster who claimed to have seen Nokia’s product roadmap,  Nokiapoweruser reports that Nokia will announce a first tablet – with data from AT&T – in the... last week of September.

The model will most likely run Windows 8.1, which would perhaps not be much of a surprise considering the firm reportedly previously cancelled plans to launch a Wind...

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Speaking to CNET on Thursday, Huang detailed plans for the new model and confirmed that it will come with Outlook, which took some time to come to the original tablet.

"It is the killer... app for Windows," said Huang.

"Now we're going to bring it with the second-generation Surface. We're working really hard on it, and we hope that it's going to be a big su...

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The app now enables power users to jump between various Twitter accounts as well as pin certain accounts or Twitter lists (note: these can be any lists, not just your own) to your Windows 8 home screen.... This last feature is particularly useful when you consider that the app promises to update these in real-time.

Twitter also claims to have boosted the speed of the Windows 8 app, which is available...

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Citing “people familiar with the matter”, The Wall Street Journal claims that the two companies met on numerous occasions to discuss a deal, but say that an agreement couldn’t be reached... because the firms disagreed on price.

Microsoft was also said to have concerns about Nokia’s “slumping market position”.

Nokia has worked closely with Microsoft on Windows-po...