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The utilitarian reason that people use to justify paying such a hefty premium for a Surface Pro is dual use. In the horrible marketing jargon, it does both lean forward for work, and lean back for watching TV, or dorking around on social media.Of course you don’t need a hybrid machine to do this: you can do much of this with a cheap tablet and keyboard combo, and then have several hundred (or more) pounds left in your pocket. (Last year’s iPad Air 32GB + keyboard = a shade over £400). The only thing you can’t do with this combo, and Android combos are cheaper, is run x86 applications.Yet the drawbacks of the Surface as a dorking-around-machine are obvious once you start using it. The range of content and cool apps is terrible, and without content and cool apps, any tablet is just a dumb screen.There’s no getting away from it, the Surface Pro a very smart looking piece of industrial design indeed. The magnesium unibody case looks and feels great. This year it has barely changed. It’s a tiny bit (50g) lighter and thinner, but you’d have trouble telling them apart side by side unless you were familiar with the Surface range, and even then, you’d probably have to pick them up to be sure. The power button has moved (it’s on the top when you’re using it in landscape mode). It has much stronger magnets down the side for a much improved Pen – and the Pen now comes “free”.

The Surface’s display has been amped up from 2160×1440 to 2736×1824, all in the same 12.3 inch diagonal. The designers have all but done away with the bezel. The display was the most startling thing about the Pro 3, and it’s even better now.The Surface Pro 4 has one spooky, Minority Report party trick. It uses biometric scanning to log you in. It couldn’t be any more futuristic unless a hoverbot popped up in front of your face then flew out again. The machine actually uses two cameras and an IR sensor to authenticate you, so you’re not holding up a picture. I found this worked uncannily well, unlike the iris scan on the new Lumias, where it guzzles power constantly, and then once it’s glommed onto a face, only recognises you some of the time.As well as a new pen, Microsoft has upgraded the keyboard (not included, of course) quite substantially. The fourth generation Surface keyboard has more spacious keys, with real distance between them, and a much larger touchpad that’s now glass. It’s terrific, and you can use the fourth-gen keyboard with a Surface Pro 3. And to be honest, given the woes I am about to describe, I wouldn’t blame you if you did.

But Microsoft wouldn’t have an absurdly aggressive launch just for a keyboard and pen, could you? Apparently so.The problems began when I began to use it, for if the Surface Pro 4 is the “Surface Pro 3 only more so”, that unfortunately includes the flaws of the SP3. My first SP4 review unit wouldn’t wake up the screen after a few days. This issue plagued early review samples, and Microsoft kindly swapped out the dodgy one.Leaving aside its versatility and design, I found the SP3 actually scored poorly compared to rival Ultrabooks for battery life and reliability – and this a PC that really cooks. Not in a good way. I concluded that there is room for a version of the kids’ classic, Go The Fuck To Sleep – aimed not at parents, but Surface Pro owners. This is a machine that doesn’t go the fuck to sleep. I got used to having my bag warmed from the inside by the SP4.Battery life teetered too, barely extending to four hours in practical terms. I really wanted to show off my swanky SP4, but out of necessity, ended up taking my usual notetaking options with me instead: an ancient Thinkpad X series, or an iPad Air with a Bluetooth keyboard. How much I wondered is down to errant drivers, or the immature OS?

One thing really surprised me: Windows 8.1 is a far more natural fit for the Surface’s kind of hybrid than Windows 10. The SP4 is Windows 10 only, so I’m basing this judgement from using the SP3 with Windows 8.1, and the SP4 with Win10. If you’d suggested at the start of the year that anyone would be wishing that Windows 8.x ran on their PC, I’d have thought them a bit odd.But perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised: Surface was designed to showcase the new Windows paradigm, with its touch-first UI, that also served up a desktop when you needed to run grown-up apps. What made Windows 8’s design so annoying to desktop users is actually a boon on dual-use devices. When you rip the keyboard off a Surface you want a tablet, touch-first UI. What you get instead is Windows 10’s designed-by-committee compromise.In fact, “design” isn’t a word I’d readily associate with Windows 10: it’s more of a tentative peace agreement between warring factions. When you detach the keyboard from a Surface now, it goes into a “touch-friendlier” mode but that’s it. The Explorer elements (icons) get a little larger. But the Tablet Mode desktop loses its bold, cartoon-like simplicity and its broad sweeping gestures. It’s harder to use, and harder to read. The spidery font and hard-to-distinguish wireframe icons just don’t seem natural here.

Like the latest Lumias, the Surface Pro 4 seems to me great hardware let down by the software. Windows 10 is going to take time to get ready (six months after I said it needed at least six months, it isn’t close). Meanwhile rivals are catering to the “lean forward and lean back” hybrid in their own way.HP’s Elite X2 is a hybrid that’s similar to the Surface but with a stronger battery, more ports and a SIM card. Lenovo’s Yoga range is broader, with the high end offering a better screen, and Lenovo is set to unveil some serious Surface competition at CES in a couple of weeks.Britain’s new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers will be Windows XP-free zones, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed to The Register.Readers made us aware that a technician working aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth itself, which is a year away from completion, had the famous Windows XP rolling hills desktop background used by Microsoft’s ancient OS on his screen.The UK government negotiated a Custom Support Agreement in April 2014 when the software was classified as end-of-life, so the departments and agencies could use it without worrying about no more patches being written.But it seems this was indeed comedy wallpaper on the laptop owned by a white coat, for the MoD told us HMS Queen Elizabeth will be using more up-to-date software.The warship is “currently undergoing fitting-out in her test, integration and commissioning phase in Rosyth,” the spokesman said.“The MoD can confirm that Windows XP will not be used by any onboard system when the ship becomes operational,” the spokesman added. “This also applies to HMS Prince of Wales.”Prince of Wales is the second of the UK’s two new carriers. It’s notable that the MoD doesn’t state that either ship won’t use XP at all – only when they become operational, which doesn’t rule it out altogether. El Reg has asked the MoD about this but they refused to comment on this point.

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It’s a great idea with (I believe) real potential… but talk of receiving samples after three years and $1.2 million dollars of investment, frankly, worries me no end, Moore writes. Water cooler El Reg, some friends of mine have been showing me blog posts about Microsoft keeping secret copies of all our encryption keys. What’s going on?Since Windows 8, Microsoft has built drive encryption into its operating system, so none of this should really be a shock. And this encryption feature shouldn’t be confused with Bitlocker, which is aimed at power users and businesses; think of this feature as a diet Bitlocker.Whenever you first log into a new Windows 10 computer or device using a Microsoft account, the OS quietly and automatically encrypts the internal storage drive, and uploads a recovery key to Redmond’s OneDrive servers. While you’re logged into your machine, your data is decrypted and accessible. If someone steals your PC or tablet, and they don’t know your password, they shouldn’t be able to get at your files because they can’t decrypt them.If you forget your password or somehow can’t log into your PC or device any more, you won’t be able to use your drive because it will remain encrypted. If you change your motherboard, you won’t be able to decrypt your data either because the system ties the encryption to a crypto key stored in the chipset. The new board won’t have that key.

Imagine the tech support calls Microsoft and PC makers must get every day from people – people who think the caps lock key is cruise control FOR COOL. People who can’t remember how to turn on Bluetooth. Now imagine the sheer hell of dealing with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people who wake up one morning and can’t remember their passwords, only to be told: Sorry, it’s gone. All your data is gone.It’s not a hassle Microsoft wants to deal with, so it provides people a recovery key, stored on the corporation’s servers, to sign back in. If you have recovery key for an encrypted drive, you can decrypt it.Can’t I just print out my key? Or put it on a USB stick? And not give a copy to Redmond?Yes – you can print it out or save it to a thumb drive in case you need it in future. You can download your key from here. If you can’t see a key, and you’re a Windows user, then your computer doesn’t have the hardware – such as a suitable TPM module – to support the storage encryption, so you don’t have to worry about any of this.Well, here’s the rub. Maybe if Microsoft was a little more upfront with people, and made it a clear option during installation or during the first boot, this wouldn’t be such a shock. Just like its privacy settings in Windows 10 that are on by default and tucked away: some are useful, others not, but a little warning would have been appreciated.

Well, I don’t like it. Whoever has my recovery key can decrypt my drive. I don’t want Microsoft to have my key.Fine. If you’re a Windows Home user, click here, save a copy of the recovery key just in case, and then delete it from OneDrive. Microsoft promises to eventually scrub it from its cloud servers and backups.Beware: if another person logs into your machine using a Microsoft account, the recovery key may be uploaded again. To put an end to this, follow these instructions (skip step four) to create a new recovery password that is just between you and your computer. Obviously, don’t lose or forget this password.Alternatively, switch off drive encryption by opening the Control Panel, and navigating to PC and devices, then PC info, then Device Encryption, and doing the deed there. Now you can use another disk encryption tool that doesn’t send keys to off-site systems.Go to the Control Panel, open the Bitlocker settings screen, turn the feature off, then reenable it, and then when prompted, don’t allow the recovery key to be sent to Microsoft’s servers. Pro and Enterprise editions can also store recovery keys in an Active Directory service, which is an obvious thing to do in a corporate environment.Look, this is a breach of my privacy – what if the Feds get hold of the recovery key? They have ways and means to do so.Anyone with the recovery key needs physical access to your machine to use it, so that computer would have to be seized anyway for the key to be any use.

We’ve been watching the date since we reported on Java 9′s new naming scheme a couple of weeks back and named September 22nd, 2016, as the debut date for the new code.Which wasn’t entirely right, as reader Sean Coffey pointed out because in this thread Java’s overseers were pondering a revised release schedule with March 23rd, 2017, as the day for Java 9′s debut.That date has since been all but agreed. The chief architect in Oracle’s Java Platform Group, Mark Reinhold, Oracletook to the Java developer’s mailing list on December 12th with the new schedule, suggesting that anyone opposed to the new plan make themselves heard by December 16th. That date’s come and gone without obvious protest on the list.Now Oracle’s seen fit to ventilate the proposed schedule on its blog, proclaiming Reinhold’s schedule represents the “Latest Java 9 News”.By now you probably just want us to show you the proposed schedule. So in the interests of not frustrating readers we’d best stop padding this story and just give you the list.The team’s given itself an extra six months to get the job done, meaning the world will have to go through another Christmas without a new Java to play with.

Perhaps more importantly, the world will also have to wait for a new Java just as Internet of Things hype gathers even more pace. As Oracle likes to point out, Java’s a fine fit for things. History suggests Big Red doesn’t need to worry about missing the boat: when a topic is as hyped as the IoT, by the time version 9 emerges developers will probably only just be starting on serious work, just as enthusiasm for apparently inevitable benefits ebbs. Review Against all predictions, Microsoft has made a profitable multi-billion dollar business out of a boutique tablet. It has also turned a bog standard commodity Thing – a Windows laptop – into something desirable. And it has done it all without fully answering the question “Why should I have one?”The Surface began life only three years ago as a cosmic joke, and Microsoft soaked up expensive write-downs. But after turning the tablet into a Windows laptop (only one that came not as one expensive part, like an Apple’s laptop, but three expensive parts), Surfaces began to sell like hot cakes. This year the public’s ardour for Surface has cooled somewhat: it was down to $672m in the quarter ending September 30th, down from $908m annually, but that may reflect that the launch of the SP4 came later in the year.Why get a Surface Pro? Well the immediate answer “because it’s cool”, doesn’t cut it. It’s a circular reply. A solipsism. So is “because I needed a laptop and, er … I could expense it”, which is the second most popular answer I hear, one that’s surely closer to explaining the Surface’s success.

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La plupart des systèmes disponibles utilisent un interrupteur marche/arrêt caché à l’extrémité du guidon, tandis que d’autres utilisent un capteur qui fait tourner le moteur lorsque la cadence d’un coureur tombe en dessous d’un certain niveau.Tour de France : le « dopage mécanique », est un problème croissant dans le cyclismeTour de France : le « dopage mécanique », est un problème croissant dans le cyclisme
Si les officiels de course ont déjà opté sur des inspections visuelles pour tenter d’identifier les vélos avec des moteurs cachés, la technologie pourrait désormais les aider. Évidemment, il est toujours possible de scruter le moindre mouvement du doigt pour voir si un bouton est pressé, ou encore regarder le mouvement inhabituel d’un pneu, comme une roue qui continue de tourner après une chute. Mais, ces subtils indices font uniquement allusion à la présence d’un moteur et, dans la plupart des cas, ne suffisent pas pour justifier une inspection d’un vélo.Pour lutter contre cette forme de tricherie, l’Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) utilise dorénavant une caméra thermique, qui peut détecter des moteurs cachés dans un vélo tout au long d’une course.Pendant le Tour de France, deux caméras thermiques ainsi que des tablettes à résonance magnétique seront utilisées par l’UCI au départ et à l’arrivée des étapes. Les caméras thermiques sont capables de détecter des signatures de chaleur liées à la présence d’un moteur sur le moyeu ou le pédalier arrière d’un vélo. Les caméras seront utilisées tout au long de la course, et peuvent être utilisées à la fois pendant la compétition et sur le côté de la route. Les officiels de course ne disent pas où ou quand les contrôles auront lieu. Les membres de l’UCI vont également utiliser le système de balayage par résonance magnétique sur les lignes de départ et d’arrivée. Ce scanner identifie les vélos trafiqués en utilisant un appareil qui émet un champ magnétique. Une tablette analyse alors ce champ magnétique à la recherche d’inhabituelles perturbations dues aux moteurs cachés dans un vélo.

« Dell conçoit des tablettes Android ? » vous pourriez vous demander. La réponse a été oui, mais plus maintenant. En effet, Dell ne proposera pas de nouveaux appareils dans sa gamme Venue.La gamme Venue de Dell a offert une expérience Android assez bonne, en particulier, la Venue 8 7000 et la Venue 10 7000 sont d’excellentes tablettes. Bien qu’elles avaient des éléments qui leur permettaient de se différencier de la concurrence — la gamme Venue a été la première à intégrer la caméra RealSense 3D d’Intel, il semble que Dell n’ait pas réussi à susciter l’intérêt que la firme avait placé en elles. Aujourd’hui, la société va plutôt se concentrer sur ses périphériques Windows 2-en-1.« Le marché des tablettes est sursaturé, et connaît une baisse de la demande de la part des consommateurs. Nous avons donc décidé de mettre fin à la gamme de tablettes Venue basées sur Android », a déclaré un porte-parole de Dell à PC World dans un e-mail. « Nous assistons à une hausse en popularité des périphériques 2-en-1, car ils fournissent un savoureux mélange des capacités de PC avec la mobilité de la tablette. Ceci est particulièrement vrai dans l’espace commercial ».Autrement dit, Dell ne sortira pas de nouvelle itération de ses modèles Android, mais les contrats de garantie et le service sera encore supporté. En outre, vous ne serez plus en mesure d’acheter le Wyse Cloud Connect, un périphérique d’accès au cloud portable et ultracompact, qui peut se brancher à un écran par le port USB.
De plus, et peut-être encore plus triste, la société n’a pas l’intention de pousser les futures mises à jour du système d’exploitation à ses dispositifs qui sont déjà dans la nature.

Ce n’est pas le premier dispositif que Dell abandonne de sa gamme Venue, puisqu’en 2012, la firme a également abandonné la gamme de smartphones Venue sous Android.Quoi qu’il en soit, rassurez-vous, ce n’est pas la fin du pacte entre Dell et Android. D’une part, il y a encore les Chromebook de Dell (qui vont offrir un support aux applications Android), et d’autre part, la firme affirme être toujours ouverte à offrir un support à Android sur ses appareils à l’avenir — seulement probablement pas des tablettes.Facebook veut que vous partagiez rapidement tous les articles, vidéos, et pages Web que vous appréciez à vos amis.Il n’est pas étonnant d’apprendre que Facebook déploie de nouveaux outils : une extension Chrome qui simplifie le bookmarking, et un bouton Like repensé pour notre plus grand plaisir.Les nouveaux plug-ins sont les plus drastiques, visuellement parlant. Ils disposent d’un bouton « Like » redessiné, qui est un peu plus arrondi et un peu moins coloré que l’ancien design. Il abandonne également avec le logo « f » de Facebook, pour laisser place au pouce en l’air. Le nombre de « Like » est désormais intégré dans la bulle du bouton plutôt qu’à l’extérieur, comme ce fut le cas avec le vieux bouton.Ces changements ont été bien appréciés, a déclaré Facebook. Après des tests side-by-side « qualitatifs et quantitatifs », le réseau social a déterminé que la nouvelle conception a encouragé les clics à une fréquence plus élevée que son prédécesseur.

Facebook repense le design de son bouton LikeFacebook repense le design de son bouton Like
Mais, le nouveau bouton Like confère des avantages dans d’autres domaines. Il existe en plusieurs tailles, optimisées pour les smartphones, les tablettes et d’autres dispositifs mobiles (Facebook rapporte que 30 % des impressions du bouton « J’aime » proviennent des périphériques mobiles), et dispose d’une esthétique « raffinée et moderne ». De plus, il est rétrocompatible, ce qui signifie qu’il n’aura pas un impact négatif sur des sites tiers qui mettent en œuvre actuellement le bouton, désormais obsolète. En outre, les nouveaux boutons Like fonctionnent parfaitement avec Instant Articles, la solution hébergée de Facebook pour les éditeurs.Le bouton Like de Facebook est désormais responsiveLe bouton Like de Facebook est désormais responsive
Les nouveaux boutons vont être poussés « au cours des prochaines semaines », a déclaré Facebook. Si vous avez déjà un bouton incrusté sur votre site Web, il va automatiquement se mettre à jour.Les nouvelles extensions Chrome de Facebook sont un peu plus restreintes. L’une d’elles, Share to Facebook, fournit des raccourcis pour partager des liens vers Groups, Messenger et Facebook. L’autre, Save to Facebook, est l’outil de bookmarking du réseau social. Vous pouvez enregistrer rapidement des articles, des vidéos, des produits ou des pages Web entières, qui se synchronisent sur tous vos dispositifs.

Cette semaine, Evernote a annoncé que l’application de prise de notes allait subir d’importants changements. Controversés, ces derniers vont limiter la version de base, gratuite, en synchronisant les notes sur deux dispositifs seulement. De plus, la plate-forme va augmenter les prix de ses offres payantes, Plus et Premium, passant respectivement à 3,99 euros/mois et 6,99 euros/mois.Autrement dit, il s’agit de nouvelles décevantes pour toute personne qui utilise l’application sur son ordinateur de bureau et ses appareils mobiles pour garder une trace de ses notes, rassembler des ressources pour des projets ou noter des idées tout au long de la journée.Evernote a promis de fournir un temps d’adaptation avant que les nouvelles limites soient activées aux utilisateurs actuels, mais si vous êtes à la recherche d’une alternative à Evernote, voici vos options.OneNote fait partie de la nouvelle suite Office de Microsoft. L’Application exécute toutes les fonctionnalités d’EvernoteOneNote fait partie de la nouvelle suite Office de Microsoft. L’Application exécute toutes les fonctionnalités d’Evernote
Si vous utilisez Evernote comme votre outil de favoris multimédia ou de gestion de projets, OneNote est une excellente alternative. L’application est préinstallée avec Windows 10 dans le cadre de la suite Office, et elle est disponible en téléchargement pour les versions antérieures de Windows. De plus, il y a des applications mobiles pour Android, iOS et Windows Phone, en plus d’une application Web.

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