Category Archives: devices

Surface Book 2: Weak Surface Dock power supply

A weak design of the Surface Dock is causing, that a Surface Book 2 is not supplied with power from the dock under heavy load (e.g. gaming). The device will drain then the battery.

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Microsoft Band: Apps and services will stop on 05/31/2019

[German]On May 31, 2019, Microsoft will turn off all services for the ‘Microsoft Band’ (fitness tracker) and remove the apps from the stores. Owners will then have a piece of (partially) useless electronic scrap, if they still use the fitness … Continue reading

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Microsoft Surface Go Firmware Update

Microsoft has released a firmware update for its Microsoft Surface Go (the Wi-Fi model). The updates are released on February 19, 2019. The Surface Go Update-Historie has just been updated.

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Google Nest Secure with ‘secret’ microphone

Google made a big mistake: The Google Nest Secure alarm system contains a microphone that was never mentioned within the specs or within Googles product sites.

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Security updates for Android and iOS – a comparison

As an owner of an Android or iOS mobile device, you get a certain amount of security updates. If you are questions which platform is better suited for security patches, here’s a small overview might help you.

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Bluetooth 5.1 improves support for location services

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has released version 5.1 of the Bluetooth Core spezification. This offers a new direction finding feature with direction recognition and centimeter accurate position detection that significantly improves Bluetooth-based location services. It enables the development … Continue reading

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Firmware Updates: Surface Laptop 2 and Go LTE Advanced

Microsoft has released Firmware updates for its Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Go LTE Advanced. The new firmware brings stability improvements and improves the functionality of the Surface Pen with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Does HP blocks 3rd party ink cartridges again on its printers (Jan. 2019)?

[German]Just a question to users of HP ink jet printers. There are signs, that HP again blocks third party ink cartridges on its ink jet printers (Office printers) since January 2019. The aim of this blog post is to find … Continue reading

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Firmware Update for Surface Laptop and Laptop 2

Microsoft has released new firmware updates for its Surface Laptop and Surface Laptop 2. These are intended to improve the stability of the devices.

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Issues with iOS device registration via IMEI in Intune

Another short note for administrators who use Microsoft’s Intune management software to manage iOS devices. The IMEI of the devices is probably not recognized correctly in Intune. 

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