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    I've Changed My Mind: The SP4 is Terrible

    I've had my SP4 since it came out last year, and it recently became my only computer at work, replacing a 2014 iMac since that one was overkill for my kind of work, and this way I gained portability. In the last 10 months or so with my SP4, I've had to force reboot via the hardware buttons...
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    Solved Windows Hello, am I looking at it wrong?

    Ok, so the camera is better than I thought... what happened is that it recognized me from a rather off-center position, instead of the centered iPhone photo. I mistakenly thought it was the iPhone photo unlocking the device. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for clarifying.
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    Solved Windows Hello, am I looking at it wrong?

    I guess it's meant for convenience, not security, since it will happily log me in when presented with a picture of my face on my iPhone? So anyone could snap a photo of me and then log in as myself?
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    Serious complaint SP4/Win 10 Security

    When it comes to backups and recovery keys, a healthy dose of paranoia should be a prerequisite.
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    I tried, really

    SP4 i7 here, issue-free for the most part, bought in November. For some reason I get the feeling that more problems pertain to the i5 version, am I off the mark here?
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    Panos Panay please help with Support

    If I had a nickel for every leeshor's post repeating none of his customers have a problem with their SP4s, I could easily buy a Macbook Pro. Edit - since humor is not always evident in written form, let me add that the above was written in good spirits. Actually my SP4 is mostly free of issues...
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    Strange Pen Issue

    Same thing happened to me on Sunday. Additionally, the right rear part of the tablet started heating up with no increase in processor use. Speaking with Microsoft, I had to perform the following steps - unpair the pen from bluetooth, delete the pen in device manager under Bluetooth -> Surface...
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    Sleep study question

    Blocked... how? Would you mind explaining?
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    SP4 and Windows Hello

    Hi all, I'm posting here as the Surface Pro 4 is my only Windows device and hence I'm not sure whether this behavior pertains to this model or Windows in general. If I posted in the wrong forum, sorry in advance. I am using Windows Hello to log me in, and it works great. However, I oftentimes...
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    New TV Commercials

    The 2nd one was very good at driving the message across, without having to resort to silly acting.
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    Weather app live tile alert

    Duh, sorry.
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    Weather app live tile alert

    It's not specific to this installation; it does the same on another Windows 8.1 machine. I just can't figure out where to see these alerts and dismiss them
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    Adapter for airplane flight

    I assume a private airplane, as commercial aircraft have regular power and/or USB outlets. From my personal experience piloting private aircraft, most lighter outlets are disabled, and they aren't necessarily 12V either.
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    Weather app live tile alert

    I see no such bar. I also tried it on a second windows 8.1 pc to which I have access and its got the alert on the live tile but no way to see what the alert is - just like on my Sp3. Must be a glitch in the weather app then. Thanks again to all who've replied!
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    Weather app live tile alert

    Thanks for the replies. I've cleared the searches, but it reappears. As far as actual conditions worthy of alerting, there aren't any - it's 76 and perfectly clear here in So. Florida. So something's amiss, methinks. I'll give it a few more days to see what it might do on its own.
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    Weather app live tile alert

    Hi there, I'm posting my question here, as the windows forum seems to be an empty town next to this one. Beginning a few days ago, the MS weather's app live tile started displaying an exclamation mark at the bottom right. This also shows on the lock screen. I understand this is a weather...
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    Macgirl here, considering dumping my Mac and ipad for a SP3

    I am primarily a Mac user, with rMBP at home and an iMac at work, and still think of those as my primary platform. However, the SP3 is getting most of my personal time, and I have even starting using it at work for legal work and meetings.
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    Solved Key 4 and 6 quit working on type cover

    Just use charmap and then copy/paste the 4 and 6 where needed :-)
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    Dual boot with a Micro SD card and Yosemite

    Surface 3 and Yosemite are both great on their own separate selves. I also wonder what the battery life will be on the SP3 as Hackintosh. Since you say keyboard and mouse will suffice, why not just get a Macbook Air to complement your SP3? This way you'll retain what's so awesome about each of them.
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    Microsoft Explains why the Surface Pro 3 over the Mac

    He probably had enough beer already :-)