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Generally, there are multiple audio tracks in the DVD movies, and you can choose the audio track to play with the DVD player as you want. Have collected some precious DVD video files on computer hard drive, however just cannot convert them to other video formats with your multiple audo tracks? Have no idea about how to convert the DVD video to playable MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, etc. for sharing them with more friends and colleagues?

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No worry, here is what Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac can do for you. It’s not only your best tool to rip and convert DVD to any video format you like, but also the top BD/DVD multi-track converter to rip and convert DVDs to MP4 container format for freely watching on your tablet with multiple audio tracks and subtitles included.  Just download it and follow this short guide below which shows you how to convert a DVD to play on your Table with multi-track.

Step 1. Run Pavtube ByteCopy for Mac, put source DVD into ROM, Click “Load Disc” to import movie titles from DVD. The software decrypts DVDs of all regions.

Note: If you want to combine multiple mp4 files into one, please check the “Merge into one file” option.

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Step 2. Choose MP4 format as output, here “Format > Multi-track Video > Multi-track MP4 (*.mp4)” is recomended for you. 

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Tip: You can check the audios you want to keep and uncheck the audios you don’t need. It all depends on your own choices.

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Step 3. Click the “Convert” button to copy DVD movie to mp4 for playing on your tablet with your desired audio channels. The process takes about 10mins. When it completes, click “Browse” to find generated mp4 file with multiple audio tracks included. 

The DVD to multi-track mp4 converter is really easy to use. Hope it also works well for you.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 – Not Just for Communicating but Also for Movie Watching

You may edge yourself into the bandwagon when you acquire Samsung Galaxy S4 in April 2013 as it was then Samsung’s flagship handset. Yet, currently, Samsung Galaxy S4 is the outdated phrase as its successor S5 is waiting in the wings and all eyes are firmly locked on the Samsung Galaxy S5. Equipped with 5.2-inch 2K QHD display with 2560*1440 resolution at dizzying 565ppi, Galaxy S5 can no doubt bring fire-new multimedia entertainment experience for all users.

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However, what I find a fly in the ointment is that when I import DVD Tangled (Disney) to Galaxy S5 for the sake of watching on the move, this awesome handset doesn’t fantastic any more for it is not built in DVD-ROM like other Galaxy series Galaxy S4, S3….

Then any solutions to play DVD movie on Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3…?

It’s a known fact that nearly all mobile phones are not equipped with DVD drive, resulting in unfeasibility to play DVD movie on Galaxy S5, S4, S3… directly. You may think why not purchase videos from online media store for watching on Samsang Galaxy S phones. But don’t you think it is a little bit ridiculous and wasteful to keep spending money on buying the DVD videos you already have?

To make DVDs more mobile and save extra unnecessary cost, all you need is to rip DVD to Galaxy S series potential to support DVD video playback, that is to say, you need to convert DVD to a video format that is recognized by Galaxy S5, S4, S3…, so that you can play DVD movie on the gadget. In order to fulfill the task, you will be badly in need of a professional DVD ripper for Galaxy. Here Pavtube DVDAid is a good choice and can perfectly behave as a DVD to Galaxy ripper with utmost quality. It is easy to use for editing and conversion and makes great quality copies of DVD movies. The Mac version is Pavtube DVDAid for Mac. Both are 50% off now at Pavtube biggest 2014 Father’s Day Special.

Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to rip and transfer your Tangled DVD movies to Galaxy S5, S4, S3… for watching.

How to Rip and Convert Tangled (Disney) DVD movies for playing on Galaxy S5, S4, S3…

The quick start guide below uses DVDAid Windows(Windows 8.1/8/7 included) screenshots. The way to transcode DVD movies to Galaxy on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.

Step 1: Download, install and launch the excellent DVD Ripper, and then click “DVD icon” to load the Tangled DVD movie from the disc. You can also add DVD discs, ISO image files, IFO files and DVD Folders to the program.

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Step 2: Select output format in the “Format” bar. Here I suggest you choose Samsung >> Samsung Galaxy (*.mp4).

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Tip: Click on Settings you could easily set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters that affect video quality and file size for the video you prefer.

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Step 3: When you are satisfied with all the settings, you can click “Convert” and let the software do the Tangled DVD to Galaxy MP4 conversion. After the ripping, you can click “Open” to locate the converted MP4 video files and just transfer them to your Galaxy S5, S4, S3… without limitations!

Additonal Tips:

If your movie isn’t already in one of the Galaxy supported formats or it’s still on a Blu-ray or a DVD, you can get the Video Converter Ultimate (or the iMedia Converter for Mac) which can help you rip Blu-ray/DVD, and convert various formats of 720p/1080p HD videos in MKV, AVI, TiVo, VOB, MPG, MTS, etc. to your Galaxy S5, S4, S3… or other Android, iOS, Windows RT/Pro os based tablets/phones for smoothly playing.

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The default video player on the iPad/iPhone/iPod can only do so much. It’s good but it’s not as powerful as you want it to be. Here are best  music player available for iPad/iPhone/iPod.

With Apple finally introducing iTunes Radio in iOS 7, some people are claiming that the end of offline music playback is near. The sheer number of streaming services available these days coupled with the wide availability of high-speed mobile internet has dramatically diminished the importance of keeping a decent collection of music on your device. Having said that, you cannot always be online, even in this modern age, as all the uproar caused by Xbox One has clearly demonstrated. So, if you still have a lot of songs on your iPhone, you are probably familiar with more than one alternatives for the iOS Music app.

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The stock app itself isn’t too bad, but there are some music players available in the App Store that can make it look almost crude. The variety is so large in this genre that you might easily start feeling a bit lost when looking for a decent app that can handle your music library. So, in an attempt to make your choice easier, here is our list of the top free and paid music players available for iOS.


1. Toones

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Toones is all about gestures, and can offer deemed a truly button-less music playback experience. The app can do everything you are ever likely to need to control audio playback, but the only downside is that you will have to remember a considerable number of gestures in order to perform these tasks.


2. Scrobbler

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Released by Last.fm, this app is great for anyone who likes to have album art with every song in their library. In most music apps, one song has just one photo associated with it, but if you listen to a track in Scrobbler, the photos keep changing automatically. Apart from that, the app can automatically order your music into playlists, and features some decent sharing options as well.


3. IAlbums

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Back in the days when RealPlayer was the most popular desktop music player, I personally quite liked the way it showed additional information about the currently playing track and artist. iAlbums does the same for your iPhone’s music collection, and even pulls lyrics automatically for it from different sources. The way iAlbums arranges your songs in its library is also pretty good.


4. TuneWiki Lyrics

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If Shazam was a feature-rich music player, it would have been like TuneWiki Lyrics. The app comes with built-in song recognition, but it can also show you lyrics for any song in your library. The great thing about its lyrics display is that TuneWiki synchronizes the text displayed on the screen with the actual audio.

TuneWiki Lyrics

5. Legato

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If you want to scrobble music you are listening to from your local collection, Legato is the way to go. The app also comes with a neat UI, and has a unique radial playback controller. The combination of music discovery and offline playback make Legato a great app to have on your iPhone.


6. Splitr

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Splitr is not exactly a music player, but more of a utility app. Having said that, how many other apps let you play a different song on each side of your earphones simultaneously? A great app for anyone who has to share their earbuds with friends frequently.


7. Planetary (IPad)

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Planetary might not be the most practical music player available in the App Store, but it is certainly among the most beautiful. The app arranges your music alphabetically into a collection of galaxies, which users can fully explore using their device’s gyroscope or camera. Each track is represented by a star, which you can tap twice to begin listening to it. As you might have guessed from the app’s screenshot, Planetary is exclusive to the iPad.


8. PaidGroove

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Groove is not a completely offline music player, as it combines your music collection with suggestions from across the internet based on your listening habits. The app also has the ability to generate playlists out of your personal library by taking music genres and artist info of the tracks into account. A great feature of Groove is that it makes sure that none of the songs in your device are ever completely forgotten, as it has a separate section for tracks that you haven’t listened to in a while.


9. Music Player All-In-1

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Ever since Apple decided to separate podcasts from music, almost all third-party music players have gone the same route, except Music Player All-In-1, that is. The app comes with playback & management options for all audio files stored on your iPhone, and even features a built-in web browser that can be used to find videos and album art related to the song you are listening to. Other features include a timer that stops playback after a set period of time, and lots of sharing options.

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10. CarTunes

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CarTunes can be considered a refined version of Toones. The app is gesture-based, but has a smattering of buttons for navigation and playback control as well. The songs in your library are arranged into a neat shelf by the app, complete with album art and the name of the artist. The looks and theme colors are pretty customizable as well.


11. Stezza

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If you have ever used Windows 8, or Windows Phone, you are going to like Stezza. Instead of going for gestures, which have to be remembered, Stezza offers large buttons that can be used to perform any playback-related action with ease and efficiency. The app is perfect if you want to control your music without having to pay too much attention to the screen, especially in scenarios when your phone is docked such as while in vehicle.


12. Track 8

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Track 8 is the closest you can get to Microsoft’s Zune on iOS. The app has very Metro-ish looks, and a UI that can be customized a great deal. You can change the theme color and even the way individual elements of the interface look. Track 8 is smart enough to let users back up their settings to iCloud, so that they can be restored later.

Track 8

There are countless other music players available in the App Store as well, but hardly any among them can do something these apps can’t. So, pick one that you fancy, give it a go, and let us know about your experience as well as any favorite ones of yours that we have missed, in the comments below.

These are the best Music Player for iPad/iPhone/iPod available. Try these on your iOS devices and see for yourself.

PS: With a powerful third-party media player you can play more videos on your iPad/iPhone/iPod, however, this does not mean it can play everything you throw at it. You’d better put Apple device friendly videos onto the device for playback. To have the device play these movie purchases, get yourself Video Converting tool- Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate first to convert your HD videos when necessary. By necessary I mean when the your iPad/iPhone/iPod pops up an error message saying unsupported file or plays video in slow motion. Good news it that this all-in-one video converter is 30% off now.

Updated on 5th, April, 2016

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Here offers you the best solution to transfer and play AVI video files on Samasung Galaxy S5.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 ships the 1080p definition with a large 5.1” screen. With such a high definition and large size of screen, the new Android phone Galaxy S5 is a perfect media player for you to enjoy HD movies. The point here, you will find it a painful experience to transfer AVI files to Galaxy S5 for playback. Fortunately, we have a great tutorial for you, guaranteed to get Galaxy S5 and all AVI videos to play nicely.

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Why Can’t we view AVI movie videos on Galaxy S5 properly?

AVI, short for Audio Video Interleaved (also Audio Video Interleave), is a multimedia container format, which can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. Just like MKV, the video codec and audio codec are complex and sometimes you may have problems when playing AVI videos on your Galaxy S5. To get your AVI files working on Galaxy S5 or Pro Tablet, an easy and quick solution is to convert AVI to Galaxy S5 supported video formats along with some help from third-party software. Below is how.

First you need to download the Galaxy S5 Video Converter Ultimate (available for Windows or for Mac users – Download the Windows version here, and the Mac version here.) which is an easy-to-use yet all-in-one video conversion tool which can help you encode/re-encode Blu-ray, DVD, Videos more than AVI files to Galaxy S5 compatible videos with original quality in perfect A/V sync on Windows 8.1/8/XP/7/Vista. If not, download it it from below.

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The below guide uses Video Converter Windows screenshots. The way to encode AVI files to your Galaxy S5 on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version.

Step 1: Download, install and launch the excellent AVI to Galaxy S5 Converter. And then click “Add Video” to import your source materials in .avi format. Besides AVI, you can also load FLV, MKV, WMV, VOB, TiVo, MPG, MOV, etc. files to the program. Batch conversion is supported so that you can add multiple files.

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Step 2: Choose the output video format and output folder. Click “Format” bar and move mouse to “Samsung” column, you can easily find the profile of “Samsung Galaxy S III Video (*.mp4)”. The output videos could fit on your device perfectly. And choose the destination folder to save the converted videos.

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If you like, you can click “Settings” to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

Step 3: After above settings, you can start the AVI to MP4 Conversion for Galaxy S5.

Once the process completes, sync and transfer the converted MP4 videos to your Galaxy S5. Then you are free to enjoy and play AVI videos on your Samsung Galaxy S5 as you like.

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Now it’s time to celebrate that all-important guy in your life—dad. Dad is notoriously the toughest family member to shop for. If you’ve waited until now to pick up this year’s Father’s Day Gift, then you’re going to need a great idea — fast.

Luckily, to celebrate Father’s Day with you, Pavtube Studio launch a huge Coupon Code as the 2014 Father’s Day Special Offer. Up to 50% off for your beloved dad! Backup your dad’s favorite Blu-ray/DVD movie to iOS/Android gadgets, HD TV, home theatre or game console. Even better you can make a father’s day video for your beloved dad on your own! It’s more precious than just picking up something on store casually! 

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Day 1 E3 2014: Nintendo Direct Digital Event

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What will we see from this year’s E3?

It’s finally the first day of the Expo! We had a long, tiring day running from conference to conference but today was Nintendo’s day to shine.

But did it? The Nintendo Direct Digital Event was pretty dang short and didn’t give us as much as wanted. Though a lot of games were announced, like an open world Zelda title for the Wii U.

We also saw the announcement of the previously leakedMario Maker where you can create your own Mario courses. Thanks said leak, there will probably be a demo of this on the show floor.

Following in the footsteps of Disney’s Skylanders, Nintendo officially announced Amiibo, little figurines players can place on their systems to import characters into games.

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Hello, Nintendo

Other big titles include Xenoblade Chronicles X, Super Smash Bros., Bayonetta 2 and more.

Read all about the games coming to Nintendo right here!

We’re hitting the Expo floor soon so keep your eyes peeled for more news! It’s going to be another long day …

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Face off!

Press conferences and news

E3 is off with a bang! Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony are all holding Day 1 press conferences, and we’re gathering all the news you need to know below.

Plus, there was a little something on the Steam Machine front from Alienware.

Keep it locked on this page for more from video gaming’s biggest show as we’ll have plenty more – including news from Nintendo – to share as the week goes on.

In the meantime, here’s what we wanted to see before all the press conferences. As the show wraps up, we’ll also let you know our favorite parts of this year’s E3.

Microsoft at E3

It was games, games and more games for Microsoft’s at E3. The emphasis was of course on the company’s Xbox Oneconsole, and many titles were teased for this year and next.

The company gave word of The Master Chief Collection, a package of Halo 1 – 4 that will eventually include access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta. The Collection comes out November 11 for $59.99 (about £35, AU$64). The Halo 5 beta is out in December, and as an extra bonus The Master Chief Collection includes Halo: Nightfall. The original series from Ridley Scott and Sergio Mimica-Gezzen will provide an origin story for a crucial Halo 5 character.

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A limited beta release is coming in December

Also revealed by Microsoft was a new Tomb Raider called Rise of the Tomb Raider. The new title, out in 2015, gives a look at how Lara Croft became the bad ass we know her as today.

As for the other major titles, Call of Duty fans can grab the new Advanced Warfare on November 4. Forza Horizon 2 will be out September 30 followed nearly a month later by Insomniac’s Sunset Overdrive, due out October 28.

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Spine-tingling CoD excitement

Thanks to Ubisoft, we learned Assassin’s Creed Unity is due the same dayas well.

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Rise, Lara. Rise

Other games include October 21′s Disney Fantasia, a new digital-only Dance Central game and a (take a deep breath) new DLC expansion for Dead Rising 3: Super Ultra Dead Rising 3 Arcade Remix Hyper Edition EX Plus Alpha. It’s not really a game per say, but Capcom hopes it serves to celebrate its “31st fanniversary.”

A Fable Legends multiplayer beta is due this fall and we got a good look at Dragon Age: Inquisition.

All the Xbox One games coming this year can be found right now

There was plenty of time devoted to Xbox One games releasing in 2015 besides Rise of the Tomb Raider, including a new Crackdown and a dragon-slaying adventure called Scalebound.

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A shot of Sunset Overdrive

Keep your head up for The Witcher 3: Wilde Hunt, a new title in the Phantom Dust series and Ubisoft’s Division next year, too.

Microsoft showed a quick succession of new indie games, including Aztez, Knight Squad, Plague Inc Evolved, White Night, Earthlock: Festival of Magic, Cuphead, Hyper Light Drifter, Lifeless Planet, Slash Dash, Fru, Lover in a Dangerous Spacetime, Mighty No. 9, Grave, Threes, FenixRage, Woolfe, #IDARE, Hellraid and Below.

EA naturally focused on games for all platforms – Xbox One, PS4 and PC – during its EA presser, and some major titles got some major news during the proceedings.

Battlefield Hardline was given its due, but the most exciting thing about the new title was that it’s opening up in betaon PS4 and PC. However, it’s a first come, first served deal and only running for a limited time.
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(Try to) join the fun

Also on EA’s docket was a tease. Well, actually, two teases that provided few details but plenty of buzz.

A new Mass Effect is on the way, maker BioWare confirmed, however beyond the fact that it’s not part of the franchise trilogy, there’s little to go on.
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How Faith came to be

New looks were given to Mirror’s Edge 2, though more attention was paid to how DICE built the world around Faith (and Faith herself) instead of details like plot, settings and release date. We do know it will be an origin story of sorts. Oh, and she’s got way better parkour moves this time around.Ubisoft at E3

Perhaps the strangest press conference of the day, Ubisoft didn’t disappoint in showing its next-gen games. It did have the Day 1′s only on-stage dance-off to showcase the new mobile Just Dance Now, for better or for worse.

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See what we mean

Things started out promising enough with a trailer for Far Cry 4 (out November 18) and Archer’s Aisha Tyler before taking a turn with Just Dance 2015, Just Dance Now and a fitness game called Shape Up.

We did learn Assassin’s Creed Unity will release October 18 on the Xbox One and PS4. What’s more, here’s a gameplay trailer to whet your whistle and know that four-layer co-op has been confirmed:

The proceedings did end on a high-note though as Ubisoft confirmed Rainbow Six Siege, – a five-on-five first-person shooter. Early gameplay footage of Siege pitted two teams of five – one set terrorists, the other SWAT – against one another in the attempt to rescue/hold a hostage in a small, presumably suburban, home.

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The first Rainbow in six years

Rainbow Six Siege will be released sometime in 2015 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.Meet ‘Alpha,’ Alienware’s Steam Machine

It was quiet on the Steam Machine front on Day 1 except for one vendor – Alienware.

The firm revealed the name of its Steam Box to be Alpha and said it would release in time for the 2014 holiday season. The plan is to have it ship with an Xbox 360 controller since the Steam OS and Steam Controller aredelayeduntil next year. However, Alpha will be compatible with other gamepads, Alienware told TechRadar.

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The Alpha dog of Steam Machines?

The console’s price starts at $549 (about £327, AU$588) and like Valve had promised, its parts will be swappable.Sony at E3

Sony. Oh, Sony. How confident you were, and rightly so. Not only did the makers of the PS4 announce new titles, it also came out with, surprise: new hardware.

First up, we expected Microsoft to unveil a white Xbox One, but Sony instead announced its own white PS4 console. The bleached console will be available bundled with the game Destiny and a 30-day subscription to PlayStation Plus.

The PS Vita TV system has been available in Japan for awhile now but Sony has rebranded the hardware asPlayStation TV and is bringing it to North American and European shores in the fall. The PlayStation TV will sell for $99 (about £58, AU$105) on its own and $139 (about £82, AU$148) as part of a bundle that includes a DualShock 3 controller, an HDMI cable, an 8GB memory card and your very own copy of the Lego Movie video game.

Major game announcements ranged from a surprising, brand new Little Big Planet 3 to the teased-before, and the highly anticipated Uncharted 4 – where we finally got … a slightly longer trailer.

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No, don’t say goodbye, Drake and Sully…

Bloodborn, or the formerly leaked Project Beast, was also teased and got the internet-verse in a happy tizzy thanks to all the love for Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls developer and creator, both of which are behind the new title. Bloodborn is scheduled for a 2015 release.

Equally crowd pleasing, was another surprising announcement: a remaster and re-release of the classic adventure game Grim Fandango.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sony also told us we can travel to GTA V’s Los Santos on the PS4 this fall with Rockstar revealing that the Xbox One and PCs will also get a share of the popular game.

Finally, the PlayStation Now beta opens up for PS4 beginning on July 31 in the US and Canada.

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Update: There’s only a few days left but that hasn’t stopped the rumors. On the second page you’ll find a bit on Nintendo and a few more games as well. We’ve also added the official Battlefield Hardline trailer, if you’re into that (because why not?). As always, keep checking back for more news.

E3 2013 was the most competitive and downright crazy shows we’ve been to in the recent history of gaming. The Xbox One went head-to-head with thePS4 and began a new generation of console gaming.

But that doesn’t mean it was all great. After all, it’s been a whole year and there still aren’t a lot of games on the roster. That’s why we figure at this year’s June 10-12 Los Angeles event, big games are coming out to play.

Though that’s not all we’re expecting to see – virtual reality was the star ofGDC 2014 and there likely will be a ton more information from Sony, Oculus and other companies – if they’re smart and get in on the growing VR revolution.

We’re also hoping to see more of the Valve Steam Machines in action and perhaps hear an announcement from Nintendo to see just what the heck the über private company’s been up to.

The official E3 2014 floor plans have been released and it looks like Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are lumped together in the West Hall with the other big names like Ubisoft and EA in South Hall.

Check out a more detailed list of what we want to see at E3 2014 below, and as we continue to update the page for more information leading up to our coverage of the show floor.Sony sets sights on VR

OK so it looks like Sony has something big planned for its PlayStation conference – what else could explain why its live-streaming the event to 40 movie theaters in the US?

Could it be the new info on Project Beast that’s popped up? Or maybeUncharted 4? But are these titles popcorn-worthy? After Beast leaked, it’s been noted that the game is first in a series of brand new announcements so there could be something even bigger in the works. Only a few more weeks until the Expo to find out.

Other than that, Sony seems to be on a roll lately. With the success of thePlayStation 4 and the announcement of its virtual reality endeavors,Project Morpheus , all we need is a big game for the company to be unstoppable.

Speaking of Morpheus, we’re expecting to hear more about the headset during Sony’s June 9 Press Conference. We were lucky enough to test out the gear ourselves, not once but twice and were duly impressed both times.

Along the way, we found out that Sony’s headset will probably change quite a bit before it becomes available to buy. Plus that light bar isn’t just to be a flashy feature – Project Morpheus was one of the main reasons it was put on there.

This headset looks so promising, we might even see an announcement for aMorpheus-specific game at E3.

We’ll also probably hear more about PlayStation Now, Sony’s Netflix-esque gaming service. With the PS Now beta out since the beginning of the year for the PS3 and the PS4 beta just announced, and a release expected for mid-2014, it seems like it’ll fall perfectly in line with June’s Expo.

News of a PS4 Slim being announced at E3 has recently circulated, but probably isn’t going to happen. If anything, there’ll just be hardware updates coming soon.Microsoft says ‘Game on’

It’s been a more tumultuous year for Microsoft and the Xbox One (see: the PS4′s 7 million units sold to the Xbox One’s 5 million shipped) but it’s not like the console or company are losing fans anytime soon. A freshly revealedKinect-less Xbox is being released on June 9 for £350 ($399), which matches the PS4′s own camera-less price point – may just ramp up sales.

But so far, it’s mostly thanks to the Xbox One-friendly Titanfall that the next-gen console has remained in the ring. Ryse: Son of Rome also proved popular at a time when the PS4 didn’t have any big titles. Rumor has it that we’ll be seeing a sequel announced during the June 9 Microsoft conference. But the biggest announcement that has come from the Redmond-based publisher is surely Halo 5: Guardians – which, we’re bound to learn even more about when Microsoft hits the stage Monday morning.

Major Nelson has noted on his blog that the conference will be called Xbox: Game On, so it’s safe to say there will be at least one or two (hopefully more) titles announced.

But games aside (don’t worry, it’s a brief aside) we’ll probably learn more about Microsoft’s new entertainment model. Specifically, with the consoles turning into a one-box type of entertainment machine with music and TV, we may get previews of Xbox’s new, original shows including the Steven Spielberg-produced Halo show.

Check out more Sony and Microsoft rumors about E3 right here!

Year of Ubisoft?

French multi-national video game developer and publisher Ubisoft seems ready to show off more next-gen titles during E3.

Currently, the company has been quite busy with hit after hit thanks to Assassin’s Creed and likely, the upcoming Watch Dogs game (despite someWatch Dogs controversy stirred in). You also can’t deny that Tom Clancy’s The Division looks pretty dang cool ever since it was announced at last year’s E3. Though it’s been recently delayed until 2015, we’re still going to see snippets of the game.

Is Watch Dogs really that next-gen?

In fact, Ubisoft noted in a blog just what it plans on touting during the show. Along with Watch Dogs and The Division, we’ll see French Revolution-set Assassin’s Creed Unity, Far Cry 4 in the Himalayas and a few more games.

What Ubi isn’t bringing to the table are games available on the Nintendo platform. According to Slashgear, the company will not feature any Wii U or3DS titles during the show.Whatchu got, EA?

Forget the trailer leaks. Battlefield Hardline has an official teaser trailer out, that happens to tell us the release date too! We can all look forward to the new Battlefield 5, October 21 later this year – if there aren’t any delays, of course. Check out the video below and expect to see more during E3.

Battlefield rumors begone! A teaser video for Battlefield Hardline (yes, it’s official now) has leaked and shown off a different kind of war, the “war on crime.” Speaking of official, Steve Papoutsis VP and General Manager of Visceral Games, and Executive Producer for Battlefield Hardline hasdefinitely confirmed the latest BF5 game.

In a series of tweets, he notes that the footage we’ve seen is six months old and that we’ll indeed be seeing more about the game during E3. In fact, we may even see more teases before the June 9 conference. Though that’s not going to stop the slew of unofficial leaks – like the most recent ones of two multiplayer modes, Blood Money and Heist, on a map called High Tension.

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A game of cops and robbers, Battlefield-style

Battlefield 5 just got another whole heaping pile of rumors thrown out on the interwebs. It’s been known that the next iteration will depart from its usual militaristic setting for one where you play as the police. Meaning the nameSlashgear has thrown out, “Battlefield S.W.A.T.,” seems to make sense. And just like that, there are now even fresher rumor-y bits about the next BF5 game. VG247 reported that Battlefield Hardline may be the title. A recent Battlelog seemingly also provided various info on the possible playable classes (Enforcer, Mechanic, Operator, and Professional), game modes and more.

Mass Effect 4 has also been heavily teased by BioWare for awhile now and it seems about right to show us something at E3 – perhaps during EA’s press conference? Speaking of BioWare, it’s highly probable Dragon Age: Inquisition will be touted.

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We’re ready for those dragons

We’d like to see some Star Wars Battlefront and maybe (just maybe) Battlefield 5 thrown in as well. The Sims 4, which is coming out soon, is most definitely on the roster as well. At least one or even two of these games will see the light of the E3 stage – Geoff Keighley of Spike TVtweeted that six games will be revealed during the EA World Premiere conference.

Plus, there was a little something on the Steam Machine front from Alienware.

Keep it locked on this page for more from video gaming’s biggest show as we’ll have plenty more – including news from Nintendo – to share as the week goes on.

In the meantime, here’s what we wanted to see before all the press conferences. As the show wraps up, we’ll also let you know our favorite parts of this year’s E3.

E3 2014: Nintendo, Valve, and more games

Nintendo needs something. Anything.

Grainy pictures from the Expo have surfaced from Nintendo Enthusiastpossibly revealing the mystery 3DS game people have been speculating about: Mario Maker. From what we can see, there’s definitely a stylus in the image that appears to be designing a Mario level – which happens to coincide with the name suggesting players will be able to create their own Mario worlds. Similar to Microsoft’s Project Spark and Sony’s Little Big Planet.

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Is this real life?

Looks like Nintendo president Satoru Iwata won’t be attending E3 this year due to medical issues. Nintendo issued the following statement:

“He’s been instructed by his physician not to travel overseas in the immediate future, and so he will not be making the trip to Los Angeles.

“It is business as usual for Mr. Iwata, and he continues his normal duties as president of Nintendo Co., Ltd. while he remains in Japan. As always, he will be actively involved in all of Nintendo’s activities at the show.”

It’s not a huge deal since the company will be holding another Nintendo Direct event on Tuesday morning before the convention floor opens.

Hopefully whatever Nintendo has planned will put it on the map again. Perhaps a few game announcements are in the works? Like, say, a Legend of Zelda for the Wii U? Or even some new hardware?

It’s actually already been confirmed by Nintendo that we actually won’t see hardware, but knowing the company’s insane privacy measures, we can still cross our fingers and wish. There’s also two new Pokémon games hitting Nintendo’s handhelds and, if our predictions are correct, a possible price drop in the Wii U’s future.

Valve probably (not?) taking a breather

Make that a long breather. Turns out Valve is pushing back the release date of those Steam Machines to 2015, noting a vague “release window” is to be expected in order to keep improving the Steam Controllers. On the bright side (maybe?), it’s a little unclear whether the delay affects only Steam Machines being made by Valve or those being sold by the 14 partner companies as well.

Recent news also suggests the Valve team has been quietly working on Half-Life 3. Yes. You read that correctly. Rumors of HL3 have been around for ages but maybe (probably not) something will come out during E3? If not, we’re hoping to see more on Left 4 Dead 3 at least.

There was plenty shared on the hardware front during CES, Steam’s Dev Days and GDC but aside from getting our paws on both iterations of the Steam Controllers, we still have yet to play around with a Steam Machine.

So far we’ve gone hands on with the Alienware Steam Machine, and though it’s a slick device, we’re hoping to really see it in action during the Expo.

With the Machines unleashing from the various third-party vendors “later this year” and a likely fall release for the redesigned Steam Controller, we’re hoping to hear more about the new features – like Steam Music.

Asus also just announced not one, but two whole Steam Machines during Computex 2014. Asus isn’t going to release them until 2015, but like the Alienware Machine during CES, the Asus boxes may show up at E3 for some demo time.

We know Valve has its own virtual reality headset thanks to Steam’s Dev Days conference – but we also know the company plans on helping out Oculus. That hasn’t stopped the VR device from popping up though.

Valve’s headset showed up in Boston during a VR meetup where devs were given the chance to go hands on with it. Since it seems to be making the rounds, might we see it during E3 too?

More games, NOW

A few titles have already been mentioned but let’s get right down to what games we want to see happen at E3 this year, and what games we know will be on the Expo floor.

GTA V for the PC is due pretty soon here and it won’t be a surprise if Rockstar decides to finally out it at the show.
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Where you at, Drake?

Uncharted 4 (or whatever it’s called) has to show up with more footage during Sony’s conference – at least that’s the rumor flying around right now. Let’s just cross our fingers that the Naughty Dog exodus really won’t affect the game development.

The Order 1886 was teased during the last Expo and then throughout the year as a potential blockbuster game. Despite delaying its Christmas 2014 launch to early 2015, we’re still expecting the PS4 conference to show us even more of the game in June to keep us content.

We’ll also definitely see Batman: Arkham Knight on the floor too, even though its joined the list of delayed games. However, with the announcement of Mortal Kombat X, there should still be plenty for Warner Brothers to show off – especially with new characters on the fight roster.

Bethesda has also been a busy little bee. Could we see the announcement and teaser for Fallout 4? Who knows, but The Evil Within sure looks promising and will probably be on the show floor in some capacity.

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Well it looks like Fallout 4 is out of the picture. Bethesda and BattleCry Studios announced a collaboration that spawned the upcoming free-to-play game BattleCry. However, it will be a PC exclusive and doesn’t seem to match up with the following previously reported rumor below …

Bethesda has fervently stated that there will be no announcement for a new title, but siteVideogamer took a screenshot of an Amazon UK placer page which suggests Bethesda might just unveil something after all. Whatever the Skyrim publisher has in mind, it seems it will be out on the PS3, PS4, PC,Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.

Microsoft’s Project Spark has seemingly failed to capture the attention of gamers since its announcement at last year’s E3, but the beta sounds like its been successful so far. We expect to see and hear more about the company’s answer to a Little Big Planet-esque game. Activision’s latest Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare should also give the Xbox One more oomph

Regardless of what gets announced, we just really want more games. There’s nothing wrong with wanting more games, right? In the meantime, keep up with us as we countdown the days to the Expo and fill up the page with even more news and bits of rumors to keep your gaming appetites satiated.

E3 2014: Twitch’s streaming schedule

Not attending the show? Keep up with us as we cover the show while tuning into Twitch. The company will be streaming the good stuff and we’ve listed the full schedule here, in Pacific Standard Time:

June 9 – Monday

9:30 a.m. – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing
11:00 a.m. – Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing Post show
11:30 p.m. – Hotline Miami 2 (Dennaton Games/Devolver Digital)
12:00 p.m. – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Preview
1:00 p.m. – EA Special Event
2:00 p.m. – EA World Premiere: E3 2014 Post show
2:30 p.m. – Bethesda (Unannounced title)
3:00 p.m. – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing
4:00 p.m. – Ubisoft 2014 E3 Media Briefing Post show
4:30 p.m. – Witcher 3 (CD Projekt RED)
5:00 p.m. – Dying Light (Techland)
5:30 p.m. – Final thoughts
6:00 p.m. – PlayStation E3 2014 Press Conference

June 10 – Tuesday

9:00 a.m. – Nintendo Digital Event
10:00 a.m. – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
10:15 a.m. – Deep Silver (Unannounced title)
10:30 a.m. – Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA)
11:00 a.m. – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
11:20 a.m. – The Division (Ubisoft)
11:40 a.m. – Farcry 4 (Ubisoft)
12:00 p.m. – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
12:20 p.m. – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
12:40 p.m. – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
1:00 p.m. – Driveclub (SCEA)
1:20 p.m. – The Evil Within (Bethesda)
1:40 p.m. – Lords of the Fallen (Namco)
2:00 p.m. – Destiny (Activision/Bungie)
2:20 p.m. – The Order: 1886 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
2:40 p.m. – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
3:00 p.m. – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
4:00 p.m. – Super Smash Bros. Invitational (Nintendo)

June 11 – Wednesday

10:00 a.m. – Alienware
10:30 a.m. – Twitch Time
11:00 a.m. – Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)
11:20 a.m. – Microsoft Studios (Unannounced title)
11:40 a.m. – Killer Instinct: Season Two (Iron Galaxy/Microsoft Studios)
12:00 p.m. – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
12:20 p.m. – Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade (Square Enix)
12:40 p.m. – H1Z1 (Sony Online Entertainment)
1:00 p.m. – EA (Unannounced title)
1:20 p.m. – Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
1:40 p.m. – Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
2:10 p.m. – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
2:30 p.m. – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
2:50 p.m. – Crytek (Unannounced title)
3:00 p.m. – Sony Computer Entertainment (Unannounced PS4/PS3 title)
3:15 p.m. – Sony Computer Entertainment (Unannounced PS4/PS Vita Digital title)
3:30 p.m. – Hohokum (Honeyslug, SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
3:45 p.m. – Hellpers (Arrowhead Game Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment)
4:00 p.m. – Alien Isolation (The Creative Assembly/SEGA)
4:20 p.m. – Civilization: Beyond Earth (2K)
4:40 p.m. – Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 (Blizzard)
5:00 p.m. – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)
June 12 – Thursday

10:00 a.m. – Tetris w/creator Alexey Pajitnov
10:15 a.m. – Zombies Monsters Robots (Ying Pei Games)
10:30 a.m. – Guinness World Records – certificate presentation
11:00 a.m. – Fable Legends (Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Studios)
11:20 a.m. – Microsoft Studios (TBD)
11:40 a.m. – Project Spark (Team Dakota/Microsoft Studios)
12:00 p.m. – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
12:20 a.m. – Square Enix (Unannounced title)
12:40 p.m. – PlanetSide 2 PS4 Edition (Sony Online Entertainment)
1:00 p.m. – 505 Games (TBD)
1:20 p.m. – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Unannounced title)
1:40 p.m. – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Gearbox/2K)
2:00 p.m. – Ubisoft (Unannounced title)
2:20 p.m. – The Crew (Ubisoft)
2:40 p.m. – Nintendo (Unannounced title)
3:00 p.m. – Tecmo Koei (Unannounced title)
3:20 p.m. – Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Disney Interactive)
3:40 p.m. – Sega Sonic Boom (SEGA)
4:00 p.m. – Evolve Special Tournament (2K)

From: http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/e3-2014-what-to-expect-from-gaming-s-biggest-show-1247948

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Keyboard Problems with Surface

While the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets are great little devices, like any other computer, they will occasionally have issues. A common problem that seems to come up is difficulty with the touch or type keyboards from Microsoft.

keyboard problems with surface How to fix the Keyboard Problems with Surface Tablets

The Surface tablets have the bug. The onscreen keyboard does not display, if you remove the type cover before wakes it up. Other issue is that the soft keyboard does not automatically appear in desktop mode.
So, in this post, I’m going to go over how to (hopefully) avoid touch and type keyboard problems with Surface tablets and then fix them if they happen to you.

I’m not going to cover issues with Bluetooth or USB keyboards specifically but a lot of these techniques could help you troubleshoot problems with them as well.

This post continues to be one of our most popular posts; clearly folks are still having problems with keyboards.

In this post, find the following on the subject of Keyboard Problems with Surface:

  • Avoiding Keyboard Problems
  • Fixing Keyboard Problems
  1. The Basics: Detach and reattach, restart, two-button shut down
  2. Look for updates
  3. Check Ease of Access Functions
  4. Clean the Keyboard Connections:
  • Testing your keyboard
  • Reset your Surface
  • Microsoft’s suggestions (NEW)
  • Contact Microsoft for Service

Let’s get started…

1. Avoiding Keyboard Problems with Surface Tablets

For the most part, there are two things you can do to avoid keyboard issues with your Surface.

  • Check for Issues Before Updates/Upgrades

Keep in mind, there will ALWAYS be someone who had problems. The question you need to ask yourself is; “are a lot of people having problems after the upgrade?” If there are, look to see if there’s a response from Microsoft or a posted fix before going ahead with the upgrade. Otherwise, you might want to put it off for a while to see if a fix or another update is issued.

  • Be Careful with Your Keyboard Cover: This is not to say that you have to treat your touch or type cover with kid gloves. It is designed to be quite durable but, that doesn’t mean that you can be constantly bending it or stepping on it or running over it with your car.

2. Fixing Keyboard Problems with Surface Tablets

So, you took my advice and checked before applying upgrades and you’ve been gentle on your keyboard but your touch or type keyboard isn’t working anymore. Or your keyboard started acting up out of the blue and there were no updates applied.

Now what?

I’ll go over the steps, in order, that you take to try to resolve keyboard problems with Surface tablets and the touch/type covers. I’ve had a good success rate with them and so far, have not had an instance where I haven’t been able to get the keyboard working again. Though I must admit, sometimes they come back.

A. The Basics of Fixing Keyboard Problems:

Detach and Reattach your Keyboard:

Simple and surprisingly effective. Sometimes, all you need to do is detach and reattach your keyboard cover. Make sure you leave it detached for at least, 10 seconds and I always do something to cause the on-screen keyboard to appear (like bring up IE and do a Google search) just to make sure the Surface recognizes that the keyboard is no longer attached.

Restart your Surface:

I know it’s almost cliche to say it but, Windows 8 is like every other version of Windows since 3.1. It just needs kicked in the head sometimes to work properly. So, the first thing you should try is to restart your Surface.

To do so, follow these instructions:

Make sure your keyboard cover is connected properly.
Swipe in from the right side of the screen to bring up the charms menu.
Tap on Settings.
Tap on Power.
Select Shut Down.
Wait 60 seconds and press the power button at the top of your Surface to turn it back on.

Two Button Shutdown: if you have a Surface Pro/Pro 2 you can try a two-button shutdown. This is sometimes called a hard shutdown as it, essentially, pulls the plug on the Surface hardware.


Shutdown your Surface Pro/Pro 2 as above
Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons for, at least, 15 seconds.
The screen may flash the Surface logo or other things but keep the buttons held for the 15 seconds.
When you release them, your Surface Pro/Pro 2 should be powered off. Wait at least 10 seconds and then turn it on normally.

Hopefully, this fix will do the trick. If not, let’s try the next thing.

B. Look for Updates:

This might sound ironic considering the advice in the first section but assuming the problems didn’t start because of an update, one of the first things you should do is to check for updates from Microsoft. It is possible that there is a known problem and they have provided a fix.

Note: Microsoft says to always have your keyboard plugged in when running an update, otherwise it will not apply the keyboard updates.

To do so, follow these steps:

Bring up the Search charm and look for “Updates”.

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Choose Check for Updates from the options shown.

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Tap the Check Now button.

If there are any updates, go ahead and install them.

After the updates install, you might want to do a restart (the normal kind, not the hard shutdown). If that fixes your problem then great! If not, let’s try the next thing.

C. Ease of Access Functions:

Ironically, features designed to help people with disabilities may actually be causing or contributing to your keyboard problems with Surface tablets. It’s possible that a couple features dealing with the keyboard were accidentally turned on and that could be what’s causing your problems.

To check if that’s the case do the following:

Bring up the Search charm and look for “Ease of Access”.

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Choose Ease of Access Keyboard Settings.
Under the Useful Keys section (at the bottom) make sure Sticky Keys and Filter Keys are both set to Off.

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D. Clean the Keyboard Connections:

This one is often overlooked. Your keyboard connects to your Surface via a series of six brass colored contacts at the bottom of the tablet.

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They will occasionally become tarnished or maybe even have dirt/food/dried coffee/etc. on them. This is normal as they often spend time shoved in a computer bag (when’s the last time you cleaned it out?) or on your desk where you might be eating or drinking.

You can clean them (both on the Surface and on the keyboard) by taking a pencil eraser and gentlyscrubbing the contacts until they are shiny again. Alternatively, you can use some rubbing alcohol and Q-tips to clean the contacts. Better yet, do both if you can.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your Surface is powered completely off and not plugged in when you’re cleaning your connections. Especially if you’re using the rubbing alcohol technique.

Remove your Surface from its Case:

If you have a protective sleeve or case for your Surface that still allows for the keyboard cover to be attached, remove it and see if the problem persists. It could be as simple as the case is interfering with a solid connection between the cover keyboard and the tablet.

Things to Look for:

Make sure your Surface fits snugly in the case. It could be that the Surface is simply slipping out of position preventing a good connection with the keyboard cover.
Loose connections between the keyboard and Surface because some piece of the case is in the way or being pinched.
Wear on the case that might result in flakes or loose threads getting into the keyboard connector on your Surface.
Check your case for Magnets. Some cases have a magnetic clasp or plate to hold the cover shut. These magnets can interfere with the magnets used to make the keyboard connection between the Surface and it’s type or touch cover.

3. Test Your Keyboard:

Your keyboard could be the problem. Don’t forget, it’s flexible and not quite as rugged as your Surface. So it’s not out of the question that your keyboard simply broke.

The easiest way to test that it’s not your keyboard is to simply try it on another Surface. If you have a friend that has a Surface, see if he/she will allow you to swap keyboards for a while. If the problem moves with the keyboard, it’s probably the keyboard that’s at fault.

If you don’t have a friend to swap with, try disconnecting your keyboard and opening notepad – start typing something. Then reconnect your keyboard and see if the onscreen keyboard goes away. If it does, then your external keyboard is at least being recognized. If it doesn’t, well then there is a problem.

You can also, always take your keyboard into your local Microsoft Store (if you have one nearby) or Best Buy to try it out on one of their demo machines. It’s probably a good idea to let the sales people know what you’re doing so they don’t think you’re up to no good.

If your keyboard is bad, you’ll probably have to bite the bullet and buy a new keyboard as they’re not really designed to be serviced. Although complaining to Microsoft might get you a replacement.

4. Reset your Surface:

If you’re here, I have some bad news. We’re to the point that there’s a good possibility that something is corrupt in Windows. This occasionally happens especially if you’re adding and removing a lot of software.

The way to deal with this is to do a reset or restore of your Surface tablet. I’ve provided links below to Microsoft’s pages on how to do a reset or restore for Both Surface RT/2 and Surface Pro/Pro2 tablets.

Refresh or Reset Surface RT/2
Refresh or Reset Surface Pro/Pro2

I recommend you try a refresh first and a reset only if a refresh fails. Don’t forget to backup your data to Skydrive or a USB drive before doing the reset as the drive will be wiped as part of the procedure.

5. Microsoft’s suggestions:

We’ve had reports from our readers of Microsoft suggesting weird stuff. For example, one person reported that Microsoft support had her detach and reattach her keyboard 10 time in a row. Reportedly that fixed her problem.

Microsoft support also suggest to do the following:

Go to your Desktop
Open Device Manager (in Control Panel)
Click Keyboards
Press and hold on your keyboard item
Select Update Driver Software.. (Surface Touch Cover Filter Device) from the menu
Select Browse my computer for driver software
Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
If there are two versions presented, pick version 141 for Pro or 101 for RT to install. If there is only one version shown, pick and install it

6. Contact Microsoft for Service:

If you’ve made it to here then it’s possible that your Surface has suffered some sort of hardware fault. If that’s the case, hopefully you’re still in the warranty period or you’ve bought an extended service plan.

Hopefully, this post helps you avoid and fix touch or type keyboard problems with your Surface tablet. As usual, if you have questions, let me know and I’ll answer them as I can.

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The LG G3 was officially announced only recently but reports carrying details about the LG G3 Mini have already started coming out. It is common practice for big brands, even some small brands, to make mini variants of their popular flagship phones. Some manufacturers offer high end specs and the same design in a more compact shell while some try to make a smaller device without caring about the specs too much.

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The HTC One mini 2 which is the smaller variant of the HTC One M8 adopts its design from the bigger One M8 while the specs are unfairly trimmed to fit the smaller frame. Unlike HTC, Sony made the Xperia Z compact and claimed it was the most powerful compact smartphone, with specs just as powerful as those of its older sibling Xperia Z1.

In keeping with this, we expect LG not just to make a smaller G3 but also make a powerful smartphone. The device must match the pace of the bigger G3 which is a 5.5-inch device with Quad HD resolution. Right now the leaked specs disappoint as they suggest the LG G3 Mini would come with a 4.5-inch display, a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor and a 2,100mAH battery. It is also rumored that the device will bear only a 5 MP rear camera. We are having a hard time trusting these rumours and we suggest you don’t take them too seriously either as we all know the potential LG has now in making smartphones. Stay tuned for an official update!

From: http://mobiles.sulekha.com/lg-g3-mini-details-surface-ahead-of-official-launch_news_835

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Are you excited about iOS 8?

June 2nd, 2014 | Posted by mobmshare in News - (0 Comments)

In less than 24 hours from now, Apple will unveil iOS 8, the next generation mobileoperating system for our iOS devices at one of the most anticipated Apple event.

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Since iOS 7 featured an all-new design, we don’t expect Apple to make radical changes in iOS 8. We expect it to be an evolutionary upgrade from iOS 7.

So far leaks also seem to suggest that iOS 8 won’t be revolutionary or controversial as the iOS 7 update. While we have a fairly long wish list for iOS 8, here are some of the features that it is likely to include:

  • All-new Healthbook app that will monitor your most important health statistics like steps taken, calories burned, weight lost and track vital signs like blood pressure, heart rate and other blood-related parameters like glucose levels. All this data would likely be obtained by the sensors on the iWatch.
  • Split-Screen Multitasking feature for the iPad that will allow users to run twoapps simultaneously
  • Improved Maps with public transit directions, improved point-of-interest data, augmented reality and indoor maps
  • All-new Preview and Textedit apps to make iCloud more useful
  • Improved Notification Center is likely to include more information from your online accounts powered by Apple’s acquisition of Cue.
  • All-new Smart Home platform
  • Song identification feature powered by Shazam
  • Inter-app communication abilities to better facilitate sharing of information between apps.
  • Support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for improved call quality, and allow users to surf the web over LTE while on a call.
  • High definition playback support
  • Standalone iTunes Radio app

So the question is, are you excited about iOS 8? Based on the response I have seen for the iOS 8 related articles, there isn’t as much excitement as there was the same time last year for iOS 7. It looks like people were disappointed with iOS 7, and don’t have high hopes, or they know that it is not going to be big update. What about you?

From: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2014/06/excited-about-ios-8.html

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