Skip to main content

Featured Question

FiiO FW5 HiFi DAC Bluetooth Earbuds Black Friday $134 Price Ends Nov 28

FiiO FW5 is the first Bluetooth HiFi wireless earphone with an independent AK4332 DAC amplifier chipset. Surprisingly, FiiO silently launches these on AliExpress Black Friday sale, which offers up to 90% off on all top brands. There is a US$4 discount on every US$30 spent (max US$12). The FiiO FW5 price is US$149.99. But it … The post FiiO FW5 HiFi DAC Bluetooth Earbuds Black Friday $134 Price Ends Nov 28 appeared first on XiaomiToday .

Microsoft intends to revive the Surface line. There will be new devices, new processors and apologies from USB-C

microsoft surface 2019

We already know Microsoft's plans for the next year with respect to the Surface product line. According to assumptions, it will be much more interesting than in recent months. The new products will again have a significant impact on the PC market.

The past year was mainly the time of tidying up the Surface device line. The equipment has been slightly refreshed, their manufacturer focused on replacing the components with more modern ones. The approach to changes was so conservative that even the implementation of USB-C ports in Surface PCs was not decided - still focusing on the proprietary Surface Connect interface.

The next year and the beginning of 2020 will be much more interesting. Microsoft is working on completely new Surfaces, which, for the second time, are to set standards for the company's partners involved in the production of Windows hardware. This information comes from the book "Beneath a Surface", which premiered yesterday. Written by Brad Sams - one of the best-informed journalists focusing on Microsoft. So although this information is not official, it should be treated as reliable.

The first task: to civilize the market of All-in-One desktops.

Surface Studio is a device designed for a niche audience. However, I am afraid - although we have no hard data - that he sold much below expectations, despite being a device for specialists. Microsoft is not going to give up this line of computers. Quite I want to use it to popularize something more than just the possibility of easily converting AiO desktop into a desktop tablet for work.

Surface Studio users have begged Microsoft with various official communication channels to put on the market itself an excellent monitor for this device, without the section constituting the right computer. The company will partially respond to this demand: such a monitor will not be available for sale. This, however, does not mean that you will need to buy a new one as the computer itself will get old.

The next generation Surface Studio is to allow the replacement of the conversion part. In other words, when over the years the computing power of this equipment ceases to be satisfactory, it is sufficient to substitute the module with integrated circuits alone. The perfect PixelSense display will give us served.

The next-generation Surface Studio is the only one to appear not in the next year, but only in 2020.

Task two: try to become independent of Intel.

All Surface devices use Intel core processors. For some time Microsoft has been trying - with very modest successes - to promote other manufacturers of integrated circuits. Unfortunately, for now, notebooks of partners with ARM systems from Qualcomm and the full Windows 10 are selling poorly. Microsoft itself also uses AMD components only on Xbox gaming consoles. The latter is expected to change.

Microsoft Surface Laptop impressions

Microsoft is planning to evaluate the AMD chips that are to be released this year to be used in Surface Laptop computers . The decision has not yet been made and depends on the possibilities of the mentioned chips. However, there is a high probability that Microsoft's flagship notebook will use a processor other than Intel Core.

Task three: try to create two new categories of hardware.

Microsoft is working on two completely new devices. The first of them, which is to be announced early next year, Brad Sams does not know much. This is supposed to be an ambient computing equipment, i.e. a device, to categories which can also include Amazon Echo or Lenovo Smart Display. It is supposed to work with a mobile phone and, among other things , help in the introduction of text and navigation . It is doubtful that it would consist of Cortana - Microsoft's voice assistant has been pushed to the side of the development path, and the partners using it did not sell at all. However, this is just speculation.

Microsoft Andromeda when

The second of them is already mythical for fans of Windows 10 Mobile Andromeda. So wrongly announced by enthusiasts the great return of phones with Windows. I have some bad news for this group: Andromeda will not fit in your pocket. This device is designed to resemble the reference Tiger Rapid design from Intel. So be a folding tablet with two displays. It is not clear whether this second display - as Intel proposes - will be from e-paper, or will adopt a more traditional form.

Task three: apologize to USB-C.

Microsoft argued its sluggishness in introducing USB-C to its devices with the requirements of corporate clients. So those who buy equipment and accessories in large volumes and expect that the accessories will be compatible with the latest generation of equipment. According to Microsoft, exchanging ports for newer ones is a big inconvenience for such a client, connected with the need to buy new chargers or docking stations.

However, the future Pro Surface Pro will eventually receive a USB-C connector. The tablet is also looking forward to a display with narrower frames than the current one, and is looking forward to several minor improvements.

Now it remains to check how much the Surface brand will have an impact on the market for 2019.

Her biggest but also the only success was to popularize a new type of device, which are hybrid tablets. Today, almost every major manufacturer of personal electronics has a tablet that can be easily converted into a laptop - and vice versa. These devices also sell very well.

Surface Studio, Surface Laptop and Surface Book - although they are very good equipment - have not changed anything on the market. It is hard not to support the attempt to weaken Intel's dominance on the market, as well as the desire to make AiO computers more profitable. However, it is only time to show whether future ideas of Microsoft will find imitators with partners and competitors. I have big doubts about it.

Microsoft intends to revive the Surface line. There will be new devices, new processors and apologies from USB-C


Popular Questions This Week

What is VoLTE and how can you activate it on your Xiaomi

In recent years, phone calls have evolved to achieve great sound quality. So much so that today we can find technologies such as VoLTE allowing us to make voice calls in high definition on our Xiaomi. Beyond the classic GSM networks, movistar, vodafone and other operators have integrated this technology, which in turn derives from the advantages of Internet access. Thanks to 4G or LTE networks, VoLTE allows us to make not only high-definition calls, but also to improve consumption and add other services . What is VoLTE and what are its advantages after activating it on a Xiaomi In detail, VoLTE is a technology capable of transmitting voice communications over the Internet . For this, whether we have a Redmi Note 8 Pro, a Xiaomi Mi A2 or any other smartphone from the firm, our voice will be encoded from analog to digital allowing its transmission in the form of packets through the network. With this, as we have already said, after activating VoLTE we will achieve higher sou

So you can check the battery status of your Xiaomi smartphone and how many cycles you have performed

Today, our smartphone has become one of the most important tools in our day to day. That is why the duration of its battery and the state of it is very important if we want to be able to use it with total peace of mind and in a continuous way. In view of this, MIUI includes a secret menu that allows us to verify the state or health of the battery of our Xiaomi smartphone and also check the cycles that we have performed . Let's not forget that each cycle represents a full battery charge from 0% to 100% Since lithium batteries degrade with the passage of time , use and recharges that we have made, knowing these two data will give us a vision of the general state of your state and with it knowing if it has worsened considerably with the passage of weather. How to check the battery status and cycles performed on our Xiaomi smartphone To access this hidden menu in MIUI and check the battery status of our Xiaomi smartphone we will only have to perform the following steps:

How to exit the FASTBOOT mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered accidentally

Although, the fastboot mode of Xiaomi phones with MIUI allows us to solve bugs or change ROMs, it is also common to enter without wanting to. If this has been your case, you most likely want to get out of Xiaomi's fastboot without spoiling anything. In general, leaving this mode that includes all Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO with MIUI is extremely simple. Even so, on certain occasions, exiting fastboot mode is more complex , either because Recovery starts or because our smartphone does not work correctly. In view of this, below we are going to explain how to exit the fastbook mode of your Xiaomi if you have entered without wanting to . In addition, if the conventional mode does not work, we will also give you other tips to exit this mode without causing any damage at the software level. How to exit Xiaomi fastboot If we have accidentally entered the Xiaomi fastboot , to exit this way we will only have to perform the following steps: Press and hold the power button for about 10

Does your Xiaomi charge slowly or intermittently? So you can fix it

Does your Xiaomi charge very slowly or intermittently? This error is usually very common when our cable is in poor condition, we use a low-quality charger or even when the USB or USB Type-C port of your Xiaomi is dirty or obstructed. With a view to this, below we will explain the main steps or solutions to take if your Xiaomi charges slowly , if the charge is intermittent or if in the worst case, your mobile does not detect the USB that is connected to the socket electric. 1. Clean the USB port Although it may sound simple, in most cases slow charging problems are usually caused by a piece of paper or a speck of dust that obstructs the pins of the USB port . Taking into account the nature of this connector, it is normal that after repeated use dirt accumulates inside. A dirty USB C port is usually the main cause of slow or intermittent charging. To solve this charging problem and clean the USB C port of your Xiaomi, it is recommended to blow lightly inside the port itself.

If your Xiaomi disconnects only from the WiFi it may be because of that MIUI setting

One of the most common problems in Xiaomi smartphones is usually related to the WiFi connection and its automatic disconnection . A quite annoying problem, which in most cases is usually caused by a bad MIUI configuration . If you have a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO and you notice that sometimes your smartphone disconnects only from the WiFi without having taken any action, do not miss this article where we tell you how to solve it in most cases. Disconnection of WiFi on your Xiaomi, how to solve it Although it is true that the problem may be caused by some other failure, in most cases the spontaneous disconnection of the WiFi connection is caused by a bad MIUI configuration, specifically, its automatic connection to the networks with better signal . By having this option activated on our smartphone, if the WiFi signal drops at any time, it will automatically disconnect to use the data connection . To deactivate it enough to do the following steps: Go to Settings> WiFi> Wi-Fi

Problems with Android Auto and your Xiaomi? So you can fix it

Unfortunately Android Auto continues to present certain problems on some Xiaomi . Errors such as error 16 that prevent our smartphone from correctly linking to this Google vehicle system. Still, these bugs are largely solvable. And it is that, in most cases the impossibility of using Android Auto through our Xiaomi is given by the dual applications themselves. In view of this and taking as a source this interesting article from Mi Community , below we will explain how to solve two of the most common errors that we usually find when linking or connecting our Xiaomi to a car with Android Auto. Fix Android Auto error on Xiaomi devices One of the main errors of the type « An error has occurred » that we usually find when connecting Android Auto to our Xiaomi is related to Google Play Services . In itself, this error shows the message « It seems that Google Play Services does not work at the moment «, making it impossible to connect Android Auto to our Xiaomi. To solve it we j

Improve and amplify the volume of your Xiaomi and / or headphones with these simple adjustments

With the evolution of technology and the arrival of content on demand, many of us spend much of the day with our headphones on, playing music or watching series and movies. That is why many of you have asked us how to increase the volume of the headphones in Xiaomi smartphones or even how to improve the sound quality in Xiaomi AirDots or Redmi AirDots S wireless headphones. How to improve the sound and increase the volume of the headphones in MIUI of Xiaomi If what we want is to increase or amplify the volume of our headphones on a Xiaomi smartphone with MIUI we must perform the following steps: Go to Settings app> Region We will change our region to Andorra, India or any other country outside the EU. With this adjustment we will be able to "skip" the European restrictions that limit the sound volume, obtaining greater amplification , both in headphones, and through the speaker itself. Headphones with cable and jack connector Xiaomi Mi Hybrid Pro HD. In add

How to change the font in MIUI and thus further customize your Xiaomi: so you can change the type, color and size of the letters of MIUI

Among the multiple options that MIUI offers us we find the possibility of changing the source of our Xiaomi . This option will not only allow us to change the font , but also change the font color and size . For this it is necessary to make use of some Asian region, be it India, Hong Kong or any other. In addition, it should be noted that this adjustment that allows us to change the source is only available for MIUI 9 , MIUI 10 and MIUI 11 , so if we have a Xiaomi Mi A2 or Xiaomi Mi A3 we will not be able to do it. How to change the font in MIUI To change the font in MIUI we must perform the following steps: Go to Settings> Additional settings> Region Next we select India or Hong Kong as a region. Go to the Themes application, download the font that we like the most from the new lower option that will appear with hundreds of fonts and then apply it. After applying it, it will be necessary to restart our Xiaomi mobile. Once done , we will have installed the ne

Prevent your Xiaomi applications from closing: how to keep them in the background

MIUI usually has a fairly aggressive management of the use of RAM . In order to have enough memory for other apps in use or simply to improve battery consumption, Xiaomi's customization layer deactivates or closes the applications in the background . Although in itself, this management can have great advantages, the truth is that it is usually quite counterproductive in certain cases. For example, if we use Mi Fit to connect our Xiaomi Mi Band 5 or any other app to synchronize our smartwatch and we do not keep it always active in the background, it will no longer link correctly with our wearable. That is why blocking and keeping applications in the background on our Xiaomi is essential for the expected operation. Next we will show you how to block and always keep an application active in MIUI. Prevent background applications from closing on your Xiaomi We already have a Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO, to prevent the applications from closing in the background , the steps to follo

What is the Safe Mode of your Xiaomi, what is it for and how can you activate it

In addition to the typical options that we find in the MIUI settings, Xiaomi also adds a mode called " Safe Mode " or " Safe Mode " to its smartphones. We will talk about this below, explaining its usefulness and how to activate or deactivate it on your Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO. Safe Mode allows us to start a special boot, loading only the system itself and the applications that were installed on our Xiaomi when we bought it. That is, starting the Safe Mode or Safe Mode our smartphone will start loading only the essential applications . This mode is a temporary state of our smartphone and does not make any important modification on the device. In itself, Safe Mode does not delete our data , it just starts our Xiaomi, loading the basics and essentials for its operation. Safe Mode only starts essential MIUI applications. Thanks to this, the Safe Mode will help us to rule out failures in our Xiaomi derived from the installation of an application or the modific