Hey guys it’s Dave from computing forever.com.
it’s Friday the 14th of March 2014, and in today’s video it’s time to talk about this
week’s technology stories. First up, Microsoft have released a cool new
Surface Power Cover, which is not only a keyboard for your Windows 8 tablet, but it also contains
a built-in battery that extends the battery life of the Surface by 70%. Now as you might
image, the Power Cover adds a bit of weight and thickness as it weighs 1.2 pounds and
brings the device to 19.5mm thick. The price is a bit high at $199 but it does mean that
you’ll have some peace of mind when you’re on the go and away from a power outlet. Next up, Are you a Mac user who has been stuck
on Microsoft’s Office 2011 for years? Well, the long overdue Office 2014 for Mac is finally
going to happen soon. In fact it’s expected that it will be released in the second quarter
of 2014. It’s hard to believe that Office 2011 was released back in October of 2010.
About time Microsoft. Moving on, Apple are due to discontinue their
30-day return policy for iPhones. Their OS-powered smartphones have held a privileged position
when it comes to their remorse period. All other products from Apple have only a 14 day
return policy and that’s exactly what Apple have reduced it to. The previous 30-day period
often conflicted with the 14-day return policy of a user’s mobile carrier and retailers.
This change will bring the iPhone in line with all other product categories. And finally, on the subject of Apple, they
have a new update for AppleTV, which allows it to connect to AirPlay devices using Bluetooth
rather than using their usual Bonjeia connection, or Bonjourno or Bonjour? Yes, Bonjour that’s
the one. Apparently the update is aimed at system admins
in business and schools who usually block Bonjour, this will allow them to configure
connections between Apple TVs regardless. In addition, using Bluetooth will allow Mac
OS X users to also detect the AppleTV, which suggests some kind of new functionality between
Macs and the AppleTV is planned in the future. Lastly guys, it’s time for today’s tech question:
What is your current smartphone and what was your last smartphone?