Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft has released the Surface Go, a smaller version of their Surface branded tablets which begins retail at $399. This version of the device features a 10 inch screen, 4gb of RAM, 64gb of solid storage and a built in Surface hinge that is found in it's larger products. The entry model begins at $399 with 4gb of RAM and 64gb of storage. The model that most people will buy will be the $549 version that features 8gb and 128gb of storage. All of the devices feature an additional Type Cover that can be purchased for $129.99
All of the Surface Go versions come with a MicroSD card slot allowing extra storage space making the device more useful. If you want to run Windows on the device you will find that Surface Go starts in S mode, limiting apps Edge based unless you manually set it to allow installation of apps outside of the Microsoft Store.
If the Surface Go for you? That depends. The device is light, features a good build quality, but limited by power, memory and storage. If you are a power user this device will not be for you. If you need a portal device that will allow you to run Windows apps then the Surface Go is your you and will serve you well. The best answer that I give to people whether they should buy this is the Microsoft Air compared to a Macbook Pro. The two devices will run full Mac OSX apps, but not all apps will run as quickly and efficiently as a user may need them to.
Microsoft Buys GitHub
Microsoft has agreed to buy Git Hub, the large software repository for $7.5 billion. GitHub is host to over 27 million developers which will eventually be able to integrate directly with Microsoft tools and services, making their products the first choice for developers looking for a complete environment.
The Deal is still subject to government approval, but if it is granted should close by the end of 2018.
Twitter Passwords Exposed
Twitter has confirmed that user passwords should be changed since they were stored in a log in plaintext. If you have a Twitter account you should change your password as soon as possible.
Apple moving from Intel Chips
Apple has announced that they will begin phasing out the use of Intel microprocessors from their computers. This comes as Apple's use of Intel chips contributed up to 5 percent of Intel's revenue. This move was not unforeseen since Apple has been manufacturing their own chips to place in iPhones, iPads and other devices for a number of years.
The move comes as Intel chips have been slow to keep up with the trend toward faster, more power saving seen in Apple's own chip designs. This stagnation in Intel's innovation has not lead to any great enhancements that they saw early in the beginning of the 2000 decade.
Elon Musk Deletes SpaceX and Tesla Facebook Pages
The Facebook Security breach prompted Elon Musk to remove the SpaceX and Tesla Facebook pages after his Twitter followers urged him to do so. Musk stated on Twitter that he had never seen the pages and wasn't happy what he saw. The pages were then removed with approximately 2.6 million followers.
In defense of Musk, there really is no need for a company to have a Facebook especially if they have a well developed and established website. If more companies remove their Facebook pages, it may have a sever impact upon their bottom line.
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