December 18, 2015 12:01 pm

Weekend Reading: Microsoft devices news and stories you may have missed

Kid President upgrades the world, Surface survives NFL player’s tantrum and new Lumia imaging features make your photos shine—here are our picks for Weekend Reading.

Microsoft Surface lifestyle image on blanket

Everything you need to know about Living Images, Rich Capture, and more on your Lumia

 In case you missed it, we featured the new and improved imaging features in the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, allowing you to take great photos every time. Check out how Living Images, Rich Capture, and slow-motion video capture have made these new flagship smartphones must-have devices for shutterbugs.

How to get the most out of your Surface device

This week, we posted a weeklong series of how-to articles devoted to Surface. Be sure to read how to detach your keyboard from Surface Book, how to pair your Surface Pen with Surface, how to connect Surface to an external display, how to set up Windows Hello, and how to use the new Surface Pen.

Kid President’s tips for making the world a better place

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if adults had the creativity and compassion of kids? In a post on the Windows Experience Blog, Kid President Chief of Staff Brad Montague shares a short list from Kid President (his younger brother-in-law Robby) of simple ways we can spread joy to others.

See how else Kid President would upgrade the world in this video.

NFL’s Johnny Manziel endorses Microsoft’s Surface like no one else

CNET reports that a Surface tablet survived a torturous encounter with the skull of Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. During last Sunday’s NFL game between the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers, Manziel took out his frustration by bashing the Surface on his skull—repeatedly.

Winner: Surface.