Facebook finally brings Messenger to iPad

After debuting its standalone Messenger app for iPhone (s aapl) and Android (s goog) three years ago, Facebook (s fb) has finally expanded the app to accommodate for the iPad. The app works more or less the same as the Messenger app currently available for the phone, including Stickers and VoIP calling. Right now, Facebook seems to be keeping chat baked into the iPad version of the Facebook app, but it will be interesting to see whether it decides to spin out Messenger and eliminate chat from the flagship app as it did for the iPhone. 

Surface Pro 3 review: Compromises, yes, but in all the right places

Anytime you combine two vastly different product types into a single device, you’re going to have to make compromises. Up to now, Microsoft’s Surface line made too many. This time, with Surface Pro 3, Microsoft shows us that one plus one can equal more than two.

The Samsung Galaxy W is a 7-inch Korean smartphone

samsung_glw_01Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy Tab line might not have the ability to make voice calls in the United States, but since 2011, overseas markets have had the option to add cellular connectivity. So the company’s new seven-inch phone announced on Monday, the Galaxy W, isn’t a new product, but rather a new moniker. Like the Galaxy Tab, it doesn’t pack flagship specifications: a 720p display, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and Android(s goog) 4.3 with no guarantee of timely updates. It’ll cost nearly 500,000 won in Korea, which works out to just under $500. No word about when if it’ll ever come to the United States, so if you want a phone-tablet hybrid, your best bet is probably the currently available Samsung Galaxy Mega.