Microsoft looks set to release its first Surface tablet on the same day as Windows 8, HTC withdraws from South Korea in the face of stiff competition, and MS X Mountain Lion is downloaded three million times in the first four days of availability. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose.

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Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8: Read more

Unable to compete with Samsung, HTC is closing its office in South Korea: Read more

Downloads of Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion hit 3 million in 4 days: Read more