One of the less advertised but useful features that your Surface tablet offers is the Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance Tool (or WAM – Windows Automatic Maintenance).
This tool is part of the Action Center and automatically performs mundane tasks, such as security updates, security scans, and system diagnostics at a preset time – as long as you’re not using your computer.
As you can imagine, Windows 8.1 Automatic Maintenance is quite useful for making sure your Surface tablet is running well with a minimum of interaction from you. Continue reading →
Are there more apps coming for the Windows Apps store?
The answer is: very likely
The number one complaint I hear from folks that switched from an iPad to a Surface 2 is the lack of their favorite apps in the Windows App store. Yes, there are some alternatives to the most popular apps but I can’t say that I blame anyone for wanting their apps to be available across all platforms.
The good news is that there are signs of more apps coming to the Windows Apps Store soon… Continue reading →
Today, I wanted to cover additional troubleshooting tips for connecting those pesky external drives and how to format an external drive via the Disk Management utility in Windows 8.1 that may help you further.
Note: These steps work on any Windows 8.1 computer and are not limited to Surface tablets. The troubleshooting tips apply to any USB attached drive (USB stick, external hard drive, and even the CD\DVD drive). Continue reading →
Last weekend, Microsoft released a Surface Hub app intended to enhance the functionality of the stylus on the Surface Pro 3.
After updating the pen firmware last week, Microsoft’s Surface Hub allows users some limited customization to how their Surface Pro 3 Pen behaves. You can change the following two settings with the app:
Top Button Action
Unfortunately, in both cases, I feel the functionality is so basic it borders on useless. Continue reading →