Updated posts

UpdatesAll,

We just wanted to let you know that we updated one of our most popular posts to better reflect the current state of Windows.

Specifically, I’m referring to the post on how to free up space on Surface tablets – part 2 which covered adding a Micro SD card and moving files around to make more room available on the internal hard drive.

Basically, we broke that monster post into two halves and updated them. Now we have the actual instructions on setting up a Micro SD card separate and you can find them  HERE.

We hope you find the updated posts helpful and, as always, please let us know if you have any feedback.

Tim

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Features for Surface Tablets

Windows-8_1There has been much hype on the web about the new Windows 8.1 Update 1 (also referred to as the spring update); many leaks and many rumors. The speculations about what the upgrade will include reached a frenzy after the Microsoft Build Conference because the demos shown at the event looked really promising and made some folks very hopeful. It is true that Microsoft made a few changes to the way Windows 8.1 looks but overall if you expected a huge upgrade, you may be disappointed.

Most of the changes were focused on addressing issues keyboard-and-mouse-computer users have complained about with Windows 8. These changes won’t really make much of a difference to you, unless you bought a docking station and are using your Surface as a desktop replacement (like me) or if you regularly use a keyboard cover and a mouse. Continue reading

Fix Windows 8.1 Update Errors

Windows 8.1 - Update 1With the much anticipated release of Windows 8.1 Update 1 (sometimes called the Spring Update), there are folks who are having problems getting the update to install.

If you’re one of the unlucky ones (like me) who couldn’t seem to get the install to work, here are some things you can try to troubleshoot and fix your issue, so that prevent any more Windows 8.1 update errors and (hopefully) finish the install.

These steps can help troubleshoot and fix any Windows Update issues, not just ones related to the Spring Update; so, you might want to bookmark this page for future reference.
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Pandora Radio for Surface: MetroRadio App Review

MetroRadio App ReviewMetroRadio App Review:

Recently, I heard someone complaining about the lack of Pandora Radio app for the Surface 2. I am so tired of people saying that the Surface doesn’t have any apps. It is simply not true. If you are a huge Pandora fan, there is at least one player that will play Pandora music for you – MetroRadio.

I use it all the time with my Pandora account. I just don’t understand what the big deal is, I think many folks simply don’t know that many apps in Windows Apps Store are simply written by third parties and have different names. Continue reading

Transfer files to Surface Tablets

Transfer files to surfaceIt’s unlikely that your Surface is your first computer. Odds are, you’ve had several computers before you got your Surface and on each of those computers, you either created or downloaded files.

It doesn’t matter if those files are mp3s, pictures, or Word documents for your work or business, you’ll need to be able to transfer them to your Surface tablet.

So, in this post, we’ll cover ways to transfer files to and from your Surface tablet along with their inherent advantages and disadvantages.

As you’ll see, some of them are pretty simplistic but there are a couple of options that are feature-rich and might be something you never heard of. Continue reading

Surface 2: Things you should know about the new 4G tablets

4G tabletsWhat you should know about your Surface 4G tablet:

When I first bought my Surface 4G tablet, I was going in completely blind in terms of how the 4G will work. I didn’t know any details, how much it was going to cost me, or how to best set it up. Now that I’ve had a couple of weeks to play with it, I thought I’d pass on a few things I learned that you may find useful. This way you’ll at least know more on what to expect than I did. Continue reading