There 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 →
With 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. Continue reading →
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 →
What 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 →