If you’re thinking about buying a used Surface tablet, you might want to make sure you know what to look for because, clearly, you don’t want to buy a used Surface that’s been abused or has hidden damage.
It should be obvious but if someone refuses to let you run some tests before you buy then YOU DON’T WANT IT!! They probably know something is messed up and they’re just trying to cover it up.
These tests are all pretty simple and will run on both Surface RT/2 machines and Windows Pro (SP,SP2,SP3) models.
Obviously, you won’t be able to run these tests if you’re buying a used Surface from somewhere like eBay or Surface Exchange but they might give you ideas on what questions to ask of the seller before you buy. Continue reading →
The news is sweeping the internet! Microsoft decided to nuke 1,500 apps from Windows 8 apps store.
In case you’ve not heard, yesterday Microsoft announced that they will be removing “misleading apps” from Windows store. They stated that they “need to recalibrate”, siting “people trying to game the system with misleading titles or descriptions”, i.e. scammers. Continue reading →
We did a post on Keyboard Problems with Surface Tablets a while back but we were focused on the type and touch keyboards as a whole. However, lately, some folks have been reporting problems in various tech forums stating that their keyboard is working fine but the track pad is not.
If you’re having Surface type cover touchpad issues and already tried the steps outlined in the keyboard problems post but the problems persist, this post will help you out. If you haven’t tried the above steps yet, follow the link and try those first.
OK, let’s get to the meat of this post. I’m going to lay out, in order, the steps you should take to identify and correct your Surface touchpad issues. Continue reading →
Tablet for all generations? Would the Surface Pro 3 work for my parents?
The secret is out, the Surface tablets are not just for the young any more. Oh sure, Microsoft is still targeting college students by offering huge pre-semester sales and offering discounts to educators and education administrators but the Surface Pro 3 is really a tablet for all generations, including the elderly.
Our retired parents have finally gotten into the digital age and apps like Facebook have become favorites for both keeping up with the rest of the family, i.e. kids and grandkids, but also for those “oh so fun” Facebook games – I can’t tell you how many Candy Crush and Farmville invites I get from them every day! I finally had to block the notifications.
They also discovered Amazon shopping, books online, and penny stock investing. Oh and don’t forget the daily news and showing off the grandkids’ pictures to all their friends!