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Surface Blogs I Like

As I've written my posts over the past couple of months, I've often found myself reading other Surface blogs for ideas or information. There are a lot of people out there passionate about the Surface, Windows 8 or tablet computing in general. So, I thought I'd share my favorites with you. The Surface Blog http://blog.surface.com/ This blog is maintained by the very team who...

Touch vs Type Cover? Surface Keyboard Comparison

OK, you've been reading my weekly updates and this awesome blog has convinced you that you want a Surface.  Now, you're on the Amazon website ready to buy one and you're having a touch vs type cover dilemma. It might sound like a trivial thing to worry about but they are as much as $119 or $129 for the touch or type...

First Impressions: Surface Pro

“WooHoo! It’s here!” Finally. After being on back order for a month, my Surface Pro arrived. I’m really happy with my RT version but I was geeked to see if the Surface Pro would be as much as I hoped. And, for the most part, it was. The Surface Pro Hardware The first thing I noticed was that it was considerably heavier than the Surface...

Travel with a Surface RT

Whether you travel for business or pleasure, if you're like me, you don't want to haul any more on your trip than you absolutely need. It just so happens that, one of the great things about tablet computers is their portability. It makes them a perfect device to take along with you on a trip. This is especially true when you are...

How To: Work with Metro Tiles in Windows 8/RT

You've gotten your Microsoft Surface and you've installed your favorite applications. Now you want to group Metro tiles so that you can organize your desktop and find things quickly and easily. This how-to article will have you working with Metro tiles in Windows 8/RT like a pro in no time. For the purposes of this how-to, I'm going to assume that you...

How Can I Backup My Surface? (Windows 8.1)

If you've been using computers for any length of time and you have a Surface RT/2 or Surface Pro (1,2 or 3), you've probably already asked yourself "how can I backup my Surface?". If you haven't you really should. You need to protect your data in case something bad happens. This is especially true with tablet computers (like the Surface) and...