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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...

It’s OK to buy that game

I know you've done it. It’s OK  so have I. You just spent $800 on a Surface tablet, $120 on a keyboard, maybe $50 on a case and now you’re in the Microsoft Store and you’re hesitating before buying that $0.99 game. I’ll bet it plays out just like this example from the Oatmeal? Why? I can tell you, it’s because people have a psychological...

How To: Easily access SkyDrive in Desktop mode.

Although SkyDrive won't let you see your data when you're not connected to the internet from a Surface RT device (see my post on that here) it is still a valuable tool when you have an internet connection. While Windows RT has a SkyDrive Metro application installed by default, it doesn't allow you access content from the Windows RT desktop. You can, however, setup...

Netflix Review

Netflix Reviewed: I'm reviewing the Netflix application available through the Microsoft Store for the Surface RT and Surface Pro. This happens to be my first software review on this blog and I thought Netflix would be a good choice since it was the first 3rd party app I installed after getting my Surface. The app loads pretty fast on my Surface RT and it is...