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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...

Getting started with Surface

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Getting Started with Surface: So you've gotten your Surface and the first thing that's going through your head is, "OK, now what?" Well, getting started is pretty simple and we're going to cover the things you should do right away to make sure you have the best experience getting started with your new Surface tablet.  These 8 steps should get you...

First Impressions: Surface RT

"The UPS guy was here!!!" Jo (my wife) and I were very excited last Friday. We had ordered a brand new Surface RT 64GB tablet with a baby (don't know if they meant it to be that color but it is) blue touch keyboard and were very anxious to play with it. Both of us work as IT pros and were looking forward...

Skydrive won’t make an offline copy on Surface

UPDATE: Microsoft has corrected this with the Windows 8.1 Update. If you need this functionality, upgrade your device to the latest version of Windows. Please see our post Windows 8.1 Quick Start Guide for instructions. One of the most appealing features of the Surface RT tablet is Skydrive. Skydrive is a program that allows you to automatically sync data between your...