Have you had issues with applications or webpages in desktop mode that just aren’t very touch friendly? Small buttons and closely-placed text links often result in needing to undo something or go back and try again.
Have you ever needed to be able to turn off the screen on your Surface Pro 3 but not have it sleep or hibernate?
It could be the case that you’re trying to Chromecast Netflix to your big screen in a dark room and don’t want the glare from the Surface screen distracting you. Another possibility is that you just want to be able to quickly turn off the screen when someone is nosy and looking at your screen over your shoulder.
If your Surface is performing slower than it used to, especially at start up, it may be because you have a lot of startup programs that you don’t need, or even want, running in the background when you start your Surface and/or log into it.
Sadly, with Windows 8.1, it can be bit troublesome to figure out where all of your startup programs are being called from. This is because there are several locations in the registry and the (somewhat hidden) startup folder that you might need to search through to find them all.
Did you know you can use the free version of OneNote on your Surface to create documents that can be shared with collaborators across the globe?
Better yet, using OneNote combined with voice over IP (VoIP) software like Mumble or Skype can turn your Surface into a powerful – and free – remote presentation/meeting tool. (no more paying Go To Meeting as much as $56USD/Month for the same functionality).
To simplify things for this article, I’m going to start by showing you how to use OneNote as a real-time virtual whiteboard to share ideas among a virtual team, regardless of where they are or what kind of computers they have. All you (and your collaborators) need is an internet connection and, at a minimum, a web browser.
A lot of people have asked us how they should configure the Windows 8.x power settings on their Surface tablet. So I thought I would put together this post to help those folks get a better handle on those Surface’s power settings.
So you just got a Surface Pro 3 and you’ve heard about some other people getting defective units. So, what can you do to ensure the Surface you just bought is going to be reliable and not cause you a lot of problems?
Well, if you’ve ever served in the military then you’re familiar with the concept of a weapon function check. If you’re not, a function check is a test you can perform (usually on a rifle) to ensure it is operating correctly.