If you have a Surface RT or Surface 2, you may not have noticed that Microsoft quietly rolled out the Windows RT Update 3 as an optional update.
The update (KB3033055) is rolling out now, so you should be able to go into Windows Update and install it at your leisure, in case you haven’t installed it already.
Windows RT Update 3: What’s Changed?
Unlike the Windows 10 update on the Surface Pro tablets, which was impossible to miss, you may not have even noticed when the Update 3 installed. There’s really only a couple of things that changed and the most dramatic thing (the Start Menu) has to be manually configured before you’ll see it.
Start Menu: The new Start Menu looks a lot like the new Start menu in Windows 10.
Circular Pictures: MS replaced the old, square user account picture frames with round “Windows 10 style” picture frames.
Here’s your Surface News Roundup for this weekend. Today, I have the following Surface-related stories for your perusal:
Windows RT Update Coming in September
3D Touch System Patent Application
Surface Coming to India
Since Surface Pro 4 rumors continue to comprise about 85% of the Surface related news stories that show up in my mailbox (this week, the wild speculation is an October release), all other Surface-related stories have largely been overshadowed. However, I think the three above are noteworthy for Surface owners and enthusiasts. Continue reading Surface News Roundup: July 19th, 2015
If you have a Surface tablet (except for the Surface RT), one of the cooler features it offers is built-in support for the Miracast protocol. If you don’t know about Miracast, it basically lets you send video and audio to a compatible TV or projector wirelessly.
It’s awesome when it works but, what about when it doesn’t?
In this article, we’re going to discuss the clock on your Surface and how to make sure that your clock is accurate as possible.
So, why should you care if the clock on your Surface is off by a couple of minutes?
I’ll bet every clock you own is different from each other by a minute or two, right?
Well, the time on your stove or microwave isn’t used by certain internet security protocols (such as Surface is. As a result, you may not be able to login or connect to certain network resources (especially in an enterprise environment). Continue reading Issues With the Clock on Surface Tablets
You got a new Surface a few months ago and it was awesome! The battery life was good and you were happy with it. However, lately, your Surface battery life seems to be shorter than it was and you have no idea why.
In this post, I’ll go over a series of steps you can take to try to troubleshoot your battery drain issues.
This isn’t the first time we’ve touched base on Surface battery issues, in the past Joanna and I have covered individual things you could do to figure out what’s going on with your battery but, now I’ll cover a more complete process for troubleshooting (and hopefully, correcting) battery issues with your Surface tablet. Continue reading How To Troubleshoot Surface Battery Drain Issues
In this post, l’m going to go over some tips and tricks for using Skype on Surface tablets.
The Modern (or Metro) version of Skype comes pre-loaded on every account created on a Windows 8.1 machine (like your Surface) and it works both with the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 3 lines. As a result, it’s likely that when you start using Skype on Surface tablets, this is the version you’ll use. Continue reading Using Skype on Surface Tablets
NOTE: This Doesn’t Work If You Upgraded To Windows 10.
A while back, I did a series of posts on how to free up space on Surface tablets (PART1, PART2, PART3). It’s been a popular series and has helped a lot of people.
However, since then, Microsoft has been making improvements to Windows and now there are a couple more things you can do to help free up space on your Surface tablet that weren’t covered in the original series.
Set OneDrive files to Online-Only so they don’t take up as much space on your hard drive (they will still take up some but it will be just a tiny fraction of the original amount)
Move your OneDrive files to a Micro SD card, so they don’t take up any space on your internal hard drive