Evernote Finally Issues a Working Update for Microsoft Surface

Finally. After more than a year Evernote has finally figured out how to make its Evernote Touch App work on the Surface RT and the Surface 2. A recent update seems to have fixed the bugs that caused the App to crash when loading or attempting to sync that many users were experiencing. To call […]

Rough Sales Estimates Put Surface Tablets In Perspective

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Users and fans of Microsoft’s Surface family devices might have spent yesterday celebrating Microsoft’s announcement that revenue for the line of tablets doubled at the tail end of 2013, however sales estimates from two Microsoft watchers indicate there’s only a few things for to celebrate. Estimates compiled by Microsoft watchers Paul Thurrott and Steve Kovach […]

Surface2 and Surface Pro 2: Can Anyone Find Them For Sale?

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There’s something wrong with Surface, Microsoft’s line of high-end and mid-range 2-in-1s. After announcing updated versions of the tablets to great fanfare last September, the company has returned to keeping quiet about any future plans. To be fair, that’s the company’s standard operation procedure on hardware. Launch it, ship frequent software updates and firmware fixes, […]

2 Weeks With The Surface Pro Have Left Me Questioning Everything

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Having declared that users in the market for a new PC make it a point to track down and purchase an affordable convertible instead of laptops and desktops, two weeks ago I took my own advice and picked up Microsoft’s first-generation Surface Pro. My experience has been exciting. There have been times when I’ve thought […]

7 Essential Surface Accessories

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft’s Surface, Surface 2, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2  finally allow users to quickly and easily get the experiences associated with a tablet, and traditional laptop without having to purchase and carry two separate devices. Together, the tablets represent a new breed of Windows PC, heralding in an age in which devices running Windows […]

Why the Surface is Expensive: Apple Threatened High-End PCs

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Apparently, Surface owners owe Apple a debt of gratitude. Comments made by Steve Ballmer indicate that it was actually Apple’s dominance in high-end computing that convinced the company to move forward with the Surface RT and Surface Pro. The comments came during an interview with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley. In the interview, Ballmer said that […]

How to Take a Screen Shot or PRNTSCR on Surface Tablets

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One of the frequent questions I get asked from Microsoft Surface Tablet users is how to take a screen capture using a Surface with a Type or Touch Cover. Neither of those two keyboards includes a PRNTSCR key, which is what many are accustomed to using to grab a shot of something on their screen. […]

SlingPlayer App Now Available for Windows 8.1 and Surface Tablets

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SlingMedia the maker of the Slingbox has announced that there is now a SlingPlayer App available for Windows 8.1, which means that Windows users who own Surface Tablets, and other Windows 8 devices can now view their home TV and DVR content. The App costs $14.99 but you can try it out for free for […]

Microsoft December Patch Tuesday Includes Surface Firmware Updates

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It’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday and that means a round of security and non-security updates for Windows in all shapes and sizes. The updates include security updates for Office products as well. Microsoft releases patches on the second Tuesday of each month and today’s updates also include firmware updates for the newly released Surface 2 Tablets. […]

Microsoft Surface User Guides Available for Download

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Are you a new Microsoft Surface Tablet owner. Surface 2? Surface Pro 2? Do you still have one of the original Surface Tablets? Best Buy is reporting that they sold quite a few Surface Tablets this past Black Friday weekend, especially the year old Surface RT units which were substantially discounted. Regardless of the device, […]

Tablet Christmas Shopping? Things to Consider

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So, you’ve decided to take the plunge and make this a Tablet Christmas. Good for you. Tablets are great things. Whether you’re looking at a Tablet as a companion device or as your next computer they offer a distinctly mobile experience that can free you up to work or play in a variety of locations […]

Avoid Surface RT Black Friday Deals

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Black Friday is upon us and retailers everywhere are showing off their ads trying to prime you to stand in line and create chaos at their stores so that you can save a few bucks. There’s no denying that there are good deals available and of course whether or not there is a value in […]

Microsoft Surface 2 Review Part 3: The Vision Thing

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When I began this three part review of the Microsoft Surface 2 I said that Microsoft had taken some important and positive steps with this second generation of its Surface RT Initiative. I still feel that way. I also still feel that Microsoft has a lot of work to do if its vision is going […]

Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade Returns to the Windows Store

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Days after pulling the Windows 8.1 update for all devices running Windows RT, Microsoft has once again posted the Windows RT 8.1 upgrade to the Windows Store. Microsoft originally pulled the upgrade after it noticed a small subset of devices running Windows RT failed to boot after the update. While early reports indicated that all devices […]

Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Available

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Users can now purchase Microsoft’s Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. At least, they can if they’re waiting outside one of the many Microsoft Stores the company has kept open for the launch of the upgrades to last year’s Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets. Users who don’t reside near a Microsoft Store or […]

Microsoft Clarifies Surface RT Windows 8.1 Update Problems

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Microsoft is finally clarifying its reasoning and motives for taking down the Windows 8.1 update for Windows RT users, and according to the company, the issues are specific to its Surface RT tablet. In a statement sent to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft says that the issue that forced it to remove Windows 8.1 from […]

Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 Go One Sale Tonight

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Users looking to get their hands on the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 can head to their local Microsoft Store to pick up the device at midnight tonight. Microsoft own retail stores and Best Buy are just one of the many places where users can pick up the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 beginning […]

Bricked Surface RT Fix Now Available from Microsoft

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Only days after it began offering the free Windows 8.1 update to users through the Windows Store, Microsoft has pulled Windows RT 8.1 for Windows RT users and released a software download designed to recover Surface RTs that won’t start after being upgraded. Microsoft informally announced that it’d pulled Windows 8.1 for Windows RT users […]

5 Things Microsoft Is Getting Right

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According to many industry insiders the past year wasn’t a banner year for Microsoft’s sprawling set of businesses. Having squandered its place as operating-system leader, these people believe that Microsoft’s glory days are behind it. Certainly, all the news coming out of Microsoft hasn’t been great. After taking a $900 million hit because of unsold […]

As Surface 2 Launch Looms, Best Buy Begins Offering Trade-In Deals

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The Surface 2 isn’t due to replace Microsoft’s Surface RT until October 22nd, but that impending release isn’t stopping Best Buy from trying to entice early Surface adopters with 95% more trade-in credit for their old device. Any user who trades in their Surface RT to Best Buy is guaranteed to receive at least $200 […]