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Extra Storage for your Surface RT or Pro Tablet

Written by on February 11, 2013 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 RT with 2 Comments
Extra Storage for your Surface RT or Pro Tablet

There has been a lot of talk about Microsoft Surface and the storage available on it(or the lack thereof).  I’m not going to get into that rather, I’m going to show you additional storage options for your Surface RT or Pro. Let’s start off with figuring out how much space you have. On the Start […]

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Bluetooth Pairing with Surface RT and Big Jambox

Written by on December 10, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 7 Comments
Bluetooth Pairing with Surface RT and Big Jambox

Big Jambox Pairing Help If you’re like me, you like music. Over the years, I have owned numerous devices used for listening to music. For the past two years, I have enjoyed using the original Jambox, manufactured by Jawbone. Between its portable size, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and the sound, it provided me with a great […]

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How To: Use LastPass with Surface RT Internet Explorer

Written by on November 26, 2012 in Blog, How To with 3 Comments
How To: Use LastPass with Surface RT Internet Explorer

LastPass Mobile Integration I’m a big fan and longtime user of LastPass and use it for all my passwords and important (secure) notes. While the Windows RT LastPass app is usable, all that flipping and swiping around was driving me nuts. I was avoiding sites to avoid the hassle. So I decided to try the […]

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How to Create a Group of Tiles on the Surface RT

Written by on November 7, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 4 Comments
How to Create a Group of Tiles on the Surface RT

If you are like me, I am coming from the iPad to Surface. On my iPad I have folders of apps that I categorize for better organization and a less cluttered screen. When I got my Surface, I was wondering if it had similar functionality. While you can’t create folders, you can though create groups […]

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How to customize themes on Surface RT

Written by on November 7, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 2 Comments
How to customize themes on Surface RT

So you finally got your new Surface RT tablet, got it out of the box, turned it on, and are now playing around with it and getting used to it. Most everybody (including me) want a device that is different from everyone else’s. You want something that is unique to you. One thing that you […]

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How to Set a Picture Password on the Surface RT

Written by on November 5, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 2 Comments
How to Set a Picture Password on the Surface RT

As I use many devices from time to time, I take security a very high priority. I always set a password on those devices. After having many iPads, iPhones, Androids (tablets and phones), you get very familiar with the “standard” password options that you have. You know what I am talking about: the PIN codes, […]

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Microsoft Surface RT to TV No adapter needed

Written by on November 5, 2012 in How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 12 Comments
Microsoft Surface RT to TV No adapter needed

While Microsoft does sell video adapters adapter for the Surface RT they may not be necessary. I’m using a $6 cable to mirror the screen to my TV. I could have gone with a $3 cable if I wanted a shorter one. The Surface has a standard micro-HDMI port for video out so any micro-HDMI […]

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Setting up a VPN Connection with Surface RT

Written by on November 5, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 9 Comments
Setting up a VPN Connection with Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT  – Setting Up a VPN Connection The portability of the Microsoft Surface RT, combined with its computer skills, make it something I want to (and can) use when I’m out on the road. But the lack of wireless broadband means I’ll be using public  Wi-Fi hotspots. To do this securely I’ll want […]

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Microsoft Windows RT Meets the iPhone

Written by on November 2, 2012 in Blog, How To with 8 Comments
Microsoft Windows RT Meets the iPhone

I was shocked to find out that it was easier for me to get my iPhone photos and videos onto the Microsoft Surface RT tablet than it was to get them onto the iPad. No camera connection kit needed, just the iPhone’s USB cable. This works on the iPhone 4S with iOS 6. I couldn’t […]

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How To Adjust Screen Sleep Settings on the Microsoft Surface RT

Written by on October 31, 2012 in Blog, How To, Surface, Windows 8 RT with 1 Comment
How To Adjust Screen Sleep Settings on the Microsoft Surface RT

By default the Microsoft Surface RT screen goes blank after one minute and the device goes to sleep after two minutes. These are great for extending battery life, but sometimes I want to refer to what’s on the screen without having it go away too quickly. For this I adjust the power plan.  You can […]

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