With the arrival of Windows 8 and the subsequent demand for tablet computers, a cheap alternative to the more high-priced tablets has arrived on the scene. Before you read any further, be advised this review is not about a Windows 8 tablet but an Android one. As a matter of interest it appears these tablets...

Oops! I forgot to tell you about the On-Screen Keyboard. This is another keyboard available through Windows 8. You can access it by typing “On-Screen keyboard” on your Start screen. To add its icon to both the Start screen and the Taskbar right click on it and select “Add to Taskbar” and “Pin to...

Continuing my investigation into the Touch Keyboard,  I checked out the Handwriting keyboard. This seems to be a misnomer for it as there are no keys at all! Using my Surface tablet I tried writing with the mouse but found it a bit jerky. So I tried a finger. Despite adding more finger-marks to those already...

In this blog I’ll cover what I’ve learnt about the Windows 8 Touch keyboard. There are several different types of touch keyboards available with Windows 8 providing you have a touch screen. The Touch Screen is available for the conventional touch screen computer and of course for the Surface tablet. The Touch...

Well, my Surface Tablet arrived one day early. It was due on Melbourne Cup Day, a public holiday here in Australia and it was delivered the day before. The packaging was first class. My neighbor an Apple fan suggested Microsoft was emulating Apple in this regard. I unpacked it and sure enough the Touch Cover...

One complaint I have is the lack of a Print Screen key function. As an ingrained user of SnagIt (I know you can’t install programs on the Surface) I find the lack of a decent screen capturing a body blow. I know you can use Snipping Tool but this is a poor substitute for SnagIt. On a regular PC running...

Well, as an old guy in his late 70s, I need help from time to time and I’m not talking about health issues but about computers and the new Windows 8. Over the years I have gleaned a fair bit of “computer know-how” – starting way back in 1984 with my first computer, an XT and dear old DOS. I never kid myself I...

Getting the Free Product Key Once you access the above website, provide a valid email address in the relevant box. It takes 24 hours for you to receive your free product key. This will be through the email address you provided. Tip! Don’t forget, you can only receive one copy per Microsoft Account. This was...