The Web browser is a very important element of any platform or device. For Day 15 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I spent some time examining Internet Explorer, and exploring the other browser options for Windows 8 on a Surface Pro. I use a variety of browsers on a regular basis. I have traditionally used...

Sure, I can get around Windows 8 using a mouse, but it’s a touch-oriented operating system. So, Day 14 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series documents my switch from a mouse to a Logitech t650 touchpad. I’ve been a fan of touch gestures since smartphones and tablets exploded onto the tech scene. I even got an...

One of the greatest things for PCs in recent years has been the fact that hard drive storage is so cheap. You can buy terabytes of storage for pennies per gigabyte. Smaller, thinner mobile devices rely on flash memory and solid-state drives (SSD), though, which are significantly more expensive. For Day 13 of 30 Days...

If there is one thing Microsoft does not say a word about is a smaller version of its Surface tablet. Actually, there are many such things that Redmond likes to keep mum on, but that’s just how things are. Regardless, a Surface Mini tablet is reportedly in the works. And for quite some time now, at that. More...

Microsoft took to the Surface blog today to share with us some new details and ensure us they are focused on making the Surface RT and Pro better as time progresses, despite some issues with Wi-Fi and the fact that companies like Adobe still haven’t updated PhotoShop to work with Microsoft’s pen. Microsoft admits that...

The lack of touch-enabled devices running Windows 8 has often been cited as one of the reasons for the slow uptake of Microsoft’s latest operating system, but things it seems are taking a turn for the better. More than a few hardware manufacturers have promised to bring new devices to the market in the coming months....

While I don’t agree with the use of Microsoft Office as some form of extortion to force users to stick with Windows devices, it’s hard to ignore the fact that one of the biggest advantages Windows tablets have over competing devices is the Microsoft productivity suite. Day 11 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series takes...

Contrary to popular belief, the tablet wars have actually just begun. Sure, Android and iOS enjoyed a healthy head start, but the war only heated up when Windows arrived for the slates. And it has already started to make its mark, offering the best of what both Google and Apple offer. Organizations, businesses and...

Outside of Microsoft’s own stylish Touch and Type covers, there isn’t much in the way of protecting cover cases for the Surface RT and Pro. That’s where ProKASE comes into play, a new kickstarter project that hopes to gain enough support to take their idea and make it a reality. ProKASE is a leather or suede case...