For Day 2 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series, I took the tablet out of the box and examined its physical look and feel. The Surface Pro 3 is very different from its predecessors right out of the box It has a larger display along with a different aspect ratio, which makes the tablet a totally different shape....

What’s better than diving in to do a 30 Days series? Diving in to two different experiences simultaneously and writing TWO 30 Days series. Today is the first post in the new 30 Days with Windows Phone 8.1 series. As I pointed out when I announced the two 30 Days series, I will be immersing myself in both the Surface...

It’s time to officially kick off the 30 Days with Surface Pro 3 series. I conducted a similar series of posts–immersing myself in the experience for 30 days–with the original Surface Pro. I never did get around to revisiting the concept with the Surface Pro 2–although it was a much better device than the original in many...

It has been a while since I’ve done a 30 Days series. Now, I am preparing to immerse myself in both the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone at the same time. I have actually engaged in 30 Days series for both of these devices / platforms before. I wrote 30 Days with Windows Phone 7 at PCWorld in...

I met Tony Bradley a few years ago at some technology shindig we attended in Las Vegas a few years ago and we have stayed in touch. Tony is a very highly regarded tech analyst and writer with a very strong security background and I always ping him when I want to get a second opinion on major Microsoft news. Anyway, I...

OK. Let’s take the 30 Days with Surface Pro series show on the road. I’ve spent the first two-weeks (plus) using the Surface Pro as a “desktop PC”, but now it’s time to take the tablet out for a spin as an actual mobile device. It’s thicker and heavier than most tablets, but the Surface Pro isn’t a pure tablet....

Remember books? I used to actually read them. Now, the only books I own that are printed on actual paper are really just decorations for my office. They make me look smarter. As for the books I actually read, though? Those are all digital. Even before there was an iPad, there was a Kindle, and an ereader / ebook...

For Day 17 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I’m taking a closer look at how Windows 8 handles split screen. It turns out that it makes a difference whether you’re connected to a 23-inch monitor, or just trying to work on the Surface Pro tablet itself. The 50/50 split I’m used to with Aero Snap is awesome on a...

I’ve been a huge fan of Aero Snap ever since I first started using Windows 7. It quickly became second-nature for me to drag windows around to quickly maximize or minimize them, or snap them to the left or right half of the display. For Day 17 of the 30 Days with Surface Pro series, I am taking a closer look at the...