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Updates for the Microsoft Surface Pro and Pro 2 are great and mostly good for your device. However sometimes it doesn’t always goes to well. It happened to me today with my Surface Pro 2. I knew a firmware update was available and I forced an update check using the control panel on my Surface Pro 2. The download was amazingly fast and the Surface Pro 2 started automatically a restart to finish the update. When the Surface Pro rebooted the opening screen was the splash start screen with the Surface Logo but with a line underneath telling me not to turn off the Surface Pro since it need to Read more

Today AT&T released the official Windows Phone GDR 3 update with the Nokia Lumia Black update for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520. Besides the added functionality in Glance and Raw (DNG) image support now we have the full functionality of projecting your Windows Phone screen locally or remotely anywhere in the world. PhotoBeamer was a great application for projecting your photo’s on your Windows Phone locally on any browser using the QR code on the website. This would pair the browser with your photo’s and you could mange the images you want to show. BUT now we have Nokia Beamer and this goes much further. Nokia Beamer allows you Read more

I have written a great article called “Custom Ringtones on Windows Phone 8  That was easy” which explains how you can easy transfer over your custom sounds and use them on your Windows Phone 8. However now there is an easy way to even record your own ringtones on Windows Phone 8 and save it directly to your Windows Phone. The Windows Phone Insider app which is free allows you to get some great sound files but also allows you to record your own sound file and save it directly to your ringtone list on your Windows Phone 8. You can get really creative with this app. I even made Read more

I have been looking for the most perfect bag to carry my Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and extra gear along. Not too big and not too small, but with the right amount space and compartments. Well…the STM Velo 2 Small does seem to fit the bill. I have reviewed the Crumpler Moderate Embarrassment laptop bag a few days ago and this STM Velo 2 bag will give you a different experience. I will be looking at 11 inch bags soon to compare the usable space for the Surface pro 2 and its accessories. However, I am very impressed with the STM Velo 2 small laptop shoulder bag and this is Read more

Yesterday I was talking to a friend of mine who said he lost his Red X in Outlook 2013. This Red X shows up if you hover over the right side of an email in the message preview list. I still had mine on my desktop. But today I looked on my Surface Pro 2 and indeed I lost mine there as well. Well after some research the fix is very easy. How to get the Red X back in Outlook 2013. Basically the problem occurs since that you have  Outlook 2013 installed on a touch screen enabled Windows Computer. You probably just got a new touch enabled computer and Read more

I’m always on the look out for a great bag that can comfortably, safely get me and my Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface Pro with the necessary accessories and somewhat more comfortable and safely to my destinations. The Crumpler Moderate Embarrassment laptop bag is my first laptop bag I will be reviewing in my search to my best travel bag for my Surface Pro 2. The review sample from Crumpler arrived swiftly after researching their site and I decided on the 13″ Crumpler Moderate Embarrassment laptop bag to review. I have been trying some of the iPad bags for the Surface Pro 2 but they all seem just to Read more

Are you still one of those early adapters of the Zune Music Pass which is now the Xbox Music Pass and you have your 10 song credits a month. Well, now you can use these credits on your Windows Phone 8 with the  GDR3 Update. (Update 3). The great thing is that the download of the songs using these credits will be in the MP3 format in which you can share it right away with your family and friends. If you find a song on your Windows Phone 8 with Update 3 you can simply tap and hold the title and select “buy”. If this song allows credits to be Read more

Since the launch of Windows Phone 7 it was very hard to get your custom ringtones on your Windows Phone. You either had to use an app to find the one you wanted and liked or you had to make one yourself with all those nitty and gritty requirements and use somehow your desktop Zune application to get it on your device. However with Windows Phone 8 you can easily get your favorite ringtone on your device. Let explain this to you. In Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 7.5, media transfer between a phone and a computer is performed with Zune software. In Windows Phone 8, media transfer between Read more

One of the new features on Windows Phone 8 with update 3 (GDR 3) is the opportunity to turn on the driving mode when connected with specific Bluetooth connections like your vehicle. This feature enables you to ignore text and or calls. I see this as a welcomed feature to enable safer conditions on the road with those less distractions. In my earlier article I explained that you can get the Windows Phone 8 update 3 on your developer unlocked Windows Phone 8. This feature will be standard in all new released Windows Phone 8 hardware. If you want this you can easily get a $19 developer account and bypass Read more