Tag Archive: Windows RT

Oct 24 2013

Grab a Copy of the Windows RT 8.0 Recovery Image

A short, sweet tip for original Surface owners out there. If you’ve ended up with a bricked Surface RT tablet after attempting an upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 then you might have wondered what to do to get it working again. Well, Microsoft has released the recovery image for Windows RT 8.0 which you can …

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Jun 05 2013

Sharing Wi-Fi Via Your Microsoft Surface

One of the biggest gripes that people may have is the lack of 3G/4G/LTE connectivity on both versions of the Microsoft Surface. Of course, on Surface Pro you can plug in a dongle and add such connectivity but it can become cumbersome to have a USB device protruding from the tablet or a dongle hanging off …

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Apr 19 2013

RSS Feeds Arrive in Bing News

This may have slipped under the radar for some but I reckon this is a fantastic update that will have me using Bing News far more often on my Microsoft Surface. It could also be a handy alternative for those facing the prospect of being orphaned by the shutdown of Google Reader. In the most …

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Apr 09 2013

Nokia Music Arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

Just a quick note for those into Nokia Music on Windows Phone 8 and also use Windows 8/RT. Nokia has seen fit to release a Nokia Music app for these additional platforms to get some further traction in the music market against the likes of Spotify (who are still yet to release an app for …

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Apr 04 2013

Push YouTube Videos to XBMC from Windows 8/RT

YouTube has become a staple website in terms of video streaming with it being very popular across smartphones, tablets and traditional computers alike. It’s handy to be able to share links with others via e-mail or social media but what if you’re in the same room with other people and you fancied pushing a video …

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Apr 03 2013

Disable Flash in Internet Explorer on Windows RT

Since Microsoft has changed the way Adobe Flash operates on Windows RT by going from a whitelist approach to a blacklist approach it may be worthwhile knowing how to disable Flash on you Windows RT tablet. You need to make these changes via the desktop version of Internet Explorer (which will also make the changes …

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Mar 24 2013

Live Video Streaming from Windows RT Tablets

Whilst some people may prefer the one-on-one style of video interaction often associated with Skype and similar apps there are others who like to broadcast live video. You may think you require a dedicated video camera with internet connectivity to stream live video over the internet but it is surprisingly simple. In many instances, you …

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Mar 20 2013

XBMC Remote Solutions

Well, it looks like Raspbmc is a winner at home and it interfaces just fine with our home server with the convenience of being controlled through our standard television remote over HDMI. Once setup it is a cinch to navigate and get your favorite content going on the big screen. However, we only have one television remote …

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Mar 19 2013

Package Tracker for Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT

Some of us receive more packages than others and for those that do then you probably like to know where they are whilst in transit. There are numerous apps for iOS and Android but I have found one that works really well across Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s called Package Tracker funnily …

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Mar 18 2013

Flash Enabled Now Enabled by Default on Windows RT

As part of the March patch Tuesday update for Windows RT, Microsoft has seen fit to change the way Flash works on tablets. Originally, Flash would only work on websites prescribed by a whitelist controlled by Microsoft unless you patched that functionality and managed the whitelist yourself. However, with the change from Microsoft it seems …

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