Those that know me know that I have a bit of a gadget addiction. I have more devices in my house than I know what to do with. Even with all these devices, I realized none where designed to be a part of my normal living environment. So I set out to fix that by custom designing a table that could house a device the entire family could use, especially my very creative 22 month old daughter, Molly. Here is the finished product.
In Windows 8, sites that use Flash use the built-in Flash player provided in Internet Explorer 10. Microsoft maintains a Compatibility View (CV) list that has sites that are blocked (this is a recent change as of March 2013. Before that, the CV list maintained sites that were allowed).
I actually did not think it was possible to get excited about receiving business cards. That was until I received my shipment of MOO Luxe Business cards. I have shopped business cards out to all the usual suspects and I had almost lost faith in making a business card that was worthy enough not to end up in a trash can at the end of a night. MOO has come up with that card.
Yes, the picture above is actually how they arrived. I guess you will have to meet me in order to see the actual card.
I have shown the Remote Desktop app on my Surface off so many times and it amazes me that more people don’t use it. For times that I need to do some quick development in Visual Studio, fix a RAW file in Photoshop, or simply access Outlook 2013, the Remote Desktop app is my best friend. As long as I have my Windows 8 Pro machine on at home with remote connections enabled, I have access to all my desktop apps from my Surface. Over a decent network connection, you will sometimes forget you are actually working in Remote Desktop.
I have been getting this question more and more over the past few weeks so I figured it was easier to post here instead of copying and pasting in email over and over again.
People want to test their Windows 8 Store apps on Surface and sometimes get hung up on the details related to sideloading. If you are simply testing as a developer, you have a couple options that I detail below.
If you have been following IFA 2012 at all, you probably have seen a whole slew of Windows 8 devices announced. Since I am pretty committed to replacing my mobile experience with a Surface, I am on the lookout for a desktop for my home office. My current setup is an Alienware M14x attached to a HP 2511x monitor for my 2 screen experience. While my Alienware has great horsepower to pull off all my development and photo/video editing needs, the one thing it is lacking right now using Windows 8 is touchscreen.