A Review Of The Microsoft Surface Tablet

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Review Of Surface Tablet

It is a well known fact that tablets are the future of computing and all leading PC manufacturers and service providers have taken measures to make sure that they do have a piece of that market. Microsoft is no exception to the notion and the Redmond based company has made it clear that they do need a considerable portion of the market by releasing their Surface range of tablets. Here we intend to provide a short review of the aforementioned tablet from the software giant. Even though you may come across many Surface Tablet problems, here we provide a true unbiased review of the tablet.

Design

The first thing that every person who is planning to get a new tablet will be looking for is the design and looks of the tablet. One of the best features of the Surface tablets from Microsoft is that they are unbelievably thin and weigh very less. With an i5 processor with four cores and high graphics support, the device ought to weigh more. However, Microsoft has made it a point to create their devices with less weight. Since the device has a cover that has magnets, the cover will stay in place until you decide not to.

One of the most notable changes that you can see in the Surface tablet when you compare it with other Microsoft products is that the device sports minimal branding in the front side of the tablet. The only thing you can see on the screen is a tiny Windows logo, and the logo is not just kept for branding, it has a primary role of bringing up the Start screen of the tablet. A single touch on the logo will provide you the Start screen from where you may choose to open new apps or games or whatever.

Built in Stand

Surface Tablet Problems

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In the Surface Tablet problems forums, we would like to point out one of the most notable features of the tablet and it is the built-in stand designed with the tablet. One of the problems with other tablets is that you would have to purchase it separately, but not with Surface, it has one built-in, how cool is that!! The stand can be flipped out when needed, and when it is not needed, the magnets will keep it firmly in its place.

The device also comes with a touchpad in the keyboard that is attached with the cover. So stop your search for tablets and get a Surface tablet today!

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Improving Video Streaming On Slow Computers

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             Boost Slow Computer

Most of the people find an issue when they try to stream videos on their computer. The issue is mostly found in slow computers. Here we discuss the main reasons that make your computer slow and create the streaming issues. We also discuss tips for fixing the issues that you get when trying to stream a video.

Instructions

  • One of the best things that you could do to improve video streaming on your slow computer is to restart the computer, so that you can ensure that most of the stream resources are working fine. This also ensures that no other programs are using stream resources so that the video may be streamed at high speeds. The main two features that contribute to the stream speed and quality are system performance and internet speed. So you need to be sure whether the issue is with the computer or the internet speed. This can be done by opening a video stored on your hard drive, if the video does not stagger or stop abruptly while playing, there is no issue with the system, and the issue would be related to your internet connection.
  • To make sure that the issue is with the internet connection, open your web browser and try to load a streaming video. If the video stutters, the internet connection is slow and the problem is not with the computer. The only way to fix the issue is to upgrade your internet connection. However, this would mean that you would have to pay more. Another budget friendly alternative is to load the low quality version of the video.

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                Make Computer Fast

  • One of the best ways that you can adhere to for speeding up your slow computer is to reduce the number of programs running in the background. This can be done by navigating to the System Configuration Utility and making the necessary changes. Make sure that you have removed all the useless programs from the list under the Startup tab.
  • If you are still having troubles loading and streaming videos, the issue might be related to your web browser. Try installing a new web browser and then try to stream the video. Since some web browsers are more resource hungry than others are, video streaming using those will not provide the required results.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, the computer slow issues can be resolved with ease.

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Hard Resetting Microsoft Surface Tablets

Surface Tablet Help Settings

              Surface Tablet Help Tips

One of the first things that you need to do when you find your Surface tablet in trouble is to reset the device, however make sure that you are prepared to lose all the data stored in the system. The Surface tablet help settings forums have listed two ways for a user to hard reset a tablet. These two ways can be accessed depending on the type of situation the user is in, the first method is recommended if the tablet is working correctly and if you are able to sign-in to the system without any issues. We must say that this is the safest way to hard reset the device. Here we list out the steps involved in the process.

  • Sign in to your account and swipe in from the right side of the tablet for accessing the Settings menu.
  • When the tablet shows you the settings menu, tap on the Change PC Settings tab displayed on the screen and then select the General tab.
  • Select the option labeled as Remove Everything And Re-install Windows found on the screen and tap on the Get Started tab for starting the process for resetting your device.
  • Follow the prompts shown on the screen and let the tablet reset itself. When the process completes, the tablet will restart and you will have a Surface tablet that is devoid of any issues.

The second method for hard resetting the tablet is much more complex and can be used if the tablet is not responding to your commands or you are unable to sign-in to the tablet. Surface tablet help settings forum recommends you to follow the below given instructions for hard resetting the device.

Hard Reset A Tablet

            Surface Tablet Settings

  • After making sure that you do have a Touch Cover or keyboard attached to the device, tap on the Power button found at the right bottom corner of the screen.
  • Now press and hold the Shift key in the keyboard and press the Restart button. If the system asks for confirmation, tap on the Restart Anyway option.
  • Once the tablet boots, select the Troubleshoot option and then tap on the Reset Your PC option and then the Next button. Now you do have two options, if you would like to clean all the files, tap on Clean The Drive Fully and if you wish to keep program files, tap on the option Just Remove My Files.
  • When the tablet displays the message All Ready To Go, tap on Reset.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to reset the Microsoft Surface Tablet with ease.

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Surface Pro 2 Has Overheating Issues

Microsoft Surface Problems

               Microsoft Surface

The Surface Pro 2 was released recently by Microsoft. Already, some Microsoft Surface problems have emerged. The latest among the Microsoft Surface problems is that the flagship tablet is found to be suffering from overheating issues. This issue is said to affect both the Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. There are many complaints about the overheating issues in the Surface Pro 2 tablet. Many of the users complaint that the screen of Surface Pro 2 tablet dims beyond a usable level, as the device becomes increasingly hot.

Microsoft has acknowledged these issues and stated that they are currently working on a fix to get rid of the screen dimming issues. In the mean time, the manufacturers of these tablets have suggested that those users who are affected by the overheating issues simply allow their Windows 8.1 powered tablets to cool down. An official Microsoft spokesperson said, “Surface devices may dim the screen as thermal temperatures rise from extended, high CPU intensive activities – like gaming.”

“We’re working on a tuning update that will remove this unnecessary dimming event. You can expect this update in an upcoming Windows Update package. In the meantime allow the Surface to cool down for a minute or so in order to return the screen to previous brightness levels,” Microsoft added.

Increasingly Hot

                 Microsoft Surface 2

Many of the frustrated Microsoft Surface 2 and Pro 2 owners have reported overheating issues while multitasking or playing games, resulting in the display dim such that the tablet becomes unusable. Upon contacting Microsoft, one of their spokesperson explained that that the company is aware of the issue and that they are working on a fix that will be released with the upcoming Windows Update.

The users can allow the tablet to cool down and the brightness of the tablet will come back to normal. If you are one of the unlucky owners of an overheating Surface Pro 2 tablet, you will have to keep an eye on the temperature levels of the device, until a fix is released by Microsoft.

Despite Surface Pro 2 having only hit the retailers in late October, this is far from the first issue that the device has encountered. There were many complaints about this tablet and Microsoft has been fixing these issues. Let us hope that the Microsoft engineers will come up with a fix for the overheating issue to restore the smile on the faces of the Surface Pro 2 users.

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Recovering Deleted Emails In Gmail Account

Recover Deleted Emails In Gmail

      Recovering Deleted Emails

In some cases, you might just accidentally delete emails from your Gmail inbox. There are several such cases, in which, people delete emails without knowing that they are important and later realize that they have done a blunder. Thanks to a feature that Gmail has, the deleted emails does not get deleted totally from the inbox. But, they stay there up to thirty days and then, they vanish completely from the inbox. It is possible to recover deleted emails in Gmail within this thirty days from the date of deletion.

Here are some of the simple steps, by which you will be able to retrieve the deleted emails from the trash box.

  • Open the browser that you usually use.
  • Open the website and login with the Email Id and the Password to your Gmail account.
  • When the inbox open, find the tab that says Trash. You will find this below the different tabs like Inbox, starred, important and many more that are present to the left of the screen.
  • Click on the same to open the tab containing all the deleted emails. To select the email messages that you want to recover, click on the check box lying next to each of the email message.

    Gmail Inbox

             Gmail Email Management

  • Now to restore the emails moved to trash, you need to select the option that says Move To Inbox. In most of the cases, if you have created folders other than inbox, you will find an option to move this email to other folders that you have created.
  • Make sure you are selecting the right email and complete the process of moving these email messages to other folders. Go to the location, where you moved the email message and cross check if the email that you moved is present there or not.
  • For instance, if you have moved the email to the folder Starred, click on the Starred folder to check it.

This might not be possible, if the deleted email has been in the trash for over a month. The email message has been deleted from Gmail inbox automatically, leaving you with no options, where it would possible to recover deleted emails in Gmail.

The procedure to restore emails in other email service providers might be different according to the policies they follow. In some cases, it might be that it is not possible to retrieve an email message once it is deleted.

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