"The only way to be truly satisfied, is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do." Steve Jobs
Once "inking" gets into your veins you will never be able to live without it. Frank J. Garcia

My Surface PRO 3 'Must Have' Accessories List

Thursday, May 23, 2013

One more time Microsoft is doing a good job

This is what should had have happened since day one of Surface RT release. But better late than never. One of the things that impressed me a lot was how easy was to print from my Surface RT compared with the same process done in my ex-iPad. But telling that does not have the same effect than seeing it done in a video. And here is the video:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Less talking and more doing

Excellent words used by Microsoft in it's last marketing campaign.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

VPN connectivity with a Surface RT

The Surface RT is not supported by some VPN Clients but that doesn't mean that you can’t use VPN in this machine. Here is a guide of how you can connect via VPN your Surface RT to your home network.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

HBOGO.com works on Surface RT

HBOGO.com is one of my preferred sites to catch up with all those good series from this premium channel. The site uses flash and for some reason, I believe it was a firmware update, it was not working anymore in my Surface RT. HBO still have not jumped in the boat of WinRT and we still do not have an App. So I decided today to spend sometime trying to get it back working and the good news is that I got it.

Here is what I learned. To sign in HBOGO.com this site sends you to your TV provider where you have to sign in. This process was failing for me. To troubleshoot the whole process I used Fiddler a tool to track your internet web traffic. This application is for x86 but thanks to the tools posted at xdadevelopers I was able to use it in the Surface RT. With this tool I was able to find few things, one of them is that HBO uses a cookie with the information from, in my case, Comcast to grant you access to its site. In my Surface I had Cookies disabled and I thought it was a good idea to keep it in this way. So I went to in the Internet Options from IE10 in Desktop mode and allow cookies for both sites, HBOGO and Comcast. Summarizing, after adding the involved sites to the Trusted Sites List and allowing Cookies for both sites, the HBOGO.com site allowed me to stream video in my Surface RT. And no just in Desktop mode but using IE10 Metro.

This is one of the reasons why I love WinRT, it carries a full version of the IE which allows you to enjoy sites that in other platforms, specifically iOS (translate this as iPad), are impossible to access unless you have an App for that. In another words, some or most of the Apps available for iPad are the result of this device impossibility of using the original websites which these applications substitute.

Sharing: So easy that a caveman can do it

Sharing in Windows 8 is easier than in any previous Windows Operating System.

Lets say that you are navigating the web and you found a page that you want to share with your friends. All you have to do is to slide your finger from right to left in the right side of your Surface to get the right side menu.


You click on Share.
Once you do that you click on People and from there either Twitter or Facebook. Next time you are sharing a website you will see in the list of most recent picks your favorite social page listed.

After picking your social site a new slide opens where you can add a note to the link that you want to share like I did in the above picture. When you are done with your note all you do is click in the little icon on your top right below the two little people icon and that's it. Sent to Facebook.

So easy that a caveman can do it.