So you bought the 32GB Microsoft Surface RT with Windows RT and realized that having only 20GB of usable space or less is not enough for you, so you buy a MicroSD card to try and expand storage capacity. It’s a cheaper way to go rather than buying the 64GB version. Then you realize that you can’t add any removable drive to the Windows media libraries (music, video, pictures) and so none of the included apps display them in their libraries. Well, here’s a work-around to this issue on your tablet:
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There are some features that don’t come enabled or Microsoft says isn’t possible on a Windows RT or Microsoft Surface RT tablet. You may have already mapped your SkyDrive to a drive letter for your tablet, but now you want to share the files, folders, or printers available on your Windows RT or Surface RT tablet and didn’t see an option. Well, luckily you found this work around guide where I show you how to enable file and folder sharing on your Windows RT or Surface RT.
With the brand new Surface RT with Microsoft Windows RT installed, there are some limitations that are in place as to what it can or can’t do. While the Windows 8 Pro version can do anything you’d do on a desktop (since it’s the same OS), as I stated before in my comparison of Windows RT and Pro compatibility, RT can’t run programs in desktop mode except Microsoft Office 2013, Paint, Calculator, and the File Browser, and a few others. One of the things not included is having a Microsoft SkyDrive folder/drive in your file browser.
Meet Microsoft’s first venture in making computer hardware: Surface RT. This tablet device comes running Windows RT (a version of Windows 8 for ARM Processors, and thus has compatibility differences) and is pre-loaded with Office 2013 Home & Student. This device represents the hard work of two whole new puzzle pieces to create a homogenous device like Apple has always done. For starters, the hardware had to be made from the ground up since this was unfamiliar territory. Second, Microsoft created a whole new OS with Windows 8 and Windows RT that was centered around a touch interface instead of just the traditional mouse and keyboard.
Today at the Apple Event in San Jose, CA, Apple showed a few new products in store for the Holiday season. One of those products was the smaller iPad that Steve Jobs said was a no-no, the iPad Mini. Another shocker was that Apple released another tablet, the iPad 4 (though you can’t call it that).
The iPad Mini is about 7.9″ diagonal but doesn’t have a retina display like the 3rd generation big brother. Instead it only has a resolution of 1024 x 768, the same as the iPad 2, though when you compare it to something like the Nexus 7, the Mini has the overall surface area beat. offer a It also has a A5 processor chip, FacceTime HD front-facing camera, a 5MP iSight camera on back, LTE cellular wireless, 802.11 A/B/G/N (faster) Wi-Fi, and of course the new Lightning connector. With the smaller screen, the iPad Mini promises a battery life of 10 hours use.
So everyone has been eagerly waiting for what would be the Apple’s introduction to the world of tablet computer. I was one of them even though I usually am not a fan of apple products. I wanted something to replace my heavy Macbook PRO for my daily activities and would do a good job of syncing the data over to my laptop or PC. I would use it for school, browsing when I’m out and about, or take it with me on flights where I didn’t need actual computing power.
When the iPad was introduced, I made a face at the name they spent millions to come up with and then watched the presentation. It seemed almost everything I wanted. A simple and familiar interface just like on my iPhone with a bit more processing power. The battery life of up to 10 hours would be perfect as something that would last through-out my day. I could purchase overpriced applications for word processing, spreadsheet, and also make presentations. Also the ability to watch videos (though the fact that it’s not widescreen is dumb). It had the same browser that works pretty well and displays most of the internet.
So here were the immediate uses I thought of. I could use it as a remote for my home theater computer in the house with Apps like intelliremote, write some sweet documents and spreadsheets for school/work, I could watch videos when I’m on the go and bored. I love the multi-touch interface and gestures and how they are so intuitive. If I could get textbooks on it, I would not longer need to carry any textbooks with me. It was suppose to be such a perfect item for me.
Then came the issues,