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Groovypost Weekly Wrap

We’ve come to another groovy weekend, and now it is time to take a look back at our most popular posts from last week.  As usual, we’ve also included a few things that we didn’t have time to write posts for.  Phew, last week sure was a groovy week!



groovyposts most popular posts of the week

How to Choose an SD Card for Best Performance and Compatibilitysd card pile up

Have you ever had trouble figuring out which kind of memory card to get for your camera or portable device?  Well worry no longer, this week we took a look at SD cards in detail and translated all of the technical jargon into something anyone can understand.

How To Fix Your Mom’s Computer Once and For All mom broken computer

It happens to all of us because we all have parents.  Your mom (or dad) calls and invites you over for “family” dinner, but not only are they happy to see you – they want you to fix their computer.  This week we took a look at how to keep both yourself and your parents sane by solving the majority of their computer problems with a few simple fixes.

How To Take Full Permissions Control To Edit Protected Registry Keysregistry editing protection

Some times you’ll run into registry keys that you are unable to edit.  This usually happens when a key is protected by the system, so the easiest way to get around it is to grant yourself Full Permissions.

Galaxy S 4G – No Gingerbreadno gingerbread for galaxy 4g

This week we confirmed that the Galaxy S 4G won’t be shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS.  Instead, T-mobile has reported that it will be running Froyo instead.

Alternate news of the week

Google Accuses Bing of Copying Search Results
The internet search giant is pointing fingers again, and this time they are aimed at Microsoft.  The issue was first brought to public light in a post by Danny Sullivan, and following up on that Google made an accusation on their official blog.  The Microsoft owned Bing site denies all of it, but the evidence does show otherwise.
Popular Social Media Site, Reddit, Reaches 1 Billion Monthly Page Views
It all started when Digg got a new look, since then users have complained and made a mass exodus to other sites.  Needless to say, those other sites have flourished; Reddit being the most similar to Digg in interface and popularity has seen the most benefit of Digg’s downfall.  Reddit is now enjoying a 300% increase over it’s traffic from last year, and they’ve just confirmed this via a blog post.
The Verizon iPhone Comes With Some Hefty Data Throttling For Data Hogs
The hundreds of thousands of iPhone users who are planning to migrate away from At&t might be running into a whole new set of problems.  The same day that the Verizon iPhone was announced, Verizon also implemented a new policy stating that:

“if you use an extraordinary amount of data and fall within the top 5% of Verizon Wireless data users we may reduce your data throughput speeds periodically for the remainder of your then current and immediately following billing cycle to ensure high quality network performance for other users at locations and time of peak demand.”

So, just hope that you don’t use enough data to fall into that “top 5%” of Verizon users, otherwise you’ll be one unhappy camper.

Google Launches Android Market Website & Android 3.0
It’s about time, a website for the Android Marketplace has been something missing and while Appbrain is great, it feels too diet coke to make up for the lack of substance.  While very similar to the iOS App Store website, it maintains the same ease of use and the Android Market website isn’t ridden with ads.
Android 3.0 is the latest Android release, titled Honeycomb it is primarily designed for tablet computers.  If you’d like to see the launch event, Google recorded the entire thing and we’ve embedded the video below:

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