The weekend is upon us, and this time we thought we’d try something new here on groovyPost and take a look at the highlights of the week. We’ve had some great posts, comments, and a groovy time sharing what we know. Below you’ll find our top articles from the week as well as groovy tech tidbits that we didn’t find time cover.
Out of all of the groovy articles published this week, these are the ones that both you and us enjoyed the most.
How To Port Your Cell Phone Number To Google Voice
Google is selectively rolling out a new feature that allows you tot replace your Google Voice number with your cell phone number. This effectively ends your cell phone service plan, so it isn’t for everyone. Check out the article for the full look and review.
How To Use Task Scheduler To Fix Microsft Security Essentials Updates
Some people have encountered a problem where MSE doesn’t update it’s virus definitions on a a regular basis. We took a look at how to do that in this How To.
- How To Get An Extra 1GB of Free Dropbox Space
Dropbox started doing a quest that lets you earn an extra 1GB of space for your account. We’ve included all of the answers and a cheat sheet to let you get your free 1GB the easy way.
- Windows 7 SP 1 Is Coming Soon
According to Microsoft’s Russia site, SP1 has been released to OEM’s. How long will it be before everyone gets it?
We didn’t cover everything that happened this week, so here are a few other tidbits happening that we would have liked to talk about:
- Spotify music streaming service could come to the U.S. soon.
The European music service recently signed a contract with Sony (who represents 25% of the US music industry) to begin service in the United States. Spotify had promised a US release in 2010, and it didn’t happen, but they are still making progress and it will probably be here in 2011.
- Samsung says Froyo is coming soon to US Galaxy users
This comes just after a recent story posted to XDA forums where a “insider” claimed that Samsung refuses to update their products to Froyo until the carriers pay specific fees. This caused a huge recoil for users everywhere, some even filed a class action lawsuit. Samsung has since then denied the rumor and started rolling out Android 2.2 updates.
- Google co-founder Larry Page is scheduled to take over Google as CEO, Schmidt steps down to a supportive role as Executive Chairman.
- Google launching a new coupon program called Google Offers.
In December Google attempted to buy out Groupon at a price of $6 billion. Groupon declined, and now Google is starting up a competing service of their own.
Stay tuned next week for more groovy tech articles and How To’s!