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groovyPost Weekly for December 3, 2011

Groovypost Weekly Wrap

So much news, so little time!  Here is your weekly summary of the hottest stories from groovyPost, in case you missed it the first time around.


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This week the web was buzzing about security. Be sure to protect your personal information while browsing the web, and guest author Leah Krause tells you what you need to know in this must read article. Go to the Disconnect website and click on Install Disconnect, a plugin for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.

Install Disconnect

Meanwhile, your security is only as good as your password. Our Hammad Saleem shows us how to check if your password has been stolen. This one is so easy you should just do it now.

Bulk Check password

Our groovy team of Mat Lee, Seth Heringer, Joey Kelley, Jeremy Leniak and Eric Finkenbiner recorded another episode of Attach of the Androids. If you have not made this podcast a part of your weekly routine, jump in now.

Attack of the Androids Logo

For all you social media addicts, Hammad Saleem shows you how to share posts on Google+, Facebook and Twitter with one click.

Connect with Facebook

And in case all that social browsing is sending your cell bill skyrocketing, Austin Krause shows how to stop paying outrageous prices for cellular services.  Thanks, Austin, I needed this one.

Stop letting phone monopolies rip you off

Photo Credit: Austin Krause

The streaming music subscription service, Spotify, made news this week with its release of Spotify Apps Preview Edition, now in bets. Our own Brian Burgess took a first look and gives us his take.

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Looking to share public and private calendars. Josh Windisch has you covered in this cool explanation of Apple’s iCloud service.

Of course you won’t want to miss an episode of the Ranting Roundup of Tech News by Eric Mack. In this post, Eric covers the Facebook IPO, Black Friday and more.

Finally, if you’re a high school or college student, or know one, you must read Steve Krause’s report on Microsoft’s DreamSpark, which offers students free, no cost access to all of Microsoft’s development, server and designer tools.

Microsoft DreamSpark Homepage - Free Software for College and High School Students

If DreamSpark isn’t groovy then I don’t know what is. Be sure to check back during the week for all the groovy news that’s fit to print. We’ll see you here next weekend.

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