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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for June 23, 2012

Lifting the veil on one of the best kept secrets in years, this week Microsoft announced that beginning later this year it would sell two MS branded tables, to be called Surface Tablets. Mr. Groove himself, Steve Krause, brings it on with Microsoft Surface Tablet for Windows 8 Announced.

microsoft surface tablet

Looking for more information on the Surface and other topics? Check out Tech Groove Podcast: Windows 8 for a Million Grandmas, featuring Josh Windisch, Steve Krause and Austin Krause.  Tech Groove, count on a good listen!

Meanwhile, Austin Krause brings us Highlights from Apple’s 2012 WWDC. The news includes new MacBook Pro and Air devices and a new version of iOS 6 without Google Maps. Check out all the Apple goodness.

Apple WWDC 2012 Highlights

Austin also reports that Google Launches Offline Apps to Chrome Web Store. Now you don’t need a connection to use your favorite Google apps.


Is your broadband provider making noises about tracking your usage, maybe even capping it? Then you’ll want to read Austin Krause’s Networx is a Free Taskbar Bandwidth Monitoring Utility.

Networx usage report

Next up, our own Brian Burgess brings us a trio of groovy tips for Windows 8 users. First up is Brian’s How To Dual Boot Windows 8 and Windows 7.

New Drive Recognized

Next, Brian explains How To Add Recycle Bin to the Windows 8 Taskbar.

Move to the left

As as you start to use the cloud service baked into Windows 8, you’ll want to read Brian’s Save Microsoft Office Documents to SkyDrive by Default.

Metro Thumb View SkyDrive

Worried about your visibility on the net. Then be sure to read Stop Facial Recognition on Facebook.

Timeline and Taggings

Tired of waiting for Chrome to open your PDF files?  Then you’ll want to read Hammad Saleem’s How to Disable Built-in PDF Viewer In Google Chrome.

Related Article:  groovyPost Weekly Wrap for July 14, 2012

Hammad also writes the security minded Monitor Gmail Account Login Activity to Prevent Intrusions.

Gmail Activity 3

And on the subject of security, Steve Krause continues his security series in Enable the Google Authenticator App for Your Google Account.

scan the code

And finally, two great stories from Bogdan Bele. First, read his Android: How To Disable Touch Sounds and Key Tones.

And finally this week, Bogdan has a survey article for us, be sure to read Five Groovy QR Code Readers for Android.

qr readers

So there you have it. Tons of great information, just what you expect from the groovy team. Check back with us daily and again next weekend for the Weekly Wrap.

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