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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for August 18, 2012

The release we’ve been waiting for, the final version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system, Windows 8, was available this week to subscribers of MSDN and TechNet. Of course, Brian Burgess was the first with the best coverage. Check out some of the new features in his Windows 8 Pro RTM Final Screenshot Tour.

Live Tiles

I, Mike Rothman, weighted in as well with my own thoughts. Read my article on Why I Am Moving to Windows 8.

Brian Burgess also continues his best-in-class advice. First he offers How To Print from Windows 8 Metro Style Apps.
Add a Printer

Brian also brings this fun tip to personalize your Windows 8 experience with how to Customize the Windows 8 Start Screen with Tattoos.

Windows 8 Start Screen with Tattoo

Next up, Brian turns to the new companion offering from Microsoft. Here’s how to Install Office 2013 Side by Side with Office 2010.

Brian also writes about the new web email that everyone is talking about in How To Use Aliases.

Enter alias email

And Hammad Saleem also brings advice in his Add Email Addresses to the Blocked List.

Outlook Blocked List 4

Brian also covered the great addition to Amazon’s cloud based music player. Take a look at Amazon Cloud Player Scan and Match.


With an eye to the security of our devices, Austin Krause writes Which Android Security App is the Best?

top 3 android security app comparison

And your favorite picture sharing site just launched new apps. Austin reports Pinterest Launches Mobile App for Android and iOS.

Pinterest for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

With so much computing moving to the cloud, it’s extremely important to keep your data secure. Check out our Google Two Factor Authentication Roundup.

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Do you want to change up your Google search experience?  Then be sure to read Hammad Saleem’s Automatically Open Google Search Results in a New Tab.

Google Search New Tab 5

Continuing on the Google how to articles, Austin Krause advises How to Add Your Business to Google Maps.

create a new google maps local listing

Bogdan Bele reports on a story that is rather surprising (depending on how you look at it). Some Men Would Give Up Sex for iPhone 5.

So, how is that for the best of a great week of coverage?  Come back to daily to stay up with the news, and be sure to come back right here next weekend for the weekly wrap.

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