Top Nav

groovyPost Weekly Wrap for November 17, 2012

This week Microsoft announced that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company. Julie Larson-Green is promoted to lead Windows Software and Hardware engineering and Tami Reller stays in the position of CFO and CMO. What? Weeks after Windows 8 and the innovative Microsoft Surface ship? Read the news reported by Brian Burgess in Steven Sinofsky, Windows President Leaves Microsoft.

Steven Sinofsky

Brian also reports that Skype Offers Free Worldwide Mobile and Landline Calls for a Month. Microsoft’s Skype offers a lot more than computer to computer calls and IM chatting. With Skype credit you can call Mobile and landlines anywhere in the world, and it’s cheaper than traditional international plans.

Skype Credit Calling

Brian also covers cloud news as SkyDrive Desktop Update: Selective Sync, Dropbox-Like Sharing.

SkyDrive Selective Sync

For still more news, check out TechGroove 19: The T-Shirts are Sold Out.  Join host Josh Windisch, Brian Burgess, Austin Krause and Steve Krause – aka Mr. Groove is back. This week the gang talks about Steven Sinofsky’s sudden departure from Microsoft – another Scott Forestall situation? And a lot more.


Brian continues his series of the best Windows 8 coverage found anywhere this week with Access the Windows 8 Power User Menu. Check out this easily overlooked groovy tool in the new OS.  Power menu Windows 8 Start Screen

Looking to customize the Power User Menu? Check out this geeky tip in How To Edit the Windows 8 Power User Menu.


Wanting to watch DVDs on your Windows 8 install? Read Brian’s survey of options in Free Programs that Bring DVD Playback to Windows 8.


Wanting to change the default save location in Office 2013? Be sure to read Hammad Saleem’s advice in Make Office 2013 Save Docs to Your Computer by Default.

Related Article:  groovyPost Weekly for November 12, 2011

Are you packing Android, Google’s great mobile OS?  Then you’ll want to read Kim Barloso’s advice in How To Convert PDFs to ePub Format on Android.

epubator main

And Kim also covers This Week’s Best New Android Apps and Games.

angry birds star wars

And on the subject of Android games, Austin Krause tells us about The Humble Bundle for Android, Games at Name Your Own Price. This is one groovy way to play some top new games on the cheap.

android humble bundle 4

And how about this life saver of an app, described by Bogdan Bele in Plan B Finds Your Lost or Stolen Android Smartphone Without Installing it First.

plan b google play store install

And finally for this week, groovyPost is hiring! Brian Burgess, our Editor in Chief, writes Are You a Tech News Writer? Join Our Team!

groovyPost Hiring Writer

So that’s about it for another week. Check back with us next weekend for the weekly wrap, and be sure to visit daily for all the day’s news. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving.

More Reading:

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply