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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for November 3, 2012

Not to be outdone by Microsoft’s recent release of the Surface tablet and Windows 8, Google is adding to its lineup of Nexus tablets and smartphones. Austin Krause reports on Google’s Latest Nexus Devices Available in 3 Different Flavors.

Google Nexus, now in 3 flavors

Gmail is set to have a completely different Compose and Reply experience, and it’s already starting to roll out to users. Bogdan Bele brings us the story in Google Gmail Redesigns Compose and Reply.

And for you Google centric Windows 8 users, Jack Busch advises how to get your Google back with Search Wars: Google Launches Playful (Yet Strategic) Assault on Bing and Internet Explorer 10 with Get Your Google Back Campaign.

bing vs.

Meanwhile, the Microsoft juggernaut continued in motion with the announcement Windows Phone 8 to Add Kids Corner, Data Sense, Free Pandora and More.

windows phone 8 launched

Interested in Windows 8 Development?  Check out the Build 2012 Developer’s Conference and Windows 8 Build App Available in Microsoft Store.

Build 2012 App

Windows 8 still includes Windows Media Player, but you’re not going to find it on the Start screen or desktop. Brian Burgess has you covered once you read Where is Windows Media Player in Windows 8?

Windows Media Player on Windows 8 Desktop

Brian also covers how to reinstate one of Window’s grooviest features in How To Install Windows Media Center Pack to Windows 8 Pro. Get this free offer while it lasts!

Windows Media Center Tile

Austin Krause also has one great tip for you dual monitor users. Check out Use a Keyboard Shortcut to Instantly Move Windows Between Monitors.

Dual desktop switching

In this week’s installment of the Tech Groove podcast, an Apple fanboy gets hands on time with the new Microsoft Surface RT and likes it! Check out TG 17: I Tried a Surface and I Liked It. This week join host Josh Windisch, Brian Burgess and Austin Krause as they talk about the Surface and other products.

Related Article:  groovyPost Weekly Wrap for October 6, 2012


While Apple might have won a battle in the patent war over the Galaxy Tab vs. the iPad in the U.S., it didn’t do so well in the U.K. Read the story by Austin Krause in Apple’s Apology to Samsung Not Good Enough, Ordered to Do it Better by Judge.

Apple Samsung Apology Hard to Find

Always on the lookout for a better way to get work done, Austin Krause reports that SuperCopier is a Better Alternative to Windows’ Built-in Copy Utility.

copy queue

Finally, Kim Barloso brings us a pair of great stories. First, learn How To SMS From Your PC Through Your Android Device.

mightytext home screen

And next up from Kim, having an Android device gets a lot of tasks done while away from your desk, and one of them is remotely accessing your computer. Read her article on How To Access Your Computer From Your Android Device.


So, there you have another groovy week of the best from our site. Check back daily for more, and we’ll see you here next weekend for your weekly wrap!

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