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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for December 2, 2012

Are you interest in writing apps and programs? Codecademy is a free online web app service that allows you to learn code at your own pace, and teaches it in an environment optimized for online learning. Austin Krause tells you all you need to know in Codecademy: Learn to Program Online the Free and Easy Way.

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Austin also has a great article this week showing you how to add more storage to your laptop by ditching the CD/DVD drive and replacing it with a hard drive.


Still using iTunes? Then check out the new minimal cleaner interface with easier navigation options as  iTunes 11 is Now Available to Download.

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And for our friends in the Android Nexus ecosystem, Bogdan Bele reports the news Google Pushing Out Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 Update for Nexus Devices.

Bogdan also reports on this neat new mashup of Gmail and Google Drive in the tip How To Gmail Attachments Up to 10 GB.

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And our mobile guru, Kim Barloso, gets you set for December with her timely story 10 Android Apps to Help Manage the Holiday Season.


groovyPost Podcast — The TechGroove

This week brings another episode of the grooviest show on the net, TG 20: It’s Not Tabletable! With host Josh Windisch and Brian Burgess this week. You can subscribe to the audio version on iTunes and Stitcher Radio.

Microsoft Windows

Brian Burgess continues his coverage of Microsoft’s newest OS, Windows 8. First, read as Microsoft Announces 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold. Brian also advises Microsoft Releases Android App.

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Brian also covers this important tip form making Windows 8 easier to use in the traditional desktop: Windows 8: Make Videos and Music Files Open in Desktop Programs.

And Bogdan Bele has found a groovy feature using Bing on Windows Phone: Identify a Song That’s Playing with Windows Phone 8.

For more on how to use the new OS, make sure to bookmark our Complete Guide to Windows 8 — it’s being continuously updated!

Finally, Leah Collins shows us the Top 10 Educational Gift Ideas for Geek Parents with Kids.


So that is our wrap for the week. Did we miss one of your favorite stories? If so, leave a comment to let us know. Check back daily for the latest and greatest, and we’ll see you right here next week for the weekly wrap.

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