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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for June 2, 2012

Huge week for groovyPost! This week we’ve launched a new Podcast called – The Tech Groove covering the week’s news here on groovyPost and the tech scene. We hope you enjoy the broadcast as we plan to release a new show every Sunday night.

In addition to the new Podcast, we’ve had a very busy week at Brian Burgess started the week by breaking the news that Windows 8 Release Preview is Now Available for Download. What used to be called “Release Candidate” is now called Release Preview apparently in Redmond-ese. What this tells us is the Windows 8 is apparently on track for a Q4 release for the holidays. We will of course keep all you groovyReaders updated as it draws closer as well as all the groovy new Windows 8 new features and tips.

Speaking of new Windows 8 tips, be sure to checkout another post from Brian on how to create a Windows 8 Metro Shutdown Tile which simplifies shutting down the new OS. I wish this wasn’t required from a new OS but oh well…

Shutdown on Metro

Austin Krause writes Adobe Flash to Be Built-in to Windows 8.  This is a great transition step for those of us still dependent to the Flash experience.

Flash Built-in With Windows 8

There is lots of new eye candy in the new Windows 8 Release Preview. Brian tells us about the huge step Microsoft has made with the updated Windows 8 Metro Apps Feature.

Add Sources

And still more neat features to explore. We explain How To Manage the Windows 8 Sync Feature.

Toggle Sync Settings

And for those of us running home networks, check out Brian’s How To Create A Windows 8 HomeGroup. This one makes file sharing organized and simple with the new operating system.

Related Article:  groovyPost Weekly for January 22, 2012

HomeGroup Settings

Wanting to really get groovy with Windows 8 and run virtualized sessions?  Checkout the article Can My Windows 8 Computer Run Hyper-V? Microsoft has added a few new requirements so it’s important you read this article and test your PC before trying to run Hyper-V on it.

Intel Processor CPU Tech

Well, with all this Windows 8 goodness, you’ll be wanting an actual device, right?  Then read Bogdan Bele’s Windows 8 Tablets On the Way Soon.


But enough already with Windows 8!  Steve Krause brings us some seriously good advice for everybody’s favorite file sharing tool in his Four Spring Cleaning Security Tips for Dropbox Users.

dropbox account settings tab

And in the third edition of everyone’s favorite rumor, we have Bogdan’s report Facebook to Buy Opera Browser and Launch a Smartphone?

opera android tabs

Brian brings us practical advice in his How To Convert AVI Video Files to MP4 (H.264).


And Austin advises How To Share Android Apps with Friends.

Share Most Android Apps with Anyone for Free

And finally, read Eric Mack’s interesting piece, We’re Officially in the Age of Malware. Um SCARY!

So there you have it, another groovy week.  Tune in each day for your groovy fix, and come back next weekend for the weekly wrap.

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