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groovyPost Weekly Wrap for November 24, 2012

Settle back and let’s look at the best from this past week on groovyPost, the grooviest site on the net.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

CrashPlan is our favorite cloud-based backup solution and having an off-site backup is a critical cornerstone in your overall backup strategy.


But there’s more!  Be sure to read Austin Krause’s review, 10 Black Friday Tech Deals Worth Staying Up For. And there is also Bogdan Bele’s write up Black Friday Deal: 250 GB Samsung SSD + Far Cry 3 for $169.99.

Groovy Tech from the Week

Our weekly podcast, the TechGroove, took the week off because of the holidays but be sure to check out the TechGroove archives. Also, you can now get the audio version of the show on Stitcher Radio!


Brian continues his series of advice in Get the Start Menu Back in Windows 8 with Classic Shell.

And for a great survey of tips and how-to advice about the new Windows OS, check out Brian’s Don’t Fear Windows 8 on PCs, Make it Easy to Use, and groovyPost’s Complete Guide to Windows 8.

If you recently purchased a new Windows Phone 8, check out Bogdan’s article on How to Customize Tiles in the new mobile OS from Microsoft.

This week Austin Krause goes deep in his Go Wired or Wireless – Logitech K800 Keyboard Review. This is one awesome new keyboard from Logitech.

Logitech K800 box

On a serious note, Austin warns Six Strikes and You’re Out–New ISP Policy Targets Downloads of Copyrighted Material. You will want to see if your Internet Service provider is among those who are participating in this new “service.”

Related Article:  Reader Poll: Which Cloud Storage Services Do You Use?


Want to learn a language while on the go? Check out Austin’s story Duolingo Launches iPhone and iPad App.


Also, Brian writes about another option for those needing better maps on the iOS platform in his story Nokia’s HERE Maps Now Available for iOS. While it might not be perfect, it looks promising as more updates come.

Nokia HERE maps iOS

Austin Krause writes about a free tool to help you manage your hard disk storage in Windows. Read his Folder Size is Freeware for Windows that Displays Folder and File Size.

And finally, for your gaming update, check out the latest addition to the groovyPost writing staff — 8bitjay — his article on This Week’s Gaming Roundup.

So, there you have the best of this past week.  Check back daily for the latest and greatest, and be sure to come back next weekend for another weekly wrap.

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