Happy New Year everyone! I hope you guys had a wonderful and blessed holiday season. I’d like to start the year right by maintaining this weekly feature. Since this is a new year, this will be the first edition of the Weekend Roundup for 2009. Hope you guys like the articles and links I’ve gathered. Enjoy!
- 2008 was an amazing year for Yan Susanto, author Thou Shall Blog. On his latest post, he shares the 101 Blogging Tips he learned in 2008.
- Planning on moving your WordPress.com account to a self-hosted WordPress blog soon? You might wanna read this short but detailed tutorial by Jeff Chandler on how to move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. via Problogger.net
- Pavel Ciorici of WP Zoom shares his 70+ RSS feeds for WordPress bloggers and developers. These RSS feeds are of blogs that are about WordPress themes, plugins, roundups, tips and tutorials and anything related to WordPress. Grazie Pavel!
- For those of you who have an “Advertise” page on your blog, you know that maintaining and updating it can be cumbersome. Jean-Baptiste Jung of WP Recipes has written a guest post over at Pro Blog Design on how to create an auto-stats page for advertisers.
- Zune Leap Year Bug Fixed. Over the weekend, owners of the 30 GB Zune reported that their devices just suddenly froze. It was caused by a glitch in the device’s internal clock that didn’t recognize a leap year.
- The most popular tech-related story during the holiday season was the release of YellowSn0w, the application that unlocks Apple’s iPhone 3G. CrunchGear has a step-by-step guide on how to unlock your iPhone 3G.
- With only 4 hours of compiling code, Mobilefacts founders Matthaus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann have turned Android, Google’s smartphone operating system into a desktop operating system. Watch out Microsoft!
- Hands-on review of Windows 7 Beta 1, the successor of Windows Vista and upcoming operating system from Microsoft. via ZDNet
- Remember Dick Tracy and his famous wristwatch? In this year’s CES, LG will be revealing the LG-GD910 wristwatch-phone. If you’ll get this device, the advantages you’ll have over Dick Tracy is that this device has 3G and a built-in mp3 player.
- Laptop Mag has an exclusive hands-on review on HP Voodoo’s Firefly concept gaming laptop What makes this device unique is the multi-touch touchpad that’s located at the right side beside the regular keyboard and the 4.3 inch LCD located beneath the 17 inch monitor.
- Garmin, popular for its gps navigation devices is entering the cellphone market with the upcoming nuvifone. The GPS Trackblog has a gallery of screenshots for the nuvifone user interface.
- If you’ve been following UMPC (ultra mobile pc) related news the past few weeks, I’m sure you’ve heard about Sony Viao P, Sony’s upcoming UMPC. The Sony Viao P specs include an Atom Z250 processor, 2GB RAM, Windows Vista, HDD (optional SSD) and a retail price less than $1,000. via UMPC Portal
- iManila, a Pinoy iPhone application makes it way to the Apple Apps store. iManila gives you easy access to an online phone “Yellow Pages Directory” for finding shops, businesses, restaurants and bars in the Philippines.
- Looking for a netbook? MSI has recently released the MSI U115 Hybrid Netbook which can operate on HDD or SDD. via Techy Kid
- If suddenly get the nostalgic feeling of playing an old classic video game, you can find these old gaming classics available for cheap at Gog.com. This site sells DRM-free, legal copies of classic video games for only $5.99. These games have also been updated to work on Windows XP or Vista. via Technograph
- Andrew Dela Serna, author of the Daily Top 10 Posts plugin has updated the plugin for WordPress 2.7. If you’re running WordPress 2.7 and are using this plugin, get the updated version now.
JaypeeOnline Weekly Recap
- JaypeeOnline Recap: The Year That Was 2008 – Year end post or recap of the stuff that happened was posted here on JaypeeOnline.
- Christmas Giveaway Winners – List of winners of my recent Christmas Giveaway.
- A Bad Round of Golf – Gold course mayhem between a mayor, his bodyguards, and his dad, the Dept of Agrarian Reform Secretary against a 56-year old father and his 14-year old son.
If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or want your article or find an interesting story that you want to be featured in the next Weekend Roundup, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message via the contact page.
Thank you for your time and hope you guys have a great week!