Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about. Don’t forget to send in your own tips, or just leave a comment on this page if you think you’ve got something we should include.
Firefox Mobile 2.0 Alpha Available for Android
The Firefox Mobile browser, also known as Fennec, has branched out to the Android OS with its latest Alpha release.
H.264 Will Remain Royalty Free Forever?
Mozilla feels that the announcement regarding the H.264 codec remaining royalty free forever may not apply to those looking to include the technology in products.
Gmail Users Place 1 Million Calls in 24-Hours
Google’s release of free (to the U.S. and Canada) computer-to-phone calling in Gmail sparked mass interest, and triggered over 1 million calls in the first 24-hours of the feature being available. Of course many of those people, including myself, were just playing around with it.
Meijer Testing Indoor Positioning Item Locator
Meijer has teamed up with Point Inside to offer an iPhone-powered item locator that will tell you exactly where over 100,000 items are at inside the store. It’s currently only being tested in a handful of retail locations though.
Digg Launches Version 4
The new version of Digg has a strong focus on speed, personalization, and making it easier to share content.
CEO of Cheezburger Network Offers to Buy Reddit
Ben Huh, the CEO of the Cheezburger Network (known largely for the I Can Has Cheezburger site), has made it publicly known that he wants to buy Reddit so that it can have the monetary support it needs.
Apple Holding a Special Event on September 1st
Apple has sent out invitations to the media for an event that will take place on September 1st at 10AM PST. It is expected that they will unveil a new Apple TV as well as updated iPod Touch models.
Google Voice Phone Booths Coming to Universities and Airports?
Google will be rolling out Google Voice phone booths at both airports and universities, which will let people make free domestic and international phone calls.
Microsoft Leaks the IE9 Interface
Mary Jo Foley caught a glimpse of what could be the upcoming IE9 Beta thanks to a screenshot on Microsoft Russia’s press site.
Firefox 4 Beta Updated with Sync and Panorama Capabilities
The newest test release of Firefox 4 includes both syncing and tab organization techniques (note that this feature now called Panorama was previously known as Tab Candy).
Mozilla Breaks Down Private Browsing Usage
A recent study by Mozilla, based on an opt-in service for Firefox 4 Beta users, reveals that the biggest peak in private browsing is at lunch.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
5 Free Online P2P File Sharing Services
This set of free online tools all let you share files without ever having to upload them to a third-party site. Instead you can share a file on your machine directly with another user by using the site as a helper. One of the major benefits of going this route is that you can share files without size limitations.
Google Chrome Gets Labs, too
Visiting about:labs in a recent Chromium build will show you some optional features that you can enable instead of having to resort to clunky command-line flags.
New Miranda IM 0.9.0 Released
We’ve covered some of the things we love in Miranda before, and the fact that they’ve just rolled out a major update is pretty exciting. Keep in mind that development for this release has been going on for over a year now.
Microsoft Adds Native H.264 Playback to Vista
This “Platform Update Supplement” for Vista will let you play MP4, AAC, and H.264 files natively in Vista. Note that Windows 7 is already capable of playing all of these natively… so don’t be surprised that this update is only for Vista.
Windows Phone 7 Browser Comparison
PocketNow.com compares the Windows Phone 7 browser to the ones found on iOS and Android 2.2 devices.
CloudMagic Makes Gmail Searching Faster
If you use Google Chrome or Firefox for your browser you may want to consider this third-party email search tool that makes hunting down a particular message extremely easy.
NewsBlur is an Interesting Online RSS Feed Reader
I expected NewsBlur to be another flop when it comes to an online RSS feed reader, but I have to admit that the way it navigates between news articles directly on the feed’s site is kinda slick. Definitely worth checking out.
Change the Default Library Location in Windows 7
This guide explains how you can designate a specific folder as the default for a library in Windows 7. By doing so any files you drag-and-drop onto the library will be saved at that location.
Microsoft Equation Editor Graphs and Solves Equations in Office
You can use the free equation editor plugin for Microsoft Word and OneNote to either assist in solving a problematic equation or graphing it in 3D.
Awesome Windows 7 Theme for Ubuntu Users
This Windows 7 theme is one of the best at making your Ubuntu system look like the OS from Microsoft, and even goes as far as to reference a YouTube video that explains how you can get the “Aero” interface appearance complete with blurring.
- AIM 188.8.131.52 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ATI Catalyst Drivers 10.8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- CCleaner 2.35.1219 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 4.0 Beta 4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 7.0.503.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.9.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 10.70.9034 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Sandboxie 3.49.03 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.1 Alpha 3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 184.108.40.20609 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VLC 1.1.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]