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.
A Physical Google Wallet Card in the Works?
Android Police got a leaked version of the Google Wallet Android app, and all signs point to a physical Google Wallet card that you’ll be able to use like a credit card.
Google Now Tracking How Much You Walk and Bike
Last week Google Now started displaying estimated walking and biking stats for users. Google determines the data based on your device’s location which periodically phones home. I think it’s kinda cool, but it will obviously raise some privacy concerns.
AMBER Alerts for Missing Children Appearing in Google Search and Maps
Google will be displaying AMBER Alerts for missing children when you’re using Google Search or Maps if you search for information related to the alert and are in the same general location.
Microsoft Announces 4 Million Windows 8 Upgrades in 3 Days
Microsoft sold 4 million upgrades of Windows 8 in the first three days of general availability. As a comparison Apple shipped 3 million copies of OS X Mountain Lion in 4 days.
New Compose Window in Gmail
Gmail is rolling out a chat-like window for composing new emails. The change will make it easy to navigate your inbox so that you can easily copy and paste content from other emails.
Scott Forstall Leaving Apple
Senior VP of iOS software Scott Forstall and retail head John Browett will be leaving Apple at the end of the year. Existing executives will be taking on the additional responsibilities.
Valve Seeking Beta Testers for Linux Version of Steam
Valve is looking for 1,000 individuals to test out the Linux version of Steam, but you’ll need to fill out a survey if you want a chance to be part of the Beta.
New Google Nexus Devices
Last week Google unveiled two new Nexus devices, a 4-inch phone and a 10-inch tablet, which compliments the already existing 7-inch Nexus tablet they launched earlier this year.
The Internet Archive Storing 10 Petabytes of Data
The Internet Archive, home to the Wayback Machine, now has over 10 petabytes worth of data it’s storing. Part of the 10 petabytes includes 1 million public videos and 1.5 million audio files.
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Evernote 5 for Mac Beta
We gave you a heads up last week that a Beta version of Evernote for Mac would be out soon, and it’s available now for anyone that enjoys tinkering with pre-release software.
Gmail Smart Label for Social Updates
A Gmail Labs feature called Smart Labels will try to find messages from sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ and automatically apply a “Social Updates” label.
Windows Phone 8 Review
The Verge has written an in-depth review on Windows Phone 8 that covers the design, performance, and new features that were added to the software.
Windows 8 Start Menu Apps
This is a nice list of apps that will bring back the Start Menu (or some variation of it) in Windows 8.
- Dropbox 1.5.44 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Evernote 18.104.22.16872 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 16.0.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 17.0 Beta 4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.16 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 23.0.1271.60 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 24.0.1312.2 Dev [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Greenshot 1.0.6-2228 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- KMPlayer 22.214.171.124 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- LibreOffice 3.6.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad2 5.0.26 Beta 4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PeaZip 4.7.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PeaZip 4.7.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Skype for Mac 126.96.36.19946 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 16.0.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 188.8.131.52684 [Homepage] [Mirror]