Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories 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.
Xbox 360 Sales Double After Price Drop
It will be interesting to see what the sales look like for September in the gaming console world. Microsoft said that the weekend following their price cuts caused Xbox 360 sales to double. At $200 I’d say the system is quite a steal, and I doubt I’m the only one thinking that. [related]
Amazon to Power MP3 Store on HTC G1
Apple has always had a strong focus on music, but where would the iPhone-killing Android OS be drawing its tunes from? The T-Mobile HTC G1 will be the first Android device to hit the market, and it will ship with the Amazon MP3 store. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of 6-million DRM-free MP3’s at your fingertips! [related]
Private Mode Coming to Firefox 3.1, Again
Mozilla just can’t make up it’s mind. Firefox 3.0 was supposed to include a private mode that would let users surf the web without leaving any tracks on their machine. Well, that feature didn’t make the cut so it got pushed back to Firefox 3.1. It didn’t take long for the feature to get pulled from that release as well, but now Mozilla is saying that it will be back in by the time all is said and done. I guess they are feeling the pressure after Google Chrome and IE8 have been flaunting similar features.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Put Gmail Labels on the Right Side
Google has been releasing a significant number of Gmail Labs features lately, and you won’t hear me complaining. One of the nice things that they recently added was the ability to place your labels on the right side of the screen, which can be handy if you have a widescreen monitor.
Foxmarks on Your Mobile
When you’re on the go you can point your mobile browser to my.foxmarks.com to quickly gain access to your precious bookmarks… assuming that you use Foxmarks to sync them. You can even search through them to help you find the needle in the haystack.
Use Google Docs to Track Page Changes
This might not be the easiest thing in the world to setup, but it’s interesting to see how you can use Google Docs to keep a watchful eye out for website changes. With it you can monitor things like price drops, and then get alerted when it changes.
Make the Google Chrome Theme Black
Don’t let Google Chrome’s default blue theme be the thing that makes you walk away from the browser. Just because Google doesn’t let you customize the appearance doesn’t mean it can’t be done. This simple and quick hack shows you how to change the theme to one of the many already being put out by third parties.