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.
Apple Sends Press Invites to Upcoming Event
Many of the major press sources have come forward saying that late last night an invitation to Apple’s January 27th came strolling in, entitled “come see our latest creation.” Other rumors are that the event will cover the iPhone 4.0 software (not new hardware), the tablet, and iLife 2010. I’m pretty much at the point where I’m so sick of rumors that I can’t wait for January 27th to come and go.
Use Google Docs for File Storage
Google Docs is on the verge of becoming more than just a place to save and share documents. In the coming weeks you will have a feature enabled in your account so that you can actually upload files of any type to your account. You’ll have 1GB of free storage for non-document related files, but more storage will always be available at a rate of $0.25 per gigabyte. The per-file size limitation is 250MB, which I’d say is okay compared to some other services, but not overly impressive.
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Which Third-Party Apps Should Be In Ubuntu
A survey by Canonical asks users what third-party apps they’d like to see be made available for the Ubuntu operating system.
Nexus One Price Slashed by $100, Early Adopters Refunded $100
Existing T-Mobile customers (that are eligible for an upgrade) can enjoy a $100 price reduction in the cost of the Nexus One.
Apple Finally Releases MobileMe Gallery App for iPhone?
Apple is slowly getting around to making their services more iPhone friendly, but how is it that they still don’t have an iPhone-optimized website?
Google Forcing HTTPS Traffic in Gmail by Default
Gmail users may start to notice that they are always redirected to an HTTPS version of the site when checking their email, but this setting can be disabled if you choose to forfeit the extra security.
Google Hacked; Rethinking Approach in China
An announcement by Google stated that hackers targeted and successfully retrieved small amounts of data from a handful of accounts. The attacks originated in China, and has got Google once again questioning whether they should be censoring their results there.
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Windows Live Mail (Wave 4) to Have Awesome Gmail Support?
Is it possible that Windows Live Mail will actually cater to some of Gmail’s unique features like labels, archiving, and stars? Well, maybe. The editor-in-chief at Engadget posted on Twitter that he wanted a desktop app that worked well with all those Gmail-specific features, and Microsoft’s Vice President of Corporate Communications responded with a simple yet mysterious tweet saying “Windows Live Wave 4.”
ZScreen Quickly Uploads Images, Text, and Files
ZScreen used to be a screenshot-focused utility, and it still is but it’s also expanding its horizons. DownloadSquad noticed that newer versions let you upload text to services like PasteBin, files to Rapidshare, shorten URLs, and of course share images/screenshots. The only thing it lacks in my eyes is an awesome screenshot editor so that you could annotate/modify the image before you send it off to the cloud.
Making the Most of Your Netbook
For some people getting started with a netbook can almost be like switching from using a PC to a Mac. Often times trackpads are smaller, there’s no CD/DVD drive, and you have significantly less screen space to work with. Switching to such a small computer has a learning curve, and Lifehacker’s guide includes some good tips to help ease you in to the world of netbook computing.
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Tab Utilities Extension Improves Firefox Tab Management
This extension will let you choose from an array of tab-related customizations in Firefox.
Sites to Check Where Your First/Last Name Comes From
Ever wonder where your name originated from, and what kind of transformations it’s gone through? These sites have the cure for your potent curiosity.
Automatically Mute Your PC When Turning it On
Auto Mute is a free utility that runs on both 32-bit and 64-bit machines giving you the chance to disable sounds when starting up your computer.
How to Tether Your Android Phone
This guide walks you through three different alternatives to unleashing the tethering capabilities of your Android-powered phone.
Updates to Amarok Media Player
A new version of the Amarok media player includes usability improvements and some “polish.”
Emesene: An MSN Messenger Replacement
You don’t hear a lot about this messenger app since it’s targeted towards MSN Messenger users only, but if you fall into that category the new version includes quite a few enhancements and updates that make it worth checking out.
- Adobe Reader 9.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- CDBurnerXP 188.8.131.529 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.6 RC2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 4.0.295.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google SketchUp 7.1.6860 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Mozilla Lightning 1.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.2.0 RC2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PeaZip 2.9.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Sandboxie 3.43.15 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.0.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Ubuntu 10.04 Alpha 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 2.0.0 RC3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Winamp 5.572 [Homepage] [Mirror]