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.
Windows 7 Beta Available Until February 10th
Microsoft is once again extending the availability of the Windows 7 Beta download for a few more weeks. It was actually supposed to be over by now, but they wanted to make sure that all the people who wanted to give it a try were given a chance to download it.
Inauguration day by the Numbers
The Inauguration of the President of the United States happened last week, and it was a big day for the Internet. Sites were streaming video content, providing real-time updates, and more. CNN, for example, served up 18.8 million video streams.
Microsoft to Unveil MobileMe Competitor?
Word is that Microsoft is planning to unveil three new mobile services next month at the Mobile World Congress: SkyBox, SkyLine, and SkyMarket. The rumor states that those services will be aiming to compete with Apple’s MobileMe.
Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Imminent
Internet Explorer 8 RC1 will be released soon for both Windows XP and Windows Vista users. Those of you testing Windows 7 will not be able to take advantage of this updated release.
Windows Mobile 6.5 Interface
Some screenshots are starting to leak out as to what the Windows Mobile 6.5 interface is going to look like. There have been several confirmations now that the “honeycomb” interface that’s been floating around the web for a few weeks is actually real.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Get a Reminder for Outlook Attachments
It’s probably happened to us all where we’ve sent an email referring to an attachment that we accidentally forgot to include. This Outlook add-in will scan your emails looking for keywords that seemingly reference an attachment, and will then ask whether you want to attach a file before sending the email.
Windows 7 WordPad Opens DOCX Files
WordPad in Windows 7 just got a little more useful. It will actually let you open and save files in the new Word 2007 file format. There’s a catch though. When saving a document that has been created in Word 2007 you may loose some of the formatting since WordPad obviously doesn’t support all of the same features.
Automatically Save your Work on a Mac
EverSave is a nifty free Mac application that can automatically save your work for several different applications. It’s like the auto-save option Microsoft Office has, but it works with a wide variety of programs. So no matter what you’re working on you don’t have to worry about losing your content if the program crashes!
How to Make Skype Portable
Want to carry Skype around in your pocket? This quick guide walks you through the details so that you’ll be able to do just that.
Browse the iTunes Store without iTunes
There is now a website that essentially goes through and reproduces Apple’s iTunes store into a format that can be viewed from any web browser. That’s right, no iTunes needed. I find this really handy because I’ll actually be able to bookmark items that I’m thinking about purchasing.
Useful Tools to Check, Clean, and Optimize CSS
CSS files can become rather complicated depending on the design of a site. These tools will try to reduce their size by optimizing the code and removing redundant specifications.
Windows 7 Can Burn ISO Images
Windows 7 wants to make your life a little easier, and one way it plans to do that is by including a tool that can burn ISO images out-of-the-box. Thank you Microsoft! Other operating systems include tools to do this, and I never understood why it wasn’t in Windows.
Create Virtual Drives with GizmoDrive
You should definitely checkout the free GizmoDrive app if you’ve been looking for a way to use image files (eg. ISO, BIN, CUE, VHD) without actually burning them to a disc.
Fast Bookmarklet for Composing Gmail Messages
If you write a lot of emails each day you may want to grab this super useful bookmarklet. When clicked it will launch a Gmail composition window with the minimal amount of stuff needed. It’s fast, efficient, and definitely deserving of a spot in your bookmarks.
How to Allow Multiple RDP Connections on Vista
By default Vista will limit the number of simultaneous Remote Desktop connections to just one user. With a little hackery, however, you can get around this limitation. This will even work for Home versions of Vista that normally don’t allow Remote Desktop connections.