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.
Hulu Drops Pricing to $7.99/month
Hulu has dropped the monthly price of their online TV subscription service by $2, bringing it down to $7.99/month.
Google Docs Gets Mobile Editing Abilities
Google will be rolling out a version of Google Docs that supports editing in mobile browsers that are running on Android and iOS devices.
Amazon Starting an Online Movie Studio
Amazon is offering filmmakers $200,000 for any submitted material that gets turned into a theatrical film.
Wireless Carriers Join Forces to Turn Phone into Payment System
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all teaming up in an effort to turn phones into mobile payment devices that can be used simply by tapping the device on a designated payment area.
Apple Adds Beatles Catalog to iTunes
Last Tuesday Apple released all of the Beatles albums onto iTunes at $12.99 each, or $149 for the entire box set.
Microsoft Sells 1 Million Kinect Units in 10 Days
An official press release from Microsoft says that they’ve sold one million Kinect units in 10 days, and expect to hit 5 million by the end of the year.
Eric Schmidt has Nexus S at Web 2.0 Summit
The Nexus S made an appearance at the Web 2.0 Summit during an interview with Eric Schmidt. The full 44-minute video is available to watch at the source.
Facebook Announces New Messaging System
At a press event last week Facebook announced that they will be rolling out an email address to all Facebook users that want one over the coming months.
Google Chrome Sandboxing Flash for Additional Security
The Chrome Dev channel will soon be rolling out a feature that sandboxes Adobe Flash, which helps add an additional level of security for an otherwise regularly vulnerable plug-in.
Netflix Coming to Select Android Devices Early Next Year
Netflix cites Android’s “lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection” as their reasoning behind the lack of an app for Android. Despite that fact they will still be releasing it to select handsets in early 2011.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Create Custom Hotkeys in Chrome
The Shortcut Manager extension for Chrome lets you create custom keyboard shortcuts/hotkeys that can be used to switch tabs, execute bookmarklets, and more.
Process Explorer 14 Shows Aggregated Process Memory Usage
The new Process Explorer is able to show you the total amount of memory being consumed by a group of processes that all represent individually spawned instances of the same application. This is something that web browsers, such as Chrome and IE, are commonly doing these days for each tab you open.
Sync Chrome Bookmarks to an Android Device
Phonemarks is a free Chrome extension and Android app that uses Google Docs to sync your bookmarks between the mobile and desktop browser.
Another Mulve-Style Music Downloader
It didn’t take long for Mulve to disappear off the Internet, but a similar download called Mielophone has popped up just as quick. Initial reactions seem to be that the bitrates offered for the tunes are on the low side, but that may very depending on the music you’re searching for.
Engadget’s Detailed Boxee Box Review
I’ve been really intrigued about the Boxee Box because of the cleverness of their remote, and as Engadget points out that is one of the only polished aspects of the unit right now. They call it an “excellent rough draft” rather than a finished product.
Get Notifications for Twitter Mentions and Messages
The newest version of Twitter for the iPhone includes push notifications for both mentions and direct messages, and everyone else can get SMS notifications for those now.
Official Google Voice App for iPhone Available
Google rolled out their Google Voice application for the iPhone last week, and it includes push notifications for instant alerting.
TeamViewer 6 Lets You Quickly Start Sessions
The latest TeamViewer Beta release offers a QuickJoin feature, a host module to add a custom logo/text, and additional security.
Enabling AirPrint in Mac OS X 10.6.5
Someone has put together a tool that will add the AirPrint functionality back to Mac OS X 10.6.5 for when the iOS 4.2 firmware is made available. Keep in mind that Apple has likely removed it for a reason, but this activator also has a removal option.
Setup a VPN Server Using DD-WRT
This guide explains how you can use the free DD-WRT router firmware to set up your very own home VPN server.
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- BurnAware Free 3.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- DivX 8.1.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.3.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foxit Reader 220.127.116.110 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- iTunes 10.1.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.9.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.8.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.00.1085 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Picasa 18.104.22.168 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Process Explorer 14.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Safari 5.0.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Transmission 2.12 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VLC Media Player 1.1.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Yahoo Messenger 22.214.171.1241 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ZipGenius 126.96.36.19913 [Homepage] [Mirror]