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.
Intel Wants to Charge $50 to “Unlock” Features in Your CPU
Engadget got their hands on an “upgrade” card that customers can purchase at a retail store to unlock additional features of some Intel processors.
Walmart to Offer Wireless Phone Plans
Walmart will start offering wireless phone services starting this week at most stores across the U.S., and an unlimited talk and text plan will cost just $45 per month.
Twitter Announces New Website
Last week Twitter announced a huge overhaul that is being rolled out to users, and it includes a complete redesign of the site, mini profiles, embedded media, and more.
Microsoft Releases IE 9 Beta
The first public Beta of IE 9 is available for download, and offers hardware acceleration in addition to better Windows 7 integration.
Adobe Releases 64-Bit Flash Player
The newest pre-release version of Flash Player has full 64-bit compatibility along with support for IE 9 hardware accelerated rendering.
CDMA Phones Powered by Windows Phone 7 Not Coming Until 2011
The first Windows Phone 7 devices available for sale later this year will be for GSM networks. Microsoft says they are focusing on GSM compatibility first due to it being a more global standard, and will roll out CDMA compatibility next year.
Adobe Flash Vulnerability Puts Android Devices at Risk
A critical vulnerability for Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 puts users of all platforms, including Android, at risk of being exploited.
YouTube Tests Out Live Streaming Platform
Four YouTube partners were selected to test out YouTube’s new live streaming platform for a few days, and eventually plans on rolling this out to all of their content partners.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Guide to Installing Photoshop CS5 on Ubuntu 10.04
Just because you are using an open source platform doesn’t mean you can’t use popular commercial applications like Photoshop.
Review of iOS 4.2 on iPad
Gizmodo has a quick review of iOS 4.2 running on the iPad, and says that once you’ve used this updated version that you won’t be able to go back to the stock firmware.
Paste Unformatted Text in Chrome
Google points out that you can use the Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut to paste plain text when inside of Chrome.
Run Windows Explorer in a Separate Process
A new feature in Windows 7 lets you launch Windows Explorer in separate processes so that it is isolated from the rest of your system. That way other things, such as the Taskbar, won’t restart if one of the windows crash.
Enable TRIM on Solid State Drives in Windows 7
If you’re using a SSD drive in Windows 7 you should consider enabling TRIM to give your system better performance.
Video Chat Enhancements Available in Gmail Labs
There is a new Gmail Labs feature available that will increase the video resolution that is streamed from your system.
Prettify Your CSS Code
This awesome little site will take in some CSS code and convert it to something that is more standardized and easy to follow.
Insync: A Dropbox-like Interface for Google Docs
Insync is a Windows and Mac application that will let you drag-and-drop documents into your file explorer window and have them automatically uploaded to your Google Docs account. Unfortunately, however, they only let a limited number of people in initially so you’ll have to get on the waiting list right now.
- Dexpot 220.127.116.111 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 0.8.106 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.6.10 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 4.0 Beta 6 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 10.2.161.22 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flock 18.104.22.16875 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 7.0.517.8 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- IntelliPoint 8.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- IntelliType Pro 8.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- KMPlayer 22.214.171.1248 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Microsoft IE 9.0.7930.16406 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 10.70.9047 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PDF-XChange Viewer 2.055 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PeaZip 3.3.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Picasa 126.96.36.199 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PicPick 2.3.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- QuickTime Player 188.8.131.52 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.0.8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.1.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 184.108.40.20682 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]