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.
Xbox Live Fall 2011 Dashboard Update Preview
Microsoft is rolling out a Dashboard Update later this year, and Engadget has a pretty nice preview that shows off the Bing search, voice control, and the new Metro-style UI.
Windows 8’s Fast Startup
Microsoft has re-worked the way Windows 8 boots up, and has figured out a way to get your PC in a usable state within just a few seconds without using standby.
Google Buys Zagat
Google, who has been known to aggregate restaurant reviews from around the Internet, has purchased Zagat. Zagat is popular for their professional reviews of restaurants in major cities around the U.S.
Google Music Gets a Web-Based Mobile Player
There may not be a native Google Music app on iOS, but there is now a pretty compelling web-based app available.
Evernote Relaxes Restrictions on Free Accounts
Evernote users with free accounts can upload any type of files now, which previously was only a feature for premium users.
Netflix Streaming Limitations
Netflix has started to enforce some limits for people streaming videos online, but there was also an issue with how it worked. Some users were seeing that they couldn’t have more than one device streaming at a time, but Netflix confirms that users can do at least two concurrent streams.
AVG Security Suite for Windows Phone Doesn’t Do Much
Within Windows noticed that the AVG Security Suite for Windows Phone 7 is only capable of identifying files with the EICAR test string in them, which pretty much makes it worthless. As a result Microsoft pulled the app.
TiVo Launching Quad-Tuner Box Available by End of 2011
The TiVo Premiere Elite will sport four-tuners and a 2TB drive that will hold up to 300 hours of HD programming. The box will cost $500 and will also have the $20 monthly fee attached to it when released later this year.
Popular Sites Hacked with DNS Attack
Sites like The Register, The Daily Telegraph, and UPS were all taken over with a DNS hack about a week ago.
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Best Places to Buy Electronics Based on Return Policies
Lifehacker has assembled a pretty nice article outlining the return policies of many popular online stores.
Export File List and Attributes to Text File
Simple File Lister is a free Windows app that will export a list of all files in a folder along with many of the associated file attributes.
Using WolframAlpha as a Password Generator
WolframAlpha is capable of a lot of things, and one thing that could be overlooked is its ability to generate random passwords for you.
Apple Magic Trackpad Control Panel for Windows
This unofficial app will let you configure how Apple’s Magic Trackpad handles itself when running on Windows 7.
- Adobe Air 188.8.131.5280 RC 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- BurnAware Free 3.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FeedDemon 184.108.40.206 Pre-Release [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 6.0.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 7.0 Beta 5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 220.127.116.11 RC 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- GOM Player 18.104.22.16871 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 15.0.874.5 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Screenshot Captor 2.99.02 [Homepage] [Mirror]