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.
All Microsoft Employees Get Free Windows Phone 7
Microsoft will be giving all 90k+ employees a free Windows Phone 7 device, which they hope will spark app development.
Mozilla Testing New Tab Management System for Firefox
Firefox may be on the verge of getting a huge tab management enhancement, dubbed Tab Candy. It is a way to group and share tabs from your browser, and is currently available as an early preview release.
IE8 SmartScreen Filter Hits Important Milestone
The Windows Team has reported that IE8 SmartScreen has blocked over 1 billion attempted malware downloads in the browser.
Chrome Releases to be More Frequent
The Chromium blog states that Google is pushing to release a stable version of the browser every 6 weeks, which is about twice as frequent as they are now.
India Unveils Prototype $35 Computer
The Indian government showed off a $35 touch screen computer that they’ve been working on, and might actually roll out next year.
White iPhone 4 Delayed Until Later This Year
Due to manufacturing challenges Apple has announced that they will be delaying the release of the white iPhone until later this year.
Apple Tops Secunia’s Vulnerability Chart
Apple not only took the number one spot for vulnerabilities this week, but also had a major Safari bug revealed that has users scrambling to turn off the browser’s autofill.
IPv4 Runs Out in One Year
There are less than 233 million IPv4 addresses left, which will take less than 341 days to use up.
Google Image Search Getting Revamped
Google is rolling out a change to their image search that will let users continuously scroll through results without having to click the “next page” button.
Ultraviolet: a New DRM Scheme
A new DRM system will let users watch online videos that are purchased across multiple devices. There are over 60 members with big names like Sony, Comcast, HP, and Netflix… Apple, however, is not one of those members.
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In-Depth Windows Phone 7 Preview
Engadget has a great preview up of the Windows Phone 7, and what you can expect from it.
Calculate the True Cost of a Credit Card Purchase
The Real Damage lets you calculate how much a purchase will cost based on the amount of debt you already have on your credit card along with the interest rate.
Stupeflix Lets You Create Photo Videos Online
With Stupeflix you can upload images or pull them from several supported sites (e.g. Flickr), and then create up to a one-minute video at no cost (or longer if you pay).
Check Whether You Should Watch a Recorded Game
Should I Watch will check the result of a game you recorded, and let you know if it’s worth watching based on a score threshold you specify.
Uninstalling Apps in Windows Safe Mode
This portable utility will enable the Windows Installer service in safe mode so that you can uninstall any app you want.
Root Your Droid X to Remove Crapware
Boing Boing says that you can remove those crapware apps on your Droid X by simply rooting the device.
Put Tabs on the Side in Chrome
Google Chrome supports putting the tab bar on the side, but only after a little modification to the shortcut.
Microsoft Security Essentials Beta Available
This new Beta release of Microsoft’s antivirus app includes Windows Firewall integration, a new protection engine, and more.
Beginners Guide to Setting Up Media Center
If you’ve never used Windows Media Center before you may find this step-by-step guide to be useful for setting it up.
Virtually Organize Files in Windows
This is a pretty interesting app because it will let you organize your files into virtual folders, which means they won’t actually be moved from the original location. There probably aren’t a lot of people who would use this, but thought it might be worth sharing anyway.
Awesome Screenshot Extension for Chrome
The free Awesome Screenshot extension for Chrome makes it easy to grab a screenshot of a site, annotate it, and upload it so that it can be shared with others.
- Dropbox 0.8.89 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.6.8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 6.0.472.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- iTunes 9.2.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda IM 0.9.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.0.6 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.1.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 2.0.3 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VLC Media Player 1.1.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]