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.
Google Maps on Your Mobile Browser
Google says that 40% of all Google Maps usage is done on mobile devices, and that is why they released a heavily updated version that supports both Android and iOS browsers.
Chat with AIM Contacts Directly in Google Talk
The Gmail Blog unveiled their improved AIM interoperability by announcing that you can chat directly with your AIM contacts using your Google Talk account, and that you no long need an AIM account in order to make this happen. Gmail previously supported something similar, but required that you login to your AIM account from within Gmail chat in order to chat with your AIM friends.
Free Xbox With $700 Windows 7 PC
Starting yesterday Microsoft began a promotion where students purchasing a Windows 7 computer over $699 will get a free Xbox 360. The deal is good at participating US retailers until September 3rd, 2011.
Amazon Buys Your Old Gadgets
If you have some old cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, or other electronics laying around you may want to consider cashing them in at Amazon using their new Trade-In service.
Apple Closing Cloud-Music Deals
Bloomberg is reporting that Apple has already signed cloud-music licenses with EMI, Warner, and Sony. The report also suggests they are close to getting a deal with Universal inked as well.
Slacker Premium Offers Music On Demand
Slacker previously competed with Pandora as an online radio service, but is expanding their offering by adding an on-demand music listening option for $10/month. This is on par to what other services, such as Rdio, are charging.
RIM Recalling 900+ BlackBerry PlayBooks
An initial batch of about 935 PlayBook tablets were deemed faulty by RIM because they could prevent users from being able to properly load/update the software upon initial startup.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Hide the Navigation Bar in Chrome 13
The pre-release build of Chrome 13 has a setting in the about:flags that will let you hide the navigation bar until you click on a tab.
Pivot Tables Available in Google Docs
Google has added the classic “pivot” tables to Google Docs so that you can view your data from different perspectives.
Overview of How Cameras Work
The How-To Geek has a nice article that explains how cameras work, and it also talks about some of the various settings such as aperture and shutter speeds.
Google Maps Outlines Zip Codes and Cities
when you do a search for a city or zip code on Google (on their main search engine, not the Maps site) it will now show an outline depicting the boundaries for the area.
- CDBurnerXP 184.108.40.20660 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.5.0 RC2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 13.0.767.1 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Earth 220.127.116.117 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Process Explorer 14.12 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Songbird 1.10.20312 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Transmission 2.30 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 18.104.22.168778 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- WinPatrol 20.5.2011.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]