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.
Gmail Testing Call Recording
A supposedly experimental Gmail feature lets users record phone calls that they are on.
Apple’s Dead Pixel Policy Revealed
Boy Genius Report got their hands on an internal Apple document that reveals the number of dead pixels that would justify a replacement unit.
Light Peak Tech Coming Next Year?
Intel’s been developing a technology, called Light Peak, that can carry data at rates of 10 gigabits per second, which is significantly more than USB 3.0. Light Peak is also said to be backed by Apple.
Xmarks Bookmark Service Finds a Buyer
The Xmarks blog hasn’t revealed any details yet, but they say that they are in final discussions with a buyer of the online bookmarking service. Once the deal goes through they will split the service into both free and paid versions.
Apple Increasing Song Previews to 90 Seconds
One source is reporting that Apple has already started contacting labels in regards to increasing the music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds, but the extended previews will only go into effect if the song is at least 2 minutes and 30 seconds long.
Skyfire Brings Flash Video to iPhone
The app that promised to bring Flash video to the iPhone couldn’t handle the popular demand, and has been forced to throttle purchases to ensure users get the best experience possible.
Is Goo.gl the Fastest URL Shortner
Pingdom puts a lot of different URL shorteners to the test to see which one is the fastest, and Goo.gl comes out on top.
Redbox Expanding to Web-Based Rentals Next Year?
The Redbox CEO has said that they are looking into possible partners so that they are not left behind as the gradual transition to digital media takes place.
Palm PDK $100k Developer Prizes Awarded
Both Angry Birds and Glow Hockey are taking home the $100k prizes in the Palm PDK competition, with several other devs taking home other significant prizes.
Verizon Introduces Tiered Data Plans
Verizon’s first swing at a tiered pricing structure seems to be a bit better than AT&T’s in the sense that their $30 plan offers “unlimited” data, and they are offering an additional $15 plan with 150MB.
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FilmOn Streams Live Broadcast TV to Your iPad
FilmOn.com is under some legal scrutiny, but while it goes through the troubling times you can enjoy live streaming TV right on your iPad.
VirusTotal Extension for Chrome Available
An unofficial VirusTotal extension for Chrome makes it easy to see if online files are clean or not.
Adobe Flash Significantly Drops MacBook Air Battery Life
If you want to gain a couple extra hours of battery life on your new MacBook Air you should refrain from installing Flash on it. According to a test from Ars Technica they saw a drop of about 2-hours with just normal web surfing. They say this was due to Flash constantly running because of online ads.
Monitor Your SSD’s Health
SSDLife is a free utility that can check the state of all the SSDs in your machine, and will report back important information.
How to Reset Your Mac Password
Forgetful Mac users may want to keep this article handy so that you know how to reset the password on your machine in the event you forget it.
Get Group Video Calling with Skype 5.0 Beta
The latest Beta release of Skype for Mac will let you video conference call up to 10 other people (assuming they are all running Skype 5 on either Windows or Mac).
Haozip: Free File Archive Manager
This free utility can both compress and extract from all of the popular formats, and integrates well with the OS.
Xbox Kinect Review
Gizmodo has a great review of the Microsoft Kinect complete with video demonstrations. In the end they feel that it has potential, but at this point is only worthwhile for people who like dance games.
Live RSS Links in Google Chrome
This Chrome extension can be used to monitor RSS feeds of your favorite sites, and view recent articles by clicking on the icon in the Chrome toolbar.
Removing Ads Using Pixelserv on DD-WRT
If you’re using the DD-WRT firmware on your router you may be interested in checking out this method for globally blocking ads throughout your household.
Bulk Map Network Drives
Those of you who don’t want to mess around with batch files can easily map network drives in bulk using this free app.
Geocities Archive Available as 652GB Torrent
Geocities lives on through a 652GB torrent that was posted over a week ago, which is great if you’ve got some extra space on your PC that you didn’t know what to do with.
Use Hotmail With Your Existing Email Address
Hotmail will now guide you through pulling in and sending email from other third-party accounts using its POP retrieval system.
- 7-Zip 9.18 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Adium 1.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- CCleaner 3.00.1310 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 0.8.112 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Fedora Linux 14 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FeedDemon 220.127.116.11 Pre-Release [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 9.0.570.1 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.9.9 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.8.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.00.1045 Alpha [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Paint.NET 3.5.6 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SUPER v2010.41 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 18.104.22.16867 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 3.0.22910 Alpha [Homepage] [Mirror]