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.
Megaupload’s ISP: Storing 25 Petabytes of Megaupload Data Costs Us $9,000/day
Megaupload’s ISP is complaining that they are losing $9,000 every day by having to keep the servers powered and data intact without receiving any payments in return. They are asking the government or the MPAA to step in and pay the associated bills since the hardware has to remain untouched.
Google Voice for Android Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Voicemail Integration
Google Voice on Android got a nice update which includes Ice Cream Sandwich voicemail integration as well as an updated UI.
Seagate Shows Off Drives with 1 Terabit Per Square Inch
Seagate demonstrated a technology (heat-assisted magnetic recording, HAMR) that lets them cram a terabit of space into one square inch. That means 3.5-inch drives could start packing up to 60TB.
Gmail Tells You Why an Email is Spam
Google added a feature to Gmail so that on all your spam messages it will tell you (generally) why it thinks it is spam.
Google Defends Hotfile in Court
Google is stepping up to defend file sharing site Hotfile in court, and they are largely doing it because, like Hotfile, they also rely on the DMCA safe harbor protection for sites like YouTube where users upload content.
In-App Ads Are Destroying Your Battery Life
An interesting study revealed that free apps supported by in-app ads may be significantly reducing your battery life. The study says that 65-75% of the energy consumed by a free app is often from the ads.
Apple Paying Out $45B Over 3 Years with Dividend/Buyback
Now that Apple is approaching $100 billion in cash they are rewarding the shareholders by issuing a dividend for the first time in 17 years. They will also be starting a program to repurchase shares.
NetZero Trying to Make a Comeback with 4G Service
NetZero is trying to stir things up a bit by entering the no-contract mobile market. They have a USB stick ($49.95) and a hotspot device ($99.95) available that each come with 12-months of 4g Internet service free for up to 200MB a month. After the year is up you will need to jump onto one of their paid plans if you want to continue using the service.
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Smart Spell Checker in Google Docs
The next time you use Google Docs you’ll be able to enjoy the spelling recommendations brought in from Google’s famous “Did you mean…” search suggestions.
Adobe Launches Photoshop CS6 Beta Available for Free
Photoshop CS6 Beta is available for everyone to download for free, and sports a new look as well as more content-aware features that make editing your photos a little easier.
Minimalist Interface for Google Reader
Chrome users that like to sift through news in Google Reader may want to take a peek at this extension. It will remove a lot of unnecessary elements so that all you have left is a clean and simple interface.
Chrome Extension to Control Music Playback from Online Music Sites
The Unity Player extension for Chrome will let you easily control music playback on sites like Pandora, Google Music, Grooveshark, Songza, and many others. If you’re on a Mac this extension also lets you use the Media Keys on your keyboard to skip songs or play/pause the music.
Audacity 2.0 Adds Crash Recovery and More
The new version of Audacity, a cross-platform audio editing tool, brings you an automatic crash recovery option and improved sound effects.
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