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.
Android 4.0 Face Unlock System Bypassed With a Photo?
There is a video demonstration showing that the Android 4.0 Face Unlock feature can be easily bypassed with a photo of the owner. I’m sure this will be thoroughly tested once Android 4.0 devices go on sale to the public.
Special Google Event on November 16th
Google will be holding a special event later this week on Wednesday, and based on the invite people are expecting it to be music related.
20 Years Ago, The MacBook Air’s Battery Would Have Only Lasted 2.5 Seconds
Thanks to the hardware optimizations that have been made over the last 20 years devices like the MacBook Air are able to last hours on a battery rather than just seconds.
Apple Releases iOS 5.0.1 to Address Battery Life Issues
The iOS 5.0.1 update that was pushed out last week addressed a couple of issues including battery life problems users were experiencing. It looks like it did not solve that issue for all users though.
Developers Find Hidden Panorama and Keyboard Features in iOS 5
Using a little trickery developers managed to find a panorama feature and text-recommendation option for the keyboard in iOS 5.
Adobe Abandons Flash on Mobile and TV
Can’t say I saw this coming… Adobe has announced that they will be discontinuing development on Flash for mobile devices and for televisions.
Verizon Doubles 4G Data Allowance for Smartphones
All Verizon 4G smartphone owners can contact Verizon to have their bandwidth allowance doubled for free. Unfortunately this doesn’t apply to 3G devices (like the iPhone) or to mobile hotspots.
Google+ Pages Let You Share Your Passions
Google+ now lets you create fan or company pages for just about anything you want.
Spotify for Windows Phone 7.5
In its push to dominate the music streaming category Spotify has rolled out its mobile music app to Windows Phone 7.5 devices.
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What’s New In Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
This is an excellent look at the things that have been revamped in the new Android 4.0 mobile OS.
Apply Themes to Windows Media Center With Media Center Studio
I love the Media Center Studio app for applying themes to my Windows Media Center install, but the homepage that previously hosted the software has been down for quite awhile. Luckily someone has mirrored the files and instructions so that you can still set it up.
Mac App to Rename Files Based on Rules You Define
PSRenamer is a free Mac app that can rename select files based on rules you specify. For example, you could rename files in a directory that contain “IMG” in their name instead of renaming every single file in that folder.
Reeder for Chrome Gives Google Reader a Better UI
I’ve always enjoyed the appearance that the desktop Google Reader app, called Reeder, provided to Mac users. Thanks to this simple extension you can get a similar interface right in your Chrome browser.
- Adobe Air 188.8.131.5280 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- BurnAware Free 4.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- CDBurnerXP 184.108.40.20683 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 1.2.48 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Eraser 220.127.116.113 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Fedora Linux 16 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.5.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 8.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 9.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 18.104.22.168 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 17.0.932.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.9.34 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 22.214.171.124 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.60.1147 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.5 Beta 4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 8.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ZipGenius 126.96.36.19910 [Homepage] [Mirror]