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.
April Fools’ Day Roundup
This is a look at some of the April Fools Day jokes that made their way around the Internet last week.
Evernote Redesigns Web Interface
Evernote is on a crazy rampage for redesigns (in a good way), and this time their ambitions are diving off your desktop and into your browser. The new web redesign focuses on improving the user experience by mimicking the UI found in their desktop apps, and also optimizing the performance.
eBay Reveals iPad 2 Sales Data
So how many people have bought an iPad 2 simply to turn around and auction it off online? According to eBay there were 12,000 sold in the first two weeks of availability, and the 16GB WiFi model went for about $198 above the retail price.
Google’s New Blogger Templates Really Shine
The stock Blogger templates were not very exciting before, but Google is jazzing them up with five new options that are heavily powered by AJAX, HTML5, and CSS3.
Google +1 Shows Recommendations in Search Results
Google has a new search experiment called “+1″ that will let you tell others which results you found useful. Anyone will then be able to view the sites you +1’d.
Amazon Launches Free Cloud Service for Music Storage
Amazon has rolled out a free cloud service that gives users 5GB of space to store their music collection, and it can be upgraded to 20GB by simply buying a full album from Amazon. The other cool thing is that any music you purchase from Amazon doesn’t count towards your quota.
Comparing Firefox 4 vs. IE9 Downloads/Usage
Initial data shows that Firefox 4 is outpacing Internet Explorer 9 in both downloads and current usage. Current stats put Firefox 4 between 4% and 5% usage share while IE9 is between 1% and 2%.
Apple Announces WWDC Date – iPhone 5 Not Expected
Apple posted saying that WWDC will be taking place in early June, but that the focus will be on the future of iOS and Mac OS. After that announcement more rumors started gathering saying that the iPhone 5 may be headed towards a late September/October launch.
Ubuntu to Offer No-Install App Testing
A new feature in Ubuntu’s Software Center will let users test out software without installing it first. The feature will debut in Ubuntu 11.04 due out in April 2011.
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Google Page Speed Online Tests Site Performance
Google has debuted a tool, Page Speed Online, that will analyze a web page and makes recommendations to help it perform better.
Get the Windows Phone Update Now
This article explains how you can get the Windows Phone 7 copy-and-paste update now without having to wait for it to be rolled out to your device.
Google Talk Guru is a Smart IM Bot
If you send a chat invite to firstname.lastname@example.org from any Jabber client (such as Google Talk) you can start asking it questions, and with any luck it will dig up the answer (weather, calculations, translations, etc…).
Firefox 4 for Android Syncs with Desktop Browser
The new Firefox 4 for Android includes Firefox Sync, which will let you sync your browsing history, bookmarks, tabs, form data, and passwords with your desktop version of Firefox.
Enable TRIM for Solid State Drives in Mac OS X Snow Leopard
I tested this out on my 2010 iMac, and I can confirm that this little patch works great for enabling TRIM support for any recent SSD drive on Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
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- Any Video Converter 3.21 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 1.0.28 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.4.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 10.3.180.65 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Earth 220.127.116.114 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.9 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.194 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Picasa 18.104.22.168 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Recuva 1.40.525 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Soluto 1.1.1479 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
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