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 Launches Android Market Website
Google rolled out a web-based version of the Android Market that can be accessed from any machine via the browser. The aim is to make it easier to find and discover new apps that you want to download.
Apple and News Corp Launch “The Daily” Newspaper
For $0.99 a week or $40 a year you can grab “The Daily” from Apple’s App Store so that you’ve got fresh news content on your device each day. The release of this newspaper also marked a big milestone because with it Apple introduced reoccurring subscriptions for in-app purchases.
A Preview of the Android 3.0 Tablet
Gizmodo is saying that the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets are extremely responsive, and in some cases seem even faster than the iPad. They have a video demo available on their site.
Google Claims That Bing Copies Their Search Results
Back in December Google started a “sting” operation on Bing after noticing some striking similarities between the two companies’ search results. Google has some pretty good evidence that Bing is/was copying their results.
Mozy Drops Unlimited Backup Plan
In some disappointing news Mozy will no longer be offering their unlimited backup service, and will instead be moving to a tiered pricing structure that depends on the amount of space you are using.
Yahoo! Identified as Excessive Data Usage Culprit on WP7
Microsoft stepped forward and confirmed that Yahoo! email checking is the source of high data usage on Windows Phone 7. They only stepped up a few hours after someone else had dug deep and came up with the same conclusion, which was making its rounds on various blogs. So they probably felt forced for an official statement.
The World’s Most Blocked Websites
OpenDNS released data outlining the sites users of their service (home and business) are blocking the most. In the mix are Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Twitter, and some adult-oriented sites.
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Untethered iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak Available
GreenPois0n was released last week, and is currently available for both Windows and Mac users. This will let you jailbreak any iOS 4.2.1 device including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
Engadget’s Verizon iPhone Review
Engadget takes a look at both the phone call and data quality of the Verizon iPhone compared to the AT&T counterpart. In general their ability to stay connected was better on Verizon, but data speeds were significantly faster on AT&T.
Hotmail Aliases Keep Your Email Address Private
Many of you have probably used the plus sign (“+”) in email addresses as a way to identify spam coming to your Inbox, but Hotmail is taking it a step further. They will let you create up to 5 completely unique email aliases per year so that your primary email address is kept completely secret. Genius!
Adjust a Process’ CPU Priority on Mac
This handy little app will let you assign a “nice” value to a Mac process so that it will fork over your system resources if another task is requesting them. Something like this is extremely helpful when doing movie conversions.
Sync Evernote Notebooks to Gmail (One-Way)
A free app called EvImSync will push your Evernote notes to your Gmail account so that you aren’t completely reliant on Evernote’s service being available. It uses the IMAP protocol to send the content to your Gmail account, and can place all the notes in a specified folder.
How Much are You Saving with Green Hard Drives?
Ars Technica takes an interesting look at green hard drives and how much money they will actually save you. One example explains that you’ll save $5.38 per year over a normal drive, which isn’t much considering the switch to a fluorescent bulb in your house nets you about twice the savings.
Unlimited Online Storage Alternatives to Mozy
Lifehacker offers up a few alternatives to Mozy that also have unlimited backup plans at a reasonable price.
Backup iOS App Data Without Jailbreaking
You can use the free iPhone Explorer to backup the data stored by individual third-party apps on your iPhone. That way you can always revert back if something happens to the app without having to restore a complete iPhone backup through iTunes.
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