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.
HP Slate Will Cost $799
Engadget has both some images and a video of the HP Slate in action, which will run you a cool $799 when it is released. Specs include a 1.86GHz Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD for storage.
Summary of Apple Announcements
If you haven’t read about all of Apple’s announcements last week this will get you up-to-speed on the new MacBook Air, OS X Lion, Mac App Store, and iLife ’11.
Windows 7 Sells 240 Million Licenses
Microsoft announced that in the first year of availability they’ve sold over 240 million licenses of the Windows 7 OS, which makes it the fastest selling operating system in history.
Microsoft Office 365 Available Next Year
The cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 will offer online versions of the Office suite for a monthly fee starting next year.
HP Unveils webOS 2.0
The next generation of Palm Pre and webOS will include things like Flash Player, Skype, an updated Facebook app, and many enhancements throughout the entire operating system.
Hulu Blocks Google TV
Google TV users might be a little discouraged to find out that Hulu doesn’t work, at least for right now. There was a modification you could make to change the user agent, but that has since been plugged by Hulu. So you’ll just have to wait for the Hulu Plus subscription service to be made available.
Xbox.com Gets an Update
The redesigned Xbox.com now has a browser based Avatar editor, the ability to play web games with your Xbox LIVE friends, and more.
Dad and Son Send HD Camera and iPhone to Space
A father/son duo created a nice weather balloon rig that reached a maximum altitude of 100,000 feet, and captured it all on video. Thanks to the onboard iPhone they were able to retrieve the balloon about 30-miles from where it launched.
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Insomnia Keeps Your PC Awake
Windows users can download this handy little utility if they want to prevent their computer from going to sleep. As long as the window remains open the PC will remain in “insomnia” mode.
Anandtech’s In-Depth Windows Phone 7 Review
If you enjoy reading long and detailed reviews about gadgets this is one you won’t want to miss. It covers just about every aspect of the new mobile OS.
Change Your Aero Color Based on Weather Temperature
Windows 7/Vista users can enjoy this nice free app that will adjust the color of the Aero glass to match the current temperature outside.
Opera 11 Alpha Available with Sample Extensions
The testing phase of the next major Opera milestone has begun, and there are some sample extensions available for you to take for a spin.
Desktop Email Notifications for Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, and More
This free utility will let you monitor and manage messages from all of your email accounts.
Play Most Video Types on Android with VPlayer
The free VPlayer app for Android lets users watch videos in DivX, Xvid, MKV, WMV, FLV, and RMVB formats.
No Hassle Way to Download and Convert YouTube Videos
The DownloadTube.org site lets you paste in a link to any YouTube video, and have it converted into a more widely supported video format.
Keep iTunes Libraries in Sync with MediaRover
MediaRover is a free Windows and Mac utility that will keep your songs and playlists in sync across multiple machines.
KeySharky Adds Hotkey Support to Grooveshark
Firefox and Chrome users can grab an add-on that provides customizable hotkey support for the Grooveshark music streaming site.
TinyUmbrella Updated for iOS Users
TinyUmbrella is a free app used to save your SHSH blobs so that you can rollback to an older version of iOS if needed. The app has been updated to include a new UI, and has some other features that are pretty nice.
- Digsby Build 84 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FeedDemon 188.8.131.52 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.6.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.1 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 8.0.552.5 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Growl 2.0.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.9.8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PDF-XChange Viewer 2.057 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Picasa 184.108.40.206 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Revo Uninstaller 1.90 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.0.9 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.1.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 2.2.0 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]