Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories 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.
U.S. Cracks Biggest Identity Theft Case
The United States has cracked one of the biggest ID theft cases, which was led by 11 people. Three of the individuals were from the U.S., and they got the information by driving around hacking into wireless equipment. Retailers such as Barnes and Noble, Office Max, TJ Maxx, and more were the prime targets that led to 40 million credit and debit card numbers being stolen.
Hulu Gets Some HD Shows
Hulu is making a move to HD content as they bring on shows like 24, 30 Rock, Heroes, and The Office in beautiful HD quality. They are even offering these shows ad-free as part of a special promotion.
Psystar Lawyers Going After Apple, too
Not many people were surprised when Apple started going after the Psystar company for building and selling PC’s running Leopard. What’s interesting though is that Psystar’s lawyers might be going after Apple as well with an antitrust suit. Who will emerge victorious?
800,000 iPhone 3G’s Produced Every Week
Reports are strolling in that 800,000 iPhone 3G’s are being pumped out of the factory every week. And yet some people are stilling having a hard time getting one!
Better Gmail 2 Updated
A new version of the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension has been released that includes a new skin, updated macros, and more. If you’re a Gmail & Firefox user this is a must-have.
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Installing Ubuntu from a USB Drive
There’s no need to use a CD to install Ubuntu when you have a Flash drive. These instructions will guide you through how to install Ubuntu from a USB drive, which is especially handy when the computer you’re working with doesn’t have a CD/DVD drive.
Debunking Windows Performance Tweaking Myths
This is a list of nine different Windows performance myths that you may have heard about. Things like being able to activate SuperFetch in XP, or disabling System Restore to improve performance are put to rest.
Get Hotmail Access in Apple Mail
The HTTPMail Plugin will give Apple Mail users access to their Hotmail/MSN account. It’s completely free to download, and is Mac-only.
Whitelist your Bookmarks in Adblock
Some Adblock Plus users like to support their favorite sites by whitelisting the domain. Thanks to a handy little script you can whitelist all of the sites that you’ve bookmarked.
Stash Your Money in Your Sandals
One of the problems you might run into when you’re off at the beach is where to put your money and keys. Thanks to innovative sandals like these you can slip your valuables in the heals when you don’t have any pockets available.