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.
Tethering App Appears for iPhone
A program appeared in Apple’s App Store last night that would allow users to wirelessly tether their iPhones. Doing this makes it possible to get Internet access on a laptop by going through your phone, and this type of thing is against AT&T’s terms. Needless to say the program quickly disappeared from the App Store, but this isn’t against the terms for all carriers. So it looks like for right now the program is available.
The Pirate Bay Supports Tagging
The Pirate Bay is aiming to make it even easier to find the best torrents by letting users add tags to the files. You can then browse files according to tags, which will definitely be helpful.
Mars Phoenix Tastes Water
The Mars Phoenix mission looks like it is becoming rather successful. NASA scientists have now said that they have now “touched and tasted” water on Mars, giving an indication that sustainable life may have been possible at one time.
Firewire Getting Even Faster
USB 3.0 is slated for release in the next couple of years, but Firewire is trying to beat them to the punch. Two new specs of Firewire will provide 1.6Gb/s and 3.2Gb/s of bandwidth, which is pretty darn fast.
Google Snatches a Big Email Client
Google has taken away the NSW Department of Education away from Microsoft as one of the single largest clients in the world. The new $9.5 million three-year contract will give Google 1.3 million new email users to manage.
White iPhones are Cracking?
Yikes! It looks like some iPhone 3G’s are already starting to get cracks/stress fractures on the plastic backing. Luckily Ashley and I don’t see anything like this on our black iPhone 3G’s yet.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Export iPhone Text Messages to a Spreadsheet
Been wanting to backup those text messages on your iPhone? This guide will walk you through how to do just that, but unfortunately you’ll need to have a Jailbroken iPhone in order for it to work.
Dark Firefox Themes
Like living on the dark side? This is a list of the top 10 Firefox themes that have an abundance of black in them. Some of them are definitely cool looking, but I don’t know that I’d be able to use them regularly.
Installing KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.04
The new KDE 4.1 includes all kinds of great new stuff, and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) users will surely appreciate this step-by-step guide that will walk you through getting the latest version.