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.
Firefox 4 Final Release Due in February?
Mozilla rolled out Firefox 4 Beta 9 last week, and according to Tom’s Hardware the browser is being targeted for a February release.
Windows 98 Beating Windows Phone 7 in Web Usage
Windows Phone 7 has only been out for a few months, but an interesting stat by an advertising company says that there are nearly double the number of Windows 98 users surfing the web than those on Windows Phone 7.
Best Android Manufacturers According to Upgrade Availability
This article aggregates data for Android phones that were released in 2009 and 2010, and looks to see which manufacturers cared enough to upgrade the software on their devices.
Multi-Touch Gestures Added to iPad iOS 4.3 Beta
Here is a video demonstration of the new multi-touch gestures that Apple is testing out in the iOS 4.3 beta that was pushed out to developers. Other things in the beta includes a personal hotspot feature and a new FaceTime icon.
Sony Files Lawsuit Against PS3 Jailbreak Developer
Geohot is well known for his iOS jailbreaks, but he branched out and took on the PS3. Sony didn’t take kindly to that and is now suing Geohot since he was successful.
Verizon iPhone 4 Available in February
Engadget put together a comparison of the Verizon iPhone and AT&T iPhone so that you can see how they stack up against each other.
Google Dropping H.264 Support in Chrome
In the next couple of months Google will be removing H.264 support in Chrome, and will focus more on open codecs such as WebM/VP8 and Theora.
Mac App Store Significantly Increases New Evernote Users
Evernote was one of the apps that was ready to roll when the Mac App Store opened on January 6th, and according to the Evernote team the App Store doubled the rate that new users were signing up for their service.
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Thunderbird Conversations 2.0 Alpha Updated
Conversations is an addon available for Mozilla Thunderbird, and when enabled you can view emails that are grouped like they are in Gmail. This new release includes a bunch of bug fixes to make it more usable on a regular basis.
You Can Use Spaces in Your Windows Password
When creating passwords most people don’t even check to see whether the space bar is an accepted character, because for most online services it isn’t. Windows does let you use spaces though, and they can serve as an extra form of security in your password.
Create Your Own Chrome Theme from a Wallpaper
With a little work you can transform your favorite wallpaper image into a nice Google Chrome theme.
Okoza Creates Flash-Based Interactive Wallpapers
I thought Microsoft’s Dreamscene was cool when I first saw it, but the novelty quickly wore off. Okoza, however, takes the idea to the next step by transforming SWFs into wallpapers you can interact with using your mouse. Check out the video demo in the review.
View Weather Conditions for a Road Trip
Weather Underground is one of my favorite sources for weather information, and one thing I didn’t realize was that it has a road trip section that will show you the weather conditions along your route using Google Maps.
Grooveshark UserScript Looks Up Lyrics
If you’re a Grooveshark listener you can enable this script (in Firefox and possibly other browsers) to get lyrics automatically displayed for the song you’re listening to.
Assign Different Sensitivity to Your Mouse and Trackpad
Laptop owners will find the free AutoSensitivity app useful since it lets you designate a certain level of sensitivity to a physical mouse and another sensitivity to the built-in trackpad.
- AIM 126.96.36.199 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 1.0.13 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.4.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.2 Beta 4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 10.0.634.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ImgBurn 188.8.131.52 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 RC 9 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.01.1164 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]