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.
Inquisitor Available for Firefox and IE
We mentioned earlier last week that the Inquisitor add-on was available for Firefox, but as it turns out Yahoo! has also developed a version for Internet Explorer users.
iPhone 2.2 Brings Street View & Walking Directions
iPhone owners are anxiously awaiting the release of Apple’s next firmware. Beta testers already have their hands on it, and the new version has walking directions, street view, and public transportation directions.
Vista SP2 Expected First Half of 2009
Vista Service Pack 2 is already being handed out to testers, and one of Microsoft’s very own blogs says that it should be ready in the first half of 2009.
MyGazines Closes Their Doors
We talked about MyGazines a few months ago, and most people said it was doomed for failure from the start due to copyright issues. For the short period of time that the site was available it served as a hub for users to upload scanned copies of magazines for all to freely read. No more. They say they were shutdown because they “ran out of funds,” but the real problem was that they probably couldn’t afford the legal costs.
Windows 7 Coming in June 2009?
Microsoft has been persistent in saying that Windows 7 will not be released until 2010, but one source is saying that June 3rd, 2009 is the internal date Microsoft has set for release of Windows 7.
2.4 Million iPhone 3G’s Sold
In the few months that they have been available over 2.4 million iPhone 3G’s have been sold. Even more astonishing is that over 40% of those sales have been to new AT&T customers.
Firefox 3.1 Gets Multitouch Gestures for Mac Users
There is currently an experimental version of Firefox 3.1 that includes support for touchpad gestures for MacBook laptops. You can use swiping motions to do things like go back/forward in the browser’s history. Mozilla, however, isn’t sure if it will have undergone the rigorous testing needed in time for the final release. So don’t be surprised if it doesn’t make the cut.
Gmail’s Canned Responses
Google is on a role with releasing Gmail Labs features. One of the latest releases lets you set up predefined snippets of text that can be inserted into an email, or automatically used with a filter.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
New Wikipedia on DVD
There’s a new 2.9GB download being shared over the BitTorrent network that contains some of the most popular content on Wikipedia.
HDTV Buying Guide
Gizmodo walks us through some of the things you need to keep an eye out for when buying an HDTV.
25 More Tweaks for the Firefox Status Bar
This guide is an extension of the one we mentioned last week. It’s a great list of 25 more things you can do with your Firefox Status Bar.
Setup Your Own MobileMe Server
Don’t want to pay for Apple’s MobileMe service, but want all the benefits of it? If you’ve got some spare time this guide will show you how to transform an ordinary Linux box into a MobileMe machine.
- AIM 220.127.116.11 Beta [Mirror]
- Cyberduck 3.0.3
- FileZilla 3.1.5 [Mirror]
- Flock 2.0 [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 0.3.154.3 Beta [Mirror]
- K-Meleon 1.5.1 [Mirror]
- KMPlayer 18.104.22.1683 Beta [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.1 [Mirror]
- Opera 9.61
- Perian 1.1.2
- Picasa 22.214.171.124 Beta [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.5.2 [Mirror]
- Skype 126.96.36.199 Beta [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.0 Alpha 3 [Mirror]
- VLC Media Player 0.9.5
- Wine 1.1.7 [Mirror]
- Yahoo! Messenger 188.8.131.528 [Mirror]