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.
New Xbox Won’t Come Until 2013 at the Earliest
If you’ve been waiting around for Microsoft to release the next generation Xbox console you may have to hold out a bit longer. According to Bloomberg their sources say that Microsoft may show off the new console at E3 in June 2013, and release it later that year.
PayPal to Compete with Square for Mobile Payments
PayPal Here is a new service that the company is offering to compete with Square. PayPal will offer a dongle that will attach to your iPhone so that you can swipe a credit card or check to take payment. Square, however, has the upper hand because their dongle works on iOS and Android whereas PayPal Here only has an app for iOS right now.
Kevin Rose’s Milk Shuts Down Oink; Scooped Up by Google
After just four months Kevin Rose’s new company, Milk, will be shutting down access to their iOS-only Oink app. Kevin Rose has since come forward and announced that him (and others from the Milk crew) will be joining Google.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Discontinuing Printed Edition
Not surprisingly Encyclopaedia Britannica announced that they will stop printing their 32-volume set of encyclopedias, and will instead continue to embrace digital technologies for distributing their content going forward.
Billboard’s Hot 100 Songs to Include Spotify and Rdio Data
Billboard magazine will be diversifying their sources that make up their Hot 100 songs by also including data from streaming services like Spotify and Rdio.
Double Fine Raises $3.33M in KickStarter Project
Double Fine managed to raise a whopping $3.33M for a new game they are working on, which has been pledged by over 87k individuals. As of now this is the most money ever raised on KickStarter for a single project.
AOL Slashes Staff at AIM Unit
AOL has notified 40 employees that they are out of a job, and according to one employee the AIM staff only consists of support personnel now.
Rdio Gets Revamped
Both the web and desktop versions of Rdio received a major overhaul that makes navigating the large selection of music a lot easier.
Google Working on Chrome for Windows 8
A Google rep said that they are working on a Metro-style version of Chrome for Windows 8, and will also be improving the desktop version to be more touch-friendly.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Get 3GB of Free Space on Dropbox By Using Camera Upload Feature
If you didn’t take full advantage of the free 5GB Dropbox was giving away last month for testing out their Camera Upload feature you can jump on the bandwagon to rack up an additional 3GB of space.
Make Facebook Better with One Browser Extension
Whether you use Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera you can take advantage of this free extension that lets you customize many different aspects of Facebook.
Make Your Own Windows 8 Start Button with Zero Memory Usage
This clever little trick utilizes AutoHotkey and the ability to pin shortcuts to the Taskbar in Windows 8 in order to create a makeshift Start Menu shortcut. It actually works pretty well.
New iPad Review by The Verge
This is a lengthy review of the new iPad from The Verge, who ends up giving it a stellar 9.3/10 largely thanks to the retina display.
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- Firefox 11.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 12.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- GOM Player 184.108.40.20601 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 18.0.1025.100 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 12.00.1328 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Picasa 220.127.116.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.10.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 11.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 18.104.22.168795 [Homepage] [Mirror]