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.
Kindle 2 Coming February 24th
Information on the next version of the Kindle has started to come out, and those of you looking to purchase the $359 device will need to open up your wallet on February 24th. Interestingly enough the back of the device appears to be aluminum, and reminds me a bit of an iPod.
Microsoft Gives in to Windows 7 UAC Demands
Microsoft did their best to try and defend the different levels of security for UAC, but some people had found ways to make UAC useless for those leaving it on Windows 7’s default level. Microsoft is now saying that they will change the behavior to help make it a little more secure, but testers won’t see this until Windows 7 RC1 comes out later this year.
Multiple Panels in Gmail
Google has added another Labs feature that offers a little more customization to your home screen. Once you enable Multiple Inboxes you’ll be able to split up the screen so that you can also see messages located under different labels.
Microsoft MyPhone Coming Soon
Microsoft has almost pulled the veil off a shiny new product they’re calling MyPhone. It will let users with mobile devices sync data, including contacts and photos, to an online service where it can be accessed from any browser.
Preview your Google Docs Before Printing
Google has added a feature that I’ve been wanting for a long time in Google Docs: print preview. Now you’ll actually get a good idea how many pages a document will be when printed, and what exactly it will look like.
Use Google Latitude to Track Your Friends
Google Latitude is a new service for mobile phones that can be used to submit your current location, and track where your friends are at. It’s also known as Stalking 2.0. ;)
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Foxmarks for IE & Safari
Foxmarks has added support for Internet Explorer and Safari so that it’s easy to keep your browser’s bookmarks in sync across multiple platforms and web browsers.
Drag and Drop File Associations in Windows 7
In Windows 7 if you drag and drop a document/file onto an icon in the Taskbar that filetype will be associated with that particular application. That means the next time you open a file of the same type it will use that program by default.
Active Desktop Replacements
Microsoft removed the Active Desktop functionality from Vista, which meant users couldn’t display dynamic online content on their desktop wallpaper. This article outlines three different applications that will help get back that functionality.
Add Gmail Tasks to Firefox Sidebar
Google has optimized Gmail Tasks for small screens, and you know what that means? It’s a perfect fit for the Firefox sidebar!
Disk Usage Analyzer
This free disk usage analyzer will help you find the files and folders on the computer that are hogging your drive. It doesn’t use all of those fancy charts that some of the other applications like this have, but it’s still an effective way to analyze your disk usage.
Auto-hide the Firefox Find Bar
Pressing Control+F in Firefox will display the find bar, and what can be annoying is that it won’t go away until I manually close it. If this bugs you as well just grab this Firefox extension to make it behave more like when using Find-As-You-Type. That way you can designate an interval for the find bar to automatically close after.
- 7-Zip 4.65 [Mirror]
- Defraggler 1.07.124 [Mirror]
- Fedora 11 Alpha [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.2.1 [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.0.6 [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 184.108.40.206 Beta [Mirror]
- Google Earth 5.0.11337 Beta [Mirror]
- IE7pro 2.4.5 [Mirror]
- MediaMonkey 220.127.116.110 Beta [Mirror]
- Messenger Plus! Live 4.80.356 [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.2
- Process Explorer 11.33 [Mirror]
- Skype 18.104.22.168 [Mirror]
- uTorrent 22.214.171.12458 [Mirror]
- Yahoo! Messenger 126.96.36.1998 [Mirror]