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.
Microsoft Surface Tablet Announced
Microsoft will be releasing their own tablet device running Windows 8 later this year when the new OS ships. The device has an accompanying cover with a built-in keyboard.
Ford Releases Bluetooth-Powered Password Manager
Ford, the car company, released a password manager that will automatically log you in to websites when your phone is in range of your desktop/laptop.
IFTTT Gets Facelift and Some Hardware
If This Then That is a service that I love, and with it you can create actions that get taken when certain events occur on your favorite social sites. Now you can even tie these events in to your physical world with hardware by Belkin that will let you do things like turn lights on and off.
Windows Phone 8 Announced
Windows Phone 8 was unveiled last week complete with a beautiful new start screen. It is expected to be available later this year.
Swype’s New Keyboard Learns from Users
I’ve always liked the Swype keyboard on Android, and it has gotten a significant bump in accuracy thanks to its new ability to learn from words and phrases that the user frequently types.
Curved Tab Design Coming to Firefox
Mozilla posted a test build of Firefox last week that includes their new Chrome-like curved tab design.
Spotify Releases Free Pandora-Like Radio Service
Spotify is taking on Pandora with their new radio service, which will let users listen to music similar to an artist/song you like or from a specific genre. Users can listen to the music on the desktop or on their mobile devices.
Next Generation Xbox Details Leaked
A supposed Microsoft document has leaked what appears to be details of the next generation Xbox console, called the Xbox 720. It will have background DVR support, multitasking, and more.
Department of Energy Builds World’s Fastest Supercomputer
The Department of Energy is now home to the most powerful supercomputer, which has 1.6 million cores and 1.6 petabytes of memory.
Mozilla Working on a Web Browser for the iPad
Last week Mozilla showed off an iPad browser they have been working on, which they are pushing as a tabless and full screen immersive experience. No word on when they plan on having a version ready to ship.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Run Ubuntu on a Samsung Galaxy S III
If you are a Samsung Galaxy S III owner that is feeling adventurous you can run through this guide to get Ubuntu installed on your handheld device.
Shutdown or Lock Computer When Audio Stops Playing
With this you can configure your machine to shutdown/restart/lock when a particular program closes or audio stops playing on your machine.
Change Windows 8 Taskbar Thumbnail Appearance
This free app will let you customize the size and spacing of the thumbnails that appear in the Windows 8 Taskbar.
Running the Retina MacBook Pro at 2880×1800
Anyone wanting to run the new Retina MacBook Pro at the full resolution can use this app. The article also includes a screenshot taken at the 2880×1800 to give you some sense of how small everything will appear.
- 7-Zip 9.28 Alpha [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 13.0.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 14.0 Beta 8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 20.0.1132.39 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 21.0.1180.4 Dev [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Drive 1.2.3101.4994 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- openSUSE 12.2 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.202 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.11 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 13.0.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 188.8.131.52361 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Winamp 5.63 [Homepage] [Mirror]