Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories 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.
40GB PS3 to be Retired in August?
Joystiq is reporting that the 40GB PS3 could get retired as soon as August. Sony has already brought an end to both the 20GB and 60GB models, which would make this the third one to kick the can.
Critical Microsoft Word Vulnerability
There is a critical vulnerability in Word 2002 that could let a “specially crafted” Word document remotely execute code on a target machine. Right now they don’t believe that it affects other versions of Word, but that could likely change.
Check-mark is a Popular Icon for the App Store
It turns out that there are six different productivity apps in Apple’s new App Store that all use some sort of check-mark for their logo. My guess is that the developers fried all of their creative juices creating the apps themselves, and used the first thing that came to their mind when it came to the icons.
Roboform Works with Firefox 3
I never really got into using Roboform for managing my passwords or form information, but I know there are a lot of you who swear by it. A new version of Roboform supports the latest release of Firefox, which might be something you were holding out for before upgrading the browser.
BlackBerry Thunder will have Multitouch
We’ve talked about the new touchscreen BlackBerry that is in the works, and the word on the street is that the device will have multitouch capabilities just like the iPhone it will be going head-to-head with. RIM is apparently ramping up the development pace, and it’s expected to take at least another 4-5 months before it’s ready.
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Change the Number of Tabs Firefox Can Undo
By default Firefox is capable of undoing the last 10 tabs that you’ve closed, but that can be changed to anything you’d like. If you extensively use the undo tab feature you might want to consider increasing the number, otherwise you can decrease it.
Free Virtual Machine Software for Mac
A lot of Mac users are forking out money to run Windows side-by-side with their Mac operating system, but you might not have to. This guide shows how you can use VirtualBox to run Windows for free on your Mac.
Good Free Applications from the App Store
Lifehacker has assembled a guide of some awesome free programs from Apple’s new App Store. From the little bit I’ve been able to play with them I would say that their list is right on the money.
30 Awesome Sites for Streaming Music
Mashable assembled a list of 30 different sites that can be used for streaming music. You can have your music anywhere there’s an Internet connection.
Modern Life Survival Skills
This guide shows you things like how to tell time without a watch, picking a lock, predicting the weather, and more. There are some really interesting tips in here.