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.
Hulu Rolls Out New Features
Last week Hulu rolled out a number of new features to make your online viewing experience better. Amongst the additions are adaptive bitrate streaming that will tailor the video quality to your available bandwidth, thumbnail previews when navigating an episode using the slider, a bigger player, and more. They also talk about their stance on HTML5, and why it’s not a viable option for them right now.
Mozilla’s Plans for Firefox 4
Mozilla is targeting November 2010 as the ship date of Firefox 4, which will be faster, sleeker, and include a bunch of new stuff that developers can play with. They are hoping to have hardware acceleration in this milestone release, and will offer 64-bit versions of the browser for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X users.
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Steam for Mac Released; Portal Free for Limited Time
Mac gamers can now download popular games from the online distribution service called Steam, and Portal will be offered free until May 24th.
SnagIt 10 Released with Better Aero Capturing Options
The new version of SnagIt, a paid image capturing app, includes several new features including three different options for capturing the Aero glass borders.
AT&T iPhone Exclusivity Goes Until 2012
Apple has confirmed that AT&T has exclusive rights to the iPhone until 2012.
AT&T Serves Up Most Dropped Calls According to Survey
A recent survey shows that AT&T suffers from the most dropped calls… three times more than Verizon.
Skype Offers Lower Monthly Subscriptions
New Skype subscriptions are available for over 170 different countries, and with it you can make unlimited calls to a particular country for as little as $7 per month.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Bing App for Windows Mobile Does Turn-by-Turn Directions
Microsoft obviously thought that they needed to compete with Google and offer a turn-by-turn directions app on their own mobile platform. Much like Google Navigation on Android, the Bing app has voice recognition and also has voice prompts for upcoming turns.
Microsoft Office 2010 has Live Previews for Pasting
Hands-down one of my favorite features introduced in Office 2007 was the live preview capabilities. This meant that I could get a sneak peek as to what some formatting changes would look like without actually having to apply them. It appears as though Microsoft has extended this functionality to pasting in Office 2010, and given the right circumstances you can see what the pasted content will look like before pulling the trigger.
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OneWay Offers Quick FTP Uploads for Mac Users
Upload files to an FTP or SFTP using only your right-click menu on Mac OS X.
Free Microsoft Office 2010 Mobile
Microsoft is offering Office 2010 Mobile for free, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and SharePoint.
Gmail Supports Drag-n-Drop Images in Chrome
Chrome users can start attaching images to emails simply by dragging and dropping them into the email body. According to Google this feature will be coming to other browsers as well.
TextMaker Opens DocX Files Fast
Open those Word 2007/2010 files fast with the free TextMaker app for Windows.
Extend Your Office 2010 Trial up to 6-Months
This feature was intended for corporate users, but with it you can “restart” your 30-day trial period up to 5 additional times giving you a total of 180-days to play around with Office 2010.
Official Bing Screensaver Uses Amazing Photographs
You can now grab a screensaver that uses the same images you see on the Bing search page each day.
Sync Any Folder with Dropbox
This free tool lets you synchronize almost any folder with your Dropbox account by using symbolic links.
- BurnAware Free 3.0 Beta 10 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 0.8.57 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- K-Meleon 1.7.0 Alpha [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Maxthon 188.8.131.52 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.2.1 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 10.54.3390 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Revo Uninstaller 1.88 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Skype 184.108.40.206 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VistaSwitcher 1.1.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Yahoo! Messenger 10.0.0.1264 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- ZipGenius 220.127.116.1180 [Homepage] [Mirror]