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.


opera 10.5.jpgOpera 10.5 Pre-Alpha Released
Opera has made version 10.5 (pre-alpha) available for download. There are a lot of changes that come with this release including a highly optimized JavaScript engine, better support for Aero in Windows 7/Vista, a Cocoa-based UI for Mac users, and much more. It’s been months since I’ve been intrigued enough to fire up Opera, but this got me curious. And I have to admit that the whole thing seems incredibly snappy both in the UI and in webpage rendering.

wolfram alpha.jpg7-Months of Wolfram Updates
The Wolfram blog is reminiscing about the updates they’ve released throughout the year, and it’s an extensive list to say the least. They’ve improved on mathematics, stats, science, biology, and more. The amount of data Wolfram puts at your fingertips is crazy, and I’m sure 2010 will bring even more goodies.

–News in Brief–

office 2007.jpgMicrosoft Office Banned from Sale After January 11th
Microsoft has lost their appeal over the XML patent lawsuit, and new versions of Office 2007 without the infringing technology will supposedly be ready by the January 11th deadline.

atom chip.jpgWhat Intel’s New Atom Chips Mean for You
Gizmodo explains what Intel’s newest line of Atom processors mean for you… especially when it comes to video playback.

digg top stories.jpgDigg’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2009
Mashable looks through the top 10 most dugg stories of the year, with Obama and Michael Jackson at the top of the charts.

computer.jpgThe Best and Worst Tech of the Decade
This outline covers some of the best and worst technologies that have come out of the last ten years.

great firewall of china.jpg15 Biggest Internet Controversies of the Decade
Google Street View invading privacy, net neutrality debate, hammer brought down on filesharing, and more.

firefox most popular browser.jpgFirefox 3.5 the Most Popular Browser in the World
For now Firefox 3.5 has become the most used browser on the Web, but IE8 is hot on its heels.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

x64 vs x86-1.jpgGuide to 64-bit vs. 32-bit Operating Systems
I’ve spent a lot of time explaining the differences of 64-bit and 32-bit operating systems to people, and they often just stair at me with a dumbfounded look by the time I’m done talking. This guide by the How-To Geek explains the differences. Some of them you may not even realize… like the fact that on a 32-bit system a larger video card will make less of the 4GB of RAM available to your machine.  

nodrives.jpgHide Your Hard Drives
This simple app will hide hard drives from being visible in Windows Explorer. I found this useful for hiding some networked drives that I don’t use regularly, but like to have access to. Once they are hidden they will no longer appear while browsing through Windows Explorer, but you can still access them through shortcuts or the Run command.

–Tips in Brief–

solitaire.jpg12 Classic Solitaire Games
This free Windows game rolls up twelve different types of Solitaire into one single download.

insomnia.jpgTemporarily Disable Sleep Mode in Windows
Insomnia is a free app that will prevent your computer from going to sleep while the program is running.

flash beta.jpgTurn Off Crash Logging in Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta
If you’re running the Flash 10.1 Beta you may want to consider turning off crash logging to prevent excessive thrashing to your hard drive.

convert vhs to dvd.jpgHow to Convert a VHS Cassette to DVD
Convert those old home movies you have laying around using a free application and a cheap video capture device.