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.
Gmail and Google Calendar Get a Visual Refresh
The newest looks for Gmail and Google Calendar bring add a more unifying appearance that is inline with what their recent Search page refresh.
MySpace Sold for $35 Million
News Corp. purchased MySpace back in 2005 for $580 million, and now 6-years later they are selling it for a mere $35 million.
Windows Phone Mango Rolling Out to Developers
Registered Windows Phone developers can download and install Windows Phone 7.5 Mango on their unlocked retail devices.
Google+ to Compete with Facebook?
Google’s newest venture, called Google+, is obviously aimed at being a Facebook competitor. I’m not a huge fan of Facebook, but from what I’ve been able to see from the videos this looks like it may be a better fit for me and some of my friends.
Google+ Users Get More Picasa Web Storage
Once you join Google+ you’ll be able to upload an unlimited number of photos up to 2048×2048 in size as well as videos up to 15 minutes long.
Opera 11.5 Released as They Break 200 Million Users
Opera 11.5 is a pretty big milestone that brings a revamped Speed Dial system to the browser.
Google Activates 500k Android Devices Each Day
Since May 2011 Android has continued to grow at a rapid pace jumping from 400k activations up to 500k per day. They also said that number is growing at 4.4% each week (approximately 22k growth each week).
Apple Adds Thunderbolt Cable and RAID System to Online Store
Apple has been shipping Thunderbolt-equipped machines for a few months now, but consumers weren’t even able to get their hands on a cable prior to last week. Now you can snag the $50 cable directly from Apple, and they’ve also added a RAID storage system that starts at $999 (comes with 4TB of storage).
Microsoft Launches Office 365
The web-based version of Microsoft Office, dubbed Office 365, launched last week with subscriptions ranging from $6 to $27 per user depending on the plan you qualify for.
Opera’s Founder Resigns
Jon S. von Tetzchner has been guiding Opera since the beginning as their founder, and he has chosen to depart from the company due to differences with the Board and Management for Opera’s vision.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Encrypt Your Dropbox Using Boxcryptor
Boxcryptor will encrypt up to 2GB of files for free, and this guide explains how you can set it up to work with your existing Dropbox account for additional security.
Turn Off Google Calendar’s New Look
Google Calendar users that are unhappy with the new design can revert back to the classic design by simply clicking the gear icon in the upper-right corner.
Find Flights That Have WiFi
Hipmunk, a flight/hotel search engine, now lets you know which flights will have WiFi available on them.
Slipstream Office 2010 with Service Pack 1
Microsoft released SP1 for Office 2010, and this guide explains how you can slipstream the service pack so that you don’t have to do the setup separately when doing a fresh install.
IETweak Helps You Customize IE9
If you’ve been wanting to get more out of IE9 this app will help you accomplish that. With it you’ll be able to do things like group tabs as well as customize search and security settings.
Automatically Take Screenshots on Your Machine
This free Windows app lets you specify an interval at which you want to snap some screenshots, and will automatically save them to a location on your hard drive.
TRIM Support Added to Mac’s in 10.6.8
If you are using an Apple-supplied SSD in your Mac the new OS X 10.6.8 update is a must-have. They’ve finally enabled TRIM support which will help clean up unused space on your drives thereby giving you better performance.
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- CCleaner 3.08.1475 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dexpot 1.5.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 1.2.12 Experimental [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 10.3.181.34 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 14.0.803.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Mandriva Linux 2011 RC1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Miro 4.0.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.50 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.2 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 18.104.22.168479 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Winamp 5.62 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Yahoo! Messenger 22.214.171.1249 [Homepage] [Mirror]