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.
Hotmail Banning the Use of Common Passwords
In an effort to increase security Hotmail will be preventing people from changing their password to things like “123456” or “password”.
Google’s iOS Photovine App
This seems a bit unusual for Google, but their new Photovine iOS App focuses on users sharing photos with their friends. One user starts a “vine” with a photo of their own, and then others jump in with their own photos that may be related.
Spotify Launches in the US
After a long wait Spotify has finally made it’s way across the ocean and into the US. Anyone willing to pay for the service can get in immediately, otherwise the free service is currently invite-only.
Pandora Dropping Flash for HTML5
Pandora unveiled a redesign that is coming soon, and it will be powered by HTML5 and also have better search capabilities.
Netflix Changes Pricing Structure
Users looking to stream Netflix videos can still stick with the $7.99/month plan for unlimited streaming, but if you want a physical DVD the price will be at least $15.98/month.
EA Buys PopCap for $750 Million
EA is purchasing PopCap, the company behind the popular Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies games, for a total of $750 million.
Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8 Tablet
Microsoft briefly demoed a tablet powered by Windows 8 at a conference last week to show how touch-friendly the new OS will be.
Microsoft Boasts 400 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold
At the Worldwide Partner Conference Ballmer said that over 400 million licenses of Windows 7 have been sold, and over 100 million of Office 2010 have been sold.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Photoshop-Style CSS Generator
This online CSS generator lets you customize the shadow, background, and border for an object. Once you’ve finished going through the settings it will spit out the CSS code you can use to create the effect.
Extract Some Files from a Broken ZIP
The free Zip2Fix utility will try to extract as many files as it can from a corrupt ZIP file.
Get Gmail Alerts in the Google+ Bar
Chrome users can use this extension to have Gmail alerts show up in the top navigation bar just like they do with Google+.
Automatic Spam Filtering in Google Voice
Google Voice now has an option in the settings to automatically direct spammy calls and texts to your spam folder rather than disturbing you.
Detailed Weather in Your Mac Menu Bar
If you’re a weather junkie this Mac menu bar app is rather slick. It provides most of the information you’d want at a glance, and doesn’t cost a dime.
- Adobe Air 188.8.131.5250 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 5.0.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 6.0 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 184.108.40.206 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.8 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 14.0.814.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 12.00.1020 Pre-Alpha [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Soluto 220.127.116.11 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Songbird 1.10.2091 Beta 3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Sumatra PDF 1.7.4109 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 18.104.22.168916 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VLC Media Player 1.1.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]