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.


–News–

HotmailHotmail 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”.

PhotovineGoogle’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.

SpotifySpotify 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 html5Pandora 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.

NetflixNetflix 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.

PeggleEA 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.

Windows 8 tabletMicrosoft 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.

Windows 7 millionsMicrosoft 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–

Css style generatorPhotoshop-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.

Fix zipExtract 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.

Gmail alertGet 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+.

Google voice spamAutomatic 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.

Mac weatherDetailed 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.

–Downloads–

There Are 2 Comments

  1. Big news to see Pandora moving to HTML5 and leaving Flash behind. Wonder if they are going to be starting something here. In regards to the Hotmail passwords, good move on Microsoft’s part (not something I normally I say about Microsoft). Having worked in tech support having access to customer’s hosting and database passwords, I saw a lot of ‘horrible’ passwords. These were usually the customers who couldn’t understand how their sites got hacked. Then they would get all bent out of shape when we told them they need to create a stronger password.

    • Yeah, and now all they need to do is create some sort of database of commonly used passwords that everyone can use in their own applications.

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