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.
Google Closing Down Code Search and Buzz
Starting January 15th Google Buzz and Google Code Search will no longer be available. While I could care less about Buzz the Code Search was actually useful for me and I’m sad to see it go.
Google Analytics in Real-Time
Google is letting Analytics users sign up for an invite to try out real-time traffic stats.
Box.net Offering Free 50GB of Storage for iOS Users
Interestingly Box.net decided last Friday to start an awesome promotion that runs for 50 days. With it anyone using their iOS app will get a free 50GB of storage for life. Not bad.
Verizon to Start Tracking Your Mobile Information – Opt Out Now
Verizon has said that they will start tracking things on your mobile device like the URLs you visit and apps you use unless you opt out of the program.
Sony Recalls 1.6M LCD TVs
Sony is recalling 1.6 million of their LCD TVs because there have been 11 reports of units overheating or beginning to smoke.
Everything Apple Released Last Week
Apple rolled out a lot of new things last week with iOS 5, and some of them were unexpected such as the Movie Trailers app (which is incredibly good). This article tries to aggregate everything that was released so that you can make sure you didn’t miss something.
$50 Roku LT Announced
Well, isn’t this interesting? Roku has pulled out all the stops to get their low-end box down to an incredible $50 price point. That’s half the cost of the Apple TV which makes it very compelling for anyone wanting to stream some videos. The Roku LT will be available in November 2011.
iPhone 4S Racks Up 1 Million Preorders in 24-Hours
Apple blew the iPhone 4 record out of the water this time. The iPhone 4S snagged a whopping 1 million preorders in under 24-hours, which tops the 600K that the iPhone 4 received in the same amount of time.
Netflix Changes Their Mind
A few weeks ago Netflix said that they were moving their DVD-by-mail side of the business to a company they created called Qwikster, but after a lot of backlash it appears as though they will be keeping things the way they are.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Get the Windows 8 Explorer Ribbon In Windows 7
BExplorer is an open source tool for Windows 7 that adds a Ribbon-like UI to Windows Explorer. It feels a little rough around the edges right now (not nearly as smooth as the native one in Windows 8 obviously), but I’m sure it will improve over time.
iPhone 4S Review
This Is My Next put together a great review of the new iPhone 4S, and says that it is a tough call whether you want to upgrade if you already own the iPhone 4.
Logitech Harmony Link Review
Engadget has a detailed review of the new Logitech Harmony Link, which is the $100 unit that uses your iOS device in place of a universal remote. Overall they say the iOS app leaves a lot to be desired.
Generate Pronounceable Passwords With Password Inventor
Password Inventor is a free Windows app that can generate password in a variety of formats… including ones that are somewhat pronounceable.
GTText Extracts Text from Images
This free Windows OCR app can read in an image file (BMP, JPG, GIF, TIFF, and PNG) and pull out any text it finds.
- Dropbox 1.2.45 RC2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 8.0 Beta 3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 16.0.904.0 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- iTunes 10.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- KeePass 1.21 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Kindle for PC 22.214.171.124124 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Logitech SetPoint 6.30.43 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Maxthon 126.96.36.1990 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- MediaMonkey 188.8.131.522 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.9.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Paint.NET 3.5.10 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Recuva 1.41.537 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Safari 5.1.1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Sandboxie 3.60 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Skype 184.108.40.206 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 8.0 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- WindowBlinds 7.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]