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.
Sprint and Google Voice Integration Not Very Smooth
I don’t even have a Sprint account but I was still pretty excited when I saw that the Google Voice integration with the carrier was live. I was thinking that this may mean other carriers would follow down the same path, but it looks like there are some major kinks that would have to be worked out first. I’ll just stick to using Google Voice on my phone without any direct carrier integration.
LastPass Takes Precautions for Traffic Anomaly
There’s a lot of news floating around that LastPass has been hacked, but really all LastPass is trying to do is take precautions for a network traffic anomaly that they haven’t been able to explain. In an interview their CEO said that if accounts were compromised it would “be on the orders of tens of users out of millions that could be in that scenario.“
Spotify Adds iPod Syncing
The new version of Spotify will let you manage your iPod classic, iPod nano and iPod shuffle directly in Spotify. You’ll then be able to sync playlists to the devices just like you can in iTunes.
Gmail Now Stores Up to 25k Contacts
The Gmail team has increased your contact storage so that you can have up to 25k contacts (up from 10k), and each contact can contain 128KB worth of data/notes (up from 32KB).
Apple Releases New iMac with Thunderbolt
The new Apple iMacs are now equipped with Sandy Bridge processors and have Thunderbolt ports that support high-speed peripherals.
Pandora Boasts 10 Billion Thumbs Up/Down Ratings
Pandora’s method of letting users rate songs using a thumbs up/down is rather widely used. According to them 10 billion songs have been rated using their system.
Bin Laden Web Traffic Doesn’t Break Records
Akamai says that the traffic around Osama Bin Laden’s death hit 4.1 million page views per minute, but that doesn’t even put the event in the top 10.
Amazon Selling Top Songs at $0.69 Each
Amazon is getting competitive in the music market by pricing many of the most downloaded songs on the site at just $0.69, which undercuts Apple even more than Amazon’s pricing already did.
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Search Cydia from Your Desktop Browser
The Cydia Search website will let you look for apps on your desktop computer to make finding your downloads a bit easier. You cannot, however, use this to download apps.
Chrome-Style Scrollbar Search Highlighting in Firefox
One of my favorite features in Chrome is whenever you perform a “find in page” search it will highlight the locations where the results appear in the scrollbar. With this extension you can get similar functionality in Firefox.
Easily Unlock Hidden Features in Windows 8 Builds
We recently wrote an article that explored the new Task Manager in Windows 8, and now someone has created a simple application that will let you unlock some of the hidden features such as the Task Manager, Ribbon UI in Windows Explorer, and more.
PDANet Hides Tethering Usage From Carriers
A new version of PDANet for both Android and iOS promises to hide data that could indicate to carriers you are tethering your device without having a plan.
Craiggers Greatly Improves the Craiglist Web Experience
Craiggers is a free site that is built on top of Craigslist, and it works the way you’d expect the official Craigslist site to work.
Opera 11.5 Available for Testing
The latest iteration of the Opera browser offers up password syncing and it also has some backend work that opens the door for extension developers to create cool add-ons for the Speed Dial screen.
- BurnAware Free 3.3 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dexpot 184.108.40.2063 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Dropbox 1.1.31 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Evernote 220.127.116.1179 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 5.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1.7 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 12.0.742.21 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad2 4.2.25 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Process Explorer 14.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 18.104.22.168416 [Homepage] [Mirror]