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.
Steve Jobs Passed Away
Last Wednesday, a day after the iPhone 4S announcement, Steve Jobs passed away. This is a great roundup of all the coverage, and we wish the best for his family.
Google/Samsung Postpone Launch Event
Google and Samsung were expected to announce the first smartphone based on Android’s “Ice Cream Sandwich” tomorrow. AllThingsD reports that the event was postponed out of respect for Steve Jobs’ passing.
Nuance Acquires Swype
The Nuance speech recognition company has bought Swype, which is a unique on-screen keyboard for mobile devices. My guess is that Nuance wants to incorporate a speech recognition button on the Swype keyboard that is widely distributed and even ships with some Android phones.
Rdio Starts Offering Free Access
The Rdio music service now has an ad-free desktop music player that lets users listen at absolutely no cost. It should be noted that this isn’t unlimited music listening, and that Rdio hasn’t gone into details as to how the limits are determined.
Google Earth Downloaded Over 1 Billion Times
Google hit a big milestone: the Google Earth desktop app, introduced back in 2005, has been downloaded over a billion times.
Apple Announces iPhone 4S
During a keynote last Tuesday Apple announced their next generation iPhone, which is called the iPhone 4S. The new device looks the same as the iPhone 4, but is world phone, has an A5 processor, faster graphics, 8MP camera, and 1080P video.
The Evolution of the Windows Start Menu
Microsoft takes a look at how the Start Menu has changed over the years, and how they are re-evaluating the way people access their apps.
Leaked Sales Numbers for the Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet preorders are doing pretty well if this leak is to be believed. The leak indicates that Amazon racking up about 2,000 preorders per hour for the new tablet that launches on November 15th.
Microsoft Kills Off Zune HD
Going forward Microsoft will be focusing their music efforts on the Windows Phone, and will no longer sell the Zune HD to consumers.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Windows 7 Explorer Tips and Tricks
Here is a guide covering how to do things in the Windows 7 Explorer like pick a different startup folder, add applications to the favorite list, and more.
Chrome Remote Desktop
This cross-platform Google Chrome extension makes it possible to connect to someone else’s machine who is also running the extension.
Killing Time With Reddit Tab Opener
The Reddit Tab Opener is a Chrome extension that will bulk open all image links on a given Reddit page. That way you can just sift from tab-to-tab enjoying the fun stuff Reddit has to offer without clicking on a bunch of links.
Plan the Next 101 Things You Want To Do
Day Zero is a free site that lets you plan out 101 things you want to do in the next 1001 days.
Official Hotmail App Available for Android
If you use an Android device you can go ahead and grab Microsoft’s official Hotmail app that can be used to manage your email.
PassMyWill Sends Out Your Passwords After You Die
PassMyWill is a service that monitors your Facebook/Twitter accounts, and if it finds that they are inactive it will send you an email. If you fail to respond to that message it will assume you’ve passed away, and will then automatically email out your passwords to a group of people you’ve specified.
Generate CSS Code for Website Loading Animations
This clever service helps you create custom loading icons/animations and provides the CSS needed to quickly get it running on your site.
Growl 1.3 for Mac Users
The new version of Growl has been completely rewritten, and includes a nice “rollup” notification center that displays alerts you missed while away from your computer. The catch is that the developers are now charging $1.99 for the app (which was previously free) in the Mac App Store, and they hope that the small fee will help them better maintain Growl going forward.
Parallels Desktop 7 and VMWare Fusion 4
Ars Technica provides an in-depth comparison of the two Mac virtualization technologies that are available: Parallels Desktop 7 and VMWare Fusion 4.
Automatically Export Evernote Notes
The free Evernote Exporter is an open source app that can save off all your notes on a schedule that you specify. It is a great solution for anyone wanting an offline backup of your notes.
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