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.
Twitter Acquires Tweetie
Twitter took a bold step last week, and instead of developing/marketing their own homegrown iPhone application they have bought one of the most popular apps: Tweetie. This may or may not be good news for consumers. The good part is that they will be slashing the price from $3 down to free, and the developer of the app is joining Twitter’s mobile team. My only worry now is whether we’ll continue to see the same quality updates that we have been seeing.
iPhone OS 4 Hands-On Video
Gizmodo has posted two great videos that show off the new upcoming features in the iPhone OS 4 release. This includes the multitasking and folders which were a highlight of the keynote, but they also go more in depth and look at things like the new mail app and playlist enhancements.
–News in Brief–
Gmail Labs Gets Nested Labels and Message Previews
Google finally lets users nest labels and quickly view previews of messages by right-clicking on them in your Inbox.
Internet Explorer 9 Might Be Getting a Facelift
What’s claimed to be a leaked screenshot of IE9 is floating around the Internet, and shows off a rather drastic change in interface.
Windows 7 SP1 Leaked
Windows 7 SP1 can be found on Torrent websites, but given that this is just a service pack there probably isn’t much worth jumping the gun for.
Ubuntu 10.10 Announced
The next version of Ubuntu will be called “Maverick Meerkat,” and will apparently have some new social networking support.
Chrome Sync Does More than Bookmarks
Recent nightly builds of Chrome show off a beefed up sync utility that handles bookmarks, preferences, and autofill.
Flash 10.1 Release Candidate Available
Adobe has moved on from the beta phase of their Flash player development, and will be releasing this as the final version if no major issues are found.
Xbox 360 Update Brings USB Storage Support
An update to the Xbox 360 gives users the option to use USB drives with the console.
HP Slate Specs Leaked
This is supposedly an internal HP memo that compares the benefits of the HP Slate versus that of the iPad.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Firefox 3.7 Nightly Lets You Put Tabs on Top
For a little while we saw Aero glass support in the Firefox nightly builds, but while we wait for its return there is something else you can play with now. When right-clicking on a toolbar one of the new options is to place the tabs on the top of the screen. Many themes are already capable of doing stuff like this, but it’s nice to see it natively supported.
Convert PDF Files to ePub
The iPad supports any ePub files you may have lying around, and with a little work you can also get your PDFs into the iBook app by converting them to that format. The process takes a little work, but it gets a little faster once you’ve done it a few times and get the hang of it.
–Tips in Brief–
Stream Your Home Music Library with Windows Media Player 12
You can use Windows Media Player 12 to stream your entire media collection over the Internet.
Mozilla Tests Plugin-Isolated Build of Firefox
A beta release of Firefox 3.6 now includes plugin isolation, which will prevent the entire browser from crashing when a plugin, like Flash, has issues.
Uploadr Makes Sharing Screenshots and Files Easy
This portable app lets you quickly upload files to Localhostr with a single drag-and-drop operation.
Sync Open Tabs with Xmarks
Xmarks added a feature to their Firefox add-on that lets users sync their open browser tabs across all their computers, and says the feature will also be coming to their Chrome counterpart.
Snap Links Lite for Chrome
The Firefox extension called Snap Links as been ported to a Chrome extension, but with a little less functionality. You can now bulk open links by simply drawing a box around them, but it doesn’t have all the customizability that the Firefox extension offers.
- AbiWord 2.8.3 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- BurnAware Free 2.4.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Defraggler 1.18.185 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Flash Player 10.1.53.7 RC [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Launchy 2.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Mandriva Linux 2010.1 Spring Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 10.52.3347 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Paint.NET 3.5.5 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- PasteCopy.NET 0.9.7.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pc Decrapifier 2.2.4 [Homepage] [Mirror]