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 Health and PowerMeter Discontinued
If you used Google Health or Google PowerMeter you may be disappointed to hear that both of these free services will be shutdown soon.
T-Mobile USA Already Has Over a Million iPhones on Their Network
No one ever really knew how many iPhones people were using on T-Mobile USA because it was never officially allowed on the network. Now that Apple has unlocked the GSM iPhone T-Mobile USA is saying that there are over a million iPhone users on their network, most of which I presume are using older jailbroken iPhones that are software-unlocked.
Best Buy Cloud Music Service Off to a Rough Start
Best Buy is offering their own online music service, and as PCMag points out there are a lot of flaws in what they’ve rolled out thus far.
FBI Seizes Web Servers
An investigation of the Lulz Security group by the FBI resulted in several web servers being seized, one of which was used by the Instapaper online service.
Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 5 Already
Mozilla is holding true to their new deadline of a new browser release every 3-months, and Firefox 5 is the first proof of that. They are adapting this more rapid schedule to compete with Chrome, who got on a similar schedule shortly after the first release.
iPhone 4 Most Popular Camera on Flickr
The iPhone 4 has edged passed the Nikon D90 as the most popular camera on Flickr.
Apple Updates Time Capsule and Airport Extreme
There were a lot of rumors about what could be coming in the new Time capsules and Airport Extreme routers, but most of those rumors appear to be false. Apple’s update to these devices are minor with the Time Capsule getting merely a storage bump.
What Happens in 60 Seconds on the Web
Have you ever been curious about what can happen in a minute on the Internet? This infographic highlights some stats from services like YouTube, Pandora, Craigslist, Facebook, Flickr, and more.
SkyDrive Goes HTML5
Microsoft has revamped their SkyDrive file storage service so that the web-based interface is powered by HTML5, and is overall much faster to navigate.
Dropbox Suffers from Critical Security Bug for 4-Hours
Last week there was a 4-hour window where someone could login to any Dropbox account using any password. To make matters worse Dropbox didn’t officially post information on the issue until after the press got wind of it.
Verizon Rumored to be Moving to Tiered Data Plans on July 7th
According to a rumor Verizon will drop their unlimited data plan option on July 7th in favor of the following tiered structure: 2GB for $30/month, 5GB for $50/month, and 10GB for $80/month. Users wanting to tether would also have to pay $20 and would get an additional 2GB of data transfer.
Google Scoops Up SageTV
If you were starting to think that Google doesn’t care about Google TV you’d be wrong. They acquired SageTV last week which is a media center hub that can also record television shows from your cable or antenna, and can stream those shows to other extenders throughout your house. If this kind of functionality makes its way into Google TV it could become a compelling product.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Quickly Contact Friends/Family in an Emergency
I’m OK is a free service that has you send a text message to their service, and then they will relay on your message to all of your predefined contacts via email.
uTorrent 3.0 Gets a Comment System for Torrents
I’m sure most of us have downloaded a torrent at one time or another just to find out it isn’t what we expected it to be. The new uTorrent 3.0 commenting system will show you comments other users have left about the torrent you are downloading helping prevent those misguided downloads.
Unofficial Google Music Extension for Chrome
If you’ve been grooving to your tunes with the new Google Music Beta then you may enjoy using the Better Music Beta extension. It gives you full control of your music playback without needing to jump back to the site.
Try Out the New Opera Theme
Opera is refreshing the theme that their desktop browser uses, and my first impression is that it feels even more like Google Chrome.
Quickly Minimize Apps to the System Tray
This Windows app adds a right-click menu to the minimize button that can be used to send a window to the System Tray.
Send Email Requests to Have Files Uploaded to Your Dropbox
The FileStork service makes it possible to send an email to someone asking them to upload a file to your Dropbox account without actually giving them access to all of the files.
Install Chrome Frame in IE Without Admin Rights
The new version of Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer will let anyone install it without needing admin privileges on the machine. This is especially helpful for people who want to install it on locked-down corporate machines.
Windows Phone Mango Review
Paul Thurrott has an excellent review of the upcoming Windows Phone Mango software update that is due out in Fall 2011. He gives his hands-on impression on the new features that Microsoft announced just a few weeks ago.
iOS 4 Jailbreakers Can Get the iOS 5 Lockscreen Camera Button
If you’ve jailbroken your iOS 4 device you can add an iOS 5-style camera button on your lock screen to make firing up the camera app a little faster.
Automatically Upload Screenshots to Dropbox
This free Windows utility can be used to snap a screenshot of your desktop, upload it to Dropbox, and copy a URL to your clipboard that can then be shared with someone else.
- Any Video Converter 3.25 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Evernote 188.8.131.5292 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- KMPlayer 184.108.40.2061 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- MetroTwit 0.8.1 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- openSUSE 12.1 Milestone 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 11.50.1067 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.9.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- SeaMonkey 2.2 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.1.11 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 5.0 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 3.0.25406 [Homepage] [Mirror]