Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories 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.
Lightning Travels Through a Camera
This lady was hanging out a sliding glass door holding on to a metal railing when she was struck by lightning, and caught it on video. The lightning traveled through her left hand that was holding the camera, across her back, and out her right hand that was holding onto the railing. Eerie!
Apple Gives Out a Developer’s Password
Apple received a one-line email from a man asking to change both the email address and password on a developer’s account. In the email the person claimed they forgot the password, and Apple apparently never questioned the act. They not only changed the password, but also switched the email address over to the person who stole it. Doesn’t that make you feel secure?
Pocket Informant Coming for the iPhone
I have to admit that I was pretty surprised when I saw that the Pocket Informant application is being designed for the iPhone. I used this program years ago when I had a Pocket PC, but haven’t followed it very closely since then. It will be interesting to see how they develop a “touch friendly” interface since their apps (calendar, notes, etc…) are normally very compact and designed for a stylus.
Airport Security Bag for Laptops Coming Soon
If you’re tired of taking your laptop out of the bag every time you go through security there might be some relief on the way. This new security bag is designed to be airport-friendly, and all you’ll have to do is open it up when passing it through the x-ray.
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Search Flickr Images by Color
This search service scans over 3 million interesting Flickr photos looking for ones that contain the color you select. I have to say that the results it returns are rather impressive.
Duplicate a Tab by Ctrl+Dragging it in Firefox
In Windows you can duplicate/copy a tab by holding down the Control key and dragging it on the tab bar. The nice thing about this is that it also duplicates that tab’s history as well.
USB Popcorn Maker
Who would have thought that you could use a simple USB device to pop popcorn? It doesn’t look too hard to make, and appears to be quite effective. Who thinks of these things?