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.
Firefox 4 to Perform Background Updating
All minor updates to Firefox 4.0 (e.g. 4.0.1) will be automatically downloaded and installed in the background.
Google Activating 200,000 Android Phones Per Day
The Android adoption rate is rapidly increasing. In May Google was activating 100k phones per day, then in June it was 160k, and now for July they hit 200k.
Google Wave Shutting Down
Last week Google announced that they haven’t seen the user adoption that they were looking for with Wave, and will stop maintaining the site towards the end of the year.
Bill Gates Convinces 30+ Billionaires to Give Away Half Their Money
Bill Gates has done a tremendous job with his philanthropy work, and is rubbing off on a lot of other people. If you head on over to GivingPledge.org you can view the list of over 30 billionaires that are pledging half of their wealth to charities.
Flickr Revamps Photo Viewing Page
Flickr has rolled out a redesign of their image viewing page. Everything seems a bit cleaner, but the most notable change may be that the default image shown is little larger.
iPad Data Cost Broken Down by Country
This graphic depicts the data cost for iPad usage around the world in terms of dollars per gigabyte.
Chrome Getting In-Tab Options
Preview releases of Chrome demonstrate some Firefox 4-like functionality by placing options inside the browser window instead of in a popup.
Jailbreak Available for iPhone 4
A web-based jailbreak has been made available for most iPhone, iPod, and iPad models. To accomplish the jailbreak the iPhone dev-team exploited a PDF vulnerability found in the Safari browser.
Potential Windows 7 Tablet UI
A UI design firm has come up with a very attractive looking interface for a possible Windows 7 tablet, and says that a “major manufacturer” will be shipping their product in Q3 2010.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
Review of Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid Hard Drive
Engadget has a great writeup of the new hybrid hard drive from Seagate ($130), and says that casual users will benefit the most from this cross between an SSD and HDD.
Free App to Watch Xvid Videos on Your iPad Without Conversion
CineXPlayer is a free iPad app that will let you natively view most AVI/Xvid videos without needing to convert them first.
Lifehacker’s Favorite iPhone Apps
Lifehacker has rolled up a few dozen of their favorite apps (a mixture of free and paid ones), and broke them up into a few different categories.
Installing Flash on your iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4
This guide will walk you through how to get Flash running on your jailbroken iPhone.
Sync Your iPhone or iPod With Multiple iTunes Libraries
Using the free Windows app called PhoneAble you will be able to sync your iPhone with as many machines as you want.
Most Pixel-Friendly Browser: Mac Edition or Windows Edition
These two guides take a look at how each major browser makes use of your screen space, and pinpoints which one you’ll want to use if you’re a minimalist.
Free 250MB of Additional Dropbox Storage For Completing Tutorial
Dropbox users can grab an additional 250MB of storage by clicking through a quick tutorial that only took me a minute to do.
Get Additional App Support in CCleaner
CCleaner Enhancer is a quick way to get a bunch of additional predefined cleaning rules for some of your favorite apps.
Microsoft Money Available for Free
Well, there is a small benefit to Microsoft discontinuing Microsoft Money… and it’s that you can now grab their last-released version for free.
Access Multiple Gmail Accounts in the Same Browser
Once you enable the multiple account feature you’ll be able to login to multiple Gmail accounts within the same browser, and switch between them in just a few clicks.
Bend is a Beautiful Notepad Replacement
I fell in love with Bend the moment I saw the screenshots, and after you download a copy I’m confident that you’ll enjoy the simple interface and array of features just as much as I do.
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- CDBurnerXP 188.8.131.526 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Defraggler 1.21.209 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Digsby 81 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Evernote 184.108.40.20672 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.3.4 RC 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foobar2000 1.1 Beta 2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Foxit Reader 4.1.0.0726 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 6.0.472.25 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Kindle for PC 220.127.116.11413 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- MediaMonkey 18.104.22.1689 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- OpenOffice.org 3.3.0 Beta 1 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Opera 10.70.3477 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Sandboxie 3.48 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Thunderbird 3.1.2 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- uTorrent 22.214.171.12402 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 126.96.36.199453 [Homepage] [Mirror]