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.
Opera Browser’s 15th Birthday
It seems like just yesterday I was clamoring to get my hands on Opera, the tabbed web browser. You remember… back when you had to pay for it? I never actually went out and bought it in those early days, but I was always watching to see what features they would add. And now here we are 15-years later. Happy Birthday Opera!
Office 2010 Screenshots
There have been some screenshots from Office 2010 floating around the web before, and here are some more! Neowin has posted several different images from what appears to be a Technical Preview of the Office suite.
Android’s On-Screen Keyboard
Engadget has a video demonstrating some of the new features in Android 1.5, which was released to developers earlier this week. The new version of the mobile OS sports things like an on-screen keyboard and video recording.
Hotmail Gets Web-Based IM
The Hotmail team has started to roll out a web-based version of their instant messenger to several more countries, including the United States. So pretty soon you might be able to talk to your Windows Live friends from the comfort of your inbox.
Office 2007 SP2 Available
Microsoft has pushed Service Pack 2 out the door for all Office 2007 users. The Service Pack includes stability, performance, and security enhancements.
Geocities Being Retired
Anyone that was on the Internet in the early days probably had a Geocities account. It was a place where you could create a website that was filled with as many animated GIF’s as you could find (similar to, um, MySpace). Sorry, but if you were looking to grab a new Geocities account it’s a tad too late now.
Windows 7 Tablet PC’s Much Improved
Microsoft has added recognition for both mathematical formulas and East Asian languages to the Windows 7 Tablet PC functionality. I’m rather curious how well the mathematical recognition works.
Windows 7 XP Mode
Paul Thurrott outlines some of the features offered by the newly announced “XP Mode” in Windows 7. Basically it lets users run apps using Windows XP thanks to virtualization technology, and is free for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate users. This will surely appeal to businesses.
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Top 10 Ubuntu Downloads
Ubuntu 9.04 was just released about a week ago, and to commemorate the event Lifehacker has put together a list of 10 downloads you’ll want to grab to really make the OS purr.
Amazon S3 Tools
This handy little guide lists some of the various tools available for uploading to the Amazon S3 storage. It includes apps for all platforms: Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Open Photoshop PSD Files in Paint.NET
Paint.NET is a nice free photo editor, but one downside is that it’s not quite a complete Photoshop replacement. Thanks to a free plug-in, however, you’ll at least be able to open the Photoshop PSD files that you’ve previously saved. It’s not perfect, but still pretty handy.
Aero Glass Customizations for Firefox
I’m not quite sure why Mozilla hasn’t catered more to Vista users in regards to the appearance of the browser, because I definitely think they could make it look sleek. Thanks to some extensions and modifications you can make it look like a well-oiled machine.
Appetizer: Open Source App Launcher
I am always on the lookout for a new application launcher, and even though this isn’t quite my taste I think it might appeal to some of you. It basically creates a dock where you can organize your shortcuts and folders, but I wouldn’t say it’s all that different from some of the application launchers we’ve seen before. Personally I’m more in favor of programs like Launchy that utilize the power of the keyboard.
Bookmarklet to Toggle Checkboxes
Have you ever been on a website where it doesn’t offer an option to toggle all the selected checkboxes on the page? If so you should grab this bookmarklet, which should work fine on almost any page that has a bunch of checkboxes.
- 7-Zip 9.02 Alpha [Mirror]
- BurnAware Free 2.3.4 [Mirror]
- Digsby Build 52 Beta [Mirror]
- FastStone Image Viewer 3.8 [Mirror]
- FeedReader 3.14 [Mirror]
- FileZilla 3.2.4 [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.0.9 [Mirror]
- Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 [Mirror]
- GOM Player 188.8.131.5210 [Mirror]
- MediaMonkey 184.108.40.2060 Beta [Mirror]
- Miranda 0.8.0.32 Beta [Mirror]
- Picasa 220.127.116.11 [Mirror]
- Recuva 1.26.416 [Mirror]
- Sandboxie 3.36.04 [Mirror]
- Skype 18.104.22.168 [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 2.2.2 [Mirror]
- Winamp 5.552 [Mirror]