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 Chrome to Let Extensions Run in the Background
A feature coming to Chrome (already available in the Dev channel) will let extensions run in the background even when the browser has been closed.
New MacBook Pro’s are Flexing Their Muscles
Geekbench results for the new MacBook Pro machines are providing early indications that the CPU and memory performance has been significantly enhanced by the hardware refresh.
Google Updates Algorithm to Account for Content Farms
An update to the Google search algorithm impacts 12% of search results in the U.S. by trying to eliminate those sites that merely copy content from other sites.
WordPress 3.1 Debuts
The WordPress team has been hard at work for their version 3.1 milestone, and it hit final form last week. Users can update to the new release right from their WordPress dashboard.
Apple Holding iPad 2 Event on March 2nd
Apple has officially sent out invitations to an iPad event they will be holding later this week.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Released
Microsoft has rolled out Windows 7 SP1. This is pretty much just a rollup of what’s been offered via Windows Update thus far, but should be especially helpful with fresh Windows installs.
Amazon Launches Prime Instant Video
Amazon Prime members now get the added benefit of streaming over 5,000 videos in addition to the free two-day shipping on many physical items for sale on the site.
SSD Drives Prove Difficult to Erase
A group of researchers published a paper explaining how it is extremely difficult to erase the data past the point of recoverability on an SSD.
First Windows Phone Update Available
Microsoft pushed out the first Windows Phone Update last week in a somewhat uneventful fashion. This isn’t the update that brings the awaited copy and paste, but is instead a minor update to test, well, the update process.
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Plug-ins for Windows Media Center
The official Windows blog wrote up an article that outlines some useful and rather unique plug-ins that you can grab for your Media Center machine.
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office
Google released a plugin for Microsoft Office last week that lets Office desktop users take advantage of collaboration, revision history, cloud sync, and more.
Screenshot Tour of Mac OS 10.7 Lion
Lifehacker takes a great look at the new features Apple revealed in the first developer build in Mac OS 10.7 Lion. Features include full disk encryption, AirDrop, version control, and more.
Jailbreak Your Apple TV with Seas0nPass
Been looking to jailbreak the latest version of iOS for Apple TV? With Seas0nPass you can get an untethered jailbreak so that you can enjoy other software, such as XBMC, on your Apple TV.
Drag and Drop File Sharing with SendGenie
SendGenie is a free Windows app that lets you share files and photos by dragging them into the designated drop zone on your computer.