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.
PlayStation Network Comes Back Online
On Sunday morning the Sony PlayStation Network came back online in the United States after having been down for several weeks due to an attack that compromised their network.
Blogger Experiences Outage
Google is remaining silent after an extended outage Blogger had, and all they’ve said at this point is that it was caused by routine maintenance.
Google Unveils Chromebook Computers
At Google I/O some new machines by Samsung and Acer were shown off running the Chrome OS. These will be available on June 15th from online retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy.
Angry Birds Available as a Chrome Web App
After Google boasted their 160 million browser users they showed off a free version of Angry Birds that is available in the Chrome Web Store.
Google Music Walkthrough
Engadget has a thorough review of the new Google Music Beta service that was rolled out last week, which is only available as an invite-only service for now. Google seems like they are on the right track, but as the review points out there are some things left to be desired.
Updated Android Stats
There are over 450,000 Android developers around the world, 215 carriers, and 36 OEMs working with Android. There are also 200,000 apps totaling 4.5 billion downloads as well as 400,000 Android devices being activated daily.
Microsoft Buys Skype for $8.5 Billion
Microsoft has scooped up Skype for a hefty $8.5 billion in which eBay gets about $2.5 billion of that due to its 30% ownership.
YouTube Starting Movie Rental Service
YouTube has introduced their own movie rental service where you can watch recent flicks for about $3.99, and some of the more classic films come in at $2.99.
Windows Phone Mango Features Revealed
The next Windows Phone milestone, version 7.5 (codenamed Mango), is being reported to include podcast support, turn-by-turn directions, SMS dictation, and more.
–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–
View Laptop Battery Drainage in Real Time
This free Windows gadget will show you in real time how fast your laptop’s battery is depleting. This may help you find apps that are power hungry.
Google Tasks Chrome Extension Available
Google is demonstrating their new Tasks API by rolling out a useful Chrome extension.
Use Dropbox to Change Desktop Wallpaper
ZapDropbox is a free app that will let you rotate through wallpapers on your computer, and you can get multiple machines using the same wallpapers thanks to the power of Dropbox.
Sort Google Images by Subject
In Google Images there is a new sidebar option to sort images by subject, but basically all it does is show a few results from what appears to be popular queries that include your search term(s).