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.
Skype Bringing Video Calling to iPhone
A support document accidentally posted by the Skype team indicates that an upcoming iteration of their iPhone app will support video calling.
Roku Sales Double Since Release of Apple TV
I think everyone naturally assumed that the release of the Apple TV and other similar devices would make it difficult for smaller competitors such as Roku to sell units. Apparently the opposite is true. According to Roku their sales have doubled since the launch of the Apple TV.
1.5 Million Windows Phone 7 Devices Sold (to Carriers)
There is some controversy over the 1.5 million number Microsoft released in regard to Windows Phone 7 sales, and it’s because that number represents how many phones were sold from handset makers to carriers, and not necessarily to customers.
Microsoft Removes Office Genuine Advantage Checks
Ed Bott was tipped off last week by someone letting him know that Microsoft has shutdown the Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) program on December 16th, which was typically used when downloading templates.
Google Extends Free Gmail Calling Through 2011
Google said a few months ago that U.S. and Canada Gmail users could call landline phones for free, but this was only supposed to be available at no charge throughout the end of 2010. They’ve decided to extend the free coverage throughout 2011.
This 450-Slide Google Docs Presentation is Awesome
Google Demo Slam was created as a way for users to show off their creativity when using Google products, and this presentation will leave you awe-struck at the power of animations and transitions in Google’s presentation software.
Best Buy Drops Restocking Fee
Best Buy has dropped their 15% restocking fee that was previously charged when open items were returned, and is additionally refunding anyone charged the restocking fee after November 17th.
Google Identifying Hacked Sites and Notifying Owners
When performing a search on Google you may see a message that states “this site may be compromised” next to a result, which is an indication that Google thinks the site may have been hacked. They will also take steps to contact the site’s owner through Webmaster Tools and any email addresses they can find on the site.
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XBMC 10.0 Makes Add-ons a Little Simpler
There is a long list of changes in the latest milestone of Xbox Media Center (XBMC), which includes built-in support for installing skins and add-ons. This is a cross-platform app that works on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Rotate Desktop Wallpaper to Match Weather Conditions
This free app will let you customize the background that is displayed on your PC depending on the weather conditions outside.
IM+ Comes to the Desktop
The IM+ messenger app has made its way from the mobile arena to the desktop using Adobe Air, and is therefore available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Change Capslock Key Functionality
Would you rather have the Capslock key do something else, such as simulating the Windows Key functionality? This app will let you do just that.
- AIM 188.8.131.52 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Any Video Converter 3.17 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Defraggler 2.01.239 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Firefox 4.0 Beta 8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Google Chrome 10.0.612.3 Beta [Homepage] [Mirror]
- IsoBuster 2.8.5 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.8.6 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Pidgin 2.7.8 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- Recuva 1.39.509 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- VirtualBox 184.108.40.206151 [Homepage] [Mirror]
- XBMC Media Center 10.0 [Homepage] [Mirror]