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.
XBMC Celebrates 10th Anniversary
It’s hard to believe that last week the popular XBMC media center software debuted 10-years ago. It wasn’t until 2004, however, that the first stable release was made available.
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users
Facebook announced that they passed the 1 billion user mark, and over 600 million of those users are accessing Facebook with a mobile device.
Microsoft In Acquisition Talks With Rdio
Microsoft is apparently talking with Rdio regarding a possible acquisition, which would give Microsoft a bit of a boost to the Xbox Music service that replaced Zune earlier this year.
Digsby Goes Open Source
I stopped using and promoting Digsby back when they started using some pretty shady tactics for installing malware during the setup process, but I can’t argue about it being a great instant messenger. They have now decided to open source the software so that the community can contribute to the project, and hopefully it will also start getting cleaned up.
Cydia Paid $8 Million To Jailbreak Devs Last Year
Jay Freeman, the man behind Cydia for jailbroken iOS devices, spoke about some of the numbers behind his app store. Cydia apparently did around $8 million in sales last year, and on average there are about 1.5 million users opening Cydia every day. That’s impressive.
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Automatically Hide Chrome’s Download Bar
If you get annoyed having Chrome’s download bar remain on the screen after downloads have finished then this extension should be right up your alley. After installation the download bar will automatically be hidden once the downloads have completed.
Google Street View in the Mobile Browser
If you’re using Google Maps on your mobile device via a web browser you’ll be happy to know that Street View is now just a button press away.
Using the Google Maps API
Google created a new site called MoreThanAMap.com to demonstrate the power of their Maps API. They are obviously doing this to capitalize on Apple’s recently failures in the mapping space.
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