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 Dev Release for Mac & Linux
Google is starting to show that they will deliver on their promise of also offering a version of their browser for both Mac and Linux platforms. This is a very early release that doesn’t even support Flash, but I have to say that the page rendering performance is pretty darn good at this point. I can’t wait to see what it’s like when it’s a bit more polished.
TechCrunch Shows Off Latest CrunchPad Design
Looking for an affordable and sleek tablet computer? The CrunchPad might be just what the doctor ordered. This web-optimized machine looks to be coming along rather nicely, but it’s too bad they still haven’t talked about pricing for the device. I hope they can keep it under $300.
Windows 7 Available October 22nd
Microsoft has finally announced that Windows 7 will be available in time for the holidays, and more specifically it will be available on October 22nd. It will also RTM somewhere around mid-July if everything goes according to plan.
Yahoo Mail Integrating PayPal, Picnik, and More
Yahoo will be integrating even more features into their web-based mail client such as the ability to send money to friends via PayPal, or being able to edit photos with Picnik. You’ll be able to do all of this from the comfort of your Inbox!
Palm Pre Review
Engadget goes in-depth with the Palm Pre, and considers it a “no brainer” purchase if you’re already on Sprint’s network. They’re not sure, however, if it’s good enough to pull users from other networks.
Mahalo Looking to Become More Like Wikipedia
Mahalo has decided to open their content to user editing, but unlike Wikipedia (who is ad-free) Mahalo will be giving editors a cut of the revenue. It sounds like they’ve thought out the system, but only time will tell whether it will catch on.
Google Squared Simplifies Comparisons?
Google Squared is a new service that tries to parse and display data from all kinds of sites across the web. I, for example, did a search for “xbox games” and it returned a list of results in a table that include things like the release date, genre, and description. I also “manually” added a column for the “number of players”, and Google Squared was surprisingly able to collect accurate data for most of the games.
Google Docs Adds Support for Office 2007 Docs
It’s taken a few years, but Google has finally rolled out support for Word and Excel 2007 filetypes to their online Office-competitor. That basically means DOCX and XLSX can be uploaded, but at this time it still doesn’t look like they’ll let you save a file as that type.
Opera 10 Beta Shows Off New Features
Opera pulled the cover off the first Beta release of version 10, and it includes a customizable Speed Dial page and visual tabs. These are new to the Beta, and from the sounds of it they still have more features in the works to show off before the final release.
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NumLocker Disables the Caps Lock Key
Windows users can download this tiny app to disable the Caps, Num, and Scroll Lock keys so that they can’t be accidentally enabled.
Google Notebook Extension Download URL
Google has stopped new signups for their Notebook service, and as a result they have also pulled down the page where you can download the Firefox/IE extension. This site gives you a direct link to the extensions since Google is still actually hosting them, but they might not be for much longer.
Lifehacker Pack 2009
Each year Lifehacker outlines what their “must have” apps are for Windows users, and I have to say that they did a great job of rounding up my favorite programs.
Free Multi-monitor Taskbar
If you have multiple monitors you surely know how frustrating it can be having only one Taskbar that apps on all the different screens share. Here is a free solution that will give each monitor it’s own Taskbar.
Tweaking the Windows 7 Taskbar
One developer decided to take it upon himself to create an AutoHotkey script that will add multiple enhancements to the Windows 7 Taskbar. The script will let you do things like middle-click an icon to close an app, a single left-click on an icon will switch to the app instead of opening the previews, and more.
Rotate Your Screen in Windows 7
Those of you who like using your monitor in a non-standard orientation will be happy to know that Windows 7 includes an option for letting you rotate it. This is something you’d normally have to install drivers from the manufacturer in order to do, and it’s nice to see it included with Windows.
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- Google Chrome 220.127.116.11 Beta [Mirror]
- iTunes 8.2.0 [Mirror]
- MediaMonkey 18.104.22.1680 Beta [Mirror]
- Miranda IM 0.8.0 Preview [Mirror]
- Notepad++ 5.4.2 [Mirror]
- Opera 10.0.1551 Beta [Mirror]
- PeaZip 2.6.1 [Mirror]
- QuickTime Alternative 2.9.0 [Mirror]
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