WrapUp: Unofficial Google Music Extension for Chrome, Windows Phone Mango Review, and More

This article was written on June 27, 2011 by CyberNet.

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 healthGoogle Health and PowerMeter Discontinued
If you used Google Health or Google PowerMeter you may be disappointed to hear that both of these free services will be shutdown soon.

Tmobile iphoneT-Mobile USA Already Has Over a Million iPhones on Their Network
No one ever really knew how many iPhones people were using on T-Mobile USA because it was never officially allowed on the network. Now that Apple has unlocked the GSM iPhone T-Mobile USA is saying that there are over a million iPhone users on their network, most of which I presume are using older jailbroken iPhones that are software-unlocked.

Best buy music cloudBest Buy Cloud Music Service Off to a Rough Start
Best Buy is offering their own online music service, and as PCMag points out there are a lot of flaws in what they’ve rolled out thus far.

ComputersFBI Seizes Web Servers
An investigation of the Lulz Security group by the FBI resulted in several web servers being seized, one of which was used by the Instapaper online service.

Firefox 5Mozilla Rolls Out Firefox 5 Already
Mozilla is holding true to their new deadline of a new browser release every 3-months, and Firefox 5 is the first proof of that. They are adapting this more rapid schedule to compete with Chrome, who got on a similar schedule shortly after the first release.

Flickr popular cameraiPhone 4 Most Popular Camera on Flickr
The iPhone 4 has edged passed the Nikon D90 as the most popular camera on Flickr.

Apple time capsuleApple Updates Time Capsule and Airport Extreme
There were a lot of rumors about what could be coming in the new Time capsules and Airport Extreme routers, but most of those rumors appear to be false. Apple’s update to these devices are minor with the Time Capsule getting merely a storage bump.

60 secondsWhat Happens in 60 Seconds on the Web
Have you ever been curious about what can happen in a minute on the Internet? This infographic highlights some stats from services like YouTube, Pandora, Craigslist, Facebook, Flickr, and more.

Skydrive redesignSkyDrive Goes HTML5
Microsoft has revamped their SkyDrive file storage service so that the web-based interface is powered by HTML5, and is overall much faster to navigate.

DropboxDropbox Suffers from Critical Security Bug for 4-Hours
Last week there was a 4-hour window where someone could login to any Dropbox account using any password. To make matters worse Dropbox didn’t officially post information on the issue until after the press got wind of it.

Verizon signVerizon Rumored to be Moving to Tiered Data Plans on July 7th
According to a rumor Verizon will drop their unlimited data plan option on July 7th in favor of the following tiered structure: 2GB for $30/month, 5GB for $50/month, and 10GB for $80/month. Users wanting to tether would also have to pay $20 and would get an additional 2GB of data transfer.

SagetvGoogle Scoops Up SageTV
If you were starting to think that Google doesn’t care about Google TV you’d be wrong. They acquired SageTV last week which is a media center hub that can also record television shows from your cable or antenna, and can stream those shows to other extenders throughout your house. If this kind of functionality makes its way into Google TV it could become a compelling product.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

ImokQuickly Contact Friends/Family in an Emergency
I’m OK is a free service that has you send a text message to their service, and then they will relay on your message to all of your predefined contacts via email.

Torrent commentsuTorrent 3.0 Gets a Comment System for Torrents
I’m sure most of us have downloaded a torrent at one time or another just to find out it isn’t what we expected it to be. The new uTorrent 3.0 commenting system will show you comments other users have left about the torrent you are downloading helping prevent those misguided downloads.

Chrome extension musicUnofficial Google Music Extension for Chrome
If you’ve been grooving to your tunes with the new Google Music Beta then you may enjoy using the Better Music Beta extension. It gives you full control of your music playback without needing to jump back to the site.

Opera themeTry Out the New Opera Theme
Opera is refreshing the theme that their desktop browser uses, and my first impression is that it feels even more like Google Chrome.

Minimize to trayQuickly Minimize Apps to the System Tray
This Windows app adds a right-click menu to the minimize button that can be used to send a window to the System Tray.

Upload dropbox files emailSend Email Requests to Have Files Uploaded to Your Dropbox
The FileStork service makes it possible to send an email to someone asking them to upload a file to your Dropbox account without actually giving them access to all of the files.

Chrome frameInstall Chrome Frame in IE Without Admin Rights
The new version of Chrome Frame for Internet Explorer will let anyone install it without needing admin privileges on the machine. This is especially helpful for people who want to install it on locked-down corporate machines.

Windows phone mangoWindows Phone Mango Review
Paul Thurrott has an excellent review of the upcoming Windows Phone Mango software update that is due out in Fall 2011. He gives his hands-on impression on the new features that Microsoft announced just a few weeks ago.

Camera button ios4iOS 4 Jailbreakers Can Get the iOS 5 Lockscreen Camera Button
If you’ve jailbroken your iOS 4 device you can add an iOS 5-style camera button on your lock screen to make firing up the camera app a little faster.

Dropbox screen sharerAutomatically Upload Screenshots to Dropbox
This free Windows utility can be used to snap a screenshot of your desktop, upload it to Dropbox, and copy a URL to your clipboard that can then be shared with someone else.


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WrapUp: Evernote’s 2010 Stats, Batch Processing in HandBrake, and More

This article was written on January 10, 2011 by CyberNet.

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.


hotmail outage.jpgWhat Happened in the Hotmail Outage
On December 31st, 2010 Hotmail users started reporting issues and suffered from missing emails. Microsoft explains what caused the issue and the actions that were taken to recover the lost data for the 17,000+ users.

samsung 9 series.jpgSamsung 9 Series Video
Engadget has posted a video of the Samsung 9 Series laptop that is being highly acclaimed for being slim and sleek like the MacBook Air.

qik.jpgSkype to Acquire Qik
Last week Skype officially announced that they entered into an agreement to acquire the Qik video streaming service.

windows phone 7 copy paste.jpgWindows Phone 7 Update Coming This Month
The pending Windows Phone 7 update due out later this month will deliver copy-and-paste in addition to some other small improvements.

mac app store.jpgMac App Store Open for Business
Apple has rolled out their Mac App Store for all existing Mac owners, and it provides a simplified interface for finding and downloading apps on your machine.

zynga.jpgZynga to Scoop Up Flock
Hot on the heals of Flock’s six-year anniversary comes news that the social browser will joining Zynga.

spotify logo.jpgSpotify U.S. Launch Delayed Because of Record Labels (duh)
Spotify was hoping to have launched in the United States by the end of 2010, but record labels apparently have high cash requirements that Spotify will need to adhere to get their service in the U.S.

android 3 honeycomb.jpgGoogle Shows Off Android 3.0 Honeycomb for Tablets
Google’s next generation of Android will focus on tablets, and has some nice UI innovations that they briefly demo in a video.

verizon policy.jpgVerizon Changing Ditching Early Upgrades?
There’s some mumbling around the web about a possible upgrade policy change for Verizon customers, which outlines their plan to get rid of their early upgrade pricing and force customers to wait 2-years to get discounted phones.

evernote stats.jpgEvernote Posts 2010 Stats
I’m an avid Evernote user, and I was extremely happy to to see that they are gaining new users in droves. Compared to 2009 they snagged 186% more registered users and 470% more premium users.

palm event.jpgHP Holding webOS Event on February 9th
There’s no telling what HP will officially be unveiling in a month, but all the speculation is that it will be a tablet-oriented version of webOS.

pirate bay.jpgTop 10 Bittorrent Sites
TorrentFreak covers the top 10 torrent sites that is based on the traffic rank reports from both Compete and Alexa.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

master password.jpgMaster Password+ Extension for Firefox
Worried about your password security? This extension will provide you with a wider range of options including an auto-logout timer.

google voice.jpgHow to Get a Google Voice Account Outside the U.S.
Digital Inspiration walks you through the steps needed to get a Google Voice account if you live outside the U.S.

freeocr.jpgFreeOCR Does Character Recognition for Your Documents
We covered this app a few months ago, but I’ve found it to be one of the better (free) OCR apps out there and thought it is worth another mention.

handbrake.jpgBatch Processing Available in HandBrake 0.9.5
The latest release of HandBrake adds batch processing so that you can bulk convert your videos.

record ubuntu desktop.jpgRecord Your Desktop on Ubuntu
The free recordMyDesktop app for Ubuntu will let you create screencasts on your computer in just a few clicks.


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WrapUp: Windows Phone 7 Launch Guide, A Mac Automator Clone for Windows, and More

This article was written on October 18, 2010 by CyberNet.

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.


angry birds.pngAngry Birds on Android Brings GetJar Site Down
Last week the first non-beta release of Angry Birds made its way on to the Android platform. The game was released for free thanks to in-game advertising, and the sheer demand overloaded the GetJar servers which were serving up the game.

google analytics.jpgGoogle Introduces In-Page Analytics
A new feature for Analytics users makes it possible to overlay traffic statistics on your site for a better understanding of what people are clicking on.

ipad att verizon.jpgiPad Coming to AT&T and Verizon Stores
Next week on October 28th both AT&T and Verizon stores will start selling the iPad. Verizon will offer a MiFi bundle that costs the same as the 3G version of the iPad from AT&T.

netflix disc ps3.jpgPS3 Getting Disc-Free Netflix Today
Starting today PS3 owners will be able to stream 1080p videos from the Netflix on-demand service.

opera 11.jpgOpera 11 Will Have Extension Support
An upcoming alpha release of the Opera 11 software will include basic extension support, which sounds like it is similar to Google Chrome’s implementation.

back to the mac.jpgApple Holding a Mac-Focused Event This Week
On Wednesday Apple is hosting a small event on their campus to show off what appears to be Mac OS X Lion, the next iteration of their desktop OS.

sony google tv remote.jpgHands-On with Sony’s First Google TV
Gizmodo has a quick rundown on their initial impressions of the Google TV, which seems generally positive despite a little lag when switching between menus.

samsung windows phone 7.jpgEngadget’s Windows Phone 7 Launch Guide
This is a nice aggregation of information and hands-on guides for many of the Windows Phone 7 devices that will be ready at launch in November for U.S. residents.

self driving cars.jpgGoogle is Working on Self-Driving Cars
The New York Times got the scoop on one of Google’s latest projects that involves a modified Toyota Prius that is capable of driving itself.

goog 411.jpgGoogle Shutting Down GOOG-411
On November 12th Google will be discontinuing their free 411 voice-powered directory assistance service.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

wga xp.jpgHow to Remove Windows Genuine Advantage from Windows XP
If you’re not thrilled about WGA on your Windows XP PC you can follow these steps to have it completely removed from the machine.

joliprint.jpgSave Google Reader Articles to PDF Using Joliprint
Using the Joliprint bookmarklet you can get one-click access to a nicely formatted PDF version of any article you want to save.

gmail unsubscribe.jpgSearch for Emails in Gmail that Work with Auto-Unsubscribe
Gmail has an auto-unsubscribe feature that a lot of people forget about since not every newsletter or email you get is supported. Using this search query, however, you can find all of the emails in your account that do support it.

superoneclick.jpgSuperOneClick Roots Most Android Phones
SuperOneClick is a fancy Windows app that lets you root all but 7 different Android phones in a single click.

windows automator.jpgA Mac Automator Clone for Windows Users
This free app pushes to fill the automation needs of Windows users through a simple drag-and-drop interface similar to the Automator on the Mac.

backup oem activation.jpgInstalling an OEM Version of Windows 7 without Bloatware
With Winstallinator you can backup your OEM activation in Windows 7, install a fresh copy of the OS from a different source (even a trial), and then restore the OEM activation.

grooveshark portable.jpgPortable Version of Grooveshark Desktop App for Windows
This lightweight portable version of Grooveshark isn’t any different than using the website (although the ads are removed), but some people prefer to have a dedicated app for their music playing needs.

tv on ios.jpgConvert Windows 7 MC Recordings to an iOS Compatible Format
Converting a TV recording from Windows 7 Media Center to an MP4 isn’t exactly a one-click process, but it is doable.


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Microsoft talks Xbox Live integration in Windows 8, says service will be ‘pervasive’ across devices

Microsoft’s already brought Xbox Live integration to Windows Phone 7, and it looks like you can count on some similar, if not deeper, integration in Windows 8 as well. Speaking to The Seattle Times, Microsoft VP Mike Delman said that “Live has been successful on the Windows Phone,” and that “Live will be built into the PC. It will be the service where you get your entertainment.” Delman went on to add that “Xbox Live will the pervasive media service across devices,” and that “whether it’s us or Apple or anybody else, people want to be able to navigate through multiple devices in a certain ecosystem very seamlessly so we’re committed to that.” As you might expect, however, he was still fairly light on any further specifics, but he did say that assets like Live and SkyDrive will be unified, and he promised that Microsoft will have plenty more to show at next year’s E3 — according to Delman, “you will not just see consoles and handhelds at this show next year, this show’s going to morph into other devices.”

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Microsoft releases Android developer poaching package for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s App Guy has quite a job on his baby-soft hands: to boost Windows Phone 7’s numerically-challenged Marketplace by encouraging developers to port apps across from other platforms. The little fellow helped iPhone devs out a couple of months ago with an API mapping tool to make it easier to translate iPhone APIs to WP7 code. Now he’s extended the mapping tool to work with Android APIs too, and backed it up with a 90-page white paper and a promise to get more involved in developer forums. Will the App Guy’s efforts unleash a flood of new apps for Windows Phone? We don’t know, but we dig his shorts.

Microsoft releases Android developer poaching package for Windows Phone 7 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 10 Jun 2011 04:14:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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WrapUp: NASA’s Photoshop Process for Hubble Images, Bigger Windows 7 Taskbar Previews, and More

This article was written on March 28, 2011 by CyberNet.

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.


Nasa photoshopNASA Demonstrates Photoshop Process for Hubble Images
Those jaw-dropping photos that come out of the Hubble Space Telescope takes hours for someone to assemble before they are posted for you to enjoy. The process involves combining images from Hubble (taken in grayscale), assigning colors to them, and repairing any artifacts that would detract from the overall beauty of the image. This video will give you some idea of what’s involved.

PlaybookBlackBerry Playbook Will Be Compatible with Android Apps
There were murmurs a few months ago of RIM introducing Android app compatibility on their Playbook tablet prior to its release in April, and it looks like those rumblings came to fruition with this official announcement.

Firefox downloadFirefox 4 Delivers 7.1M Downloads in First 24-hours
The big Firefox 4 release happened early last week, and it was met with success as 7.1 million people rushed to try out the new browser in the first 24-hours of availability. There were also another 3 million users that were running the release candidate, and were upgraded to the final version during the same time period.

Yahoo search directYahoo! Search Direct Provides a Better Search Experience
Yahoo! is working on a new way (currently in beta) to present users with results before they actually execute a search. In some of my brief tests I have to admit they did a nice job with the way you can get things like weather, sports scores, and many other tidbits of information as you are typing your query.

Windows phone updateWindows Phone 7 “NoDo” Update Released
Microsoft started rolling out the “NoDo” update for Windows Phone 7 that brings copy and paste, faster resume times, improved Marketplace search, and more to the Windows Phone platform.

Amazon app storeAmazon Launches Appstore for Android
Amazon’s new Android Appstore has a leg up on the competition because they will be offering a paid app every day for free, and will pay the chosen developers 20% of the normal retail price out of their own pocket.

Google voice sprintSprint Integrating with Google Voice
I was really happy to see that Google is now working directly with carriers to bring Google Voice to the masses, and they are starting with Sprint. Their direct integration, which will be rolling out soon, will let Sprint customers use their existing phone number with Google Voice without having to port the number over. Alternatively you can also replace your Sprint number with your Google Voice number.

Att logoAT&T to Acquire T-Mobile for $39 Billion
AT&T has officially confirmed that they will be acquiring T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. The deal is expected to close within the next year if all necessary approvals go through.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail sizeIncrease Windows 7 Taskbar Previews
Are the Windows 7 Taskbar thumbnails a little too small for you? This free (and portable) tool will let you increase the size to something a little more useful. Unfortunately the size is not customizable.

Spreadsheet filterGoogle Spreadsheets Adds Filtering
It has taken a little while, but Google Spreadsheets will finally let you filter columns of data. This is a feature that I use in large Excel spreadsheets all the time, and was frequently something I found Google Spreadsheets lacking. This could very well be the stepping stone that gets me entirely moved over to online document management.

Bing mall mapUse Bing Maps to View 148 Mall Maps
Have you ever gone to a mall and wondered where you should park to optimize your path from the car to that one store you are heading to? Bing has integrated 148 US mall maps directly into Bing Maps so that you can zoom into mall and see the actual store layout. You can then use that information to figure out where the best place is to park. It even works if you switch to a non-angled satellite view making it even easier to see exactly where the parking spots are.

Windows 7 ubuntuHow to Make Ubuntu Look Like Windows 7
This guide walks you through installing a Windows 7 theme on Ubuntu, and the end result looks pretty good.

Lifehacker podcastLifehacker Launches Free Video Podcast
Lifehacker rolled out a video podcast last week that serves as a nice way to see some of the tips they cover on the site demonstrated by their own staff.


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WrapUp: IE9 Developer Preview, Remote Control/Streaming Apps, and More

This article was written on March 22, 2010 by CyberNet.

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.


ie9 preview.jpgIE9 Developer Preview Released
At MIX last week Microsoft released a developer preview of IE9 to showcase their updated rendering engine. The new browser will make use of multiple CPU cores, will utilize the GPU for some processing, and pushes towards HTML5 standards. The developer preview is merely for testing out how pages render, and doesn’t have much of a GUI. And, in case you’re wondering, the IE9 developer preview scores a 55/100 on the Acid3 test (thus far).

windows marketplace.jpgMicrosoft Reveals Windows Phone 7 Series App Marketplace
Engadget has the scoop on the upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series app marketplace that will serve as a hub for consumers to download third-party programs. It will be the only way for users to get apps on their phone (with an exception for enterprise customers), but Microsoft wants to make the approval process as transparent and predictable as possible. All purchases will be tied to a Live account, and can be carried from one device to another without needing to re-buy them.

–News in Brief–

xbox 360 storage.jpgXbox 360 Getting USB Storage Support in 2010
Joystiq got their hands on some documentation that says an update to the Xbox 360 supposedly coming Spring 2010 will have support for USB storage support.

google vulnerability reward.jpgGoogle Hands Out First $1337 Prize for Chrome Vulnerability
For the first time Google handed out their $1337 prize, which is rewarded to anyone that finds a critical vulnerability in Chrome.

url shortener.jpgTests Say Google is the Fastest URL Shortener
A site decided to test the performance of various URL shorteners, and overall they all slow down the user experience. If you had to pick one, however, Google is the fastest.

htc logo.jpgHTC Defending Against Apple Lawsuit
HTC released a statement saying that they disagree with Apple’s actions, and plan to fully defend themselves.

gm windshield.jpgGM Reveals Enhanced Windshield
Using a bunch of sensors GM is able to overlay/highlight important information on your windshield from the road in front of you.

facebook traffic.jpgHitwise Says Facebook is the Most Popular U.S. Site
According to Hitwise Facebook bypassed Google as the most popular site in the United States, and serves up 7% of all U.S. traffic.

netflix.jpgNetflix Shows Off Windows Phone 7 Series App
At MIX Netflix’s Windows Phone 7 Series app drew a lot of attention because of its integrated “Watch Instantly” support.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

clipgrab.jpg22 Cool (and Free) Windows 7 Apps
This article outlines some nice freeware apps that are compatible with your Windows 7 OS. They do things like repair broken user profiles, download online videos, convert audio and video to different formats, clean up the desktop, and much more. There’s a good variety available, and definitely worth checking out.

openvpn.jpg10 Remote Control and Streaming Tools
A guide to some awesome remote access and streaming utilities. Create your own VPN, remotely power-up machines using Wake-on-LAN, stream media, monitor your home through a webcam, and more.

–Tips in Brief–

feelhome.jpgCross-Platform Remote File Access Tool
This free cross-platform tool can provide remote access to files that are hosted on a Windows, Mac, or Linux environment.

chrome bookmark manager.jpgGoogle Chrome Getting a Better Bookmark Manager
Google is beefing up their bookmark manager, but only in Chromium builds for the time being.

rescheduler.jpgGoogle Calendar Smart Rescheduler
A new Google Calendar Labs feature provides recommendations as to when events should be rescheduled.

mozilla contacts.jpgMozilla Introduces Contacts Integration
Mozilla has developed a contacts add-on that ties together your Twitter, Gmail, and Apple address book.

excel.jpgMicrosoft Excel Cheatsheets
A wide selection of Excel cheatsheets covering keyboard shortcuts, functions, and more.

snowtape.jpgFind and Record Online Radio Stations
Snowtape will let you listen, find, and record online radio stations on your Mac.

windows 7 wallpaper.jpgChange Wallpapers on Windows 7 Starter
Microsoft doesn’t let you change the wallpaper on the Windows 7 Starter OS, but this free app will take care of that.


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WrapUp: Batch Encoding Videos with Handbrake, Microsoft Hires OpenStreetMap Founder, and More

This article was written on November 29, 2010 by CyberNet.

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.


mario kinect-1.jpgKinect Hack Used to Play Super Mario
Mario fans will enjoy seeing this video demonstration of the classic Super Mario Bros. being played with a Microsoft Kinect that is hooked up to a PC.

wikileak cables.jpgWikiLeak Cables Provides Info on Google Hacking Incident
About a quarter-million diplomatic cables were leaked, and in it was some details pointing to China’s Politburo as the initiator for hacking some notable Google accounts.

black friday.jpgBlack Friday Spending Up 9% From Last Year
According to ComScore the spending on Black Friday in the United States this year hit $648 million, which is up from $595 million last year.

windows phone 7 unlock.jpgWindows Phone 7 “Jailbreak” Released
The first jailbreak for Windows Phone 7 devices has been released, and has opened up the platform to customizations and hacks that are otherwise not allowed.

beatles itunes.jpg2 Million Beatles Songs Sold in a Week
The first week that the Beatles were available on iTunes resulted in over 2 million songs being downloaded and over 450k albums.

bing openstreetmap.jpgMicrosoft Hires OpenStreetMap Founder
Steve Coast, the founder of OpenStreetMap, has joined Microsoft as the Principal Architect for Bing Mobile. He will be used to develop better mapping experiences, and will also engage open data projects.

thunderbird 3.3.jpgMozilla Thunderbird 3.3 Alpha 1 Released
This pre-release version of Thunderbird incorporates a new Addon Manager in addition to over 190 fixes.

opera tab stacking.jpgOpera 11 Beta Introduces Tab Stacking
Opera has gotten it right with their “tab stacking” implementation. To keep your tabs organized you can drag and drop tabs onto each other, and that will effectively create a group of them.

airplay.jpgiOS 4.2 Available with Free Find My iPhone
The newest iteration of iOS includes AirPrint, AirPlay, multitasking/folders on the iPad, and free Find My iPhone service.

galaxy tab.jpgOver 600k Galaxy Tabs Sold in a Month
Samsung has sold more than 600k of their 7-inch tablet devices in the first month of availability, and is now in over 30 countries.

netflix.jpgNetflix Starts Offering Streaming-only Plan
Netflix plans now start at $7.99 for a streaming-only plan, and the existing 1 DVD plan has been raised a dollar to $9.99.

autonomous audi.jpgAutonomous Audio Climbs Pikes Peak in 27-minutes
A specially-equipped Audi TTS went over 12 miles on Pikes Peak without a driver at the wheel. Video clips are available from the drive.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

mac calendar.jpgMake the Mac OS X Clock Show a Drop-Down Calendar
This free Mac app will display a calendar anytime you click on the clock that is located in the Menubar.

terminal fix.jpgQuickly Fixing Typos in the Terminal
Using a caret trick you can easily replace text you mistakenly type in any terminal window.

thickbuttons.jpgThickButtons Keyboard for Android Phones
ThickButtons is a free Android app that will try to predict the word you’re typing, and makes the letters you’re likely to type next a bit bigger.

drag drop google docs.jpgDrag and Drop Uploads in Google Docs
Google Docs users can now leverage HTML5 technologies to drag-and-drop documents as an alternative way to uploading them.

7zip.jpg7-Zip Can Now Decompress EXE, FLV, and More
The newest version of 7-Zip makes it possible to decompress even more file formats than you previously could.

batch handbrake.jpgBatch Encoding Videos with Handbrake
BatchEncoder is a free utility that makes it easy to encode videos in batch using Handbrake.

topwinprio.jpgGive Focused Windows More Priority
TopWinPrio can be used to give any application you currently have focused higher priority than other processes on your system.

evernote wine.jpgHow to Install Evernote 4 in Ubuntu Using Wine
This guide walks you through installing the Windows version of Evernote in Ubuntu.

dropbox bonus.jpgGet an Additional 768MB in Dropbox
You can get another 768MB of space on Dropbox by hooking up your Dropbox account to social sites like Twitter and Facebook.

singleinstance.jpgRestrict Apps to One Running Instance
With SingleInstance you can restrict specific executables to only allow one instance at a time, which is useful if you find yourself constantly opening up multiple copies of the same program.


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WrapUp: Hulu Blocks Google TV, TinyUmbrella Updated, and More

This article was written on October 25, 2010 by CyberNet.

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.


hp slate.jpgHP Slate Will Cost $799
Engadget has both some images and a video of the HP Slate in action, which will run you a cool $799 when it is released. Specs include a 1.86GHz Atom processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD for storage.

apple event.jpgSummary of Apple Announcements
If you haven’t read about all of Apple’s announcements last week this will get you up-to-speed on the new MacBook Air, OS X Lion, Mac App Store, and iLife ’11.

windows 7 boot.jpgWindows 7 Sells 240 Million Licenses
Microsoft announced that in the first year of availability they’ve sold over 240 million licenses of the Windows 7 OS, which makes it the fastest selling operating system in history.

office 365.jpgMicrosoft Office 365 Available Next Year
The cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 will offer online versions of the Office suite for a monthly fee starting next year.

hp webos 2.jpgHP Unveils webOS 2.0
The next generation of Palm Pre and webOS will include things like Flash Player, Skype, an updated Facebook app, and many enhancements throughout the entire operating system.

hulu google tv.jpgHulu Blocks Google TV
Google TV users might be a little discouraged to find out that Hulu doesn’t work, at least for right now. There was a modification you could make to change the user agent, but that has since been plugged by Hulu. So you’ll just have to wait for the Hulu Plus subscription service to be made available.

xbox homepage.jpgXbox.com Gets an Update
The redesigned Xbox.com now has a browser based Avatar editor, the ability to play web games with your Xbox LIVE friends, and more.

iphone space.jpgDad and Son Send HD Camera and iPhone to Space
A father/son duo created a nice weather balloon rig that reached a maximum altitude of 100,000 feet, and captured it all on video. Thanks to the onboard iPhone they were able to retrieve the balloon about 30-miles from where it launched.

–Tips, Tutorials, and Reviews–

insomnia.jpgInsomnia Keeps Your PC Awake
Windows users can download this handy little utility if they want to prevent their computer from going to sleep. As long as the window remains open the PC will remain in “insomnia” mode.

windows phone 7.jpgAnandtech’s In-Depth Windows Phone 7 Review
If you enjoy reading long and detailed reviews about gadgets this is one you won’t want to miss. It covers just about every aspect of the new mobile OS.

aero weather.jpgChange Your Aero Color Based on Weather Temperature
Windows 7/Vista users can enjoy this nice free app that will adjust the color of the Aero glass to match the current temperature outside.

opera 11 extensions.jpgOpera 11 Alpha Available with Sample Extensions
The testing phase of the next major Opera milestone has begun, and there are some sample extensions available for you to take for a spin.

emailtray-1.jpgDesktop Email Notifications for Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, and More
This free utility will let you monitor and manage messages from all of your email accounts.

vplayer.jpgPlay Most Video Types on Android with VPlayer
The free VPlayer app for Android lets users watch videos in DivX, Xvid, MKV, WMV, FLV, and RMVB formats.

downloadtube.jpgNo Hassle Way to Download and Convert YouTube Videos
The DownloadTube.org site lets you paste in a link to any YouTube video, and have it converted into a more widely supported video format.

mediarover.jpgKeep iTunes Libraries in Sync with MediaRover
MediaRover is a free Windows and Mac utility that will keep your songs and playlists in sync across multiple machines.

keysharky.jpgKeySharky Adds Hotkey Support to Grooveshark
Firefox and Chrome users can grab an add-on that provides customizable hotkey support for the Grooveshark music streaming site.

tiny umbrella.jpgTinyUmbrella Updated for iOS Users
TinyUmbrella is a free app used to save your SHSH blobs so that you can rollback to an older version of iOS if needed. The app has been updated to include a new UI, and has some other features that are pretty nice.


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HTC Hub update helps save us from our Windows Phone 7 phones

Remember the Windows Phone 7 ads, the ones that promised to “save us from our phones” by giving us more “glance and go” information? For the most part, these phones haven’t delivered on that promise due to the relative dearth of apps taking advantage of Microsoft’s live tile concept. That changes a bit today thanks to an update to the HTC Hub app that ships with every Windows Phone 7 device manufactured by HTC. Now, instead of a generic double-wide icon, the HTC Hub presents you with the current weather condition and temperature and the forecasted highs and lows. As such, you’ll never have to click through and be subjected to HTC’s overwrought animations that feel so out of place on Microsoft’s more demure user interface. More please.

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