Over two years ago Ashley and I started to think about what we could do on CyberNet News that would help distinguish us from the millions of other blogs that are out there. That's when we came up with the idea to start a CyberNotes series which we would write each and every day of the week. They have since evolved into an extensive set of reviews for products, applications, and websites.
Archives for June, 2008
"How many songs are in your music collection?" is the question we're wondering this week. With digital downloads easily accessible and rather affordable these days, some people have music collections with thousands upon thousands of songs. For us, our collection ranges between 1,000 and 2,000 songs and it's a collection we've been building for about 9 years.
Firefox 3 has had nearly two weeks to work its way onto computers around the world, and the most recent numbers according to Spread Firefox say that there have been over 26 million downloads of the browser. Prior to the launch of Firefox 3 Mozilla said that they had 20 million active Firefox users, which probably means that a lot of people have downloaded Firefox 3 multiple times.
One of the the most frequent comments I hear from new Ubuntu users is that the default theme for the operating system is a tad too brown. I kind of like the current Ubuntu theme, but it was supposed to get an overhaul with the last release. The new default theme has got pushed back to Ubuntu 8.10, and we're getting our first glimpse of the new theme now that Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 1 has shipped.
Netvibes has just added a Google Search box to the top of all Netvibes pages. Before you dismiss it because you already have a Google Search box (or any other search box) at the top of your browser, take a look at what it's all about because they did a great job implementing it.
Welcome to Daily Downloads brought to you by CyberNet! Each weekday we bring you software updates for widely used programs, and it's safe to assume that all the software we list is freeware (we'll try to note the paid-only programs).
Ever wonder what a Windows Live Mailbox looks like? No, we're not talking about the inbox for your Windows Live Mail account, we're talking about an actual Windows Live Mail mailbox! Look below and there it is. It's found on Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington.
All who suffer from back aches, shoulder pain, and/or wrist and hand pain, raise your hand. There's gotta be a lot of you that do, at some point, even if it's not on a regular basis due to working conditions. Perhaps you've never associated those pains to work, but they're likely related if you spend much of your day working on a computer or mobile device.
Sunday's Summary What was going on this week at CyberNet News and Learn Firefox? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something!Monday: A Look at Microsoft's ZuneTuesday: Recipe ManagersWednesday: Firefox 3 Tips & TricksThursday: Override & Modify Keyboard Shortcuts on a MacFriday: Is it a fact? A Tribute to MythBustersSaturday: Get Company [...]
Having an email client that is built-in to the browser is one of those things that you either love or hate. Both the Opera and SeaMonkey browsers include this functionality out-of-the-box, but if all you're looking for is basic emailing capabilities you may have to look no further than a Firefox extension. The Simple Mail extension brings POP, IMAP, and SMTP support to Firefox.
When I was in college, one website I always checked before a new semester started was "RateMyProfessors.com." It's a site dedicated to rating professors. Students can create an account, and then rate the teachers they had for all to see which helps out future students so that they know what they're getting into before school starts.
Today is the day that Bill Gates walks away from his roll at Microsoft to move on to his philanthropic work. After 30 years, his final day at the company he founded is here. Microsoft has been planning his departure for the last two years and have done various things to celebrate Gates' time with the company.
Panoramic images have been something that I've been trying to do more often, and a lot of that is due to how easy it is to stitch together multiple photos. Plus the new Windows Live Photo Gallery is capable of taking multiple photos and stitching them together to form a full panoramic shot as well. Once you have taken a marvelous panoramic photo you have to do it justice by showing it off.
One of the things that I really don't like on a Mac is how it includes hidden files and folders when you create a ZIP archive.
We know many of you appreciate online music services, so we wanted to point out Jogli. It's a fairly new music search engine. They scan the internet to find music and music video clips, and then because they're a search engine, they index it all so that when people do a search, the music they are looking for is easy to find.
Browser vulnerabilities are nothing new, and they are constantly popping up no matter what software you're using. Today, however, there's an especially eerie one that Ghacks found which currently affects almost all versions of Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8. It's capable of recording all of your keystrokes even after you've left the site that you were visiting.
Google's Blogger service has turned into one of the most popular blog publishing systems available. Thousands of people use the service pretty regularly, and over the last several years since Google acquired it, they've added some new features which make it even better.
You've seen that show MythBusters before, haven't you? If you haven't, you're missing out. It's a show on the Discovery Channel that focuses on "busting" myths. They take a variety of rumors, popular beliefs, and urban legends, and then put them to the test to see if they're really facts, or just myths.