Over the last couple of years, Remember the Milk has done a great job of making a name for themselves. We wrote about them for the first time almost exactly two years ago and described them as a free, simple task manager. At that point they were still in beta and even then they had come a long way.
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A new website launched the other day called Quarkbase, and its goal is to provide details about all kinds of different websites. It gives you details like who owns the site, ways to contact them, how many articles are on Digg, and so on. It's a pretty cool service and all, but I'll admit that I didn't have any intention of writing about it.
Yesterday word started getting around that come October 1st Comcast would be enforcing a 250GB bandwidth cap for all their users.
Earlier this week I received a forwarded email that was titled "Budget Cuts." Upon opening it, there were a handful of pictures depicting an office cubicle made almost entirely out of cardboard.
It's been almost a week since the Summer Olympics in Beijing wrapped-up. This year more than ever, the Internet made a difference in how people kept-up with the games. In two years the Olympics will be back, in Vancouver, and it'll definitely be interesting to see once again, the role that the Internet will play and how things will have changed between now and then.
Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories 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.
It's always surprised me that Google has a few desktop applications (Picasa, Google Desktop Search, Google Talk, etc...), but for one reason or another they don't have any programs that leverage some of their other big services. Having a program for Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and several others would all make a lot of sense in my book.
Most of you are probably aware of Google's translation services that they offer found at http://translate.google.com, but did you know that you can also use their search bar to translate single words? It's a fairly new feature, and it's simple to use.
If someone were to ask me who I'd rather meet in person if given the choice between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, I'd pick Bill Gates. He's an excellent public speaker, and he always seems to be a humble, gracious man. Steve Jobs on the other hand, it's not that I don't like him, it's just that there's an arrogance to him that can get on my nerves.
When Mozilla launched Firefox 3 there were some people who weren't fond of the changes they made to the address bar. With it they decided to intermingle results from the user's history, bookmarks, and typed addresses to provide a long list of sites they might be trying to find.
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).
File sharing is becoming more and more important these days, and that's one reason why I'm always looking for easy ways to upload images and files. A recent program I came across called Rightload looks to remove the hassle of uploading files to common sites, or even to your own FTP.
When you're working with a small screen space it's nice to try and squeeze everything you can out of it. That's especially true when you've got a device like the Eee PC who's 7" screen has an 800x480 maximum resolution. As you can imagine you're Taskbar would fill up after opening just a few applications at a resolution like that.
Mozilla has been looking at different ways to optimize the user's experience when they open a new tab in Firefox. By default Firefox is set to display a blank page whenever a new tab is opened, and from there the user normally performs a search or navigates to one of their favorite sites.
Back in April we informed you that The WB, the TV network that was shutdown in September of 2006, was preparing to make a comeback sometime this year but as a website. TheWB.com we said, would cater to those who enjoy re-runs of shows like Friends, Gilmore Girls, Smallville, and more. Sometime today, the site will go live, and shows will be available to watch for free (they will be ad-supported).
Mozilla has released a new prototype extension that attempts to bring the command line to the browser. The extension, called Ubiquity, uses a set of predefined commands to do things like map an address the user has highlighted, shoot off an email, and more.