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September 1st, 2008
Happy Labor Day!

It's Labor Day here in the United States, the unofficial end to Summer, so we just wanted to take a minute to tell those of you celebrating Labor Day to have a great day! I don't know about where you live, but where we are in the Chicago suburbs, there's no end to Summer in sight. In fact, we're having some of the warmest weather we've had yet this year.

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August 30th, 2008
CyberNotes: Services Offered By Remember the Milk

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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August 29th, 2008
Important Changes at CyberNet…

During the days when CyberNet was a hobby for Ryan and I, there was an excitement to reporting on the the latest tech news, for fun. Once we graduated college and made CyberNet our full-time job, some of that excitement seemed to disappear.

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August 29th, 2008
CyberNotes: Humorous Office Pranks and Practical Jokes

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.

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August 28th, 2008
New Poll: How Did You Watch the Olympics?

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.

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August 28th, 2008
Helpful Tip: Use Google Search to Easily Translate Words

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.

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August 28th, 2008
Hey Bloomberg, Steve Jobs Isn’t Dead!

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.

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August 27th, 2008
TheWB.com Scheduled to Launch Today

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).

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August 27th, 2008
What NOT to do when the RIAA Comes to your Door

Let's just pretend for a minute that the RIAA has come knocking on your door accusing you of using a P2P service to illegally share music, and violating copyrights. Your first instinct is what? If you're Jeffrey Howell, you:

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August 27th, 2008
Personal Data Sold on eBay for $64 Dollars

How would you feel if your personal data was sold, (along with thousands of others) on eBay, for around 64 dollars? When we say personal data, we are talking about names, addresses, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, phone numbers, mothers' maiden names, scans of signatures, and more.

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August 26th, 2008
Zuckerberg’s Facebook Status Indicates 100 Million Users

Recently Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, updated his status on the social network site to "100 Million people on Facebook!".

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August 26th, 2008
Digg Branches Out and Starts Digg Dialogg

The Digg that many of you are familiar with is a place to go to discover new content on the web. Over the years they've stuck to their roots and have focused simply on the new content, but now it looks as though they are branching out a bit. Just yesterday Kevin Rose announced that they were starting something new called Digg Dialogg.

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August 26th, 2008
Google Suggest Graduates from Labs

Back in December of 2004 on The Official Google Blog, Google Software Engineer Kevin Gibbs announced that Google was launching a new Labs project. It was called Google Suggest and provides users with search suggestions in real time while they type. Gibbs mentioned that it actually all came about during his 20% time. He said,

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August 25th, 2008
Easily Share Music using TinySong.com

Saturday's CyberNotes was all about a service called Grooveshark Lite which reminds us of a combination of Pandora and Last.fm. It provides users with a quick and easy way to listen to and discover music. After writing about Grooveshark Lite, we recently came across a site called TinySong which is linked to Grooveshark.

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August 25th, 2008
A Longer/Slimmer iPod nano Coming?

Kevin Rose claims to know what the new iPod nano is going to look like and if he's right, Apple is going back to more of the original look. As you'll see in the photo below, they are ditching the "fat" look and going for a longer/slimmer look:

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August 25th, 2008
Newegg Decides Not to Tax New York Residents

Back in May we wrote about how Newegg was joining Amazon in charging taxes in New York.

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August 25th, 2008
CyberNotes: Parental Controls on Mac OS X

Several months ago for one of our CyberNotes, we talked about Vista's Parental Controls and how it's one of Vista's shining points. It gives parents control over nearly every aspect of their child's computer use. Parental Controls help parents do their job of protecting their children from harm while allowing them to experience all that a computer can offer.

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August 24th, 2008
MyFive: Sources for Identifying Unknown Callers

This past week, I experienced several days where the phone rang multiple times throughout the day with a caller claiming I took an online survey about continuing my education. The caller claimed that they wanted to help me find courses to take. Knowing I hadn't filled out any such survey about my education, I was curious and asked for the URL of the website.

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August 24th, 2008
Your Week in Review with Sunday’s Summary

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: If We Could Port Over Our Favorite Applications... Tuesday: Performance-Friendly Desktop Search Applications Wednesday: Best Experimental Firefox Extensions Thursday: Create Free iPhone Ringtones Using iTunes in Windows Frida [...]

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August 23rd, 2008
CyberNotes: Grooveshark Lite – A Pandora/Last.fm Combo

It's always interesting to see how many companies are up for the challenge of making a name for themselves in the online music industry.

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