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July 25th, 2008
Historyshotz – MSN/Windows Live Messenger Phishing Site

This morning, one of the contacts on my Windows Live Messenger list appeared to be on-line and sent me a link that looked like this: [myusername].historyshotz.com.

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July 25th, 2008
Google Makes “https” an Option in Gmail

Anytime you are on a public network, you are more vulnerable to having your data stolen than if you were on your own home private network, unless you take the proper security precautions. If you have a Gmail account, Google would like to help you with those security precautions.

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July 25th, 2008
CyberNotes: Funny Newspaper Headlines Take 2

About seven months ago we took a look at some of the headlines from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They're the real headlines that viewers send in which they find in newspapers across the country. There are so many funny headlines out there that we decided to put together a round two:

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July 24th, 2008
Vista Critics Love Microsoft’s “New” Operating System, “Mojave”

Often times we find ourselves wondering whether Vista's harshest critics have ever used the operating system for more than an hour or two, if at all, because their complaints aren't usually justified.

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July 24th, 2008
Facebook Connect Launches, Already Plans for Mobile

We are now starting to get more information about Facebook Connect which shows Facebook's ability to be innovative and grow. Facebook Connect allows other sites to integrate Facebook's identity system into their site to simplify things. Several sites have already partnered with Facebook and one of them is Digg.

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July 24th, 2008
Will Google’s Knol Compete with Wikipedia?

Back in December, we questioned whether Google was hoping to compete with Wikipedia by launching a new service into beta called Knol. Knol stands for a unit of knowledge, and it is a place where experts go to write articles (Knol's) on a subject that they are familiar with.

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July 23rd, 2008
Apple’s App Store to Introduce Beta Program

Ever since Apple's App Store launched, we have heard from developers complaining for various reasons. One complaint is that when they (the developers) make an update, it takes Apple too long (there have been reports of developers waiting up to 10 days) to make the update available to the masses.

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July 23rd, 2008
AT&T To Bring Voice Web App to iPhone

One of the features that many people are quick to point out is missing from the iPhone is voice dialing. Hundreds of phones offer such a feature and when the new iPhone 3G didn't have it, people were left wondering why. Soon the iPhone will have at least a few voice-type features thanks to technology that AT&T is researching and developing.

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July 23rd, 2008
Rumor: Google Ready to Acquire Digg

In the past, we wouldn't have ever expected Google to be interested in acquiring Digg. But some of the acquisitions and services they have launched over the last year or two changed that thought and now we're not surprised over a rumor that Google is in final negotiations to acquire Digg.

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July 22nd, 2008
Propeller 2.0 “Props” Stories to the Top

Back last September, Netscape announced they were calling it quits with their "Digg-Clone" social media site and instead were starting something new called Propeller. Essentially Propeller is the Digg-Clone under a new name. They incorporated the typical Netscape orange and green colors into the new logo and called it a day.

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July 22nd, 2008
Does Apple have a MacBook Touch in the Works?

If there was ever one new product that Apple would need to take their time with to make sure they did it right, it would be a tablet computer. There have been rumors upon rumors that Apple was working on such a thing, but nothing really came of it. Now the rumors are starting to flow again, and this time they have a little more meat to them.

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July 22nd, 2008
TechCrunch Dreams-Up a $200 Web Tablet Device

TechCrunch just announced some pretty big plans to design their own web tablet device and their goal is to keep it around two-hundred bucks. It's quite an interesting idea and could be perfect for those who tend to use web-only services and don't need anything other than a web browser to be productive.

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July 21st, 2008
Facebook’s New Interface Simplifies Profiles

When Facebook moved away from their original interface (back when it was "The Facebook") people weren't too happy. Since then it's gotten a few tweaks here and there, and they've added features and of course applications, but the look has generally stayed the same.

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July 21st, 2008
Google Bringing their Services Together in iGoogle

In the past, Google has been criticized for offering so many services yet not really integrating them together. iGoogle is the closest thing they have had to meshing services together by offering users the option to add gadgets including those for Gmail, Google Maps, Google Reader and more.

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July 21st, 2008
Stream Videos from Your Phone to the Web with Qik

We like to think of a service called Qik as "live YouTube." It's a video service that allows users to stream live video feed from their mobile phones to the web. Qik launched a private alpha release not too long ago and people like Kevin Rose and Robert Scoble have really helped to create some buzz about it.

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July 21st, 2008
CyberNotes: Browsing Files on Mac OS X vs. Vista

Everyday many of us have to open various files on our computers whether they are documents, music, or photo files. It's something we do out of habit without even thinking, so you probably haven't really stopped to think about the process of browsing for files.

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July 20th, 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: Our Favorite Monday CyberNotes Articles Tuesday: Our Favorite Tuesday CyberNotes Articles Wednesday: Our Favorite Wednesday CyberNotes Articles Thursday: Our Favorite Thursday CyberNotes Articles Friday: Our Favorite Friday C [...]

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July 19th, 2008
CyberNotes: Our Favorite Weekend CyberNotes Articles

Our Weekend CyberNotes Articles originally started out as "Weekend Warrior." We wrote about all kinds of travel sites and things that would apply to what you do on the weekend. Eventually we ran out of ideas for that topic and switched to "Weekend Website" where we feature one site each weekend that's worth checking out. Today's compilation of our favorites will include articles from both themes.

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July 18th, 2008
Microsoft and Apple Both Prospering

Even though the economy isn't at its best, both Microsoft and Apple seem to be doing well. A couple of recent articles point this out:

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July 18th, 2008
Amazon Video On Demand Launches Into Beta

Yesterday was a big day for Amazon as they began rolling out to beta testers Amazon Video on Demand, a video streaming service. This is the successor to Amazon Unbox, a video on demand service launched by Amazon in 2006. Unbox hasn't become the hit they suspected, partially because of the hassles involved with downloading the movies before being able to watch them.

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