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April 11th, 2012
Free Twitter Client for Windows/Mac

There are some good Twitter clients out there for desktop operating systems, such as MetroTwit on Windows, but there is always room for more. If you haven't found one that you've liked you may want to take a look at Janetter. This free app is packed with features including real-time timeline updates. As your friends post their tweets they will instantly appear in the application.

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April 10th, 2012
Find Large Files on Your Mac

We've covered quite a few free disk space analyzers for Windows over the years, and I figured it would be worth throwing in one for Mac users as well. When it comes to a specific purpose like this the selection of free apps for Mac users is a lot more limited than it is on Windows, but that's not to say there are no good options available.

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April 9th, 2012
WrapUp: AT&T Unlocking Out-of-Contract iPhones, Sumatra PDF 2.0 Released, and More

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.

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April 6th, 2012
Simple Print Screen Alternative

I know some people who like how basic the Print Screen functionality is when it comes to taking screenshots, but they also wish that it was a little bit easier to save a screenshot to a file. Generally the process involves pasting the screenshot into Paint, and saving it from there. That's quite a few extra steps it takes.

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April 5th, 2012
XML Editor with XPATH Support

Trying to read or modify large XML files can be a rather tedious job, but with the right tools it can obviously be a lot easier. The cross-platform Java-based XPontus XML Editor is free, and has the right features that make parsing an extensive XML file a breeze.

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April 4th, 2012
Prevent .DS_Store Files From Getting Created on Your Mac

Mac users are likely familiar with the .DS_Store files that are scattered throughout the Mac filesystem. These files are basically equivalent to the desktop.ini and Thumbs.db files on Windows machines.

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April 3rd, 2012
Keep Track of Time Spent on Projects with WatchMe

If you are working on a bunch of different projects it might be nice to know how much time you are spending on them… especially if it's for work. The free Windows app called WatchMe tries to tackle that issue by providing a countless number of alarms that can keep track of your time.

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April 2nd, 2012
WrapUp: Monitor Website Uptime with Google Docs, XBMC 11 Released, and More

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.

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March 30th, 2012
Free 500MB/month VPN Service with Servers in U.S. and U.K.

A couple of months ago I wrote about a VPN service that provides you with 300MB of free bandwidth every month, and with it you could choose between using a U.S. or U.K. server to tunnel your traffic through. If you felt that app suited you well then you might want to also take a look at TunnelBear.

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March 29th, 2012
Online Syntax Highlighters Work Well With Evernote

One of the things I'd really like to see come to Evernote is built-in syntax highlighting, which is something I bet a lot of developers would probably like to see. Until that day comes I will have to stick to online syntax highlighters that take my code and turn it into something that looks a little prettier.

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March 28th, 2012
Disable Window Restore Feature for Apps in OS X Lion

In Mac OS X Lion Apple introduced a new feature that lets the OS restore all of an application's windows the next time the app is started. This helps users pick up where they left off, and while I find this to be extremely helpful there are also times where it can be highly annoying. A good example is with the TextEdit app.

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March 27th, 2012
Encrypt All Synced Data in Chrome

One of the capabilities I love in Google Chrome is that it can sync most of my data across all of my browsers. It does a really good job of making sure my extensions, preferences, themes, bookmarks, passwords, and more are always available to me no matter which computer I'm on. The concern you might obviously have with doing something like that is how secure is your information?

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March 26th, 2012
WrapUp: Google Defends Hotfile in Court, Smart Spell Checker in Google Docs, and More

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.

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March 23rd, 2012
Free Pandora Mac App

If you enjoy listening to Pandora on your Mac the free Pianopub app will make it a little nicer when grooving to your tunes. The app itself is pretty basic, but at the same time it includes all of the important functionality you need for this to be useful. Those things include like being able to skip or rate songs, and also add or remove stations.

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March 22nd, 2012
Photo Collage Screensaver for Windows

I don't know very many people anymore that use screensavers on their computers, but displaying a nice photo collage might be worthwhile if you still enjoy having something flashy on the screen when your computer is sitting idle. I came across a pretty nice one that was started a few months ago, and I'd say offers the right amount of options without being overkill.

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March 21st, 2012
Fill Out a PDF Form on a Mac

If you want to annotate a PDF on a Mac there are a bunch of ways you can do it. Heck, you can even use the built-in Preview app to do common things like draw boxes around areas or type text anywhere you want. If you are constantly working with PDF forms there is a better option that I like and it is called FormulatePro.

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March 20th, 2012
Copy Plaintext in Wolfram Alpha Without an Account

I love using Wolfram Alpha, but their recent push to get people to upgrade to their "Pro" version really started to turn me off of this awesome service. Sure the frequent popups asking you to "Go Pro" is pretty annoying, but what was even worse to me is that they disabled the ability to copy results without at least signing up for an account.

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March 19th, 2012
WrapUp: Kevin Rose Joins Google, Tweak Facebook with Browser Extension, and More

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.

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March 16th, 2012
Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock Key Notification Icon

There are some keys on the keyboard, such as the caps lock and scroll lock keys, that can be annoying if they accidentally get turned on without you realizing it.

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March 15th, 2012
Create Full Website Screenshots From the Mac Terminal

I don't write about scripts too often, but when I saw the webkit2png Python script I thought it could be really helpful to Mac users that were looking for an easy way to snag a screenshot of a webpage using only the Mac terminal. Sure there are plenty of browser extensions that are capable of doing the same sort of thing, but those are more for one-off screenshots.

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