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December 20th, 2011
Create a Custom Map Envelope

The idea of Map Envelope is simple, really. Locate a position on the map (preferably a location that might make the person on the receiving end green with envy), type a message, and wait for your custom Google Maps image to appear. Print, cut, fold on the dotted lines, glue/tape, and bam!, you’ve got your own custom made map envelope.

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December 19th, 2011
WrapUp: Galaxy Nexus Available in the U.S., Change the User Agent in Chrome, 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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December 16th, 2011
Automatically Login and Lock Windows 7

If you're one of those people that have to suffer with a PC that takes minutes to boot up this is something you'll want to consider doing. It can be frustrating when restarting a computer that takes forever because many times you can't just walk away and come back to it ready to be used.

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December 15th, 2011
Magnify the Area Around the Mouse Cursor

Many people consider magnifiers to only be for accessibility purposes, but they are also useful when working on projects that require pixel-perfect precision. Pointing Magnifier is a free Windows app that works really well when it comes to needing to do more than just read what is on the screen.

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December 14th, 2011
Markdown App for Windows

Markdown is a language that is supposed to make writing easier by letting users compose formatted content in a plain-text editor. Getting used to some of the syntax can take time, but there is a lot of intuitiveness behind it as well. Once you decide that you want to give Markdown a try I recommend checking out the free MarkdownPad app for Windows.

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December 13th, 2011
Automatically Upload Screenshots for Sharing

Most screenshot apps out there don't have integrated sharing options, but there is definitely a trend to make screenshot sharing easier with these types of programs. TinyGrab is a free utility that focuses on snapping a screenshot and immediately uploading it to their servers or your own custom location through FTP/SFTP.

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December 12th, 2011
WrapUp: Evernote Launches Food/People iOS Apps, Windows Store Preview, 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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December 9th, 2011
Google Chrome Downgrade Error: Your Profile Can Not Be Used Because it is from a Newer Version of Google Chrome

When it comes to Google Chrome I normally use one of the development builds which is generally pretty stable. Unfortunately a few weeks ago I ran into a bug with one the extensions I use a lot, and I had to roll back to a version of Chrome where the bug didn't exist.

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December 8th, 2011
Apply Effects to Your Photos With BeFunky

For the every-day photos that you snap just for fun, there’s no reason to spend hefty sums of money and quality time learning Photoshop. Instead, head over to BeFunky.com where you can quickly, and easily, edit your photos for free. Not only can you edit your photos, you can also add effects and design elements with very little effort.

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December 7th, 2011
Look Up an IP’s Geolocation

Looking up the geolocation of an IP address is something that's simple to do because there are so many sites out there providing the service for free. One downside is that many services cap you at how many requests you can make each day to try and avoid having people abuse their systems.

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December 6th, 2011
Move Programs and Games to Another Drive Using Junction Points

Many computers these days are shipping with SSDs to improve the overall performance of the machines, but as a compromise we have to give up some of the storage space we've grown accustomed to having.

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December 5th, 2011
WrapUp: Linux Mint 12 Released, Evernote on Windows Gets Favorites Bar, 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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December 2nd, 2011
Print Multiple Pages on One Sheet

There aren't many instances when I have to print things these days, but when I do I feel like I'm wasting a lot of paper with the stuff I'm trying to print off. There is a free app called iPrint that tries to save your precious resources by helping you print multiple pages on to one single page.

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December 1st, 2011
Generate a Temp Email Address

UPDATE: The developer of the site has since taken the site down after I had already written the article. Thanks to everyone who sent emails and posted comments letting me know!

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November 30th, 2011
Quickly Enable/Disable Chrome Extensions

If you are one of the people that use dozens of extensions in Chrome then there is a good chance you're wasting memory that you don't have to be. Chrome lets you disable extensions on-the-fly so that they don't consume any resources until you enable them again. If you, for example, have some web development extensions installed you may only want them enabled when doing related work.

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November 29th, 2011
PriceBlink Does Automatic Price Comparison for Items You’re About to Buy

With the holidays right around the corner it is important to make sure you're getting the best deal for the gifts you are picking up. There are all kinds of browser extensions out there that can help you save a few dollars, but PriceBlink is one I always use.

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November 28th, 2011
WrapUp: New Xbox Dashboard on December 6th, Auto Save in Notepad++, 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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November 25th, 2011
Pokki Provides Desktop Apps for Gmail, Facebook, and Others

When it comes to popular services like Gmail and Facebook there are a wide range of extensions available to make their appearance look a little nicer, but the free Pokki app takes an even more interesting approach to this.

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November 24th, 2011
Gmail Notifier Pro Does More Than Just Check for New Email

In the past we've covered some Gmail notifiers, such as Spiffy, but there is always room for some alternative apps. Gmail Notifier Pro is a rather full-featured notifier that goes beyond a simple popup notification.

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November 23rd, 2011
Test Website Load Time with Pingdom Full Page Test

There are some great tools out there for testing a website's performance including Web Page Test, Stella, and WatchMouse. Those are the three that I regularly find myself using, but the website monitoring service Pingdom recently updated their Full Page Test tool blowing many others out of the water.

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