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November 22nd, 2011
BrowserStack Helps Test a Site in Multiple Browsers

I recently heard about a service called BrowserStack that I just had to try out. We've seen services before that let you view a screenshot of what your site looks like in other browsers, but nothing comes close to what this has to offer. You literally get hands-on time with your site in Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, and Opera with a wide array of versions supported.

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November 21st, 2011
WrapUp: Original Xbox Turns 10, Wolfram Alpha Identifies Planes Overhead, 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 18th, 2011
Integrate/Backup Online Social Sites with If This Then That

I recently read about an incredible service called ifttt (If This Then That). It does something I never thought I would see happen… it integrate dozens of social sites together through the use of customizable actions.

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November 17th, 2011
What Does Time Machine Backup Each Time?

Recently I had been noticing that each hour when my Time Machine backups ran there was an excessive amount of data being backed up. I could understand the data changing frequently given how much I use my computer, but the backups were still over 1GB even when the machine sat idle.

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November 16th, 2011
Best Google Voice Apps for iPhone

Google Voice is a great service for having a single phone number ring multiple phones, plus you also get unlimited text messaging for free. A deal like that is pretty hard to beat, but iOS users aren't able to get the integrated experience without jailbreaking their iPhone. There are some apps, however, that try to make using Google Voice a little more seamless.

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November 15th, 2011
Xbox 360 Black Friday 2011 Deals

We’re calling Black Friday 2011 the year of the Xbox. After taking a quick look at the various Black Friday ads that have leaked, there’s no doubt that retailers are trying to lure holiday shoppers in with fabulously priced Xbox consoles, and Kinect bundle packs.

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November 14th, 2011
WrapUp: Google Event on Wednesday, Verizon Doubles 4G Data Allowance for Smartphones, 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 11th, 2011
How to Archive a Site for Offline Reading

Have you ever been in the situation where you've wanted to archive a website so that you'd have a copy of it exactly the way it was at that moment? If you have just one page you want to save that can generally be done with tools like this Chrome extension, but to create a copy of a site it can be a lot more complicated.

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November 10th, 2011
Generate CSS Boxes with Rounded Corners, Shadows, and Gradients

The web is advancing at a rather rapid pace and so is the amount of stuff you can do with things like CSS. The CSS3 Generator is a site that demonstrates just how powerful CSS is becoming, and the best part is that you don't need to know too much syntax when there are tools available like this one.

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November 9th, 2011
NexusFile: A Nice Alternative to Windows Explorer

We've covered several Windows Explorer alternatives here on the site, and in general the ones that are free all leave something to be desired. The thing that I really like with NexusFile is that it has many of the features power users want, but without all the clutter that a lot of the other file managers tend to come with.

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November 8th, 2011
Run iOS Web Apps in Full Screen Mode (No Address Bar)

When the iPhone first came out there were no third-party applications allowed, and as a result users had to resort to "web apps" as a way to quickly access the tools they used the most. Apple tried to make this a little more convenient by letting them bookmark sites on the home screen, but in the end all that bookmark really did was open a new tab in Safari.

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November 7th, 2011
WrapUp: Windows 8-Style New Tab Page in Chrome, AOL Still Has 3.5M Dial-up Subscribers, 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 4th, 2011
Bad Translator Makes Online Conversations More Fun

Don't you love taking something a friend says and twisting their words a bit? It turns out there is an online service that will do that for you! It's called Bad Translator, and it uses a combination of Google and Bing translation services to demonstrate how bad the online translators actually are.

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November 3rd, 2011
Pinterest: A Social Pinboard

It's been a while since I've come across a site that REALLY catches my attention. The kind of site where I browse around for a few minutes and immediately decide to create an account without even thinking twice. Pinterest is the latest site that I've declared as an absolute favorite, and one that I think you'll fall in love with as well.

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November 2nd, 2011
Compare 2 PDF Files Based on Text or Appearance

We've talked about both WinMerge and DiffMerge in the past, and both are great file comparison utilities. When it comes to comparing files, however, these generally only focus on text-based files meaning PDFs are left out in the dark. There is another free program called DiffPDF that can handle those files for you.

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November 1st, 2011
Destroy the Web: Turn Any Site Into a Game

There isn't a lot of stuff more geeky than playing a game in your browser who's goal is to destroy elements on a webpage. That's what the Destroy the Web extension for Google Chrome and Firefox does, and it is surprisingly fun.

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October 31st, 2011
WrapUp: 600k Facebook Logins Compromised Each Day, Jumplist Support for 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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October 28th, 2011
Customize Aero Shake and Aero Snap with AquaSnap

Microsoft added a lot of great features in Windows 7 that makes managing your windows a lot easier, such as Aero Snap and Aero Shake. For some users, however, these features may actually become even more useful if they are tweaked just a little bit. AquaSnap is a free program that adds a new twist to the way some of those things work:

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October 27th, 2011
Real-time Online CSS Editor

If you're a web developer there is a good chance that you've had to mess around with a lot of CSS code. It's not the easiest thing in the world to work with, but there are tools out there that try to guide you along the way.

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October 26th, 2011
Free Diagram Software for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Not everyone has the money to spend on a professional diagram editor like Visio, but there are some free solutions available as well. Many of the free options are available online as web-based editors, but if you need a desktop app something like the Dia Diagram Editor may be what you want.

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