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September 26th, 2011
WrapUp: Amazon Holding a Press Conference on Wednesday, Windows 8 File History, 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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September 23rd, 2011
Windows 8 Desktop Notifications

The new (default) Windows 8 interface is something that Microsoft has spent a lot of time rethinking, and will drastically shift the way we use computers. The good news is that the classic Windows 7-style interface is still buried underneath for those that want it, but you won't be able to move completely away from the Metro-style UI.

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September 22nd, 2011
Windows 8 Basic Theme is Pretty Nice

I remember when Microsoft first came out with Windows Vista and they introduced the Aero theme. One of the computers I had at that time didn't have the graphics chip needed to support the Aero interface in all its splendor. Going back and using the Windows Basic theme was rather depressing because not only did it look clunky, but you couldn't even customize the color.

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September 21st, 2011
Windows 8 Safe Mode

When things start to go wrong on your computer what is one of the first things you do (after punching your monitor, of course)? Often times I resort to Safe Mode, which prevents a lot of third-party and non-critical processes from starting up. If you try to enter Safe Mode in Windows 8 using the typical F8 key you'll be a little shocked when you're not actually prompted to enter Safe Mode.

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September 20th, 2011
Windows 8 Developer Preview (Build 8102) Expiration Date

Like many of the geeks out there I downloaded the Windows 8 Developer Preview last week so that I could play around with it.

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September 19th, 2011
WrapUp: Windows 8 Developer Preview Released, Microsoft’s Synergy-Like App, 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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September 16th, 2011
Quickly Search Through Text Files

Programs like Notepad++ are great because they provide powerful text file editing, but the searching can leave something to be desired. Text Filter is an app dedicated to searching through text files and it does a great job of it. It instantly highlights results as you type, and can optionally hide lines that don't contain any matches.

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September 14th, 2011
Monitor Pages for Changes in Chrome

Sometimes keeping track of website pages can be a pain. Maybe you want to monitor a certain section of a webpage, such as the price of an item on Amazon. Page Monitor for Google Chrome lets you do exactly that, and does so intelligently.

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September 13th, 2011
Website Helps Find Your Cellphone By Calling It

Some of the smartphones these days have really nice features to help you find your phone if it gets lost. With the iPhone, for example, you can use Apple's Find My iPhone to not only get a GPS location of the device, but you can also have it chime to help you realize that it is just sandwiched between your couch cushions.

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September 12th, 2011
WrapUp: Evernote Relaxes Restrictions on Free Accounts, Using WolframAlpha as a Password Generator, 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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September 9th, 2011
Identify Web Fonts Used on Sites

When you go to a website you may see a font that looks interesting and sparks some curiosity as to what font type was used. There are all kinds of web developer tools that make finding this info pretty easy, but all you really need is the WhatFont bookmarklet. When you run the bookmarklet you'll be able to click on any of the text on the page you're viewing to see more details about it.

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September 8th, 2011
Creating a Log File in Notepad

Notepad (in Windows) has a unique feature that a lot of people don't know about. If you open a file in Notepad where the first line contains ".LOG" you will automatically see the current time and date appended to the end of the file. Here is how it works:

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September 7th, 2011
Scan and Ping a Range of IPs

The other day I needed to scan a range of IP addresses to find out which ones were actually in use, and I began looking for a tool that might make that task a little easier. I found some things that could be run through the command line/terminal, but I figured there had to be something that had a GUI. That's when I stumbled across Angry IP Scanner.

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September 5th, 2011
WrapUp: Google Desktop Discontinued, Amazon Working on Redesign, 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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September 2nd, 2011
Remove GPS and EXIF Data From Photos

Before posting or sharing photos you might like the piece of mind knowing that there isn't any identifiable information stored in the metadata of your images. For example, if you've taken a photo using your cellphone there is a good chance that the image was also tagged with the GPS location where it was shot.

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September 1st, 2011
GUI for IPConfig

Windows includes several different command line tools that are useful for viewing network-related details on your computer such as ipconfig, route, and netstat. The ipconfig command provides TCP/IP configuration information, route lets you modify your system's IP routing table, and netstat displays active connections and ports.

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August 31st, 2011
Some Alternative (and Funny) Lorem Ipsum Generators

I'm sure most of us have used a Lorem Ipsum generator for some filler text at one point or another. If you want to spice things up a little bit we have a few alternative text generators that will throw a little something different into your projects.

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August 30th, 2011
WindowMenuPlus Puts Useful Actions and Data at Your Fingertips

I have seen all kinds of utilities that tap into the context menu that appears when you right-click on an application's titlebar. Often times they can adjust the transparency, pin the window so that it stays on top, and adjust the process priority of the app.

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August 29th, 2011
WrapUp: Twitter Gets Cross-Service User Galleries, How to Make Your WordPress More Secure, 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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August 26th, 2011
Light Screenshot Utility for Windows

Are you looking for a light-weight screenshot utility that does only what you need it to? LightShot is about as resource-friendly as you'll find considering it uses a mere 2MB of memory while running. With it you'll be able to select an area of the screen you want to snap for your screenshot, and then choose from a variety of actions:

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