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June 19th, 2006
We Have Made Some Big Updates To Our Site

CyberNet Technology News has been growing quite a bit lately and we thought it was time for some changes. One of the biggest changes that we are excited about is the beginning of our CyberNotes tomorrow morning. We are going to try and post them early so that people can read them before they head off to work (they should normally be posted around 6:00AM Central Time).

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June 19th, 2006
Firefox 2.0 Release Schedule

Firefox 2.0 Alpha users will be happy to know that the final version of Firefox 2.0 is scheduled for August.

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June 18th, 2006
Internet Explorer Shows Users What’s On Your Clipboard

If you are an Internet Explorer user than hopefully you don't place valuable data on your clipboard. A default option in Internet Explorer allows Web sites to access your clipboard without any user intervention.

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June 18th, 2006
Interact With Advertisements In Your Train Station

Have you ever been sitting in the train station bored out of your mind? Well, this is a simple solution for that. The video above is a good demonstration of advertisements that will probably become more prominent over time.

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June 18th, 2006
Flickr Agrees To Give Zooomr API Access But…

It was just days ago that Techcrunch reported that Flickr would not give Zooomr access to the Flickr API. Now Flickr is ready to give Zooomr access but in return Flickr wants access to Zooomr's API. This is what Flickr had to say: I actually had a change of heart and was convinced by Eric's position that we definitely should approve requests from direct competitors as long as they do the same.

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June 18th, 2006
Windows Live Spaces To Replace MSN Spaces

According to Microsoft MSN Spaces is going to be transitioned into Windows Live Spaces. I hadn't heard of this until JCXP pulled up some details on the service.

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June 18th, 2006
Microsoft France Gets Hacked

It looks like the almighty Microsoft has finally gotten hacked. It wasn't Microsoft.com but it was a French version of Microsoft's site: experts.microsoft.fr/default.aspx or experts.microsoft.fr. The hackers said that their next target will be Microsoft.com!

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June 18th, 2006
Running Windows XP In Ubuntu

One of the hardest things about switching from Windows to Linux is not having the ability to run all of your Windows software. Sure there is Wine which will give you the capabilities to run some of your software, but it probably won't run all of it. That is why you will want to download QEMU.

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June 18th, 2006
New Type Of PayPal Phishing Scam

PayPal scams are always flooding our emails and such, but it is being taken to a whole new level now. When users visit this site it has a genuine PayPal address (as pictured above) and the message says "Your account is currently disabled because we think it has been accessed by a third party.

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June 17th, 2006
Europe Starts Pre-Ordering Playstation 3

It looks like Europeans are getting some good news because Play.com started accepting pre-orders for the Playstation 3. The system is expected to be available in the UK around November 17, 2006 but this is just an estimated date. Since there will be overwhelming demand for the Playstation 3 they do not guarantee that you will receive it by Christmas.

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June 17th, 2006
Enabling Remote Desktop On A Remote Computer

I can't even tell you how many times I have tried to Remote Desktop to a computer just to find out that I never enabled the feature on the computer. Just when you need it you can't have it...until now!

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June 17th, 2006
Google Calendar Officially Supports Safari

It has been a long time coming but the Google Calendar now supports Safari 2.0.3! Mac users can rejoice because Google decided to think of other browsers besides just Firefox and Internet Explorer. No new features besides for the Safari support appear to be added but I would say that is a pretty big feature.

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June 16th, 2006
GBuy Inches A Little Closer

Garett Rogers is at it again and this time he realized that Google added a CNAME record for checkout.google.com which would correspond to GBuy. He found that the record points to checkout.l.google.com which has many different IP addresses associated with it. The multiple IP addresses will help Google balance the load that the servers will be receiving from the traffic.

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June 16th, 2006
Final Opera 9 Due On Tuesday

OperaWatch is reporting that the final version of Opera 9 is expected on June 20. Opera has a special event in Seattle, Washington then and there is supposed to be a new product released.

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June 16th, 2006
HP Develops A Camera That Makes You Look Thinner

It looks like HP has finally invented a feature that is unique only to them. The HP R927 digital camera has added a feature that will make people look thinner.

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June 16th, 2006
Trick To Get Your @Live.com Or @WindowsLive.com NOW

UPDATE: This trick does not work anymore. They have taken down the page you need to use in step 5.

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June 16th, 2006
Google Let’s Users Share Calendars In A New Way

Google is now letting users take control of their calendars by putting them on any Web Site. Here are the few steps that you need to do to put a calendar on your site: Goto the Google Calendar Homepage. On the left side of the screen below your list of calendars select "Manage Calendars". Select the name of the calendar that you want to display.

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June 16th, 2006
Everything You Read About Fold.com Is Wrong

Max sent me a tip and told me that the Fold.com site has the countdown pictured above. Does this mean that Fold.com isn't folding like everyone thought it was going to? They had a "For Sale" page up before and popular sites like TechCrunch wrote about how Fold.com was throwing in the towel.

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June 15th, 2006
AOL Brings AIM To The Corporate World

AOL is targeting a new type of instant messenger users: corporate users. AIM Pro is trying to capture corporations by offering WebEx meetings, message encryption, and Outlook integration.

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June 15th, 2006
Tweaking Firefox To Load Pages Faster

Everyone looks for ways that they can speed up their Web browsers using simple tweaks. Whether you are new to Firefox or are an advanced user this tweak is something everyone is able to do. The value that you enter in below, which I recommend entering "0", will determine how long the browser will wait before it will start using the information it receives.

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