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March 7th, 2011
WrapUp: Microsoft Counts Down IE6 Usage, Fine Tune Windows 7 Aero Color, 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 4th, 2011
Codex Saves Your Code Snippets

Whenever I create a piece of code that I might want to reuse or reference in the future I always copy it into Evernote so that I can quickly search for it later on. I know some people that are adamant about not using Evernote though because they hate the fact it serves as a "catch all" for just about anything text-related, and would rather use apps that serve a more focused purpose.

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March 3rd, 2011
How to do Incremental Gmail Backups

I rely on my Gmail account for just about all of my email communication, and I'd be pretty sad if I lost some of my emails. After all I have emails dating back to the middle of 2004 in my Gmail account, and so it has almost 7-years worth of my email history.

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March 2nd, 2011
Monitor Real-Time and Historical Bandwidth Usage on Your Router with DD-WRT

If you've been using the DD-WRT router firmware without clicking through some of the tabs you might be missing out on some awesome features. One area worth viewing are the real-time and historical bandwidth monitoring tools that can be easy to overlook.

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March 1st, 2011
Beautiful (and Free) Word Processor for Windows

I've never been a very big fan of desktop word processors because they are often designed poorly since their primary focus is on competing with Microsoft Word. I came across one a few days ago though that has a wide range of features and is easily one of the best designed word processors I've seen.

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February 28th, 2011
WrapUp: Windows Media Center Plug-ins, Mac OS 10.7 Lion Tour, 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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February 25th, 2011
Test Website Latency and Performance

Curious what the performance is like on your site? We previously covered an in-depth website testing tool, but today we've got one that provides less detail but has a much nicer layout. Stella won't break down the performance of all the different elements on your site, and instead checks on the response time, latency, and download time for any site you wish.

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February 24th, 2011
Pin Folders and Custom Shortcuts to Windows 7 Taskbar

I'm a huge fan of the new-style Taskbar in Windows 7 and am regularly pinning apps to make them easier to access. The downside is that there are some things Microsoft prevents you from adding to the Taskbar though, but as you'd expect there are plenty of workarounds for that. One nice utility is the Windows 7 Taskbar Items Pinner that lets you do exactly what the name implies.

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February 23rd, 2011
How to Test Your Boot Time

You know when someone tells you their computer takes 20-minutes to boot up, and you roll your eyes because you know they are just exaggerating. Well, there is a way to find out. All you have to do is install BootRacer on their machine, and then restart it.

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February 22nd, 2011
Pandora Extension for Chrome is the Perfect Compact Player

I'm an avid Pandora listener, and for the most part I'm listening to the music when I'm on-the-go with my iPhone. I still like to have some tunes turned on while I'm working though, and for that I fall back to the web interface which can often feel clunky.

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February 21st, 2011
WrapUp: Motorola Xoom Pricing, A Look at Pandora’s Fees, 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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February 18th, 2011
Extreme Editor is a Text Editor that Can Monitor Files for Changes

I constantly find myself trying out different text editors because sometimes I feel like I need the power something like Notepad++ has to offer, but other times I feel like it is so much more than what I need. If you're a programmer that feels the same way then I've got a great find for you.

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February 17th, 2011
PingPlotter Helps Troubleshoot Traceroute Performance Issues

I've helped all kinds of people troubleshoot "slow" Internet connections, and more often than not it has something to do with the twenty toolbars they have installed in their browser. Sometimes, however, there has been a legitimate concern with their ISP.

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February 16th, 2011
Downgrade iPhone Apps Without Jailbreaking

Have you ever upgraded an app on your iPhone just to realize that there is a major bug who's soul purpose is to annoy the hell out of you? The best case scenario is that you contact the developer and they let you know they've identified the problem and submitted an update to Apple. Now you have to wait for Apple to approve it. If you can't even get in contact with the developer...

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February 15th, 2011
Minimalist Gmail for Google Chrome

When Gmail first came out I was extremely impressed with the interface, but the lack of updating kinda left me wanting more. Then Google rolled out the Gmail Labs back in 2008, which drew me back to the web-based mail client because there were some pretty cool features and capabilities getting added that couldn't be found in a desktop app.

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February 14th, 2011
WrapUp: Migrate iTunes Playlist to Grooveshark, Package Up and Deploy Apps, 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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February 11th, 2011
How to Repair Your Internet Connection

There are an infinite number of reasons as to why someone's Internet connection could stop working, but even with that in mind there are still a number of things we techies are "trained" to check first before banging our heads against the wall. I'm talking about things like releasing/renewing the IP address, flushing the DNS, and checking the Windows Firewall settings.

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February 10th, 2011
Add, Remove, and Modify Startup Programs

If you've ever had to troubleshoot an issue on someone else's computer you know how frightening it can be to look at the list of programs that start with their machine.

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February 9th, 2011
Count How Many Lines of Code You’ve Written

As a programmer there has probably come a time where you've wondered exactly how many lines of code you've actually written. I was actually wondering this the other day, and searched around for the best way to figure it out. That's when I stumbled across the free and portable FileStats app for Windows.

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February 8th, 2011
Free Time Tracking Software for Windows

If you are working on a lot of different projects the time management aspect can get difficult. What you need is an app to do the dirty work for you. Oh, look at that... Grindstone is a free Windows program that combines a task list with a time tracker.

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