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July 21st, 2010
Firefox 4 Beta 2 Will Break Many Extensions

As our regular readers know I am the developer behind the CyberSearch Firefox extension, and I wanted to say thanks to all of our users for their bug reports... and especially Ronin who pointed out a doozy. He keeps up with nightly Firefox builds, and is kind enough to point out when some of our extension's features break.

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July 20th, 2010
Post to Evernote via Twitter

In the past year I've become a pretty big Evernote user, and have even gone as far as to purchase a premium account. Last week the Evernote team expanded their service even more with Evernote Trunk, which is a centralized area to find third-party hardware and software that works with Evernote.

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July 19th, 2010
WrapUp: Fast Unit Conversions in Firefox, Windows 7 SP1 Beta Download, 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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July 16th, 2010
Count Mouse Clicks and Keyboard Presses

Most geeks love stats, and what could be more interesting than to see how many times you click your mouse or press a key on the keyboard each day? If you want to do something like that you'll need to hop on over and grab the free WinOMeter app. It doesn't require any installation to use, and I know you may be hesitant to have a "novelty" item like this using your system resources.

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July 15th, 2010
Ultimate Free Unit Converter

When was the last time you thought to yourself "I wonder how many acetabulas it takes to equal one gallon?" Well, if you had the free (and portable) ESBUnitConv app you wouldn't have to wonder any longer, and instead you'd be able to spend more time pondering why you can't get a date.

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July 14th, 2010
Mouse Wheel Scrolling in Background Windows

One of the features I've grown accustomed to on my Mac is being able to scroll in any window without first having to bring it to the foreground. The OS is smart enough to realize that I probably want to scroll the window underneath my mouse regardless of whether it is the foreground window.

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July 13th, 2010
Create Your Own Social News Site

Sites like Digg and Reddit have been becoming increasing popular because the news and stories that are put in front of the users are those that receive the largest number of votes. Reddit has let users create their own "Reddits" for awhile now, but a site called Slinkset offers some extensive customization while maintaining the fundamental structure of Reddit.

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July 12th, 2010
WrapUp: Top 10 Hulu Tips, Catalog of Over 1,600 Cheat Sheets, 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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July 9th, 2010
Password Protect a Folder

One of the things that still surprises me is the fact that modern operating systems still don't make it easy for the average user to password protect a folder. I'm not even talking about encrypting a folder - just a simple password to keep prying eyes out. I know a lot of families who share a computer and even share a single user account, and therefore they all have access to the same files.

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July 8th, 2010
Get an iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

The other day I was jailbreaking my iPhone, but before doing so I had to put my iPhone into recovery mode. Getting your iPhone into recovery mode isn't difficult: shut down your iPhone, hold down the home button, and then plug the device into iTunes. After doing that you'll be prompted saying that you must restore the device back to the factory defaults.

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July 7th, 2010
WrapUp: 30 Safari Extensions to Try, Unlocker Supports 64-Bit Machines, 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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July 2nd, 2010
Portable CD/DVD Burner

I'm a pretty big fan of CDBurnerXP when it comes down to the best freeware for burning your CDs and DVDs. Incredibly, however, I have to say that the free AmoK CD/DVD Burning tool comes in a close second thanks to its portability, footprint, and size. This app uses less than 1MB of space once extracted, and uses around 7MB of memory while running.

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July 1st, 2010
Smart Defrag: Fast Defragmenter for Free

For the longest time I've always been good about regularly defragmenting my hard drives. With Windows 7/Vista that has been a bit easier since it is set up to automatically defrag all drives every Wednesday, but I have to admit that Smart Defrag trumps many of the alternatives because of how fast it really is.

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June 30th, 2010
Dynamic Time-Based Earth Wallpaper

Are you a big fan of having images of Earth set as your desktop wallpaper? If so then Desktop Earth is definitely something you'll want to checkout. This free app will rotate your desktop wallpaper on an interval that you specify, and things such as the sunlight will be reflected across the map based upon the time of day.

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June 29th, 2010
Bulk Convert Videos

I have used a lot of video converters in the past, but it wasn't until recently that I had a bunch of AVI videos that I needed to convert to MP4 so that they would play on my iPad. I looked into a lot of different apps, and Miro Video Converter has been one of my favorites due to how easy it is.

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June 28th, 2010
WrapUp: Search Engine for Recipes, Xbox Live Family Pack, 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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June 25th, 2010
CyberKidz: Online Educational Games for Kids

Good educational games for kids can be hard to come by, and finding ones that are targeted towards a specific age group are even more rare. The website CyberKidzGames.com, however, does just that. All of their online games are broken down by ages ranging from 4 to 11, and from there they are all categorized.

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June 23rd, 2010
OnTopReplica: Create a Live Thumbnail of Any Window

I'm always on the lookout for great apps that take full advantage of the Aero interface in Windows 7 or Vista, and OnTopReplica is undoubtedly one of the more handy ones. When you run this free (and portable) app you'll see a clear glass window. All you have to do is right-click, and select which of your currently open windows you want to clone on the screen.

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June 21st, 2010
WrapUp: Lakers’ Victory Sets Twitter Record, Droid X Revealed, 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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June 17th, 2010
RegexRenamer: Bulk File and Folder Renaming Using Regex

We have covered all kinds of bulk file renaming tools here, but the free RegexRenamer is one of my new favorites. As you can see in the screenshot above it has a very clean interface, but that is largely because it relies on you understanding how regular expressions (a.k.a. regex) work.

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