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June 15th, 2010
WrapUp: New Xbox 360, Speed Up Your Boot Time, and More

Note: This WrapUp is a bit longer than usual since we are making up for two weeks of news, instead of the typical one week.

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June 11th, 2010
Customize Your Mouse Buttons

I've always been a rather keyboard-oriented person myself, but mouse lovers can enjoy their own kind of shortcuts. X-Mouse Button Control is a free Windows app that lets you customize all the various buttons on your mouse so that they are a bit more useful, and the best part is that you can customize it on a per-app basis.

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June 9th, 2010
IOGraph: Turn Mouse Movement into Artwork

I'm not a huge fan of Java-based apps, but IOGraph is actually kinda cool. There isn't any real purpose to the app... it is really just for your own amusement.

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June 7th, 2010
Explorer++ is a Free Windows Explorer Replacement

Microsoft has been on the right track with the Windows Explorer updates in Vista and Windows 7, and I really like the breadcrumb functionality that they added. I never really understood why they didn't add tab capabilities, which makes sense with how many Explorer windows some users have open at any given time. Heck, at work I probably average having a dozen Explorer windows open at any moment.

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June 4th, 2010
Learn to Type for Kids

We don't write about too many kid-friendly apps, but this one sure is. Rapid Typing is a freeware application that teaches both adults and kids how to type. It has all kinds of lessons that target specific areas of the keyboard, and the beginning stages even target specific letters. It then branches out to punctuation, entire paragraphs of text, and also the number pad.

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June 2nd, 2010
System Information, Benchmarks, and More

Getting both the hardware and software details of your system typically requires using multiple apps. You'd have to peruse through the device manager, jump on over to the Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, and then if you want to run some diagnostics or benchmarks you'd have to go hunt down some apps to do that as well.

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May 31st, 2010
WrapUp: A New Kind of Phishing Attack, Bulk Printing Documents, 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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May 28th, 2010
Auto Lock a Computer with a USB Drive

Most people carry a USB drive around for storing files on-the-go, but that's not all they are good for. A free (for non-commercial use) program called Predator will actually let you use a USB drive as a key for your computer. Basically, when you remove the drive the computer will lock itself, and it will be unlocked the next time you insert the drive.

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May 27th, 2010
Set the Default Priority for a Process

If you use the Windows Task Manager on a regular basis there's a pretty good chance that you've tinkered with an application's priority. This is typically accessed from the "Processes" tab when you right-click on one of the entries, and from there you can assign the particular process a priority that the OS will use to determine which applications/processes should be given special treatment.

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May 25th, 2010
Automatically Rename Files and Photos

Sometimes it can be a pain to constantly rename new files and/or photos as you move them onto your computer. We've covered quite a few batch file renamers in the past, but one area that makes Personal Renamer unique is in its automatic processing capabilities.

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May 24th, 2010
WrapUp: Reasons to Jailbreak Your iPad, New Chrome OS Screenshots, 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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May 21st, 2010
Best iPhone-to-iPhone Messenger (Blackberry and Android Versions Soon)

Ashley and myself have always been on the lookout for the perfect iPhone-to-iPhone messenger app that would let us drop down the number of text messages that we send each month.

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May 17th, 2010
WrapUp: Office 2010 Does Live Previews when Pasting, Mozilla’s Plans for Firefox 4, 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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May 14th, 2010
Free Network Scanner

I love coming across useful network-related tools, and SoftPerfect Network Scanner is pretty cool for both system administrators and geeky home users. With it you can scan an entire range of IP addresses and retrieve things like their host name, MAC address, response times, and much more.

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May 13th, 2010
ShellExView: Disabling Context Menu (e.g. WinZip) Entries and More

There are a lot of integration points in Windows that developers can take advantage of, and many of them do. For example, if you have a program like 7-Zip or WinZip installed you may see related entries when you right-click on a file or folder.

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May 12th, 2010
Similarity: Find and Remove Duplicate Music Files

Similarity is a pretty awesome app for anyone who doesn't keep their music library organized. I don't have a very large music library (just a few hundred songs), but I know people who have tens of thousands of songs. Once it starts getting that big I could see some duplicate songs sneaking in there...

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May 11th, 2010
iPhone Dev Team Posts Jailbreak Stats

If you have an iPhone there is no doubt that you've at least heard of the iPhone Dev-Team. They are the ones that are behind most of the iPhone jailbreaks and unlocks out there, and continue to deliver with each major release that Apple puts out.

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May 10th, 2010
WrapUp: Running iPhone Apps on iPad Without Pixel Doubling, Google 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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May 7th, 2010
Download and Convert Online Videos (YouTube, CollegeHumor, DailyMotion, Metacafe, etc…)

Sometimes it's nice to download a video from a site so that you can watch it at your leisure without needing to be connected to the Internet.

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May 6th, 2010
Bulk Ping Test Tool for Windows

If you're reading this site there is a pretty good chance that you already know how to use the ping and traceroute commands from the command prompt. If you only have to do these once in awhile I'm sure you don't mind opening up the command prompt, but if you're anything more than a casual pinger you may find the free PingMaster app to be useful.

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