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January 15th, 2010
Screenpresso: A Free and Fancy Screenshot Utility

It seems like there are a lot of free screenshot tools popping up lately, which is not something you'll see me complaining about. SnagIt has held the crown when it comes to professional screen capturing with its advanced editor and wide array of options, but these alternatives are slowly creeping up on the rather mature application.

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January 13th, 2010
Create Daily/Session Computer Usage TIme Limits

The demand for parental controls on computers is rapidly growing as kids continue to get their own personal machines. That's why Microsoft started to include some of that functionality in Vista and Windows 7, but it is generally pretty basic when it comes down to limiting the amount of time a user can spend on the machine.

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January 12th, 2010
WrapUp: Comodo Time Machine Backups, Top 30 Adobe Air 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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January 6th, 2010
Get O&O Defrag 10 Professional for Free

I've always been pretty good about defragmenting my computer, and I think it was a good choice when Microsoft decided to make defragmenting PC's a scheduled job on Vista and Windows 7 by default. For some users the built-in defragmenting is still not good enough, and that's where third-party apps like O&O Defrag come into play.

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January 5th, 2010
InvisibleHand Does Behind-the-Scenes Price Comparisons for Firefox/Chrome Users

I heard about the InvisibleHand Firefox/Chrome extension on the Windows Weekly podcast, and it sounded like something that would be useful for all the online shopping that I do.

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January 4th, 2010
WrapUp: BitTorrent Tracker for Reddit Users, Firefox 3.6/4.0 Delays, 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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December 28th, 2009
WrapUp: Opera 10.5 Pre-Alpha, 7 Months of Wolfram Updates, 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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December 22nd, 2009
Freeware to Monitor Bandwidth Usage

There are some situations where it's nice to monitor the amount of bandwidth that's being used by your computer. One reason would be if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) caps the amount of data that you're allowed to plow through in a given month.

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December 21st, 2009
WrapUp: Android 2.1 Hacked onto Droid, Log into Multiple Online Accounts in Firefox, 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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December 16th, 2009
SnagIt for Mac (Beta) Released

I've been using a Mac for nearly two years, and with as many screenshots as I take there was just never an app that quite matched the capabilities of SnagIt on Windows. I'll admit that Skitch was pretty close, but the screenshot editor lacked in a lot of different areas. My biggest pet peeve is the inability to manage/manipulate multiple screenshots on the same canvas... a.k.a.

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December 14th, 2009
WrapUp: Demonoid is Back, Windows Live Wave 4 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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December 10th, 2009
Get Twitter “Bubbles” on Your Desktop

Twitter is taking the world by storm, and because of that we're seeing a flood of third-party apps becoming available. One that recently caught my eye was the Adobe Air-powered TweetBubbles, which isn't designed to be your typical Twitter client. In fact, you can't even post to Twitter with it. How's it useful then?

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December 8th, 2009
WrapUp: Microsoft Pulls Windows 7 Family Pack, Set Bing Backgrounds as Your Wallpaper, 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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December 4th, 2009
PicPick – Free Portable Screenshot App

Coming across a good free screenshot application is a rarity these days. I used to be a big fan of FastStone Capture, but once they went from free to paid it felt like my money would be better spent on SnagIt (in the event I decided to purchase an app).

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November 30th, 2009
WrapUp: End of the CrunchPad, Useful Keyboard Shortcuts, 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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November 23rd, 2009
WrapUp: Adobe Flash 10.1 Beta, Listen to Entire Albums with Lala, 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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November 19th, 2009
Growl Becoming a Must-have App on Windows?

Having bought my first Mac about a year and a half ago one app that I quickly started to love was Growl. It brought a universal notification system to the operating system that any application could make use of, and the cross-program uniformity made the OS experience that much better.

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November 18th, 2009
Regular Expression Generator and Tester

I always find myself using regular expressions (a.k.a. regex) in my programming because they are often the best way to parse out bits and pieces from blocks of text. Ever since I discovered the online RegExr that has been my tool of choice, but sometimes it's nice to have a dedicated application. Programs like RegexBuddy are awesome, but aren't free.

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November 16th, 2009
WrapUp: Office 2010 Beta Available, Legal Usage of Windows 7 OEM Copies, 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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November 11th, 2009
Access SkyDrive in Windows Explorer

I love the fact that Microsoft gives users a free 25GB of storage for files through SkyDrive, but I think they're able to do that because they don't provide an easy way for people to upload things. That way most people will never come close to hitting their 25GB limit, but that may change with the free SkyDrive Explorer app.

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