Having toolbars in a browser can be both frustrating and convenient. On one hand they can often cram a lot of useful functionality into a small area, but on the other hand they eat up precious space that could be used for viewing websites. After all, we know what your browser can look like when you've installed a few too many toolbars.
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I've always enjoyed listening to Internet radio stations because I don't have to worry about putting together my own playlists of music. iTunes has a decent selection of these radio stations available, but Apple has full control over what appears in that section of the media player. Fortunately that doesn't mean you can't add some of your own favorite radio streams to iTunes.
I've always felt like there hasn't been a perfect tool out there for the average person who wants to shoot panoramic shots, and doesn't want to spend ages assembling them on their machine. One of the last tools that we covered on the site was Hugin, but you could spend hours tweaking settings trying to get things just right. It just wasn't something the most people would want to fiddle with.
Google Chrome has taken the browser market by storm ever since its release a few weeks ago. The only complaint that I've really heard about the browser is that it doesn't support add-ons like Firefox does, but Google has already said that a future version will be covering those bases.
If you've ever attempted to build your own website and your related skill level isn't very high, you know that it can be a big headache. There are so many things you have to know if you truly want to build your own site from scratch. It's definitely not something that anybody can do ... unless SynthaSite is being used.
So many people have unlimited SMS text messaging plans on their phones these days that a lot of services, such as Twitter, are using them as a way to notify users of updates. By doing this users get a simulated push notification experience without needing to have a push-compatible device.
Finding a good alarm clock to help get you up in the wee hours of the morning can be tough. I have a tendency of placing the clock out of arms reach so that I have to get out of bed in order to turn it off. What I use as an alarm varies from things like my cellphone or TV all the way to my computer.
Over the last couple of years, Remember the Milk has done a great job of making a name for themselves. We wrote about them for the first time almost exactly two years ago and described them as a free, simple task manager. At that point they were still in beta and even then they had come a long way.
Earlier this week I received a forwarded email that was titled "Budget Cuts." Upon opening it, there were a handful of pictures depicting an office cubicle made almost entirely out of cardboard.
File sharing is becoming more and more important these days, and that's one reason why I'm always looking for easy ways to upload images and files. A recent program I came across called Rightload looks to remove the hassle of uploading files to common sites, or even to your own FTP.
According to Alexa Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site in the world only to follow behind companies like Google and Yahoo. Seeing that they receive millions of visitors each day it should come as no surprise that people would use the tools at hand to make their own customized layouts and designs for the site.
One of the things that's always nice to know is what you can remove from your hard drive to quickly regain hard drive space. Maybe there are some enormous games on your computer that you don't play anymore, or files you've downloaded that have never gotten deleted? By using hard drive visualization tools you'll be able to pinpoint exactly what is eating up your hard drive storage.
Several months ago for one of our CyberNotes, we talked about Vista's Parental Controls and how it's one of Vista's shining points. It gives parents control over nearly every aspect of their child's computer use. Parental Controls help parents do their job of protecting their children from harm while allowing them to experience all that a computer can offer.
Sunday's Summary What was going on this week at CyberNet News and Learn Firefox? Here's your chance to catch-up if you missed something!Monday: If We Could Port Over Our Favorite Applications...Tuesday: Performance-Friendly Desktop Search ApplicationsWednesday: Best Experimental Firefox ExtensionsThursday: Create Free iPhone Ringtones Using iTunes in WindowsFrida [...]
It's always interesting to see how many companies are up for the challenge of making a name for themselves in the online music industry.
You've heard of Murphy's law before, I'm sure - "If anything can go wrong, it will" or "whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way." Since Murphy's Law came about a long time ago, there have been all kinds of variations to it.
One of the things that Apple hasn't made easy for iPhone owners is providing a way to create custom ringtones in Windows. If you're a Mac owner you can use GarageBand, but Apple doesn't provide that application on Windows.
Before a Firefox extension has a chance to become unbelievably popular it has to go through an experimental phase to make sure it's worthy of being added to Mozilla's extension site. This process can sometimes take months, and so today we wanted to show you some of the best experimental Firefox extensions that you probably don't know about.
Searching for files on your computer was something that was once a tedious process, but in the last few years it has been one of the most talked about features in new operating systems.