January 18th, 2012
Free Google Reader Desktop App for Mac

The web-based version of Google Reader is pretty good, but it can be nice to use a desktop app from time to time. On the Mac you would be hard-pressed to find a decent free Google Reader desktop app, but the newly released Cappuccino is exactly that. It is a rather complete Google Reader app that comes equipped with folder/group support and sharing features.

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January 17th, 2012
Gmail via Exchange on iOS: You Can Now Delete Instead of Archive

Up until the other day on my iPhone/iPad I always used the IMAP protocol to access my Gmail accounts instead of Exchange because of the way Google handled deleting emails.

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January 16th, 2012
WrapUp: Grooveshark Launches Mobile HTML5 App, Ubuntu TV, 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 13th, 2012
Simple Virtual Desktops for Windows 7

I've always felt like Windows would benefit from a native virtual desktop implementation, but that is something Microsoft has yet to provide. There are plenty of third-party apps that can add this to just about any Windows operating system, but more often than not they aren't that great.

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January 12th, 2012
3D Website Visualization with Tilt Firefox Extension

The Tilt 3D Firefox extension provides a unique view of any website using WebGL. It combs through the source code of a site and generates a 3D view that web developers may find useful. The extension's 3D view helps identify areas of the site that contain various HTML elements like a div, span, table, and many others.

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January 11th, 2012
Snap Windows to Screen Edges on a Mac

A couple months ago we covered a Mac app called Moom that would let you move windows to various positions on your screen much like what is offered in Windows 7. The grid interface it incorporates is intuitive and I still stand by how much more productive the app makes me, but I know some of you were probably drawn away by the fact that it is $5 to buy.

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January 10th, 2012
Free XML Validator and Viewer for Windows

When working with large XML files they can take awhile to load depending on the program you're using, but the free (and portable) XML Explorer can handle some big files with ease. This XML file viewer can pull up a 100MB file in just seconds, and it displays the information in a tree view so that you can efficiently browse the contents of the file.

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January 9th, 2012
WrapUp: Enable Concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions in Windows, Turn a WordPress Site Into a BitTorrent Tracker, 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, 2012
Make Windows Transparent When Dragging Them

Many times when I'm moving a window it is to take a peak at something that lies behind it. There are tools I've seen in the past where anytime you start moving the window it will immediately become transparent so that you can see through to what is in the background, but it quickly becomes annoying when it happens every time you move a window.

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January 5th, 2012
Disable the Window Shadow on a Mac

Do you hate the drop shadow that appears around all the windows and menus on your Mac? If you search around there are hidden settings on the Mac that you can modify to have the shadows disabled while taking a screenshot, but being able to disable them 100% of the time was a little tougher for me to find.

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January 4th, 2012
Edit CSV Files Without Excel

Sometimes it's nice to save spreadsheet as a CSV file because it's such a basic format that a lot of programs support it. If you're using Excel to work with CSV files it might be a little overkill, and maybe you'd instead be happier with a more basic editor such as the Tabular Text Editor.

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January 3rd, 2012
Download Free Windows 7 Themes & Desktop Backgrounds

I know a bunch of people who customize the appearance of their desktop, but many don't know that Windows 7 supports themes that rotate between desktop backgrounds and automatically adjusts the color of the Aero interface.

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January 2nd, 2012
WrapUp: Facebook Messenger for Windows, Thunderbolt Coming to PCs in 2012, 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 30th, 2011
Songr: Find and Download Music

We've posted about other music download utilities in the past, and thought that Songr would be a good one to cover as well. It's a free program that can be used to search for music around the Internet, and more often than not can find high quality versions of the songs you're looking for.

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December 29th, 2011
SecurityKISS: Free VPN Service Up to 300MB/Day

I've tried out several free VPN services in the past and generally they are difficult to use or are extremely slow. When I tried out SecurityKISS I was pleasantly surprised at how it surpassed both of those hurdles. I was able to download the software, install it, and get connected to a VPN in under a minute. You don't even have to register with the service to get connected, which is a nice touch.

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December 28th, 2011
3 Ways to Watch Cable Television on Your iPhone/Android

Now that internet-enabled smartphones are rapidly expanding their market share, we're increasingly turning to our phones to pass the time while we're on the bus, sitting in a waiting room or even when we should really be keeping our eyes on the road.

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December 27th, 2011
Get Windows Explorer with the Ribbon Interface for Windows 7

Windows 8 will usher in a new version of Windows Explorer that is polished up with the Ribbon interface, which is something users tend to either love or hate. If you're wondering how the new Windows Explorer will feel you can get a great glimpse using the free Better Explorer app for Windows 7.

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December 26th, 2011
WrapUp: YouTube Boasts 1 Trillion Video Views in 2011, Hard Drive Manufacturers Reduce Warranties, 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 23rd, 2011
Draw Online Diagrams (Free Visio Alternatives)

We've covered some free alternatives to Visio before, such as the online Gliffy and this cross-platform app, but Diagramly is one of the better no-hassle options available. As soon as you visit Diagramly you can instantly start creating a diagram without having to mess around with registering for an account or downloading software. It's about as good as it gets in terms of a free diagram maker.

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December 22nd, 2011
Quickly Test HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Code with Tinkerbin

Sometimes as a web developer you may get an idea in your head that you want to try out, but by the time you get the necessary files in place you may have forgotten what you were going to do.

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