October 30th, 2007
CyberNotes: Minimize Windows to Thumbnails

I hang out over in the Donation Coder forum from time to time because there are a lot of people over there who have discovered some extremely useful apps. One example of this just happened a few weeks ago when Nighted, a member of the forum, pointed out a great freeware utility called ThumbWin (Google Translation to English).

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October 30th, 2007
OLPC Sale Starts with Donations

The last time we wrote about the One Laptop Per Child program was late September when it was announced that they'd go on sale starting November 12th.  Consumers who want to buy one will be required to actually purchase two -- one for them, and one to give.  This "Give 1 Get 1" program will cost $399, and is still set to start on November 12th.

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October 29th, 2007
Vista can Notify you of Program Updates, Kind of

I'm a little disappointed in Microsoft right now because they almost included an outstanding feature in Windows Vista. The other day one of the Firefox nightly builds crashed which wasn't a shock to me. And when a program crashes in Vista it always checks with Microsoft to see if other people are experiencing the same problem.

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October 29th, 2007
Pause Animated GIFS in Firefox and IE

Have you ever been on a page with a ton of animated GIF's, and all you're trying to do is read the content? It can get quite distracting, but if you're using Firefox or Internet Explorer just hit the ESC key. Doing so will immediately pause all of the animated GIF images on the page. Go ahead, try it with this image:

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October 29th, 2007
Make International Calls for Free

Want to know how to make free (and unlimited) national or international calls to friends and family? The answer is Talkster.  Of course you're probably thinking that they have to pay for it somehow, so "what's the catch?" There is a catch, but it's a small one and one that won't take away from the usefulness or attractiveness of the service.

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October 29th, 2007
Change Your Google Talk Status to Away

I absolutely love Google Talk because of its simplicity, and the fact that I've got all of my friends using it is a huge plus. There is only one thing that I really dislike with the instant messenger, and it's that I can't change my status to away.

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October 29th, 2007
Vista Sidebar Gadget Calculator & Converter

One of the things that I really love with Google is it's support for recognizing calculations and conversions in the search box. We've already demonstrated how many different ways you can use the Google calculator, but I was disappointed to find out that no one had made a Vista Sidebar Gadget for it yet.

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October 29th, 2007
Gmail IMAP Help

Last week Gmail launched free IMAP support, which was one of the most user-requested features. We were fortunate and got the IMAP access to show up in our account simply by logging out and logging back in, but some of my friends are still sitting around waiting for it to show up in their accounts.

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October 29th, 2007
How will Hulu Affect Joost?

When NBC Universal and News Corp announced that they were teaming up back in March, most people assumed that they were doing so to take on YouTube by launching a video sharing site. As it turns out, they had no intention of competing with YouTube and instead had their eyes set on creating a place where people would be able to view premium video content online.

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October 29th, 2007
Vista vs. Leopard

Mac OS X Leopard has been freed from captivity and is now in the hands of keyed-up Apple fans.

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October 29th, 2007
Daily Downloads: Switcher, WordPress, Comodo, and More

Welcome to Daily Downloads brought to you by CyberNet! Each weekday we bring you the Windows software updates for widely used programs, and it's safe to assume that all the software we list is freeware (we'll try to note the paid-only programs).

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October 29th, 2007
CyberNotes: Using Vista’s Parental Controls

One of Vista's shining points that often gets looked over is the amazing parental controls that are included with it.  Microsoft certainly spent some time thinking this feature through because it's thorough and gives parents control over nearly every aspect of their child's computer use.

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October 28th, 2007
Image Morphing Freeware

Have you ever wanted to morph multiple images together? You know, take a picture of your friend and have it morph into a monkey or something? I accidentally came across a free application today called Sqirlz Morph that will do just that.

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October 28th, 2007
Your Week in Review with 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!

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October 27th, 2007
30,000 Royalty Free Sound Effects, Free Music Loops

If you've ever needed sound effects or music loops, you know that searching the web for a free solution is both tedious and difficult. And of course once you come across something great that would be perfect for your project, you realize it's not royalty free.

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October 27th, 2007
CyberNotes: Keep Your Bookmarks Organized Online with Quick Bookmarks

With so many "social" online bookmark services available like Del.icio.us, some of the "non-social" services have been pushed to the background. Today's weekend website is Quick Bookmarks, a great tool to help you manage your personal bookmarks without the social side.

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October 26th, 2007
Webroot Offers Free Firewall for Vista & XP (Limited Time)

I received a tip the other day from "S" who was letting me know that Webroot is giving away free licenses for their firewall software. This is for a limited time only, and I've already requested several licenses of it for myself.

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October 26th, 2007
Google Introduces SearchMash with Flash

Google has just made some very "unlike Google" changes to SearchMash, their experimental search engine. Much like Google's search, SearchMash has always offered a rather simple experience that was easy to use. Recently they launched a new flash version that has all kinds of features like tabs to switch between search options (images, videos, etc.) and a "snap preview".

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October 26th, 2007
Full Circle Magazine Issue #6

The independent Full Circle Magazine has just released issue 6 today, and as expected it includes some great tips on the recently released Ubuntu 7.10. More importantly they show you how you can upgrade Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon).

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October 26th, 2007
First Impressions of YouTube’s New Design

YouTube designers and developers are in the process of making quite a few  changes to both the look of YouTube and some of its features. They say that some changes will be to existing features, but they'll also be rolling out some new ones.  In the mean time, they've put together a preview of what the new browsing page will look like. Ready to see it?

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