August 2nd, 2010
WrapUp: Get More Out of Wolfram Alpha, Google Earth Does Real-Time Weather, 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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July 30th, 2010
Remotely Restart, Shutdown, or Run Scripts on a Computer

I've written about some utilities to remotely shutdown computers before, and Airytec Switch Off is one that deserves to be on that list. This free and portable app offers all kinds of options for managing power-related tasks both locally and remotely.

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July 29th, 2010
Quickly Share Files on Your PC

There have been a lot of times that I've wanted to quickly share a file with someone, but it was just so difficult or tedious that I didn't even want to. When you are talking about files that are over 200MB it can be tricky finding an online file sharing service that will support the upload (for free), and finding one that will keep a file private is even more difficult.

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July 28th, 2010
Scan Files for a Virus with VirusTotal, No Upload Needed

One of my favorite online services is undoubtedly VirusTotal. The fact that I can get an on-demand scan of any file from over 35 different antivirus apps (for free) is incredible.

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July 27th, 2010
Bulk Convert Videos for Nearly Any Mobile Device

We recently wrote about Any Video Converter, which is one of the best tools I've come across for batch converting those videos you have laying around. Last week I found a new app called XMedia Recode (English translation) for Windows, which is both free and portable. What makes this app so unique is the extensive number of built-in profiles that are included.

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July 26th, 2010
WrapUp: Firefox Getting Better Tab Management, Taking Screenshots in Chrome, 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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July 23rd, 2010
HOSTS File Manager

The Windows HOSTS file is a way for you to redirect a domain on your local machine to any IP address that you specify. There are a lot of reasons for doing this, such as a web developer testing a website locally or even making certain sites inaccessible by pointing them back to your machine (a common method used for ad blocking).

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July 22nd, 2010
Compare Folders and Files with WinMerge

One Windows app that I use almost everyday is WinMerge. It's become extremely popular as a free way to compare two text files to see what differences there are between them. Having WinMerge at your side is a no-brainer when you're working in an environment where multiple people have access to files, and you're not able to track every little change with a source control solution like SVN.

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July 21st, 2010
Firefox 4 Beta 2 Will Break Many Extensions

As our regular readers know I am the developer behind the CyberSearch Firefox extension, and I wanted to say thanks to all of our users for their bug reports... and especially Ronin who pointed out a doozy. He keeps up with nightly Firefox builds, and is kind enough to point out when some of our extension's features break.

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July 20th, 2010
Post to Evernote via Twitter

In the past year I've become a pretty big Evernote user, and have even gone as far as to purchase a premium account. Last week the Evernote team expanded their service even more with Evernote Trunk, which is a centralized area to find third-party hardware and software that works with Evernote.

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July 19th, 2010
WrapUp: Fast Unit Conversions in Firefox, Windows 7 SP1 Beta Download, 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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July 16th, 2010
Count Mouse Clicks and Keyboard Presses

Most geeks love stats, and what could be more interesting than to see how many times you click your mouse or press a key on the keyboard each day? If you want to do something like that you'll need to hop on over and grab the free WinOMeter app. It doesn't require any installation to use, and I know you may be hesitant to have a "novelty" item like this using your system resources.

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July 15th, 2010
Ultimate Free Unit Converter

When was the last time you thought to yourself "I wonder how many acetabulas it takes to equal one gallon?" Well, if you had the free (and portable) ESBUnitConv app you wouldn't have to wonder any longer, and instead you'd be able to spend more time pondering why you can't get a date.

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July 14th, 2010
Mouse Wheel Scrolling in Background Windows

One of the features I've grown accustomed to on my Mac is being able to scroll in any window without first having to bring it to the foreground. The OS is smart enough to realize that I probably want to scroll the window underneath my mouse regardless of whether it is the foreground window.

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July 13th, 2010
Create Your Own Social News Site

Sites like Digg and Reddit have been becoming increasing popular because the news and stories that are put in front of the users are those that receive the largest number of votes. Reddit has let users create their own "Reddits" for awhile now, but a site called Slinkset offers some extensive customization while maintaining the fundamental structure of Reddit.

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July 12th, 2010
WrapUp: Top 10 Hulu Tips, Catalog of Over 1,600 Cheat Sheets, 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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July 9th, 2010
Password Protect a Folder

One of the things that still surprises me is the fact that modern operating systems still don't make it easy for the average user to password protect a folder. I'm not even talking about encrypting a folder - just a simple password to keep prying eyes out. I know a lot of families who share a computer and even share a single user account, and therefore they all have access to the same files.

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July 8th, 2010
Get an iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

The other day I was jailbreaking my iPhone, but before doing so I had to put my iPhone into recovery mode. Getting your iPhone into recovery mode isn't difficult: shut down your iPhone, hold down the home button, and then plug the device into iTunes. After doing that you'll be prompted saying that you must restore the device back to the factory defaults.

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July 7th, 2010
WrapUp: 30 Safari Extensions to Try, Unlocker Supports 64-Bit Machines, 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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July 2nd, 2010
Portable CD/DVD Burner

I'm a pretty big fan of CDBurnerXP when it comes down to the best freeware for burning your CDs and DVDs. Incredibly, however, I have to say that the free AmoK CD/DVD Burning tool comes in a close second thanks to its portability, footprint, and size. This app uses less than 1MB of space once extracted, and uses around 7MB of memory while running.

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