IN THIS ISSUE: 01. The Eagles of Hornby Island 02. Reminder Fox 03. IE7Pro 04. Today's Front Pages 05. Fences 06. CintaNotes 07. Shutterborg 08. Ideal Body Weight 09. Owner IQ 10. Free-Hotspot.comI've thrown in the towel and joined the blog craze. Join me at http://neatnettricks-jteems.blogspot.com .
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01. THE EAGLES OF HORNBY ISLAND are back again! Has it been a couple of years since I watched this live video with fascination as hatching time approached? The Caricks who own the property have taken their house off the market and the video camera is back in operation. Hopefully these beautiful birds won't clobber each other over the head with a branch as the discussion group says happened last year. See for yourself at http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/staticpages/index.php/20080401010059972 but I warn you, it can be addicting!
02. REMINDER FOX at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1191 is a free Firefox browser add-on that alerts and reminds of important events without having to maintain a complete calendar.
03. IE7PRO adds features to Internet Explorer: Tabbed Browsing Management, Spell Check, Inline Search, Super Drag Drop, Crash Recovery, Proxy Switcher, Mouse Gesture, Tab History Browser, Web Accelerator, User Agent Switcher, Webpage Capturer, AD Blocker, Flash Block, Greasemonkey-like User Scripts platform, User Plug-ins, MiniDM, Google sponsored search,IE Faster, etc. Download free at http://www.ie7pro.com/ .
* * * * *If you're enjoying this free Standard edition of Neat Net Tricks and haven't yet taken the plunge to subscribe to the Premium version, think of what you're missing. For example, in the current issue we featured a site that provides hundreds of free Photoshop tutorials; software that works painlessly with your hard drive to protect, create, delete, hide and unhide partitions; and, another that scans your computer and checks all your software for current releases. Other featured programs give extensive info about your USB devices, captures images, converts sound files, allows you to paint and share drawings, learn a sign language from videos, view your laptop battery capacity, examine your computer components in depth, manipulate your photos, and much more, all for free. Our featured article warns of the current Internet scams that are riding the crest of our economic woes.
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* * * * *04. TODAY'S FRONT PAGES. Check out your hometown news with your first cup of coffee. At http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ click on your favorite city anywhere in the world and you'll see the current day's front page newspaper. Double click to zoom larger. (Thanks, Gary H. for the link!)
05. FENCES allows you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, and these become movable and resizable containers for better organization of your desktop icons. The program also offers a quick-hide of icons with a double click. Download free at http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/index.asp .
06. CINTANOTES is a self-contained personal notes manager to collect, organize, and retrieve information without the need of a Web browser. Download free at http://cintanotes.com/ .
07. SHUTTERBORG at http://shutterb.org/ is a free word processor that runs entirely in your Web browser, allowing you to easily edit your documents on line.
08. IDEAL BODY WEIGHT. OK, it's well past the holidays and you've stuffed yourself as well as the turkey. Quickly calculate what you should weigh along with your current and recommended Body Mass Index (BMI) and other depressing stuff at http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm .
09. OWNER IQ. Sign up at http://owneriq.net for a free membership, create an inventory of manuals and solutions for all your products, store detailed information about them, and receive personalized updates on the products in your inventory.
10. FREE-HOTSPOT.COM. Find free wireless Internet access at http://www.free-hotspot.com/ . These include cafes, hotels, restaurants, and retail centers around the world.
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