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Auto Login and Lock Windows

Whenever you start or restart your PC, you have to key in your username and password for the actual startup process to commence. So, if you restarted your PC and went to get a cup of coffee, you will still have to wait a good 30-40 seconds before you can start working on.

Auto Login and Lock is a handy software which could save you some time here. It will automatically login to Windows on startup and then lock Windows so that a password is still required to login. However, since the startup process is already underway, you can just login and start working when you return with your cup of coffee.

It is a pretty useful  . We definitely recommend it to users.

Download Auto Login and Lock

WordPress 2.9 Review

I just did a hands-on review of 2.9 on Weblog Tools Collection. I tried to cover as many new and interesting features in it. The new features I covered include:

  • New Image Editor for WordPress 2.9
  • Trash Post Feature in WordPress 2.9
  • New oEmbed introduction in WordPress 2.9
  • Automatic Database Repairing in WordPress 2.9
  • Duplicate Content Tackling with rel=canonical
  • New features for plugin and theme developers

So head over to WLTC and read the Hands-on review of WordPress 2.9.

Sync Lotus Notes With Google Calendar

NG2Sync is a handy and opensource command line tool which will allow you to quickly sync your Lotus notes account with Google Calendar.

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To sync your Lotus notes with Google Calendar, just enter your Lotus notes password along with the credentials for Google Calendar. Once you have provided the information, this tool will sync up both your accounts and keep them up to date.

Download N2GSync

Upload Images to Flickr From Desktop With Flickr Gupr

We have told you about several useful tools in the past, including ways to access your Flickr from Windows Explorer, Flickr Downloader to download images among other things.

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Just came across another tool called Flickr Gupr, which will help you to upload images to your Flickr account. In addition to that it will also allow you to group edit properties for several images at once. Gupr also allows you to add watermarks to your images. There are tons of other interesting features which you can find on the Flickr Gupr page.

Track Outbound Links From Your Blog

Want to track outbound links from your blog? Use ? Use Google Analytics? Checkout this post I wrote on WLTC, which details how you can track outbound traffic when you are using a WordPress install and have Google Analytics as your tracking software.

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You will see outbound statistics as you see in the screenshot above. Enjoy.

Verify MD5 Checksum Integrity Of a Downloaded File

In the past we have discussed what MD5 checksums are, and what their importance is when it comes to downloading files from the Internet. Verifying the MD5 checksum is very important when you want to ensure that no one else has modified or hacked the file you just downloaded.

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The MD5 checksums do not change just by itself, until and unless the file(s) you downloaded has been modified by someone. Nero has just released a which will allow you to verify the MD5 checksum for your downloaded file.

Download Nero MD5 Checksum Verifier

Free AVI to FLV Converter

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Looking to convert AVI files to Flash videos (FLV)? The and open source AVI to FLV converter can come in pretty handy.

FLV Converter will take a AVI file and convert it to the FLV format. In addition to that, it can also extract a specific frame from the video, along with allowing you to customize the FLV video by adding your own logo to it. Want more media tools? Don’t forget to checkout the of Tools to manage your digital life.

Download Free FLV Converter

Disable Aero In Windows 7 and Windows Vista

and both include Aero, which include some really good graphics. However, if you are running either of these operating systems on a low RAM, it might feel a bit sluggish.

Disabling Aero in Windows, is one of the ways to help you run your system faster. To disable Aero on either Windows 7 or Windows Vista, you need to personalize your desktop and choose the basic themes for your OS.

Think Techno has a screenshot tutorial to disable Aero on Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Take a look at it to disable Aero and improve your system performance.

Gathera Manages All Your Social Networking In One Place

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If you are anything like me, you may have accounts in several social networking sites like , , LinkedIN, and so on. Managing all those accounts can sometimes be a bit of a pain.

Gathera provides users with a handy and Internet Explorer add-on, which will allow you to manage all your social networking accounts from the browser sidebar. In addition to that, you can also access email from , , Windows Live Mail and AOL. It also adds a system tray notifier to constantly alert you about new updates.

Gathera currently supports YouTube, Digg, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Linked In, FlickR, Delicious, Windows Live, Gmail, Yahoo and AOL.

Download Gathera Add-on

Shutdown Timer for Windows

There are times when you want to make sure that your PC is shutdown after sometime, say after a download completes. You can always create a shutdown timer without using any software, but many of you would prefer to use a simple instead.

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Sam Shutdown Time is a which will allow you to set a shutdown timer to automatically shutdown your PC after a certain time. You just need to exit the software to kill the shutdown timer.

Download Sam Shutdown Timer