Category Archives: Microblog

Turn Off Laptop Monitor From System Tray

Quite recently we told you about MonPwr a handy to turn off the monitor on laptops and netbooks. Dark is another utility which performs the same action.

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Dark allows you to turn off the display monitor on laptops and netbooks by double clicking on the system tray icon. Once you double click the power to the laptop monitor will be turned off.

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Track Movie Reviews & Conversations on Twitter with TwitMovie

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Are you planning to go to the new movie they just put up in your local theatre? Don’t want to disappoint yourself, right? Reviews helps in many cases, but some reviews are biased and some are overhyped, so why not rely on the people power aka word of mouthbefore you go ahead and buy those tickets?

TwitMovie is a new service which pulls in real-time conversations from and displays it to users. You can read the tweets and then decide whether or not you want to watch the movie.

Automatic Video To MP3 Converter

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Want to extract the music from a video file, but don’t want to install a huge software for it? Video 2 MP3 is a KISS tool, which will allow you to extract audio and store it as a MP3 file.

To extract audio from a video file, just drag and drop the file on the Video2MP3 interface and wait a while till it does its job. No pesky menus, no help files, just plain Jane Video to MP3 conversion.

Download Video2MP3 [via Donation Coder]

Generate Instant Website Thumbnails

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Want to create thumbnails of your new design or include a thumbnail of your website in a review? The instant website thumbnail generator Thumboo can come in pretty handy.

Just enter the URL of the page you want to generate a thumbnail for and sit back for a few seconds. Thumboo will generate the required thumbnails and provide you with thumbnail images in 4 different sizes, you can then easily download and use them wherever you want to.

Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu

Ubuntu users might not want to use yet, however, if you are a Ubuntu user and want to get the same look and feel of Windows 7, you are in a bit of luck.

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The Windows 7 transformation pack for Ubuntu does exactly what it says. It will transform the looks of Ubuntu and make it look like Windows 7. The transformation pack edits the GDM Theme, Icons Theme and GTK Theme among other things.

Download Windows 7 Transformation Pack for Ubuntu

Turn Off Laptop/Netbook Monitor

turnoff_laptop_monitor Unlike desktop computers, whose monitors come with a switch off button, laptops and netbooks do not have any such facility. To turn off your monitor you will need to put your computer to sleep or into hibernate mode.

MonPwr is a which will allow you to turn off your laptop or netbook monitor without affecting the rest of the applications. The monitor can later be turned on by clicking a mouse button or using the enter key.

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Disable Mouse Touchpad While Typing

Many laptops and netbooks do not come with a disable touchpad button. There is no other easy way to disable the touchpad while you are typing or using an external mouse. This can cause wayward mouse movements while typing as the touchpad is pretty sensitive and sudden mouse movements can cause wayward typing.

Enter Touch Freeze, a useful and   which will automatically disable the mouse touchpad while you are typing on the keyboard. The touchpad will automatically be reactivated when you stop typing.

Download Touch Freeze [via Addictive Tips]

More Google Wave Invites

We have just accumulated another round of invites, if you are interested, leave a comment on this post that you want an invite.

Please don’t leave your email address in the comment, instead use the email address you want your Google Wave invite sent to in the form, and we will do the needful. All invites will be sent out on a first come first serve basis. We will keep pitching in as and when we can, so just leave a comment and we will keep you in mind.

In the mean time don’t forget to check out the of Google Wave tips and tricks.

We would more than happy if our readers want too want to chip in with their extra wave invites, just leave a comment on this post and we will get in touch with you for the invites.

Change OEM Info in Windows 7

When you buy a PC from a shop, it usually contains some information about the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), like their name, support URL and so on. OEM Info Tool will allow you to change the OEM info of your PC and customize it to your liking.

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This tool works in and . So go ahead and impress your friends and family by customizing your PC’s OEM information.

Download OEM Info Tool

Thanksgiving Themes/Personas for Firefox

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so why not get into the mood early? Mozilla has added 52 Thanksgiving personas for , which you can easily add to the browser.

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You will need to install the Personas extension before you can make use of the Thanksgiving themes. Once you do that, you will be able to change between different Thanksgiving themes without having to restart the browser.

Download Firefox Thanksgiving Themes/Personas [via Mozilla Links]