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<!--smart_paging_filter-->This category is reserved for finds by our Editor Rhiannon Dent.

Items should consist of at least two paragraphs.

The first should be a "teaser" paragraph. This paragraph will be automatically published in our RSS feed. It should state the nature of the find and the benefits without mentioning the product name or providing a product link. For example:

"For months I've been looking for a good way of deleting 'undeletable' files. Finally I've discovered a free utility that does the job reliably and simply."

The second paragraph should at the very least, expand the benefits, name the product and provide a product link. For example:

"Unlocker is a tiny 230KB utility that works with Windows 2000 and XP. Vista users are out of luck. Just right click on the 'undeletable file', select 'Delete with Unlocker' from the context menu and next time you boot the file will be gone for good."

You can have a third paragraph if you wish; indeed as many as you like. However there must at least be a second paragraph after the opening "teaser" paragraph.

Intricate Colorful Circles (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is made up of concentric circles and patterns reminiscent of old maps. Reds, golds and blues are the predominant colors in this intricate and colorful wallpaper. If you enjoy high contrast backgrounds you may want to skip this one, desktop icons don't stand out well.

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Numerous sizes and formats, see site for complete list.

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Finds of the Week: JPG vs. PNG?, Discover the Difference Between Similar Terms & Objects, Learn to Tie Knots Easily, Everything eBook

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across that are fun, interesting, or useful, tech related or not. I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Know when to use a JPG and when to use a PNG and always Squish them both
A quick review from Scott Hanselman on JPG's and PNG's and when to use them.

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Bing Homepage Gallery (Wallpaper of the Week)

One of the things I love about Bing are the background images that change daily. Last week Bing unveiled the Bing Homepage Gallery, showcasing images featured on the U.S Bing homepage over the last 5 years. You can scroll through the gallery (the page loads as you scroll, good for slower connections) or you can use the sidebar to search for images by category, tags, colors, holidays, places, and country or regions. 

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Colorful Koi Fish (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows a few koi fish and in a pool with water lilies. Some of the leaves of the water lilies look gilded in gold, adding an appealing shimmer to the pool. Icons are visible against this background but aren't high contrast.

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Numerous sizes and formats, see site for complete list.

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Finds of the Week: Just Delete Me, Migrate From Internet Explorer, Cooking For Engineers, All the Words in the World.Pronounced, Twisted Sifter, Newsletter of Wonderful Things

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Superb Mountain Sunset (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a superb mountain sunset. The foreground shows a small area of water with cloud and grass reflections. The view overlooks a river valley, with a few mountains still holding on to some snow in places. The setting sun is low in the background. Icons do well with this wallpaper - not high contrast but quite visible.
Note: There are ads above and below the image. The lower ad has a large green Download button. The image sizes are listed under the green Download button.

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Finds of the Week: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

Windows XP: Interesting Facts to Remember
This is an interesting collection Windows XP trivia. It's a short and good read. :)
Thanks go out to Mary at Spiceworks for the site suggestion :)

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