Tech Treats

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.

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.

Future Learn: Learning For Life (Website of the Week)

Future Learn offers a diverse selection of free, high quality online courses from some of the world’s leading universities and other cultural institutions.

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 :)

Antarctic Glacier Ice (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows a close up view of glacier ice in Antarctica. Ice blue and white with vertical ridges and valleys create a background that shows desktop icons very well. The image is part of a larger glacier and mountains wallpaper that you can see here.
If you're somewhere with warm weather this wallpaper provides a visual cool down.

This Message Will Self Destruct (Website of the Week)

This Message Will Self Destruct (TMWSD) "....is a secure messaging service where messages sent are encrypted, securely transferred, and automatically deleted when they are retrieved." Brilliant.

Sun, Sand, and Colorful Beach Chairs (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper takes us to a warm, sunny beach - blue water, white sand and some colorful chairs to sit on. If you're in a part of the world that's been having some extreme winter weather this might be a good reminder of warm weather to come. Icons do quite well with this wallpaper.

White sand beach, blue ocean, and painted beach chairs

Finds of the Week: Almost Every File Format, Billions of Free Sudoku, Light Browser, Easy Journaling, Computer & Internet Basics, xkcd web comic

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

Extreme Tech: All Your Tech in One Place (Website of the Week)

Extreme Tech a one-stop-shop for serious technological needs including in depth coverage of hardware, software and new and emerging technology.

Extreme Tech logo, Extreme in orange, tech in gray, dark gray background

Best Free PC Games 2013

Finally it's time to reveal the best gems in the freeware gaming world that came out in 2013. All right hold your breath as we're revealing the Top 10 Freeware Games of 2013. Starting from No. 10, we'll be picking one game per day till we climb up the ladder to the numero uno spot. The countdown begins today...

 

Tidescape (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper takes us to the Oregon USA coastline. Tide pools, large rocks and sand show off crisp details under colorful sunset clouds. Desktop icons play surprisingly well with this wallpaper.

Oregon coastline, tide is out, largee rocks are showing.

Gizmo's Freeware is Recruiting!

Gizmos Needs YouShare your knowledge of free software with millions of Gizmo's readers by joining our editing team.  Details here.

 
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