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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.

Wallpaper of the Week: Starry Night Mountain Mirror

This weeks wallpaper is a long exposure photo of the night sky reflected in a mountain lake. The solid black mountains surround a small lake with a blue starry sky above. An orange glow over the mountains adds a touch of warmth. This photo almost looks like a poster, with its sharp outlines and complementary colors, but some twinkling lights in seemingly far off valleys offset the effect. Icons do quite well with this background in most areas.

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Finds of the Week: Legally download Windows and Office ISO images / Delete or back up Gmail or Google accounts / What F1-F12 keys do / Brain Pump - learn something new

Finds of the WeekFinds 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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Wallpaper of the Week: New Year Fireworks

As 2016 draws to a close there will be celebrations (and sighs of relief) around the globe. Since so many countries celebrate the New Year with fireworks, this weeks wallpaper is a burst of fireworks on, of course, a night sky. Bursts of blue, white and green make up the major color palette in this image - the image has a nice clear focus, unlike so many images of fireworks that are blurry. Icons show up in a range of decent to so-so on this bright background, depending on where they are on your screen.

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Finds of the Week: Block Windows Updates in Windows 10 Home / All about Windows System Repair Discs / 8 ways to protect yourself online / Science Daily

Finds of the WeekFinds 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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Finds of the Week: Backup and migrate browser bookmarks / 41 essential Windows skills / View Windows 10 update history / Download free weather posters

Finds of the Week

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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Microsoft Solitaire Collection now available for Android and iOS

Microsoft Solitaire CollectionYou can now enjoy the popular Solitaire collection from Microsoft on Android and iOS for free. The Solitaire collection includes long time favorite games Klondike, Free Cell, Spider, Pyramid and TriPeaks.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Water Droplets on Deep Green Leaves

This weeks wallpaper is an image of deep green leaves with prominent light colored veins. Scattered water droplets adorn the leaves and reflect light. The background is a diffuse green, making the leaf edges stand out. There's not a lot of color variation in this image, if you like even toned backgrounds with some contour in them you'll enjoy this wallpaper. Icons show up pretty well in most areas of this background.

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Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps

Finds of the WeekFinds 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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Making Windows 10 work for you: 30+ tips, tricks and shortcuts

Windows 10These 30+ Windows 10 tips and tricks will help you navigate through the new Windows 10 interface. Whether you're new to Windows 10 or have been using it awhile, you'll likely find things here to make using Windows 10 easier and faster.

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