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.

Website of the Week: Scott Hanselman's 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows

Short and sweet: if you are interested in software you need to visit this site.

Finds of the Week: Webopedia, 21 iPhone Tricks, Change Windows 8 Start Screen Name, How To Find Lost XP Key, How To Pronounce Words, Still Blog

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

Webopedia is an online dictionary that provides easy-to-understand definitions related to the technology and the internet. Using plain language and avoiding the use of heavy jargon when possible makes the site accessible to users with a wide range of computer knowledge.

A Touch of Yellow - Yellow Crocus Flowers (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper consists of bright yellow (crocus) on a softly focused background of a green and yellow field. I thought I'd post a summer-like image this week for anyone that's chilly to downright freezing, especially anyone in the northeastern part of the US. Icons show up surprisingly well against the bright background but might not have enough contrast for some folks.

Smithsonian's History Explorer (Website of the Week)

"Smithsonian's History Explorer was developed by the National Museum of American History  to offer hundreds of free, innovative online resources for teaching and learning American history."

The words Smiothsonian's in red, the words History Explorer in blue, all on a white background.

Finds of the Week: NatGeo Education, Consumerist, D*I*Y Planner, 13 Best Firefox Add-ons, 10 Smartphone Tricks, 2013 Google Zeitgeist

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

Untouched Snow (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a picture of mounds of snow. Untouched, silent and sparkling snow. If you love snow or live where it's warm right now you'll enjoy this wallpaper. Icons are easy to see against the mostly white (with some bluish shadows) wallpaper.

Available Resolutions:
Check the website for your screen resolution as there too many to list.

Find Some Of The Best Cultural and Educational Media at Open Culture (Website of the Week)

Open Culture gives you access to high quality educational content whenever and wherever you want it.

light blue background with the words Open Culture in white.

Finds of the Week: Check PC Game Compatibility, 10 Chrome Productivity Add-ons, Encyclopedia of Life, Microsoft Wallpapers, 50 Great Fonts, World Photography

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

Crescent Moon Sunset (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a crescent moon above the curvature of the earth with  beautiful sunset hues over cloud cover. A few stars peek out at the top of the wallpaper. Desktop icons do quite well with this wallpaper.

Crescent Moon over clouds

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Full HD: 1920x1080

Just Delete Me (Website of the Week)

Just Delete Me is a website that contains a directory of direct links where you can delete accounts from various web services.

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