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.

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

Available Resolutions:
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Widescreen: 1920x1200 1680x1050 1440x900 1366x768 1280x800
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.

Finds of the Week: 7 Ways To Learn to Code, 2014 Monthly Calendar Templates, Book Price Comparison Made Simple, Printable Paper, Troubleshoot Office 2013 Issues,

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

7 Ways To Learn to Code
Venture Beat has gathered various sites that teach you to code for free. Some we've covered here at Gizmo's Freeware and some are new.

Cozi: Family Life. Simplified. (Website of the Week)

Cozi is a FREE online organizer and mobile app that helps you manage the family schedule, organize shopping lists and to do lists, and capture favorite memories - all in one place.

The words cozi. Family life, Simplified gray on white background.

Flowing Fields of Green and Gold (Wallpaper of the Week)

The first time I laid eyes on this weeks wallpaper I thought it was a painting. The green rolling hills look like brushstrokes with a dash of trees and shadow. On each of the brushstroke-like hills the green is running in slightly different directions. The rounded hills produce lovely shades of green, from green-gold to the very dark green in the shadows of the hills. Desktop icons show up fine on my monitor but they aren't high contrast.


Unlocking Knowledge and Empowering Minds: MIT OpenCourseWare (Website of the Week)

MIT (The Massachusetts Institute of Technology) is supporting the online learning revolution by making 2,100 courses available to everyone.

MITOPENCOURSEWARE logo, white and orange lettering on black

Aged and Distressed Old Blue Railway Car (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks image is an old rail car made out of wood. Its original color was blue but has weathered nicely - I believe the current popular term would be called "distressed". Or vintage. Whatever you want to call it, it's a great image with a lot of texture and interest.
Icons are visible but aren't easily seen at first glance due to the textures in the image.

Old Blue Wooden Railcar with greenery growing around its base

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