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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.

Finds of the Week: Hide or Restore Windows Updates, 99 Tech Life Hacks, Morning Short (Daily Short Story), Google About Me

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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Wallpaper of the Week: Textured Steel in Black and Silver

This weeks free wallpaper is an image of a textured steel plate in silver and black. There are five silvery raised lines in alternating directions on a background of variegated black. Icons show up nicely on this dark background.

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Don't Want Windows 10? Check Your Windows Update Settings Now

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will shortly be pushed to Windows Update as an "Optional" update and, starting in January, all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers will be getting Windows 10 as a "Recommended" update.

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Finds of the Week: How To Secure Google Chrome, How To Build A New PC, Find Games Like Your Favorites, Download and Print Free Vintage Posters

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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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Autumn Leaves

This weeks wallpaper shows layered oak leaves in bright yellows, oranges and reddish golds. It's the perfect wallpaper for this time of year in a goodly part of the northern hemisphere, where Autumn/Fall/Harvest (take your pick) is in full swing, or for anyone who likes colorful leaves. :) Icons show up fairly well on this wallpaper, though the rich colors don't provide a lot of contrast.

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Print Job Stuck? Clear Your Printer Queue With This Free Utility

Print Flush falls into the "best utility you didn't know you needed" category. It solves the problem of print jobs getting stuck in the print queue without additional steps.

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