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.

Canyon Waterfall (Wallpaper of the Week)

This week we have a waterfall spilling from a canyon at a great height, falling in to a swirling pool at its base. This stunning image has muted purples and oranges as the sun sets over canyonlands. Icons are highly visible due to the low contrast and muted tones in this image.

Finds of the Week (Which Windows Apps To Uninstall, Free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides, Use Tech to Get Organized, Free Programming Classes, Get Mobile Websites on a PC)

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three).

Universe Reflections (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a starry sky reflected in a lake, with the sun setting over dark hills. This wallpaper is on the dark side so icons are very visible. I really like the range of color used in this wallpaper.

a starry sky reflected in a lake, with the sun setting over dark hills

Hardware Secrets: Uncomplicating the Complicated (Website of the Week)

Hardware Secrets "provides tutorials, news, and reviews about computer hardware in very easy to follow language. It's structured and written to entry level PC enthusiasts.
Its primary editorial goal is to address the lack of refined technical information on the Internet."

Finds of the Week (Music Downloads, Web Sites for Kids, Used Computer Ideas, Free NASA eBooks, TOS - What You Need To Know)

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three).

Music Downloads:: 5 Cheaper Alternatives Than The iTunes Store
I prefer to download music from places other than iTunes. Check out these five alternatives to iTunes, you might find ones you like. :)

Freeware Game of the Week (What happens when you combine 2D and 3D? A Mind Bending Game!)

Jan 11 - Jan 17 (Website of the Week) streams short, useful videos covering hundreds of topics. Top level categories include Tech, Fitness, Home, Money and Education, Food, Style, Video Games, Recreation, Health, Family, and Relationships. In those categories you'll find extremely diverse topics, from how to eat ants to public speaking to learning Riverdance moves for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day.

The word Howcast in blue letters on white background

Beautiful Beach (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows small waves from a calm blue sea washing against the sand. If you're in the part of the Northern Hemisphere that experiences winter you'll enjoy this wallpaper. Icons display well in the top two-thirds of the image, a little less well in the bottom third though still quite visible. This calming wallpaper isn't cluttered or busy, making it a good choice for every day wallpaper.

Print What You Like (Website of the Week)

Print What You Like is a website that lets you choose what parts of a web page you'd like to print. You can save quite a bit of ink and paper with this site, but being able to print a website without the clutter is awesome.

Print What You Like Logo

Holiday Wallpaper Collections (Wallpaper of the Week)

This week brings three different websites with differing styles of desktop wallpapers. The selection is varied enough that most of us should be able to find something we like.

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