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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: Nightfall at Lake Aurora

This weeks wallpaper shows off the blues, greens and purples of a night sky Aurora shining softly over a lake flanked by mountains. The mountains are steep on the left side, while the right side is shallower, has some tree cover and tapers off as it nears the water at the far end.While I'm not usually a fan of composite images, this composition of a photo of the Aurora in Iceland and a photo of Lake Bannalp in Switzerland appears flawless. Icons are highly visible on this dark background.

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Finds of the Week: Easy Copy and Paste Characters, Product Hunt, Empty the Recycling Bin Automatically, Free Guide to Combining Typefaces

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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Get Classic Windows 7 Games in Windows 8 and 10 for Free

Image of Windows 7 Games InstallationPlay the classic, ad free games you loved from Windows 7 (along with Mahjong Titans, Chess Titans and Purble Place from Windows Vista) on computers running Windows 8 and Windows 10.

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Wallpaper of the Week: The Red Forest

This week's wallpaper is an image of a forest full of blazing red leaves on trees with straight, light colored trunks - autumn glory at its finest if you like the reds of that season. There's a nice range of light and dark reds due to the bright light filtering in from the left. Icons are readily visible but not high contrast with this rather dramatic wallpaper.

Forest with red autumn leaves

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Finds of the Week: What Google Knows About You, Take Screenshots in Office and Insert into Documents, 5 Great Uses for USB Drives, Stop Facebook Videos from Playing Automatically

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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Easily Edit Your RSS News Feeds With This Free OPML Editor

Using an RSS reader (News Feed Aggregator) is a fantastic way to keep up with the latest news and information from a lot of different sites, but sites can disappear without warning, leaving you with feeds that are no longer active.

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Wallpaper of the Week: The Rings Of Saturn

This weeks wallpaper is a monochromatic view of the planet Saturn and its beautiful banded rings against a starry backdrop, lit by the sun. Every now and then I get the urge to see Saturn on my desktop so I hunt down images, this weeks wallpaper is the result. Is it a real image of Saturn? I haven't the foggiest idea, but I'm sure enjoying it seeing it as my desktop this week. Icons do quite well with this image in the darker regions.

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How To Prevent Unwanted Windows 10 Upgrades

Microsoft has been ambitious in attempting to ensure that computers running Windows 7 and Windows 8 are upgraded to Windows 10 - here are a few different ways to block any unwanted and unasked for upgrades on your computer.

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