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.

Finds of the Week (65 Free Fonts, Outlook.com, Printables for Kids, Download Hi Res Bing Wallpaper)

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

65 Best Free Fonts From 2012
Although not every font in every collection will appeal to everyone, this collection of fonts has some useful and decorative fonts.

Super Hit Game, Metro 2033 for FREE!! (For Facebook Users)

Metro 2033 is a survival horror FPS shooter with RPG elements that was released in 2010 and developed by 4A Games. The game has one of the best graphics among all the video games that I've played till now (which also includes BF3 and Crysis) and is set in a post-apocalyptic world. 

The giveaway is a part of the game publisher, THQ's promotional campaign for the sequel to the game, Metro Last Light. 

The Ocean Portal at Smithsonian Museum (Website of the Week)

The Ocean Portal is part of the Smithsonian Museum. You'll find everything ocean here, from unusual organisms to ocean inspired art. Best of all, you don't need to live near an ocean to enjoy it.

Blue background with text Ocean Portal Find Your Blue

reddit Earthporn (Wallpaper of the Week)

This week brings a site that showcases photos from around the world. Earthporn, a part of the reddit.com site, has photos submitted by members from around the globe. All the photos are natural landscapes (though there are links to other categories at the top of the page) and are work and family safe. I like the quantity and variety of images and find the quality to be very good. The photos come in all different sizes - with the sizes easy to see at a glance you can quickly decide if the image is one you'd like to download.

Finds of the Week (GeekSquad?, Automatic Bing Wallpapers, 11 Social Media Tidbits, Hide Dock Icons on Macs, Upgrade to Windows 8?, IE10 for Windows 7)

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

Use This Guide To Repair Your Computer Before You Try The GeekSquad
This article is particularly useful for beginning or casual computer users. It covers checking for malware and failing hard drives or memory, all things you can check yourself with little risk.

Stack Exchange (Website of the Week)

Stack Exchange is a community based site that's a terrific resource for getting expert answers on wide variety of topics.

The site has 90+ topics to choose from, ranging from highly technical to everyday matters. I landed there via their Super User page dedicated to computer enthusiasts and power users (highly recommended if you like hardware, software and personal computing).

Angling Saturn (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is an image of Saturn, showing the southern reaches of the planet with the rings photographed on a dramatic diagonal. The image was taken with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on June 15, 2012. The black and gray tones highlight desktop icons quite nicely.

Planet Saturn with rings in shades of black and gray

Vladstudio Wallpapers: Lifetime Premium Account Halloween Discount - only $1.99!

I love Vladstudio wallpapers. His site has always offered free wallpapers of good quality as well as a lifetime Premium account that gives you unlimited access to all Vladstudio files, including all sizes of all wallpapers, exclusive wallpaper clocks, PSD files for selected works, and more.
 

red background with orange text offering halloween sale on premium accounts.
 

Finds of the Week (Cloud Computing Explained, Microsoft Rootkit Report, Free Windows 8 ebook, Space Simulators, Repurpose Extra PCs)

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

Cloud Computing Explained
Everything you wanted to know about Cloud Computing. :)

AlternativeTo.net (Website of the Week)

AlternativeTo.net focuses on helping you find the best alternatives for software that's already available, free or paid.

medium blue background with the text alternative to in white.

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