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.

Deep In The Redwood Trees (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper finds us deep in the heart of the redwood tree forests in California. Light falls upon a single redwood, illuminating the dark trees and and plants on the floor of the forest. All in all the image is brooding and deep green. Desktop icons do very well on most of the image, though icons in the center of the image are a bit less visible.

forest of giant redwood trees with one tree illuminated by the sun

Tom's Hardware:- The Authority on Tech (Website of the Week)

 Tom's Hardware "provides millions of readers with unbiased reviews, news and information on technology, consumer electronics, enterprise IT, and helps simplify the purchasing process by providing high-quality content readers can trust."

6 Free Google Reader Alternatives

As you may have heard, Google Reader will be closing its doors on July 1st, 2013. Those of us who use and depend on RSS feeds are scrambling for alternatives. I've selected six that are web based that have (mostly) apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

Finds of the Week: The How-To Edition

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). Occasionally they end up as one topic, like this weeks edition. This isn't meant to be an all inclusive list, rather they are sites  that I personally find useful.

PC World How-To
I like this part of the PC World conglomerate because the How-To articles cover such a wide variety of topics.

Aurora Borealis (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper brings us a look at the northern lights in shades of purple, blue and magenta over dark tree covered hills. Desktop icons really stand out with this wallpaper.

purple aurora borealis over dark tree covered hills.

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IntoMobile (Website of the Week)

IntoMobile has everything mobile. Mobile news, mobile apps, mobile phones, tablets and mobile technology all get in depth coverage.

black background with site title. into is in blue, mobile is white.

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."

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