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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: Sleeping Bear Dunes, Lake Michigan

This weeks wallpaper is an image of Sleeping Bear Dunes in Michigan, USA just before rain settles in. Rising mist on Lake Michigan and lowering storm clouds over the area create an image with many subtle shades of blue. The photographer states the rain started shortly after the shot was taken. This is a soft background with mostly clouds and water. The dunes are off to the right and provide mass and sharper definition. There's a nice balance of sea, sky and shore in this soothing background. Icons show up nicely on this wallpaper.

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Leonardo da Vinci’s Collection of Notebooks the "Codex Forster" Is Now Available Online

Two pages of Leonardo da Vinci's codex

The Victoria and Albert Museum has digitized three notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci's writings and drawings. They can now be viewed in "amazing detail" online.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon: Blue Sky Over a Green & Gold Hill

This weeks wallpaper shows a hill with horizontal rows of grass and flowers under a brilliant blue sky. Five tall trees add punctuation to the skyline. The horizontal rows of yellow flowers, warm earth and and green grass form a sharp counterpoint to the blue sky. The vertical trees nicely balance the colorful horizontal elements. Icons are visible but somewhat faded due to the colors in this bright background. This background is reminiscent of the grassy hill wallpaper that appeared in Windows 7 but with pops of color and a handful of trees.

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Back Up Gmail to Your PC for Free

UpSafe Gmail Backup

Back up all your Gmail to your Windows PC for free.

There are several reasons why having a copy of your Gmail on your PC is a good idea. If there's a Gmail outage, your account gets taken over, or you get locked out of your account it's good to have a current copy of all your email (up to 3 GB on the free plan). UpSafe Gmail Backup is a lightweight program that will download a copy of your Gmail.

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Solve Math Equations Instantly With Your Mobile Phone Camera

Photomath app

Photomath is a free app for Android and iOS that reads and solves mathematical problems instantly by using the camera of your mobile device. It can help you solve math problems, check homework assignments and study for upcoming exams and ACTs/SATs with this useful app.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Sunlit Tarn Among Grassy Hills

This weeks wallpaper shows a small tarn (lake) partially surrounded by grass covered hills. What makes this image so appealing is the luminous clouds behind the lake and the areas of light among the hills and on the surface of the lake. The image is soft and rounded, a tree and rocky sections of the hills create additional interest. Green, gold and blue are the predominant colors.
Icons do well on this background.

Lake nestled in green hills

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Download Music From Soundcloud for Free

logo Free SoundCloud Downloader

Download songs, tracks, and music from SoundCloud for free and save them to your PC in MP3 format.

Free SoundCloud Downloader is a small, free Windows program to download music, podcasts, tracks and songs from SoundCloud.

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