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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: Antarctic Canyon

This weeks wallpaper is an image of an unnamed canyon/trench in Antarctica. Water flows through icy banks, the surrounding colors of white and iceberg blue lending color to the water as it winds out of sight, leaving a backdrop of gray and icy mountains. Blue sky and white clouds overhead make for a clear and stunning view of the canyon. Icons show up ok against this background with the lighter areas having less visibility.

Antarctic Canyon

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Wallpaper of the Week: Green Forest Reflection

This weeks wallpaper is a steep hill of intensely green pines reflected in water. Tall thin pines lining a steep hill reflect soft greens in a lake. The reflections are slightly blurred and blended enough to look like a watercolor painting. The contrast between the sharp needles and thin lines of the pines and the luminous, soft outlines of the reflected trees form a variegated green contrast. Icons show up fairly well in most areas of the background.

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Test Web Pages Across Multiple Browsers and Operating Systems for Free

Comparium Cross Browser Testing Tool

Check how web pages look across browsers and platforms with this free site. 

If you develop websites or create web pages it's good to check how they'll look in different browsers and different operating systems. Comparium can test how web pages look in different browsers and different operating systems in one click.

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Where to Download Offline Installers for Firefox and Chrome

Chrome and Firefox logos

Normally Chrome and Firefox download a small online installer and when it's run, it downloads the rest of the program. Here's how to download the complete program with all the setup files.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Oumuamua Asteroid

This weeks wallpaper is an image of the Oumuamua Asteroid as it makes its way through space. The asteroid takes center stage with the sun reflecting light off the surfaces of the asteroid. Stars are pinpoints of light in the background. The overall gray tones of this background show icons quite well in all but the brightest areas. This background looks much better on a large screen than is seen here.

Oumuamua Asteroid

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How to Get More Google Search Results per Page

Google Search

If getting 10 search results back in Google Search is too small, here's how to increase the amount of results Google Search will return.

By default, all search terms you type into Google Search return 10 results. If you'd like to see more, you can change how many search results appear.

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