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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.

Firefox Send Lets You Share Large Files Securely

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Mozilla's Firefox Send is an incredibly simple and secure way to share large files from any browser.

Firefox Send lets you send encrypted, self destructing files up to 2.5GB from any browser. Anyone can easily transfer files up to 1GB, if you have or create a Firefox account you can transfer files up to 2.5GB.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Machinarium Plaza

This week's wallpaper is an image of a plaza in a machine world, complete with robots, rivets, round structures and odd clocks. This somewhat steam punk appearing background is from Machinarium, a popular multi-platform game. This detailed image shows a round plaza with robots standing or sitting around, surrounded by round metal structures with portholes and doors. This wallpaper is highly detailed in the foreground with the background fading to a sketch like appearance.

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15 Tools to Diagnose Windows Problems

computer monitor with gear wheel and repair tools

You don't have to be an expert to troubleshoot Windows problems with these tools.

These 15 tools can diagnose many problems in Windows. Fix stuck pixels on a monitor, find out what hardware is on a computer, diagnose hard drives, analyze Wi-Fi connections, view active processes, check what devices are on a network, see what's taking space on your hard drive, check for malware and more with this array of diagnostic tools.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Arctic Sunset

This week's wallpaper is a stunning sunset in the Arctic. Taken from a snowy hill with a fisheye lens, the sun sits on the horizon under a fiery orange and yellow sky. Light touches the top of the ridge, adding gold highlights to the snow covered rocks. Icons show up very well on this background.

Sunset in the Arctic

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Find Dozens of Free Online Tools for Many Tasks at This Versatile and Useful Site

Pine Tools logo

If you need an online tool for a task related to mathematics, color, text and lists, numbers, date and time, or images, you can probably find it here.

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