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.

Happy New Year and Happy New Decade Greetings from Gizmo

Another year has passed, and a new decade awaits us.
Some say this will be the most significant decade in more than 100 years. By the end of it we will probably know the direction Western civilisation will be heading for the rest of the 21st century.  And the news may not necessarily be good even though we all hope dearly that it will.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Night Desert

This week's wallpaper is a series of sand dunes under a star filled sky. Light from the side of the dunes adds contour and depth to the dunes. This background has gentle curves and soft earth tones, and icons show up well. Original image by Walid Ahmad at Pexels, more resolutions at the link below.

Desert dunes under starry sky

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Prevent Microsoft from Installing Edge Chromium on Windows 10

Microsoft Edge Chromium logo

Microsoft will be releasing the Microsoft Edge Chromium based browser next month via Windows Update. If you don't want it to be installed automatically here's how to prevent it.

Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser is set to be released January 2020. It will be rolled out to users via Windows Update for all PCs running Windows 10 1803 or newer approximately mid-January.

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Increase Your Online Safety with this Surveillance Self-Defense Guide

 Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD) guide

The Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD) guide has tips, tutorials and articles to help increase your online safety and privacy and prevent online surveilliance. People with little technical knowledge and those who have advanced skills will find the guide interesting and useful.

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