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.

Epic Games store opens, get a free game every two weeks through 2019

Epic Games opened the doors to their new store and the makers of Fortnite and Unreal Tournament will release a free title about twice a month through 2019, along with a growing choice of paid titles.

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This free online program offers a Full-Stack Web Development course free to everybody

The App Academy now has a free version of their 12 week coding boot camp that everyone can take and complete on their own schedule with free access to the entire full-stack curriculum.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dilapidated Truck in the Desert with Crows

This week's wallpaper is a desert landscape showing a dilapidated blue truck partially buried in the cracked desert floor. Rust, dents and bullet holes pepper the truck with RT 66 spray painted in white on the door. Brown clouds meet the desert on the horizon. A full moon reveals two crows, one perches on a boulder on the left of the screen, the other sits in a leafless tree to the right. Browns prevail in this desert landscape, with the truck and the crows providing pops of color. Icons show up well on this unusual background. 

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Google rolls out Squoosh, an image compression web app for online or offline use

Squoosh interface

Google's new web app compresses image files, saving space on your device and making websites load faster.

There are many websites that compress images, but Squoosh has some attractive features that make it worth a look. Squoosh was created to load images faster on websites. It's primarily aimed at web developers, but the interface is simple enough for anyone to use with features that most users will appreciate.

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