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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.

Halloween Wallpaper Collection 2017

Halloween Wallpapers

Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, and since it's rapidly approaching, this is a good time to get new backgrounds for your devices. These sites have your haunted holiday covered with a large selection of wallpapers. Whether you like scary, funny, traditional or a little odd, you'll likely find something to like here.

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Finds of the Week: Google Maps Adds Planets and Moons / Free Halloween Clip Art / Ubuntu Beginner's Guide / Add Apps to Startup in Windows 10

Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of websites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Wallpaper of the Week: Red Forest Path

This weeks wallpaper brings a row of large, backlit tree trunks surrounded by red and rust autumn foliage on all sides. A muted, leaf strewn path runs behind the tree trunks. The surface of the large tree trunks provide some detail and texture to the softly focused foliage. Icons show up in most areas of this wallpaper fairly well, though not as well in the light area in the center of the image.

Red Forest with Path

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Finds of the Week: Run Multiple Instances of Google Drive / Control Driver Updates in Windows 10 / Open Culture / Poem A Day

Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of websites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

How to Run Multiple Instances of Google Drive on Windows for Free

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Internet Explorer is Leaking Anything You Type in the Address Bar

Internet Explorer logoA newly discovered issue leaks or reveals all the text that you type in to the address (URL) bar, including website addresses and searches. Microsoft has not released a patch for this issue.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Huayna Picchu Seen Through Machu Picchu’s Access Gate

This weeks wallpaper is nicely framed view of the mountain Huayna Picchu through the stone doorway of Machu Picchu's beautiful stone gateway. The texture and shape of the stone access gate and walled path beyond contrast beautifully with the view of the mountain ahead. Earth tones and plenty of texture make this a great background for your device. Icons are visible but not high contrast with this wallpaper.

Machu Picchu

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Finds of the Week: Fix Stuck Windows Updates / 7 Specialty Browsers / Using Chrome Offline / Free Cassini eBook from NASA

Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of websites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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Download Free High Resolution Audubon Bird Prints

Aududon PrintsDownload gorgeous high resolution images of Audubon's Birds of America for free.

The Audubon Society's digital library has made all 435 plates from wildlife artist John J. Audubon's book "The Birds of America" available as free, high resolution downloads. These are outstanding illustrations created by Audubon from 1827 to 1838 while he was exploring the USA.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Yosemite Sunrise

This weeks wallpaper shows Yosemite National Park in California at sunrise. Luminous mists are traveling through the mountains, showing off the view of these well known mountains. A far off waterfall, glowing clouds, and a foreground of well defined trees complete the view. Icons show up fairly well in most areas of this background.

Yosemite National Park at sunrise

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Finds of the Week: Does Windows 10 Spy on You? / Unblock Flash in Browsers / Send Large Files Online for Free / What PC Files to Back Up

Finds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon

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