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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.

Finds of the Week: Backup and migrate browser bookmarks / 41 essential Windows skills / View Windows 10 update history / Download free weather posters

Finds of the Week

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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Microsoft Solitaire Collection now available for Android and iOS

Microsoft Solitaire CollectionYou can now enjoy the popular Solitaire collection from Microsoft on Android and iOS for free. The Solitaire collection includes long time favorite games Klondike, Free Cell, Spider, Pyramid and TriPeaks.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Water Droplets on Deep Green Leaves

This weeks wallpaper is an image of deep green leaves with prominent light colored veins. Scattered water droplets adorn the leaves and reflect light. The background is a diffuse green, making the leaf edges stand out. There's not a lot of color variation in this image, if you like even toned backgrounds with some contour in them you'll enjoy this wallpaper. Icons show up pretty well in most areas of this background.

Water Droplets on Leaves

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Finds of the Week: Instant Logo Search / Exporting Evernote data / 8 built-in Windows tools / Download free topographical maps

Finds of the WeekFinds 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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Making Windows 10 work for you: 30+ tips, tricks and shortcuts

Windows 10These 30+ Windows 10 tips and tricks will help you navigate through the new Windows 10 interface. Whether you're new to Windows 10 or have been using it awhile, you'll likely find things here to make using Windows 10 easier and faster.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Twilight at Ravens Roost Overlook

This weeks wallpaper is a view of a lone pine tree overlooking a mountain valley at twilight. The tree and foreground are finely focused, while the lowering clouds and fog creeping up the mountains create a serene backdrop with twilight hues of lavender and gray. A nicely muted background with plenty of atmosphere that works well with icons. The photo was taken at Ravens Roost overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, USA.

Ravens Roost Overlook Virginia USA

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Finds of the Week: 100+ Alternative Search Engines / International Space Station Live Feed / Free Wallpapers from Microsoft / Google 'Speed Test'

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Wallpaper of the Week: Red Autumn Forest

This weeks wallpaper shows off crimson autumn foliage in a grove of trees with dark trunks and branches. Red leaves, dark branches and light fog seem to brood, creating a background that shows off icons quite well in most areas of the image.

Red Autumn Forest

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The Window 7 User’s Guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 logoThe transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 can be jarring, to say the least. Here's an overview of what you'll find in Windows 10, whether you're thinking of switching from Windows 7 or 8 or you want a look at Microsoft's latest operating system. What the guide covers:

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