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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: XP Facts, 4 Ways To Factory Reset Your Computer, Check User Name Availability At Multiple Sites, Big Emoticon List, 15 Inspirational Sites, Camouflaged Animal Photos

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

Windows XP: Interesting Facts to Remember
This is an interesting collection Windows XP trivia. It's a short and good read. :)
Thanks go out to Mary at Spiceworks for the site suggestion :)

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Antarctic Glacier Ice (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper shows a close up view of glacier ice in Antarctica. Ice blue and white with vertical ridges and valleys create a background that shows desktop icons very well. The image is part of a larger glacier and mountains wallpaper that you can see here.
If you're somewhere with warm weather this wallpaper provides a visual cool down.

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Sun, Sand, and Colorful Beach Chairs (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper takes us to a warm, sunny beach - blue water, white sand and some colorful chairs to sit on. If you're in a part of the world that's been having some extreme winter weather this might be a good reminder of warm weather to come. Icons do quite well with this wallpaper.

White sand beach, blue ocean, and painted beach chairs

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Finds of the Week: Almost Every File Format, Billions of Free Sudoku, Light Browser, Easy Journaling, Computer & Internet Basics, xkcd web comic

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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Best Free PC Games 2013

Finally it's time to reveal the best gems in the freeware gaming world that came out in 2013. All right hold your breath as we're revealing the Top 10 Freeware Games of 2013. Starting from No. 10, we'll be picking one game per day till we climb up the ladder to the numero uno spot. The countdown begins today...

 

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Finds of the Week: Free Forensic Software, Historic Maps, Create List of Installed Programs (Windows), DIY Photography, Improve Your Handwriting, Amazing Fact Generator

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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Beginners Guide to Google Search (Website of the Week)

"Google Tutor is one of the leading sources for news, tutorials, and tips for helping you get the most out of Google’s products and services."

Logo: the words Google Tutor in white on a red background

Practically everything to improve Google searches can be found in this article. There's plenty of material for beginners and advanced users to improve search results and a whole lot more can be found in this article. Here's a list of what the article covers:

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