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.

This May Be the Simplest and Easiest Online Flowchart Creator

Flow chart

Zen Flowchart is an easy to use online tool for making flowcharts, organization charts, process charts, sitemaps and more. Create a new node with a single click, or link separate nodes easily with smart connectors in a clean uncluttered interface.

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What Do the Function Keys on the Keyboard Do?

Illuminated keyboard

The Function keys on the top row of the keybaord are assigned tasks by the operating system or application. They are often combined with the Alt and Ctrl keys to do certain tasks, and on laptops, can also have dual functions like turning the volume up or down when used with a designated key, usually the Fn key. Read on to add the Function keys to your repertoire of Windows keyboard shortcuts.

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Manage Multiple Gmail Accounts in Your Browser

Checker Plus Gmail browser extension

Manage single or multiple Gmail and Google Apps accounts from your browser with this add-on for Firefox and Chrome.

If you want to keep an eye on your Gmail and get notifications, read, delete, listen to email from your browser without opening a page for Gmail this is a great way to do it.
Whether you have one or or more Gmail accounts this extension brings some useful features to view and manage your email right from your browser.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorado Great Sand Dunes

This weeks wallpaper shows the golden hues of Great Sand Dunes Park in Colorado as they head towards far off mountains. Overhead the sky shows blue gray clouds fading to a lighter hue in front while showers march across the face of the far off mountains. The play of light and shadow on the dunes below and the horizontal flow of clouds above create an outstanding contrast in form, texture and color. Icons show up well on most areas of this background.

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Learn JavaScript Basics Online for Free

Ultimate Courses JavaScript Basics

This online course has 63 lessons (7 hours) that introduce the basics of JavaScript. If you're a beginner and want to take a look at JavaScript or would like to brush up on a few things this free course lets you learn at your own speed. All courses are presented in bite size video segments, ranging in length from a few minutes to 15 minutes and include these topics:

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Wallpaper of the Week: Matterhorn Super Moon

This weeks wallpaper is an image of the Matterhorn during the super moon. The super moon is seen in incremental shots arcing over the Matterhorn. The moons and Matterhorn are reflected in the lake below the mountain. The top of the Matterhorn is tinted a very soft, very light orange. Deep blue water, white snows and dark grays make up the palette for this unique shot. Icons show up very well on this background.

Super Moon over the Matterhorn

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How to Bypass Paywalls at Popular News Sites

Here's how to quickly bypass paywalls at popular news and magazine websites.

If you've tried to read an article at sites like Washington Post, Medium, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, Wired, Vanity Fair or the Wall Street Journal, you've probably run into a paywall. A paywall restricts access to content by requiring a paid subscription, but there are a few ways around them.

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Watch NASA Build The Next Mars Rover Live

NASA's Spacecraft Assembly Facility

You can watch the next Mars Rover being built in NASA's Spacecraft Assembly Facility (SAF). View continuous live coverage from the SAF clean room webcam or tune in to the YouTube channel for live coverage and moderated chats.

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