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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.

Wallpaper of the Week: Sun Rays Piercing Through Evergreen Forest

This week’s wallpaper shows sun rays piercing through tall, thin, nicely spaced evergreens, lighting up the foliage on the ground and radiating into the blue sky. Icons show up pretty well on this background in most areas.

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Miss Windows Movie Maker? Try this Free Cross-Platform Video Editor

Shotcut Video Editor

This free cross-platform video editor is suitable for beginning and advanced video editing with a raft of features for audio, video, editing, and display. It’s a good alternative for Windows Movie Maker.

Shotcut is an open source, cross-platform video editor with an intuitive interface and a long list of great features. The tools are easily accessible from the interface and panels are dockable and undockable so you can arrange the layout as you work.

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Download over 59,000 Professional Sound Effects for Free

Download Free Sound Effects

Download thousands of free sound effects for commercial and non-commercial use from this website.

Zapsplat offers free sounds that can be used by anyone in videos, podcasts, apps, games, animations, cartoons and other projects. The sound effects are sorted in these categories:

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Get Free Public Domain Images from Museums Around the World

Public Domain Images from Museums

If you're looking for good quality images that are free to use and in the public domain, this is a good round-up of museums and archives that have released images with no restrictions on use.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Dark Phoenix Nebula

This week’s wallpaper is an image of a flowing red, orange and yellow nebula. Clouds billow, stars shine, the central part of the image has fiery oranges and yellows. Cooler dark areas balance out the reds and oranges. It’s another space themed creation by popular artist Starkiteckt. Icons show up well in most areas.

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Get Pixel8 Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software Free

Seagate Premium Data Recovery Software Free

UPDATE: The software is no longer available. The URL gives a security error and then resolves to a Contact Us site at Seagate.
I don't see the software offered anywhere on the site right now.

Get the same software that data recovery company Pixel18 uses professionally for a limited time.

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View Websites in Dark Mode With This Browser Add-on

Dark Reader for Chrome, Firefox and Safari

This browser add-on changes the color of websites from bright to dark mode.

Dark Reader enables night/dark mode by creating dark themes for websites on the fly in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Dark modes for sites can make viewing websites much easier on the eyes and more readable at night.

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