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This category is reserved for finds by our Editor Rhiannon. 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 230 KB utility that works with Windows 2000 up to Windows 10. 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.

Instantly Add Color to Black and White Photos with Image Colorizer

Colorize black and white photos

Image Colorizer is a cross platform tool that lets you add color to black and white photos whether using the online tool, Windows or Mac programs or apps for both Android and iOS.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Horizon Sunset

This week's wallpaper is a computer generated illustration showing the sun setting over a horizon of blues and oranges. Mountains below fade into darker colors. This is one of those images that looks so much better on a screen than the screenshot. The reddit version (link below) fits beautifully on a triple monitor display. It also scales down quite nicely. Icons show up well on this background.

Sun on horizon desktop wallpaper

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Take Control of the Position of Icons on Your Windows 10 Taskbar

TaskbarX

TaskbarX is a free portable app for Windows 10 that allows you to center your taskbar icons for a dock like feel.

The app displays your taskbar icons in the center of your taskbar, whether it’s on the bottom, top or side of your screen. There’s an option to center your icons or align them at a certain offset from the center.

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This Lightweight Image Viewer for Windows is Fast and Versatile

Quick Picture Viewer for Windows

Quick Picture Viewer is an elegant, lightweight image viewer that works well as a standalone program or as a replacement for the default Windows photo viewer.

Quick Picture Viewer was designed for viewing images in Windows. It has plenty of options while still being light and fast with the usual standard features and a few useful extras.

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Discover Something Interesting to Read Each Day

All That's Interesting

All That’s Interesting is a site for curious people who want to know more about what they saw on the news or read in history books.

Covering History, News and Science, All That’s Interesting has an eclectic approach to presenting something new every day to read. Articles can be humorous, odd, fascinating and macabre.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Spiral Galaxy

This week’s wallpaper is an image of a spiral galaxy viewed from the side. Blue outer bands surround inner bands of green and yellow against a star filled sky. Icons show up well against this background in almost all areas.

Spiral Galaxy desktop wallpaper

This background comes in a wide range of image resolutions including mobile phones and tablets. Use the installation instructions for your specific device or browser.

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How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You (mostly)

Facebook

Facebook collects a lot of information about users. This article delves into the ways you can limit the information Facebook collects about you and gives extensive links that you can use to view and change settings.

Facebook is in the business of collecting personal information about people who use it (and people who don’t).
Facebook also extends the same data collection to the other services it owns: Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus.

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