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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.

6 Free Google Reader Alternatives

As you may have heard, Google Reader will be closing its doors on July 1st, 2013. Those of us who use and depend on RSS feeds are scrambling for alternatives. I've selected six that are web based that have (mostly) apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android.

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Canyon Waterfall (Wallpaper of the Week)

This week we have a waterfall spilling from a canyon at a great height, falling in to a swirling pool at its base. This stunning image has muted purples and oranges as the sun sets over canyonlands. Icons are highly visible due to the low contrast and muted tones in this image.

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Hardware Secrets: Uncomplicating the Complicated (Website of the Week)

Hardware Secrets "provides tutorials, news, and reviews about computer hardware in very easy to follow language. It's structured and written to entry level PC enthusiasts.
Its primary editorial goal is to address the lack of refined technical information on the Internet."

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FREE Kindle ebook: Photoshop Basic Training for Architects [Kindle Edition] (valid through August 31, 2012)

If you have a Kindle, Amazon.com is offering "Photoshop Basic Training for Architects [Kindle Edition]" as a free download through August 31, 2012.

Download Photoshop Basic Training for Architects [Kindle Edition]

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Freeware Game of the Week (This game leaves you wanting for more!)

Aug 8 - Aug 14

Few games leave you so impressed that it's nearly impossible not to fall in love with them. This is one such game. It's weird, it's cool and thought provoking, but best of all you wouldn't even know why you love it so much! Whatever, it leaves you wanting for more, perhaps because it ends on such a high note. 

Gravity Bone

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Freeware Game of the Week (The Flash Game that Rocked the Online World!!)

Jul 18 - Jun 24

Flash games have brought a revolution in the online industry providing users with countless hours of fun and entertainment. The attraction is clear: they are completely free of charge, will run in any browser without the need for downloads or installs, are easy to learn, come in a huge variety of categories and are simply great fun to play. But in this super-popular genre, one game stands out.

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