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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.

Check if your computer is windows 7 compatible or not

Microsoft has launched Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta.

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor scans your PC to see if it's ready for Windows 7, and tells you about any known compatibility issues.

check out yourself. click on the link below.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=...

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Documentary Heaven: Food For Your Brain

Need something to watch? Have a look at these free documentaries in 35+ categories.

'Documentary Heaven was set up early July 2009 to provide the public with a vast collection of documentaries spanning across every genre out there. We intend on continuously updating the site on a daily basis to bring you nothing but the very best.'


http://documentaryheaven.com/

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Use Your Webcam as a Security Camera and Motion Detector

Free software detects what happens when you aren't there.

Syschat has an article on how to use a webcam as a security device to monitor unattended locations using Yawcam free software. The article outlines two ways to use software to record activity - one takes a picture at regular intervals of your choice and can store them offsite. The other one records activity when motion is detected.

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Compact Notes Organizer With Some Great Features

This notes organizer has a small footprint but packs a lot into it.

Quotepad is a desktop notes organizer that's easy to use and is free to download.
Quotepad is great for quick notes you want to save. It's small (930 KB) and it has some great features. My favorite feature is when you copy some text from a website, Quotepad saves the note and the URL of the page it was from. Even better, with a few key strokes or a click or two, its automatically pasted into Quotepad.
 

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15 Must-Have Web Apps for Students

Great collection of applications aimed at students with many applications that can be used by anyone.

This is an interesting collection of web apps over at Digitizd. Some are new to me, some not, and as far as I can tell, all are free.
Some of the applications on the site include project management, collaborative writing, mind mapping, budgeting, note taking, flashcards, an automatic bibliography maker, and more.
Drop by and have a look, one of these applications might be just what you're looking for.

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Download YouTube Videos Easily And Quickly

Update:

The service that was originally featured in this article (KickYouTube) is no longer active.

Currently, the best service I know of is detailed in the following article created by our Hot Finds Editor:

Finally a Free, Flexible Youtube Download That Works

The title says it all. =)

Until next time,
Rhiannon

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Easily Create a Designer Quality Website for Free

Build Your Own Websites have been around for years. None of them interested me until now. I've finally found an application that has quality design and ease of use. No coding needed, just drag and drop. High quality templates and being able to modify themes easily make this a choice application.

SnapPages has more features than you would expect in an easy to use program.
Dragging and dropping text boxes, widgets (think Google Maps), and photographs is effortless. Also included is an integrated calendar and photo album viewer.

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