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.

Amazing Antelope Canyon (Wallpaper of the Week)

This weeks wallpaper is a photo of the awesome Lower Antelope Canyon in Arizona, USA.
The photo shows the sinuous curves and contours that water has sculpted over time in this well known slot canyon.
There's a great balance of warm and cool colors, and icons show up well against the darker areas of the image with the lighter areas creating less contrast.

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Freeware Game of the Week (Play this before you Die!)

Apr 9 - Apr 15

Why do you think that people say the best things in life are free? Well, I discovered one answer in early 2004 when I learned of a game that was the fruit of five long years of development by Daisuke Amaya during his spare time.

This free game turned into a classic, won him universal acclaim and has given him god-like status in the gaming world.

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Firefox Extension of the Week (FlashGot)

Mar 31 - Apr 06

It would be hard to find someone who doesn't use a download manager these days. If you require any or all of the following: faster downloads, scheduling, resuming incomplete downloads, bulk downloading, downloading media and URLs; then yes, you definitely need a download manager! cool

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Firefox Extension of the Week (Readability)

Mar 21 - Mar 27

Firefox has thousands of extensions in its gallery. If you can imagine Firefox browser as a racing car, then having extensions is like customizing the nitrous purge, hydraulics, spinners, doors, trunk audio, split hoods and even add paint to your exhaust, spoiler, roof scoop etc. Thus buying parts, upgrading performance and changing the looks, makes your car to come "alive". 

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Wallpaper of the Week (Black, Blue, and Gold)

This weeks wallpaper is fairly minimalist. It's a large black background with a swirl of blue on one side and a swirl of gold on the other. It reminds me of fire and ice on a black background where the two don't quite meet.

desktop wallpaper black background with a swirl of blue on the left and a swirl of gold on the right

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Wallpaper of the Week (Awesome Abandoned Vintage Red Pickup Truck)

This weeks wallpaper is a terrific vintage red GMC pickup truck abandoned on a desert plain at the feet of some jagged mountains. The image has quite a bit of color variation but I didn't have any difficulty seeing my desktop icons.

old red pickup truck sitting in the high desert at the foot of jagged mountains

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