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.

Wallpaper of the Week: Foggy Forest, Pinerolo, Italy

This week’s wallpaper is an image of monotone, gray, foggy forest. Slim bare tree trunks form rows while vegetation obscures the ground. Icons show up well on this misty, gray background.

Wallpaper Foggy Forest

This wallpaper comes in a range of desktop image resolutions and mobile devices and tablets. It can be used on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, tablets and other devices, install it using the directions for your specific device or browser.

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Get a New Bing Wallpaper Every Day on Android and Windows 10

Get Bing Wallpapers Every Day

Automatically set Bing’s daily background as your wallpaper on Windows 10 and Android with these apps.

Microsoft’s search engine Bing may not be the most popular search engine, but it has the best wallpapers. Microsoft released two new apps, one for Android and one for Windows 10, which will automatically change your background to Bing’s daily background.

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Microsoft Brings PowerToys to Windows 10

Windows 10 PowerToys

Remember PowerToys from older versions of Windows? Microsoft is bringing them back for Windows 10.

PowerToys was a set of utilities that added several useful tools to Windows from Windows 95 to XP. TweakUI, ClearType Tuner, SyncToy, Image Resizer and Taskbar Magnifier were some of the tools in PowerToys.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Iceland’s Aldeyjarfoss Waterfall

This week’s wallpaper is a photo of the Aldeyjarfoss waterfall in Iceland. The river flows through a narrow gorge flanked by basalt columns and pours over a drop, falling 20 meters (65 feet) into a large basin with basalt column walls. The blue green water sets off the basalt columns and some smaller waterfalls flow into the basin from other areas. Surrounding hills have scattered patches of low green plant growth, set under a cover of low clouds. Icons do well in most areas of this background.

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Google Meet Is Now Free for Everyone

Google Meet

Google’s premium video conferencing system is now free for individuals with a Gmail address.

Meet, Google’s premium video conferencing system, was only available to G Suite users and educators. Now individuals with a Gmail address can use the service. Starting at the beginning of this month, Google announced it will be making Meet available to everyone, gradually rolling out over the next few weeks.

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How To Restore Windows Services in Windows 7, 8, and 10

REstore Windows Services

How To Restore Windows Services in Windows 7, 8, and 10

If you’re having trouble with any Windows Services these downloadable registry files can reset them to their defaults.

Windows Services are a type of applications that run in the background and include system resources such as Windows Update, printing, file serving, network functions, error reporting, diagnostic services, and more.

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Get Unique and Interesting Free Backgrounds for Zoom

Free Zoom backgrounds

Get this carefully curated collection of background images for Zoom for free.

The Public Domain Review has hand selected a collection of 15 backgrounds for Zoom from their collection. The backgrounds include fine art paintings, a 70’s space colony, a crazy quilt, lunar landscape, and photos from the South Pole.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Northern Lights

This week’s wallpaper is shows colorful Northern Lights shimmering across the sky in colors ranging from dusky purples, blues, and pinks.
The aurora reflects in the water reaching to low, green and black hills on the horizon with a touch of sunset oranges.
Icons show up very well on this background.

Northern Lights wallpaper

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