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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.

How to Clean up Your Old Social Media Posts

Social Media clean up

Clean up your social media without deleting your account.

With social media so prevalent it’s a good idea to clean up old posts and photos. Maybe there are posts that a potential employer wouldn’t appreciate, or your views have changed. If you have a long social media history, cleaning up old material and photos can give your social media accounts a clean look.

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Generate Truly Random Numbers for Almost Anything

Generate random numbers

All randomness wasn't created equal. Get truly random numbers based on atmospheric noise that be used for all sorts of activities.

People use random numbers to hold drawings, lotteries, sweepstakes, to drive games and gambling sites, for scientific applications, for art and music, and many more activities and projects.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Soothing Waterfall Cascade

This week’s wallpaper is a close up photo of small waterfalls cascading down moss covered rocks. The water is caught in slow motion, making it look almost solid white in places. The rocks are several shades of green and are mainly moss covered with some spikes of vegetation in various areas. This is a calm and restful background. Icons show up well in most areas. Background images of waterfalls are plentiful and of varying quality - this one is worth a look.

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Unzip Files Online With These 5 Sites

Unzip files online

These five online tools can unzip a variety of file formats for free with no registration or creating an account.

You may find yourself needing to unzip a file but don’t have access to an unzipping tool. Maybe you’re at the library, school, or somewhere else that restricts access to local systems. Perhaps someone sent you a zip file, and you don’t have a zip tool and need to see the file right away. These 5 sites will easily unzip files online for you.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Purple Sunset in Tahaggart

This week’s wallpaper is a desert sunset in Tahaggart, Algeria. The sand and rocky outcrops are shades of purple with the sky fading to lighter colors. Dust in the air creates a well-defined sun setting over the far line of the horizon. Icons show up very well on this background. The original photo by Dennis Stauffer in some sizes can be found at his Flickr Photostream with many more sizes at the link below.

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LibreOffice 7 Released: New Look, Several Improvements

LibreOffice 7

LibreOffice, a free alternative to Microsoft Office, has released version 7 with a new look and some significant improvements.

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. The new release has several improvements in appearance and compatibility.

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Listen to Radio Stations Around the World for Free

Online Radio Box

Listen to thousands of radio stations around the world online for free.

Online Radio Box has live streams from numerous radio stations around the world in various genres, formats, and AM and FM frequencies.

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FDA List of Hand Sanitizers to Avoid (PSA)

FDA hand sanitizer announcement

The FDA has expanded its list of hand sanitizers that consumers shouldn’t use.

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has identified more than 100 hand sanitizers that shouldn’t be used. The products contain methanol or don’t have enough ingredients to be effective. The FDA says that in most cases, methanol (a potentially fatal ingredient) isn’t listed on the label.

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