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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."

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"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."

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This Free Online Tool Enlarges and Enhances Images Automatically

Smart Upscaler image enlarger

Smart Upscaler is a free, fast and easy way to automatically enlarge and clarify images.

This online tool is good at enlarging small images and enhancing out of focus or grainy images quickly and easily.

Sharpening, noise reduction, and upscaling are all performed automatically. Results are subtle but noticeable in most images.

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How To Download and Read Wikipedia Offline

Wikipedia Logo

Wikipedia is a wonderful resource but it needs an internet connection to access. If you’re offline or in an area there’s no access, you can download all of Wikipedia to your device or storage.

There are a handful of ways to download Wikipedia for most platforms. This article covers how to get all of Wikipedia downloaded so it can be accessed offline.

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Netflix Releases Documentary Features and Series for Free on YouTube

Netflix Free Documentaries

Netflix has released 10 educational documentary films and series free for anyone to view on their Netflix US YouTube channel.

Netflix has allowed teachers to screen documentaries in classrooms for years. With schools closed, Netflix has put 10 titles on their YouTube channel as a way to help educators and students around the world. Some, like the Our Planet series, have a wide audience.

The available titles are:

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Wallpaper of the Week: Eden Nebula

This week’s wallpaper is an image of an orange, red yellow and white nebula billowing against a background full of stars. Created by starkiteckt, the fiery colors form interesting shapes and colors as the nebula sprawls across the screen. There’s a lot of movement in this wallpaper, if you’re someone who sees shapes in clouds you’ll likely enjoy this background. Icons show up well in most areas.

Eden Nebula Wallpaper

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Show the Day of the Week on the Windows Taskbar Clock

Day of Week Taskbar

Here’s a quick way to customize the taskbar clock so that the day of the week is shown with the time and date.

The day of the week can be added to most versions of Windows, though the method varies slightly depending on what version you’re using. In all versions it’s changed through the classic Control Panel, as of this writing there’s not an option in the Windows 10 Settings to customize the time and date.

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Catalog Your Books, Movies, and Music Online For Free With LibraryThing


LibraryThing is now a free service – no membership fees, ads, or book limits. It’s an online library-quality catalog for your books (and music and movies) that you own, have read, or want to read.

LibraryThing now has free accounts to catalog and store your media online. LibraryThing was created as a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers, there are now over 2,509,1809 members and 144,276,569 books are cataloged.

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Google's Covid-19 Reports Show Where People Are Staying In

Google Community Mobility Report

Use these charts from Google to see how people in your area or around the globe have changed their movements in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you’ve wondered how people in your area are complying with stay at home orders, you can download Community Mobility Reports from Google in PDF form to view local and global changes.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Red Sunset Beach

This week’s wallpaper is a fiery combination of reds, yellows and oranges as low waves rolling onto shore pick up the sunset colors of the sky. This background could be a painting with its blocks of color and shapes. Icons show up well on this background – its sunset colors are on the darker side of the spectrum.  

Red Sunset Beach Wallpaper

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