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Wallpaper of the Week: Norway Aurora Borealis
This week's wallpaper shows off the Aurora Borealis shimmering over a lake surrounded by snowy mountains in Norway. The colors of the northern lights are reflected in the water of the lake, deep greens and blues contrast with the lighter colors of the luminous lights above. The sharply focused blac... Read More

PCs Running the Windows 10 October Update Haven’t Received Critical Fixes
If you installed Windows 10 version 1809 in the first week after its October 2nd release, you haven't received critical updates. Microsoft has released cumulative updates that fixed several issues with the October 2018 feature upgrade, but if you checked for updates, downloaded and installed Windo... Read More

Organize Your Music Files On the Go With This Excellent Android MP3 Tag Editor
You are missing out on some fun when you are listening to a song on your device that shows you a blank art cover with no information about its title, artist, genre and other helpful details. To keep your collection of music files in complete form with useful information and make it easy for browsi... Read More

Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade
If you're thinking of moving to Windows 10, here's how to get an upgrade for free. Windows 10 was offered as a free upgrade when it was released. The free upgrade officially ended July 29, 2016, but upgrades are still available from Microsoft. Here's how. Ed Bott has been monitoring the status o... Read More

Create sandscapes using your browser or mobile device
This Is Sand converts the pixels on your screen into colorful digital sand that flows, falls, layers and forms shapes like real sand. Create an endless array of landscapes and designs in your browser or mobile device. Visit the gallery for inspiration and ideas or submit your own creation to a gall... Read More

How to back up your Flickr photos before the free 1TB plan ends
Flickr is dropping its free 1TB plan and free users will be limited to 1,000 photos. Here's how to download your photos before the January 8, 2019 deadline. Starting January 8, 2019 if you have a free Flickr account that has more than 1,000 photos, you won't be able to upload new photos. If you do... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Sun and Sea Panorama
This weeks wallpaper is a panoramic photo of the sun making its way across the sky above the shimmering sea. Each of the twelve shots is separated by a thin line, giving the photo the look of a series of panels that form one image that's framed by a black border. The sea is in the foreground, rock ... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Dream Train in the Mist
This week's wallpaper is an illustration of a train emerging from the mist riding on partly transparent tracks. The sides of the train cars rounding the track are streaked in rusts, blues, and yellows. A lamp lies on its side on the surface below the reflection of the train. Billowing mist forms cl... Read More

Download these curated 18th-20th century illustrations for free
Old Book Illustrations has illustrations free for download, dating from the 18th Century to the first quarter of the 20th century. Victorian and French Romantic illustrations are the main focus of the site, offering a wide variety of subjects and artists. Content is organized for easy searching. I... Read More

Scroll the window under the mouse pointer without clicking using this free and useful app
Wizmouse is a free utility that lets you scroll in any window by putting the mouse pointer over any open application instead of having to click to change the focus to a different window. No more clicking on a window before being able to scroll inside the window with the mouse wheel, saving you extr... Read More

Wallpaper of the Week: Sunrise Solstice at Stonehenge
This week's wallpaper is Stonehenge at sunrise. Ground fog forms around the base of the stones under a yellow sun rising above orange clouds. Birds flit across the trees that form a silhouette in the background. Soft edges and colors show icons well in most areas of this background.  Read More... Read More

Windows Registry: What it is, and what you can do with it
The Windows Registry is where much of the information for programs, hardware, preferences, and system configuration is stored. Editing settings in the Registry can enable features and change how certain things function in Windows. You can read about what the Registry does and check out some of the... Read More

A Fast Growing Social Media App Gains Millions of Users and Followers
YouTube, our Editors’ Choice, is the most popular video streaming service that allows you to upload and share videos that are 15 minutes long by default. Some social media platforms, however, allow you to upload and share only 15 seconds of a video clip. This limit has never been a drawback as one... Read More

Get the classic Windows 7 and 8 Calculator in Windows 10
If you miss the classic Calculator from Windows 7/8 and want to have the same Calculator in Windows 10, here's how. The Calculator in Windows 7/8 is more compact and easier to use with a keyboard and mouse than the current Windows 10 Modern Calculator app. If you miss the Calculator from Windows 7... Read More

Learn to tie any knot at this top rated animated knot tying site
This animated knot tying site is an outstanding site to learn about tying knots, ropes, safety and related subjects. It's an invaluable reference for knots and is ideal for learning how to tie and use knots in several areas; fishing, hobbies, boating, rescue, climbing, household use, neckties, scou... Read More

Convert PDF files to multiple formats online with no ads, registration or watermarks
Easy PDF is a cut above many of the online file convertors. There's no registration, you can convert as many files as you like, and files are ready for download after conversion. There are no ads and files can be uploaded to Google Drive or Dropbox after they are converted. Converted files are del... Read More

Download 1,792 printable paper templates for free
Download free printable templates for graph paper, lined paper, note paper, postcards, score sheets, music paper, budgets, calendars, brochures and much more at this website. The Printable Paper website has free downloadable templates for just about anything you can imagine. Graph paper, lined pap... Read More

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