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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

This week we learned how to “back up photos to Flickr, automate repetitive tasks, & normalize MP3 volume”, enable “stereo mix” in Windows 7 to record audio, create custom papercraft toys, read up on three alternatives to Apple’s flaky iOS alarm clock, decorated our desktops & app docks with Google icon packs, and more.

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Trees can become beautiful works of natural art when snow accumulates on them and make you feel as if you have stepped into another world when walking through them. So grab your jacket, gloves, and snowboots for a journey through this frosty scenery with the first in our series of Snow Covered Trees Wallpaper Collections.

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The Arctic has a cold beauty all its’ own and Microsoft helps bring the wonders of the North straight to your desktop with this theme. The theme comes with 15 beautiful images of Arctic animals and icescapes that will h...

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Have you been looking forward to installing LibreOffice but getting it set up before now was a total pain? Say goodbye to the hassle and enjoy easy updating using the new Launchpad PPA for LibreOffice.

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Winter [DesktopNexus]

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Are you tired of having to open a new tab every time you want to access those shiny new web apps? Now you can skip the new tab and directly access your web apps from the Context Menu using the Apps List From Context Menu extension for Google Chrome.

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Are you ready for some fun and adventure after a long week back at work? This week’s game combines jewel-matching style game play with an RPG story for an awesome mix of fun and fiction. Your goal is to help a young wizard reach the magic academy in Raven as the forces of darkness are building.

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This awesome video makes use of old tools, hardware parts, skeleton keys, and miscellaneous metal objects to portray all manner of deep sea life, giving it a very steampunkish feel.

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Have you ever received a file from someone only to find that it will not open with the software you currently have installed? It can be extremely frustrating to deal with and that is where Zoho’s new online conversion a...

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Earlier this week we featured a beautiful Serene Blue Ubuntu wallpaper for you to download. HTG ETC reader Grant was inspired by it and created the equally awesome Windows version that we are sharing with you today.

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Are you looking for a free and unique calendar that you can print out and share with family and friends? The 2011 International Space Station calendar is a 14 page printout with a beautiful front cover, an inner page with an ...

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Keshen8’s LEGO soldiers are at it once again in this round of ultimate elimination combat. The question is will any of them survive?

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Linux systems all come with their own particular set of default browsers, but those browsers may not be the ones you want or need. This week we would like to know which browser (or browsers) are considered “must-have” on your Linux systems.

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Are gorgeous views of cities your favorite way to spice up and decorate your desktop? Then you will definitely want to add the Cityscape Theme to your personal desktop collection. The theme comes with 40 Hi-Res wallpapers sho...

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EgFox Ubuntu Simple Blue 2010 [deviantART]

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Are you an avid user of Google’s online services, but the icons for your desktop and app launcher shortcuts leave something to be desired? Now you can make those shortcuts shine with style using our Google Themed Icon Packs collection.

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Are you up for a bit of old school style video game fun with a twist? Then step up and prepare to defend the Earth from the galactic chicken invasion force in Chicken Invaders!

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Are you tired of looking at all of the litter in Twitter’s sidebar such as “who to follow suggestions, trending topics, and those useless definitions”? Now you can hide all or just part of them as desired wi...

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Note: Original image size is 1024*768 pixels, but can be easily placed on a larger white background to match your monitor’s resolution.

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This week we learned how to tweak the low battery action on a Windows 7 laptop, access an eBook collection anywhere in the world, “extend iPad battery life, batch resize photos, & sync massive music collections”, went on a reign of destruction with Snow Crusher, and had fun decorating our desktops with abstract icon collections.

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Last month we brought you the first batch of wallpapers geared specifically towards dual monitor setups. Today we present the second offering in our series of dual monitor wallpaper collections.

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As 2010 draws to a close, we have gathered together another great batch of article goodness for your reading enjoyment. Here are our ten hottest articles for December.

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gotham city at night [DesktopNexus]

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It has probably been a long week whether you have already returned to work or are finishing up the last of your vacation time. If you are in need of some stress relief, then we have we the perfect game for you. This week you get to be totally fiendish and use a monster size snowball to destroy as many cars as possible at the local snow lodge.

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Do you need a good Chrome-Iron theme to make your Mario Brothers themed desktop complete? Whether you have a desktop maxed out with custom Mario Brothers theming or just want something fun, this theme will add a perfect touch...

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