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Listen to Forest Sounds Around the World With Tree.fm

Tree.fm forest sounds

Tree.fm is a growing collection of recordings of forest sounds from around the world. 

People around the world recorded the sounds of their forests as part of the Sounds of the Forest sound map.
Tree.fm currently has 39 forest sounds to browse and enjoy. Some are quiet, some full of birds and wildlife or water sounds, some with some human touches. 

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Download 560+ Holiday Fonts for Free

560+ Holiday fonts

Download over 560+ free fonts for holiday newsletters, cards, tags, decorations, invitations and other seasonal design projects.

These two holiday font collections have enough styles that you’re sure to find the right look to add a festive touch to your projects.

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Use Firefox? Here’s Mozilla’s List of Blocked Add-ons

Firefox blocked add-ons

Add-ons enable users to add features to Firefox for a personalized browsing experience. However, add-ons can also be used to compromise personal data and security.

When Mozilla becomes aware of add-ons that go against user expectations or otherwise risk user privacy and security, it takes steps to block them from running in Firefox. This may happen proactively, or in response to an abuse report.

Add-ons are blocked when they:

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Wallpaper of the Week: Mount Fuji Sunrise Reflection

This week’s wallpaper shows Mount Fuji at sunrise reflected in the lake below. A bank of fog rises above the shore and wispy clouds form streaks of color in the sky. Icons show up well against this background.

Mount Fuji Sunrise wallpaper

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Add Everything Search to the Windows Taskbar

Everything Toolbar

Add the Everything Search tool to the Windows Taskbar for instant search results.

Everything search engine allows for quick and easy searches across Windows for, well, almost everything. It’s a great replacement for the default Windows search, now you can add it to the Windows taskbar.

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How to Take a Snapshot of Web Page and Store It Online

archive.is

Archive.is takes a 'snapshot' of a webpage that will always be online even if the original page disappears.

There are several good reasons to take a 'snapshot' of a page which could change soon: records of price lists, job offers, real estate listings, recipes, photos, government pages, portfolios, etc.

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Download Windows 10 exe, dll, and sys Files from Microsoft Servers

Winbindex

Winbindex is a searchable index of Windows 10 system files that are downloaded directly from Microsoft servers.

If you’ve ever needed and searched for a certain dll, sys or exe file, you know how hard it is to find them online. Winbindex allows you to search and download many individual Windows 10 operating system executables such as dll, sys and exe files.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Colorful Red Sunset and Lone Tree

This week’s wallpaper is a colorful sunset sky with the orb of the setting sun visible through the middle of the tree. The tree is on a small grassy knoll overlooking a large body of water reflecting the colors of the sunset. Icons show up well on this colorful but calm background.

Colorful red sunset

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12 Little Known Tips to Make Gmail More Useful

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Gmail has many features, not all of which are easy to find. Some are located in the web interface, some in mobile versions and some aren’t in Gmail itself.

These 12 useful, lesser known tips can make using Gmail more pleasant or productive.
Head over to the article to see these advanced settings:

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Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety

Complete Guide to Open Source Privacy Tools and Online Safety

Protect your online privacy with this guide to online safety and privacy tools.

This guide to Open Source privacy tools and online safety offers useful tools and information to make browsing safer and more private.

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