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This Site Is a One Stop Destination for Most of Your Calendar Needs

CalendarLabs


CalendarLabs is an all in one site for all sorts of calendars. In addition to a wide selection of categories, there are printable yearly and monthly calendars for any year between 1800 and 3000.

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Wallpaper of the Week Dark Blue Aurora Horizon

This week’s wallpaper shows a blue aurora borealis with lighter flares at the edge of a dark horizon, with a dark blue starry sky overhead. This is a background that looks much better at higher resolutions than it does in the smaller image here. The darker and lighter blues show icons very well.

Dark Blue Aurora Horizon Wallpaper

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Gmail Can Now Hide Google Meet from Sidebar

Hide Google Meet in Gmail

Google has rolled out a setting to hide Google Meet from the sidebar in Gmail.

Google previously announced the ability to start or join a Meet call from Gmail. Many users found that the Google Meet sidebar in Gmail interfered with their work. Now there’s an option to turn it off. The option is rolling out to G Suite users and will be available to all Gmail users within the next few weeks.

Here’s how to turn off Meet in the Gmail sidebar:

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New Email Program Adds Built In Notes, Reminders, To-Do Lists, Tables, & More

Twobird email

This new email app consolidates your Inbox and brings notes, reminders, to-do lists, and email in one place with an uncluttered interface.

Twobird is a cross platform all-in-one email app that runs on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and web app. Keep your email, notes, reminders, to-do lists inside an email and in sync across all your devices. Twobird currently supports Gmail and G Suite accounts with support for additional email services planned.

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Wallpaper of the Week: Foggy Forest, Pinerolo, Italy

This week’s wallpaper is an image of monotone, gray, foggy forest. Slim bare tree trunks form rows while vegetation obscures the ground. Icons show up well on this misty, gray background.

Wallpaper Foggy Forest

This wallpaper comes in a range of desktop image resolutions and mobile devices and tablets. It can be used on desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, tablets and other devices, install it using the directions for your specific device or browser.

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Get a New Bing Wallpaper Every Day on Android and Windows 10

Get Bing Wallpapers Every Day

Automatically set Bing’s daily background as your wallpaper on Windows 10 and Android with these apps.

Microsoft’s search engine Bing may not be the most popular search engine, but it has the best wallpapers. Microsoft released two new apps, one for Android and one for Windows 10, which will automatically change your background to Bing’s daily background.

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Microsoft Brings PowerToys to Windows 10

Windows 10 PowerToys

Remember PowerToys from older versions of Windows? Microsoft is bringing them back for Windows 10.

PowerToys was a set of utilities that added several useful tools to Windows from Windows 95 to XP. TweakUI, ClearType Tuner, SyncToy, Image Resizer and Taskbar Magnifier were some of the tools in PowerToys.

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