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Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

Where are my sideloaded books on Kindle?

The books you have added yourself to your Kindle library are now called “Docs,” and are separated from the ones you have downloaded from the Kindle Store.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

Google Docs dark mode on the web: a 2-step trick to set it without an extension

∙ Dark mode is still not available in Google Docs on the web. ∙ Thanks to Pageless mode, you can set up the dark colors manually in two short steps.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 18, 2022
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How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

How to add epub files to your Kindle or Kindle app

∙ Just attach your epub file to an email and send it to the address associated with your Kindle. ∙ The file will be processed and appear in your Kindle cloud library and a destination device or app.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 9, 2022
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Google Docs: a quick trick to create  downloadable files

Google Docs: a quick trick to create downloadable files

∙ Copy a share link of the original Google Docs document, and modify its url address to create a downloadable file. ∙ Click on the link to download the latest version of the file.

Piotr Kowalczyk May 1, 2022
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Musk-have Twitter improvements – my wishlist

Musk-have Twitter improvements – my wishlist

An edit button (but on one condition), a setting to disable Spaces and other extra features, a proper way to display large-height images, and ability to show bold text, are at the top of my wishlist.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

Google Tasks vs. Keep – comparison and tips to use

∙ Use Google Tasks for quick, time sensitive reminders. ∙ Use Keep for the rest of your tasks, reminders, and to-do lists.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

Want to disable spell check in Google Docs iOS app? Read this

∙ Currently, there is no way to disable spell check in Google Docs app for iPhone or iPad. ∙ None of the tips available online are working. ∙ You can send feedback and wait for the app’s update.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

How to enable Google Docs pageless mode

1. Go to “File” in the top menu, then select “Page setup.” 2. Select “Pageless” tab at the top right of the dialog window. 3. Click on the “Select as default” button for new documents to open in a pageless mode.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Confirmed: Google Docs pageless mode is coming to Gmail users as well

Confirmed: Google Docs pageless mode is coming to Gmail users as well

∙ Announced in May 2021, the Docs pageless layout was available only to Google Workspace users. ∙ I have confirmed with Google team that the feature will now come to all Google users, both Workspace and Gmail-based.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Why I stopped using Notion app and closed my account

Why I stopped using Notion app and closed my account

Privacy concerns, limited security, problems with basic functionalities, and a plan management bug made me close the Notion account.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 26, 2022
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Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don't change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Weather widget on iPad – how to change location

Weather widget on iPad – how to change location

• There is no native Weather app for iPad, so there is no way to add multiple locations to check weather. • You can easily change the location displayed in the widget.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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How to make Notion app open a recent page by default

How to make Notion app open a recent page by default

1. Add to Favorites your recent project or page. 2. Open the url of your main Notion workspace, and it will redirect to the most recent Favorite.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022
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Weather app and widget for iPad – things to know

Weather app and widget for iPad – things to know

• Every time you tap the Weather widget on the iPad, you get redirected to The Weather Channel webpage in Safari. • It's because there is no native Weather app for iPad.

Piotr Kowalczyk April 24, 2022

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“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

“Joy forever” t-shirt & other items

Let positive energy into your life with this vintage "Joy Forever" design using the 1960s font face and bright colors. Available on t-shirts, sweatshirts, long sleeves, tote bags, throw pillows, and iPhone cases among others.

Our score: 8.1/10

Amazon $14.99

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Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an "open jaw" design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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