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ICYMI: April 14, 2016

Hello! I overheard a coworker refer to Thursdays as "Baby Fridays," and now I am passing along this term to you.


The biggest story of yesterday: Google's taking an even more active interest in your life. The company has introduced Goals into its Calendar service. The new feature works thusly: A user adds a personal goal to the calendar, and the Calendar finds the best windows of time for you to work toward that goal. The most notable thing about this new feature is that the Goals feature is going to deploy machine intelligence to learn from users' goal setting, their subsequent fulfillment of goals, and the rescheduling the time commitment Google Calendar found for the goals, then help users refine and execute on future goals.

On a related note: Here's how to eliminate Reminders from your Google Calendar.


The most useful news:

A primer on installing extensions in Microsoft Edge (useful only for those running the Windows 10 Insider Build 14291).

Here are five different system backup tools for Mac users that aren't Time Machine.

Do you use alternate languages in Windows? Then use the desktop language bar to switch between them whenever you can.

Take a tour of the Virtual Desktop and the Task View in Windows 10.

Learn how the new Windows App Studio Installer App works.



And here's what we've been publishing:


We Read the Security Bulletins So You Don't Have To — Microsoft just released 13 different security bulletins. Do you need to panic over any of them? We've gone ahead and done the reading -- and possible panicking -- for you. 

A Fresh Collection of our Windows 10 How-To Articles — The collection of how-to articles and tips we have put together here at the SuperSite for Windows remains a great source for learning more about Windows 10.

Will OneDrive Placeholders Return for Users of Microsoft's Cloud Storage? — Microsoft says they heard users feedback "loud and clear" but it appears OneDrive Placeholders are not a top priority for the Redmond company.

Sift Through Microsoft Band Data Reports On Your Mac — A new app called Health Ark for Microsoft Band has shown up in the Mac App store and looks to be a fantastic add-on for those Microsoft Band owners using a Mac.

Fixing Outlook Hangs and Restarts on a Surface Pro 4 — If you're experiencing constant hangs and restarts with Office 2016 applications, try this fix.

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