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Picture of the Day 2.0

Automatically change your desktop wallpaper to spectacular online images

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 26 May 2010
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Developer: Xequte Software
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Picture of the Day 2.0
Automatically download and change your desktop wallpaper

If you're bored of the same old desktop wallpaper images, then Picture of the Day may be able to help. This simple tool connects directly to your choice of many popular "Picture of the Day" sites: everything from NASA and National Geographic, to animals, cartoons, and cute girls in bikinis. (Only "in" - no adult material.) Today's image is then downloaded and set as your wallpaper.

If you have a favourite "Picture of the Day" site that's not listed, then you can add it here. We pointed the program at Flickr's "interesting" URL - http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting - and it correctly downloaded the main picture from the site. There's no great intelligence behind this, so for instance it won't download the image with the highest possible resolution, but if you choose your site carefully (or have a small screen) this really won't matter.

Click Settings and you'll find all kinds of useful options to change how the program works. For example, by default Picture of the Day will download new wallpaper every 8 hours, but you can change this to every few minutes, daily, weekly, monthly: whatever you like.

It's also possible to have the program use the pictures it downloads as a screensaver.

And if you're really just interested in photography, then you can turn off the wallpaper-changing functionality altogether, and just use Picture of the Day as an image collector. Give it the URLs of your favourite sites, it'll download new pictures every day and you can browse them all later.

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The list of sites provided isn't great, but it's easy to add more, and overall this is a useful and well-designed way to spice up your desktop wallpaper

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Windows 10 May 2019 Update ISO (build 1903)

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This is the latest version of Windows May 2019 Update. it's a media creation tool that can be used to upgrade an existing installation of Windows or create installation media for another PC. Just make your choice after launching the tool and it'll do the rest.

What was new in Windows 10, when it was released? The OS brought back the Start Menu, though with a twist: live tiles keep you up-to-date with the latest news while also providing an easy way to launch apps. (Don't worry if you prefer the Start Screen, it's still there and you can boot into it if you prefer.)

Apps now work much more like regular desktop programs. They have minimise, maximise, restore and close buttons, and can be resized (to a degree) and organised however you like.

If you've still lost track of a program in the mass of open windows, a new Task Spaces feature can help. Click its taskbar button and you'll see thumbnails for everything running now, a little like OS X's Mission Control - just click something to switch to it.

Better still, Task Spaces also supports virtual desktops. Add extra desktops as required and it'll display thumbnails of each one, making it easy to identify whatever you're after and switch to it.

There's also smarter snapping, new customisation options, and even a bunch of experimental additions to the command prompt.

May 2019 Update brings a whole host of new features for Windows 10. See the Microsoft Blog for more information.

The Windows 10 ISO will give you build 1903 which is the May 2019 Update.

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