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Create reminders Get notified of upcoming events ANDROID TIPS

Create reminders Get notified of upcoming events

You can set up reminders during and after the event creation process so you don’t miss that allimportant meeting. While creating an event, the option is at the bottom; to add a reminder afterwards, simply tap the event and find the reminder section at the base. With either method, you can use the tab next to …

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Notify guests Contact invitees ANDROID TIPS

Notify guests Contact invitees

Once you have asked a guest to your event, there is another system in place that allows you to send them notification emails (such as ‘Be there in about 10 minutes). To do this, you tap on the event you created for the meet-up and then wait for the summary window to appear. This will indicate who has and hasn’t accepted …

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Share an event Invite others to join your event ANDROID TIPS

Share an event Invite others to join your event ANDROID TIPS

If you are creating an event which potentially involves a meeting with others, then you can use the Calendar app to invite them. When the event is being created, you can scroll down to where it says ‘Guest’. From here, simply start typing the guest’s name (if it is in your People app, the address will be filled in automatically) or manually …

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Deleting events Quickly remove your events ANDROID TIPS

Deleting event

Once you have created events, it is a straightforward process to delete them from your calendar. You simply tap on the event and then choose the delete icon via the top-right corner of the screen. Be warned, though, that once you have hit OK, the event is gone from all synced devices. However, if you log into your Google calendar via the desktop browser …

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Create & edit events Sort your agenda ANDROID TIPS

Create & edit events Sort your agenda

When faced with adding events to your calendar, it’s useful to tap on the top left drop-down tab to choose how you want to view the current calendar (by day or month). Then you can simply long-press on a date or time to create/edit a New Event. When you’re creating the event, it’s …

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Manage your day Use Google Now to organise things ANDROID TIPS

Manage your day Use Google Now to organise things ANDROID TIPS

You can manage your day effectively with Google Now by using voice-activated commands. For instance, first speak ‘OK Google’ and then ask ‘what is the time in Vegas?’ or ‘schedule meeting with Sam’, ‘set alarm 7am’, ‘get directions to Hull’ etc. You may be prompted to fill in extra info, but Google Now will supply you with cards to keep you informed. …

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Commute sharing Allow others to see your location ANDROID TIPS

Commute sharing

Google Now provides a Commute Share option, so you can share your location with other users (private or public). In order to active this, you must tap the Menu icon, then tap Settings>Accounts & Privacy and turn on the ‘Commute sharing’ option. Next you can choose who can view your location from your Google+ contacts. This …

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Search photos Look for snaps ANDROID TIPS

Search photos Look for snaps ANDROID TIPS

If you’ve uploaded photos to your Google+ account, you can use Google Now to retrieve them. This can be achieved by either a manual or a voice-activated search. By default with a voice search you use the phrase ‘OK Google my photos’, which should display all of your recently uploaded photos. However, the system is more intelligent than that so if you …

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