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Microsoft Invites Mac Users to Preview Google Calendar Support in Outlook 2016

Microsoft has begun inviting Mac users to try its new Google Calendar and Contacts support in Outlook 2016 by downloading and installing the application from its preview site. Up until now, many of Outlook's more advanced email features have only been available to users with an Outlook.com, Office 365 or Exchange email address. This week's global rollout means anyone with a Gmail account can take advantage of several of Outlook's advanced features, including Focused Inbox and richer experiences for travel reservations and package deliveries. Previously only available to Microsoft's Office Insider Fast Community, the new updates support all the core actions and enable anyone to add, delete, and edit events in a Google Calendar through Outlook for Mac. All changes update between the desktop software and Gmail or Outlook for iOS, ensuring everything is synced across devices. Anyone who wants to try Outlook for Mac with their Google Account and test drive the new updates should visit the Microsoft preview website and click the Download button. This will install the latest preview version of Outlook 2016 for Mac, which can be used until June 30, 2017. Outlook users signed up to Office 365 who want to test the features need to join the Insider Fast community, by opening Outlook, clicking Help > Check for Updates, and following these directions.

Google Calendar App Finally Released for iPad

Google today announced it has updated its Calendar app with long-awaited iPad support. The app is essentially the same as the iPhone version, but it is now optimized for the tablet's larger screen. Google said a Today view widget for Notification Center and the Lock screen is coming soon. Here's a quick overview of the app's features:• Different ways to view your calendar - Quickly switch between month, week and day view. • Events from Gmail - Flight, hotel, concert, restaurant reservations and more are added to your calendar automatically. • To-dos - Use Reminders to create and view to-dos alongside your events. • Goals - Add personal goals—like “run 3 times a week”—and Calendar will schedule time for them automatically. • Quick event creation - Smart suggestions for event titles, places and people save you time when creating events. • All your calendars in one place - Google Calendar works with all calendars on your device, including Exchange and iCloudGoogle Calendar can be downloaded for free on the App Store [Direct Link

Google Calendar Celebrates 10th Anniversary With iOS 'Goal' Events

Google is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Calendar service with the addition of a new feature in its iOS app that aims to help users meet personal goals. The new feature uses machine learning in an effort to help users stick to projected goals by sending reminders and rescheduling around other events in their calendar if necessary. Tapping on the new Goal option in the Add menu brings up a list of preset goal choices. Goal types include "Exercise", "Build a Skill", and "Me Time", or users can create their own. After choosing a goal type, users are asked how often they'd like to achieve it and what time of the day is best for them, after which Google Calendar will attempt to automatically find an open slot in the diary and offer to send notification reminders. If another event is added that conflicts with a set goal time, Google Calendar automatically reschedules it for another available time. Google claims that the more the feature is used, the better the app gets at choosing ideal times for set goal activities. Google Calendar is a free download in the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Google Launches 'Google Calendar' App for iPhone

Towards the end of last year, Google unveiled a new Calendar app for Android users. The Calendar was able to pull events from Gmail, suggest titles, people, and places to add to events based on past usage, and it had a Schedule View that offered photos and maps of calendar destinations. At the time, Google promised to bring the app to iOS, and as of today, Google is debuting Google Calendar for the iPhone. The iOS app has all of the same features that were first available in the Android version of the app, including a clean design, the aforementioned Schedule View, and the ability to pull in events from Gmail. Google Calendar is compatible with all iPhone calendars, including Exchange and iCloud. Get the official Google Calendar app for your iPhone to save time and make the most of every day. - A new Schedule View - See your schedule at a glance with photos and maps of the places you're going. - Events from Gmail - Flight, hotel, concert, restaurant reservations and more are added to your calendar automatically. - Assists to fill in your calendar - You can quickly create events with smart suggestions for event titles, places and people. - Different ways to view your calendar - Speedily switch between viewing a single day to getting an overview of multiple days at once - All your calendars in one, easy place - Google Calendar works with all calendars on your phone, including Exchange and iCloud.Google Calendar can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Google's New Calendar App for iOS Shown in Leaked Images

Google late last year launched its all-new Google Calendar app for Android with a smarter, more automated version of the platform, with a promise that the app would someday hit Apple's iOS-enabled devices. Thanks to a few leaked screenshots sent in to The Next Web, it appears the revamped Google Calendar app is ready for an imminent launch on iPhone and iPad. The images show off an app that looks pretty similar to the Android version, with Calendar pulling photos and map information straight into the app. When the app debuts, it will be the first time a dedicated Google Calendar app launches on iOS. There's no confirmation yet as to whether the iOS version will encompass all of the features from its Android counterpart, like Schedule View or Assists, but, as The Next Web points out, with the images leaking it shouldn't be long until the app launches to find out. Google has a number of regularly updated apps on Apple's mobile platform, including fan favorite Google Maps and Google Translate, which was just updated with instant camera-based translation software Word