It's better late than never for Google to introduce its Calendar app for iPad two years after the Google Calendar for iOS app was launched. Technically speaking, these two are the same, the only difference is how the new version of the app takes advantage of the larger display of Apple's tablets. On Wednesday, Google officially released version 2.0.0 of Google Calendar on iTunes and the iOS and Mac App Store. While the update does not bring a lot of changes or introduce new features to users, its release note states it is optimized for the iPad. What this means is the Calendar app now makes use of the large screen estate of the iPads -- something that the original version of the app just couldn't do.
The new Calendar Goals feature can be customized, but includes preset options, such as'Build a skill' and'Me time'. Google's new Goals feature in its Calendar app is designed to take the legwork out of setting aside time in a busy schedule for activities such as exercise. To help Calendar users stay motivated, the Goals machine-learning feature rolling out for Android and iOS takes over the task of checking for vacant slots for longer-term goals. In the new version of Calendar, the Goals option is available after tapping the floating action button in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Travel data in Gmail will automatically create calendar events for Google Apps users.
Microsoft is entering the next phase of its planned shutdown of its standalone Sunrise calendar app. In "the next few days," Microsoft will be removing the Sunrise calendar app from the Apple and Google Play stores where it has been available, said company representatives in a May 11 blog post. And as of August 31, 2016, Microsoft will "officially shut down the app and it will stop working all together." Travel data in Gmail will automatically create calendar events for Google Apps users. Will it raise the privacy issue with Google again?
Google Calendar was hit by a global outage for several hours on Tuesday. The popular scheduling service started having issues around 10:00 a.m. Instead of the site loading, users were often hit with an'Error 404' message. Google was able to resolve the service issues by about 1:30 p.m. (ET). The popular scheduling service started having issues around 10:00 a.m.
Google Calendar and Google Hangouts, the staples of Internet socializing and scheduling, are currently down for many users. Do you know of this? pic.twitter.com/6ZXX00TAc7 When trying to open Google Calendar, many users are being redirected to a page that says it is currently having a server error, although the cause is unknown. Hangouts seems to be more stable, although some users are having issues joining and hosting conference calls. It's unclear how widespread this outage is, but from the complaints on Twitter, it's affecting users worldwide.