Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

Welcome to another week and another roundup of apps. Android adds apps to get the most out of your smartphone, iOS plays a little catch-up and nabs some super great apps from other operating systems, and Windows Phone chimes in with two neat additions. They're all here and they're all free. Check 'em out. » 3/12/15 12:00pm 3/12/15 12:00pm

Google's Got a Great New Calendar App for Android and (Eventually) iOS

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop has officially rolled out, we're all getting our first look at what is an awesome little revamp to the Google Calendar app. Not only is it oh-so-much-prettier, but now, entering all sorts of data is as easy as typing a single sentence. » 11/03/14 2:12pm 11/03/14 2:12pm

Export Facebook Events to Your Default Calendar App

You probably have a lot of important events coming up on Facebook—birthdays, get-togethers, family reunions and the like—but your default calendar app no doubt lies outside Zuck's walled garden. Fortunately, it's not difficult to export your Facebook events to Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook. » 6/27/14 8:28am 6/27/14 8:28am

Could This Be the Clean New Look For Android's Built-In Calendar App?

The folks over at Geek.com got this sneak peek at a significantly updated test design for Timely, Google's stock calendar app. If this is the final version that Android users will see, it'll be a nice update. » 4/09/14 1:35pm 4/09/14 1:35pm

If you look back fondly at old emails, Google's got you covered: you'll soon be able to download a copy of all your Gmail and Google Calendar data and keep it filed away for posterity. The feature is available for Calendar today and will be rolled out to Gmail over the next month. [Google] » 12/05/13 12:03pm 12/05/13 12:03pm

How Will Google's New Privacy Policy Affect You?

If you were hanging around the internet yesterday afternoon, you probably noticed some hubbub around Google's new, unified Terms of Service Agreement. But what's it actually going to mean for you? Well, this: » 1/25/12 1:00pm 1/25/12 1:00pm

Offline Gmail, Google Calendar and Docs? Um, Yes Please!

Gmail. Damn near everyone you know uses it, and now they (and you) can use it offline. Sound the trumpets! And if that's not enough, offline Google Calendar and Docs will be rolling out within the week. This pleases me. » 8/31/11 1:32pm 8/31/11 1:32pm

Up To 10 Google Apps Accounts Can Be Signed In At Once

Google's upgraded their multiple log-ins maximum from three to 10, meaning all those Gmail, Calendar, and Reader accounts you juggle? Yep, they've been given a new lease of life. [Google System via Lifehacker] » 7/06/11 6:05am 7/06/11 6:05am

Google's Looking Real Nice Right Now

Holy crap, who let the designers out their cages at Google? The same day they launched the massive Google+ project, Google went around and prettied up all kinds of rough edges. Just take a look. » 6/30/11 3:00pm 6/30/11 3:00pm

The New Google Calendar Sure Is Purty

It may be too soon to tell quite how you feel about Google+, but let me tell you right now: the new Google Calendar look is love at first sight. Clean, smooth, sparse—it's everything we've ever loved about Google's UI, coming out just at a time when the rest of its properties get more cluttered by the day. » 6/30/11 11:20am 6/30/11 11:20am

Google Mobile App Adds Push Notifications For iPhone

Gmail and Google Calender notifications, pushed to your iPhone home screen? Yes please. This might be enough to lure me away from the iPhone's native mail app. » 8/23/10 1:42pm 8/23/10 1:42pm

Spanning Backup Secures Your Data in Google's Cloud

Those who use Google Apps probably assume data is safer in a cloud than it is on a laptop, prone to being dropped and spilled upon. Spanning Backup says otherwise, offering data protection services against data loss on Google's end. » 7/30/10 12:21pm 7/30/10 12:21pm

How To: Escape From Google's Clutches, Once and For All

So you're fed up with Google, and you've got a litany of reasons. You don't even have to explain—I'm just here to help you crawl out from under the shadow of the big G, step by step. » 2/20/10 4:00pm 2/20/10 4:00pm

Google Calendar Now Available In Wall-Sized Offline Mode

Google Japan is now flogging an offline, paper Google Calendar complete with tabs, buttons and links. You can even share dates and invite guests! Sadly there are no email reminders, and it won't sync with your phone, but... » 12/29/09 4:57pm 12/29/09 4:57pm

Gmail Finally Comes Out of Beta

Today, Google's pulling Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar and Docs out of beta. Not because of major new updates or anything, but to make business customers happy. But Google keeping it in an extended beta is the opposite of Beta Culture, the practice of releasing stuff that's not ready. [Google via TechCrunch] » 7/07/09 11:22am 7/07/09 11:22am

Question of the Day: What Gadgets Do You Use to Keep Your Life…

I have to admit, I am nothing without my cellphone—my whole life is crammed into that thing. Back in the day I wandered around aimlessly—my appointments scribbled down here and there on random scraps of paper. Fortunately, I manage to keep up these days because the software makes it easy and my phone is always close… » 9/04/08 5:20pm 9/04/08 5:20pm

Google Calendar Now Supports CalDAV, Syncs Natively With iCal (But Not…

One of my personal sticking points for keeping my online life totally synced is now one step closer to being easier-Google Calendar now supports CalDAV and can sync natively with OS X's iCal without a third-party add-on. But there's a huge hitch-as of now, I see no way to sync events created on my iPhone back into a … » 7/28/08 1:45pm 7/28/08 1:45pm

We're not sure how many of Google's apps have gotten the iPhone makeover, but GMail (along with Google Calendar before it) look quite optimized for the phone's screen. Of course, there's no real use to optimizing Google Maps for it, so don't expect that one anytime soon. [Google via Boy Genius] » 10/08/07 1:06pm 10/08/07 1:06pm