Engadget: Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually

Engadget: Google Calendar invites now let you choose to attend events virtually. “Now that COVID-19 vaccines are available, businesses and offices have started asking their employees to go into the office a handful of times a week. It can be challenging to plan meetings for hybrid workplace environments, though, when people are physically present in office premises on different days and at different times. That’s why Google has updated the RSVP feature for Calendar that’ll make it more suitable for flexible workplace models.”

Mashable: How to create a family calendar on Google

Mashable: How to create a family calendar on Google. “If you’ve only been using it for yourself up to now, you might not know about the world of shared calendars, which you can use to corral appointments for your whole family (however you choose to define ‘family’) and make sure everyone sees events all handily in one place.”

Lifehacker: How to Set Up Google Calendar’s ‘Offline Mode’

Lifehacker: How to Set Up Google Calendar’s ‘Offline Mode’. “Google is bringing back ‘offline mode’ to its web-based version of Google Calendar—at least, for Workspace users. Most of you shouldn’t need this, assuming you’ve previously connected your Google Calendar to one of the many smartphone or desktop apps available, but it never hurts to have a backup just in case something happens and you need to know your itinerary.”

Make Tech Easier: How to Share Files and Locations With Google Calendar

Make Tech Easier: How to Share Files and Locations With Google Calendar. “When you’re arranging a big event, it’s a good idea to bundle all the information that your guests need into one calendar event. That way, the guests know when the event is, where it’s taking place, and any additional documentation they might need ahead of time. Did you know, however, that you can set up all of these in one Google Calendar event? All you need to do is set up the event and share it with your guests, and Google does all the work for you!”

Make Tech Easier: 4 Great Alternatives to Google Calendar

Make Tech Easier: 4 Great Alternatives to Google Calendar . “Calendars seem like a fairly basic technology on the surface, but if it were that easy to make a good calendar program, there would presumably be more worthy alternatives to Google Calendar. It’s simple, effortlessly cross-platform, shareable, tweakable, and comes with a boatload of random helpful features and integrations, and there’s honestly no perfect clone out there. There are, however, a few that come quite close, so if you’re looking to make the switch with minimal friction, check out the four Google Calendar alternatives below.”

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas

Towards Data Science: Analyze and Track Freelance Revenue with Google Calendar and Pandas. “My life and work schedules are run by Google Calendar — this includes all of my private classes, bike/photography tours, academy work, governmental positions, translation gigs, and random freelance jobs. Every ‘unit’ of paid work is in the calendar; I simply needed to figure out a way to directly access the Google Calendar data and rebuild my spreadsheet into a sustainable analyzing machine. In my previous corporate life, I worked exclusively in the world of Pandas Notebooks (Python framework for analyzing data) — therefore it was a natural solution to leverage those tools to access my class schedule from Google Calendar and utilize Pandas to process and analyze the revenue data.”

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com

BetaNews: Microsoft rolls out Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar integrations to Outlook. com. “Microsoft seems to have started rolling out new integration options to Outlook.com, making life easier for anyone who uses both Microsoft and Google services. As well as offering Gmail integration to allow people to read emails from their Google accounts within Outlook online, Microsoft is also in the process of adding support for Google Calendar and Google Drive.”

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events

Mashable: Google has a ‘new’ way to create calendar events . “This time last year Google added a useful shortcut for regular users of the G Suite apps allowing very quick creation of new documents. Using the .new domain, Google added functionality to quickly create new Google documents, spreadsheets, slides, sites, or forms simply by typing doc.new, sheet.new, slide.new, site.new, or form.new directly into the browser address bar. As Engadget reports, that functionality has now expanded to Google Calendar.”

Lifehacker: How To Integrate Google Tasks And Google Calendar

Lifehacker: How To Integrate Google Tasks And Google Calendar. “Google Calendar makes it easy to keep track of upcoming events, from work meetings to birthdays and anniversaries. However, you can make the app work even better by integrating Google Tasks with your calendar. This allows you to create to-do lists and check items off as you accomplish them, for optimal organisation. Here are the steps!”

The Hacker News: Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online

The Hacker News: Thousands of Google Calendars Possibly Leaking Private Information Online. I don’t really like this headline — I think it’s more people have their Google Calendars set up in a way that isn’t really secure, it’s not like information is “leaking” from a locked setup — but this article is a good reminder about Google Calendar. “At the time of writing, there are over 8000 publicly accessible Google Calendars, searchable using Google engine itself, that allow anyone to not only access sensitive details saved to them but also add new events with maliciously crafted information or links, security researcher Avinash Jain told The Hacker News.”

Engadget: Google is working on a fix for malicious Calendar spam

Engadget: Google is working on a fix for malicious Calendar spam. “Since at least May of this year, malicious individuals have been sending Gmail users unsolicited Calendar invites. The scam takes advantage of the fact most people have their Google accounts set to automatically add and notify them of Calendar invites. Since these invites can include an accompanying URL, scammers will use Calendar as a Trojan Horse to get individuals onto a phishing website. With the summer winding down, Google now says it’s working on a fix for the oversight.”

Mashable: How Google Calendar is breaking hearts

Mashable: How Google Calendar is breaking hearts . “My friend’s Google Calendar isn’t the only heartbreaker. When Hannah — who prefers to use her first name only — split up with her boyfriend of 3.5 years, their shared Google Calendar added to her heartbreak. ‘We had so much planned in the shared calendar including lots of family events with his family,’ she said. ‘The worst thing was that he obviously didn’t realise he was still adding ‘events’ to the calendar after we’d broken up.’”