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New Google Calandar Features to Improve Your Work Schedule

Users could set their working hours to one interval for all week days, or for each day, separately

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New features on Google Calandar like “out of office” and customisable “working hours” would let users indicate their work-time availability to others and improve digital presence, the company said on Thursday.

Google Calendar will now be able to automatically decline meetings that would occur during “out of office” period. Users will also have the chioce to customise the “decline message.”

“When creating an event on the web, simply select the ‘out of office’ entry type. The ‘out of office’ object will have a different look on the Calendar grid, signalling to others that you’re unavailable,” the G suite team wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.

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Additionally, with “working hours”, users would be able to “protect their personal time from their work time”.

Users could set their working hours to one interval for all week days, or for each day, separately.

The new features will be available to users of all G suite editions within two weeks.

“Based on your timezone and past scheduling patterns, Google Calendar can now infer your working hours. You may see a prompt asking you to set them, and you can further customise them as needed,” the post added. (IANS)

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Google Will Charge For Pre-Installed Applications On Handsets Sold In Europe

The company will also let phone makers install rival versions of Android, the most widely used mobile operating system.

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Google says it will start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, in response to a record $5 billion EU antitrust fine.

The U.S. tech company’s announcement Tuesday is a change from its previous business model, in which it let phone makers install its suite of popular mobile apps for free on phones running its Android operating system.

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It’s among measures the company is taking to comply with the July ruling by EU authorities that found Google allegedly abused the dominance of Android to stifle competitors, even as it appeals the decision.

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The company will also let phone makers install rival versions of Android, the most widely used mobile operating system. (VOA)

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