Put an end to switching between messaging apps and calendars with the Meet keyboard
Switching between messaging and calendar apps to organise a meeting can be a pain. So is the necessity for ping-pong emails to decide on a time that’s suitable for both parties. The ingenious new Meet keyboard solves both problems, making it quicker to arrange one-on-one meetings on your phone. The keyboard is included with Microsoft’s free Sunrise Calendar app.
With Meet keyboard set up, whenever you’re making plans via WhatsApp or even by email, you only have to select the bottom right keyboard icon and it will replace your keyboard with a mini calendar. You can then choose a selection of free time slots, without having to leave the conversation. When the link is opened by the recipient they get to select a convenient time. The meeting will then be added to your calendar (and theirs if they use Sunrise). It’s that simple.
This tutorial first appeared in Android Magazine issue 53. Never miss in-depth tutorials and hardware reviews again, subscribe here.
Get automatic updates about websites on your lockscreen and notification drawer with Chrome 42 for Android
Notifi cations are a quick and easy way of seeing exactly what’s going on in your Android apps. With a recent update to the Chrome app, Google are expanding notifications to the World Wide Web. A new push notifi cation feature will gives online services the power to send alerts to your device about updates to their websites. For example, a shopping website might use notifi cations to give you a head’s up about any sales that are coming up.
If this sounds like a good way to swamp yourdevice with notifications from all corners of the web, don’t worry – this is strictly an opt-in service, so you’ll only receive notifi cations from the websites that you have explicitly approved.
While it’s still early days for browser push notifications, popular websites including eBay, Facebook and Pinterest have announced they’ll be supporting push notifications, so this is the perfect time to get to grips with this new feature.
Improve the Google Maps experience by uploading your holiday snaps for other users to see.
1. Find your location
If you want to share photos of your current location, tap the compass icon in the bottom-right. Alternatively, to upload photos of somewhere else – for instance, the hotel you recently stayed at – type the exact name or address into the top bar.
The camera is one of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – take better pictures with these expert tips
Samsung has made a huge leap forward in its camera technology with the snappers in the front and back of the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Therefore, we’ve decided to show you how to really get the most out of these pieces of kit.
Try Trebuchet launcher, Apollo Music and more with having to flashing the CyanogenMod ROM
Rooting your Android device may open up lots of new possibilities, but it can also be a scary process – particularly if you’re new to rooting or your device is brand new!
If you want to get a taste of the rooted experience without the risk of bricking your device, you can easily download and use some of the apps that would normally only be available to rooted users. CM Apps is a free Google Play download that gives you access to a maximum of 10 apps, wallpapers and a custom launcher that usually only come pre-installed with the popular CyanogenMod custom ROM.
We will give you a step-by-step guide on how to use CM Apps to download any of the 10 apps and other CyanogenMod goodies, before showing you how to give your device a complete CyanogenMod makeover using the launcher, wallpapers and the CyanogenMod widget – all with absolutely no root required. So you can keep your device well and truly safe from bricking.