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OnePlus 7T to go on sale early at international pop-up events

OnePlus tends to put a great deal of effort into its launch events and the upcoming release of the 7T looks to be no different. Following in the footsteps of the OnePlus 6T before it, the company will be offering its latest device to eager fans at a series of pop-up events around the world. Eight cities around Europe, eight more in India, and one in the US will host the launch.

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[Update: Laggy but not broken] Google Maps rolling out public event creation to some users

Yesterday, we spotted a new bit of documentation on the Google Maps Help site: a page detailing the process to add a public event through the Google Maps Android app. The feature is even live right now, though its behavior is a bit inconsistent in our tests, and isn't present for everyone.

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Google Play Store gets a dedicated tab for gaming events

If you play games on your Android device, you may be familiar with gaming "Events," which let you win prizes and rewards. These can be found in the Play Store, under a game's description so you can be aware of special giveaways or contests. However, until now, you had to check every app's page individually and couldn't get a consolidated view of all upcoming events. To make things easier, Google is gradually rolling out a dedicated "Events" tab, which synthesizes the information in a single place for you.

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Little-known travel hack: You're leaving money on the table if you're not using Google Trips' discounts

Google Trips is a great travel planner. Besides automatically importing your flight and hotel bookings, letting you browse and bookmark things to do, and offering practical information about the country/city you're going to, it also has one little-known trick that can save you some dinero while traveling: discounts. When you're already dipping into your piggy jar for a trip, it doesn't hurt to save upward of 20% on travel cards, tickets to places, and experiences, does it?

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OnePlus 6T to go on sale early at pop-ups in New York, London, Paris, and more

We know by now that OnePlus puts a little more effort into its launches than most, with glitzy events around the world and lots of marketing to stoke interest. The OnePlus 6T will be no different, although it has Apple to thank for moving its unveiling forward a day to October 29th. Just two days later, pop-ups around the world will be selling the device ahead of its official release.

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Google+ v10.14 plans termination of Events and prepares bookmarking for favorite posts [APK Teardown]

A new update to Google+ struck yesterday, but it doesn't appear to include any visible changes. However, a look through the APK points to a new built-in feature for bookmarking posts to open again in the future. There's also a warning that Events are likely to be shut down sometime soon, and one line raises some questions about the upcoming titles feature.

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Google overhauls events in Search with recommendations and more detailed overviews

Last year Google implemented a new card interface for event-related searches, giving you a straightforward overview of the many ways to fill your free time locally. Today Google has announced that it is adding a few more features to Search that make finding events even easier, showing more information like time, location, and ticketing, as well as an entirely new discovery mechanism for finding out about events you might like.

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[Update: Back for some] Android P test brings upcoming events to your lock screen

Android P's second developer preview is making quite a few changes to the lock screen. We already discussed its display of the weather on the lock screen and ambient display, but it turns out that upcoming events are being shown on the lock screen now as well.

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Google Maps is testing landmarks in navigation instructions, v9.76 beta prepares support for community-added events [APK Teardown]

Google Maps recently made news as a few people started getting audible instructions with the names of visible landmarks in place of hard-to-see and sometimes indiscernible street names. In very nearly the same breath, v9.76 began rolling out through the beta channel late last night. Unlike most updates, this one doesn't seem to bring a lot in the way of new features outside of a couple small tweaks, but it does strongly hint at events added by the community, possibly opening up a whole new avenue to get people together.

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Outlook for Android is adding highly requested calendar features, including better event management and shared calendar syncing

Microsoft's Outlook team has been hard at work going through user requests recently, and upcoming updates to the Android app will add some of the most in-demand features. Using the feedback and votes collated on Outlook UserVoice, the team is bringing a number of enhancements to the calendar so that it now functions more like its desktop counterpart.

The most notable addition is the ability to sync shared calendars in the Android app. It will be possible to sync Office 365 and Outlook.com calendars that have been shared with you so you can edit and view them on the go.

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