In This Chapter
Using the Calendar
Checking your schedule
Adding an event
Using the Nexus One as a calculator
Setting alarms for the Clock app
Reviewing the current news and weather
Searching for videos no YouTube
The Nexus One comes with a clutch of useful apps, tiny programs that can help you and your phone get through your day. These apps can replace other gizmos you would normally carry with you, such as a watch, datebook, or television set. They can provide useful information or offer diverse entertainment. It's all part of the grand scheme of cramming your entire digital life into a teeny little box.
Some people have datebooks. Others write down appointments on business cards or on their palms. These methods might be effective, but they pale in comparison to the power of using your Nexus One as your calendar and datekeeper. Your phone can easily serve as both a bitter reminder of obligations due and delights to come. It all happens thanks to Google Calendar and the Calendar app on your phone.
The Nexus One takes advantage of a feature on the Internet named Google Calendar. If you have a Google account (and I'm certain that you do), you already have Google Calendar. You can visit it by using your computer to go to this Web page:
If necessary, log in using your Google account. You can ...