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Tech Tip: Adding Weather and Maps to OS X Calendar Appointments

OS X Calendar with Map and WeatherHere’s a fun and useful tip that can add more value to your Calendar appointments and events. When a location is assigned to a Calendar event, it displays not only a map pinpointing that location, but also a weather forecast for the time and date of the appointment. This works in both Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Appointments in the near future (within a week or two) show a forecast icon as well as the seasonal high and low temperatures for that location. If the event is far in the future, just the high and low temperatures are displayed.

Having the location entered into Calendar events also helps when looking at the information from an iPhone or Apple Watch (see images below). Simply call up the appointment on either device, tap the address listed, and a map appears. With another tap, it’s easy to bring up turn-by-turn directions to the location.

Appointment and Directions on Apple Watch

Do you have any favorite Calendar tips you’d like to share with other Rocket Yard readers? If so, leave them in the comments below.

Steve Sande
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Steve has been writing about Apple products since 1986, starting on a bulletin board system, creating the first of his many Apple-related websites in 1994, joining the staff of The Unofficial Apple Weblog in 2008, and founding Apple World Today in 2015. He’s semi-retired, loves to camp and take photos, and is an FAA-licensed drone pilot.
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