Working with the Google Calendar app

Always have your diary at hand with the Google Calendar app.

What is Google Calendar?

Anyone with a Google account can use the calendar on the computer and on a mobile device. The app is usually not standard on the mobile device. Then you must first download it for the iPhone / iPad or Android device. Then tap the Calendar app to open the app.

Adjust calendar view

By default, the app opens with, for example, an annual plan or a daily plan. But perhaps another view, such as a monthly view, is better.

  • Tap the menu. That is the icon with the three dashes.
  • Tap Day , 3 days , Week or Month .

The display changes immediately.

Schedule a new appointment

Google Calendar is easy to use. Put an appointment in the agenda like this:

  • Tap the “+” sign icon.
  • Tap Appointment.
  • At ‘Enter a title’, type your appointment.
  • Tap the date.
  • A calendar opens. If necessary, swipe left or right to select another month.
  • Tap the desired day within the month.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap the start time to set it.
  • A clock appears. Tap the hour and then the minutes.
  • Tap OK.
  • Set the end time in the same way.
  • Tap Save if you do not want to enter anything else. Do you want to enter other details such as the location? Then skip this step and only tap Save when you are done.

Repeat an appointment

Does the appointment occur more often, for example every week? State it and the app will always return the appointment.

  • Under the date, tap More options.
  • Tap Not repeated.
  • Choose how often the appointment must come back.

Add location

Note where the appointment takes place. Then you don’t have to look it up again later.

  • Tap Add location.
  • Type the location.
  • Once you type, suggestions will appear from Google Maps. Tap the desired address.

Add a notification

Sometimes it is useful to get a reminder for an appointment. By default, this notification is set to thirty minutes, but you can also receive the reminder earlier or later.

  • Tap the crosses behind a bell icon to delete set notifications.
  • Tap (Add another) notification.
  • Choose from the various options that appear.

Mark the appointment

For the recognition you can give appointments their own color. Give all family appointments a green color for example.

  • Tap Default color.
  • Select the desired color.

Take note

Optionally, add a note as a memory aid. For example, state what the agreement is about or with which people you have all agreed.

  • Tap Add Note.
  • Type a text.

Edit appointment

Forget something to fill in, such as the location? You can always edit the appointment.

  • If necessary, first tap the correct day.
  • Tap the appointment.
  • Tap the pencil icon.
  • Adjust the appointment.
  • Tap Save.

Delete appointment

The appointment is unexpectedly canceled? Then remove it from the agenda.

  • If necessary, first tap the correct day.
  • Tap the appointment.
  • Tap the three dots at the top right.

Tap Delete > Delete.

WhatsApp: 10 useful tips and tricks

Tips and articles about WhatsApp are eagerly visited. Not surprising, because this app is a nice alternative to paid SMS. WhatsApp ensures easy and accessible contact with your contacts. Here a selection of the most popular features in WhatsApp!

# 1: Search messages

You remember that you exchanged messages with someone about something, but what exactly did something look like? With the search function in WhatsApp you can have the conversation back on the surface.

# 2: Make a message unread

Ok, you have opened and read a message, but no time or inspiration to respond. Mark the message as ‘unread’ to remember that you still want to reply.

# 3: Forward a message

Forward a message from yourself or from someone else to someone else. That saves typing again. But it is also possible with nice photos. If you forward a message or photo from someone else, first ask yourself whether the other person appreciates forwarding.

# 4: Send a recording

You may also have read the article “Far away, but still close” in our computer magazine Enter in which someone read her granddaughter through WhatsApp. She used the option to send a sound recording. Personal and practical, especially when you have a lot to say.

# 5: Making moving pictures

Get creative and rejoice someone with a moving image (GIF). Turn an existing video or something you record on the spot into a picture in which a six-second image is played repeatedly. You do not need a complicated app, you can do it in WhatsApp.

# 6: Send a photo quickly

Quickly share a photo without leaving the WhatsApp app. It is a piece of cake.

# 7: Turn off notifications for group conversations

Sometimes the messages just keep coming in. Certainly when you participate in a WhatsApp group, this can lead to irritation. Enough of the message flow? Turn off the notifications from the group and view later what has been exchanged.

# 8: Use a mailing list

Quickly send the same message to several people at the same time via a mailing list. A practical way to tell, for example, that you have a new phone number. Less personal, but it is also useful for congratulations on a public holiday.

# 9: Calling with WhatsApp

Make a phone call via WhatsApp if the smartphone is connected to the internet via WiFi. Then you do not pay for the call via your calling bundle.

# 10: Using WhatsApp on the computer

We end this article with the tip to use WhatsApp on the computer. Handy when you enjoy working at the computer, but also occasionally sit on WhatsApp. Then you don’t always have to read and type messages on a small screen.

Use WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp also has a special program for using the popular chat service via the computer. It is available for both Windows and Mac.

WhatsApp is a popular app for smartphones. The app makes it possible to send text messages and photos via an internet connection. You can compare it with SMS. Only you do not pay per message, but communication runs through the internet. For a long time people could only use WhatsApp via a smartphone. Since 2015, the service can also be used via the computer. First only via a website. Read more about this in the article ‘Use WhatsApp on the computer ‘. However, it is now also possible to put the chat service app on the computer. This gives access to chat messages even faster.

Smartphone on hand

Both when using the website and the app on the computer, a smartphone with the WhatsApp app remains necessary. You even have to keep this handy. However, WhatsApp can be useful on the computer, because typing and reading is easier. On the desktop version you can see all chats and messages that are also on the phone.

Download on Windows

Download the WhatsApp Desktop program from the WhatsApp website.

  • Open the browser and surf to
  • Click on Download.
  • Click Download for Windows (64-bit) or 32-bit version. This depends on which version of Windows you have.
  • Click Run .
  • The program starts automatically. Is that not the case? Then click on the Start button> WhatsApp.

Download on Mac

Download the WhatsApp Desktop program from the App Store (Mac).

  • Open the App Store program. You can find the program on the Dock below, or via Finder > Programs > App Store.
  • In the search window, click Search , type “WhatsApp” and press the Enter key.
  • Click on ‘ Download ‘ under ‘WhatsApp Desktop’.
  • Click Install app.
  • If required, log in with your Apple ID.
  • The program will be installed. As soon as the ‘Open’ button is displayed, the program can be found on the computer. To do this, click on Finder > Programs > WhatsApp.


To use the opened WhatsApp Desktop, log in using your telephone.

  • A window with a QR code appears on the screen .
  • Pick up the phone and open the WhatsApp app.
  • For phones with Android, tap the three dots> WhatsApp Web > OK, understood .
  • For phones with iOS, tap Settings > WhatsApp Web / Desktop > Scan QR code at the bottom .
  • Hold the phone’s camera in front of the code on the computer screen.

A connection is established and you can access your WhatsApp messages on the computer. As soon as the computer or telephone loses a connection to the internet, you must reconnect via the QR code.

View chats

Once you are logged in, get started with the desktop version of WhatsApp. On the left side of the window is an overview of all chats. By clicking on one of these chats, all related messages appear on the right.

To send a message

Sending messages via WhatsApp Desktop works almost the same as via the mobile app.

  • At the top, click the plus sign (Windows) or the square icon with pencil (Mac).
  • A list of contacts opens. Tap the contact that you want to send a message.
  • The chat screen opens.
  • Type a message and press the Enter key to send the message.

Send photo or video

Send a photo or video easily while chatting. In the steps below we already assume that a chat window is open.

  • Click on the paper clip icon.
  • Click on the purple circle (‘Photos and videos’) to share existing images.
  • Navigate to the correct photo or video through the open window and click Open(Windows) or Open (Mac).
  • Optionally type a caption and then click on the green circle .

The image material is sent.

Save photo or video to computer

The photos and videos that you receive via Whatsapp can be saved directly to the computer.

  • If you want to save an image, right click on the image in the chat window.
  • Click Save Image As.
  • Choose the location where you want to save the image and click Save.
  • If you want to save a video, left click on the video. This opens and plays.
  • Click in the top right on the icon of an arrow pointing downwards in the direction of a thin line.
  • At the bottom of the screen you can now determine the location where you want to save the video.
  • Click Save.

Send voice message

You can send a voice message via the microphone icon (bottom right of the screen).

  • Click on the microphone icon.
  • Leave a message.
  • Click on the green circle if you are satisfied with the message. Do you not want to send this message? Then click on the red cross.

Sign Out

We assume that you only install WhatsApp Desktop on a computer that you do not share with others. Someone who opens the program can also view your chats. If you want to prevent this, always unsubscribe after use.

  • Click in the left part of the window on the three dots (Windows) or on the down arrow icon (Mac).
  • Click Log out.

Next time you must log in again using the QR code.

Use the calendar on the iPhone

Use the Calendar app on the iPhone and put your appointments together in a well-organized way. So you always have them at hand.

Calendar App for the iPad

In this article we discuss the Calendar app for the iPhone. The app has the same functions on the iPad, but looks slightly different on the larger screen.

Different calendars

People can manage multiple calendars in the Calendar app. Consider a calendar that is linked to an iCloud, Gmail or account or a calendar that is only on the device itself.

Calendar linked to an existing account

With an iPhone you also have an Apple ID. This allows you to use various Apple services. Consider bringing in apps from the App Store. You can also use the iCloud calendar with this account. You can also view this calendar on other devices that you log in with your Apple ID.

You can also have an e-mail address with a corresponding calendar function. For example, Google calendar with a Gmail address. If you have the Gmail address linked to the iPhone, you can enable the calendar so that it is also visible on the iPhone. If you do not yet have an e-mail address but you want to do so, read the article ‘ Setting up e-mail on your tablet and smartphone ‘.

Make sure that the calendar of an existing account can be used in the app:

  • Tap Settings.
  • Scroll down and tap Passwords and accounts.
  • Under ‘Accounts’ you will find the accounts that are linked to the device. For example Gmail or iCloud. Tap the account whose calendar you want to manage.
  • If the ‘Calendars’ option is on the screen, the account has a calendar function.
  • If the slider behind it is green, the calendar is switched on. If not, tap the slider.

Calendar on the device itself

Do you not have any accounts linked to the iPhone or have you disabled the calendar function (the slider behind ‘Calendars’ in the steps described above is then gray)? Then use the calendar on the device itself. This is enabled by default.

Year, month or day view

We dive into the calendar.

  • Tap the Calendar app.
  • You see a year view, a month view or a day view. Switch between these views by tapping Today at the bottom left and tapping the month or year at the top left.
  • The current day is circled in red.
  • View from which accounts the calendar has been added. Tap Calendars at the bottom.
  • Tap Done to close this window.

Add a new appointment

Add a new activity as follows:

  • Tap the day the event occurs.
  • Tap the plus sign at the top right.
  • Determine from top to bottom all the features of the new activity. Type the name of the activity.
  • Tap the ‘Location’ field and type the location of the appointment. This can simply be ‘At home with Marie’, but also a specific address.
  • If necessary, select the correct location from the suggestions or tap Done on the keyboard.
  • Indicate whether it concerns the entire day (tap the slider behind ‘All day’) or tap Start to select the start time.
  • Move the time by swiping a bit over the hours and minutes.
  • If necessary, change the day at the same place.
  • Tap End to set the end time.
  • Does the activity return weekly or monthly? Tap Repeat and tap the desired frequency.
  • Should travel time be taken into account? Tap Travel time and then the slider behind ‘Travel time’ to indicate the travel time.
  • Have you just set the travel time, tap the top left of Previous to go back a step.
  • Tap Notification to receive a reminder about the appointment.
  • Tap the desired moment to receive the reminder. For example, choose 1 hour before travel time .
  • It is possible to set another notification at a different time. Simply touch and two email notification .
  • Add a web address or note if necessary. To do this, tap URL or Notes .
  • The basis of the event is now entered. Tap Add .

The activity is in your calendar.

Tip: you can put birthdays in the calendar very well by using the ‘All day’ option in combination with an annual repeat.

What calendar does the appointment contain?

When multiple accounts and calendars are linked to the device, you have additional options when creating an appointment. For example, indicate to which account the activity belongs.

  • When creating the appointment, tap Calendar.
  • At iCloud you can select ‘Work’, ‘Private’ or ‘Family’. The appointment will then be given a different color in the calendar. But if you use a calendar that belongs to Gmail, for example, you can also tap that calendar. Make your choice.

Invite someone for an appointment

Contacts are often also added to an account. Invite these contacts for an appointment:

  • When creating the appointment, tap Attendees .
  • Type the name of the contact.
  • Suggestions appear as you type. Tap the correct contact.
  • Tap Done .
  • Touch Previous to return to the appointment.

Change or delete an appointment

Change or delete an existing activity.

  • Go in the calendar to the day on which the activity is listed.
  • Tap the appointment.
  • Tap Delete appointment (and again to confirm) or Change .
  • Adjust the desired options for the activity.
  • Tap Done.

Surf the internet with the Chrome app

You can use the internet on your smartphone or tablet with the Chrome browser, among other things. You know the internet program that you can also use on your computer.

Chrome on mobile devices

Chrome is Google’s internet browser. The company has a version of this browser for a computer. This has been the most used browser in the world for a number of years. But you can also use Chrome on a smartphone or tablet. The Chrome app is standard on devices with the Android operating system. It can also be installed on the iPhone and iPad.

Chrome – Android devices 
Chrome – iPad / iPhone

Open Chrome

Open the internet program to be able to use the internet. The first time you have to go through a number of steps before you can use the browser.

  • Tap Chrome. On an Android device.
  • Uncheck for Automatically send usage statistics and crash reports to Google .
  • Tap Accept and continue to agree to the terms of service.
  • You can log in to Chrome so that you can use your bookmarks, passwords, and history. Do you want this? Then tap a desired email address and Continue. Otherwise, tap No, thanks.
  • Chrome wants access to your location. We now choose not to allow.

Visit website

The main purpose of an internet browser is to visit websites. Open a site as follows:

  • Tap the address bar at the top.
  • The keyboard becomes active. First remove any existing text by tapping the cross on the right in the address bar.
  • It will say ‘Search or type a URL / web address’. Type the address of the website you want to visit, for example “” (without the quotes).
  • Tap the keyboard to go.
  • The website opens.

Search the internet

The address bar in Chrome also works as a search bar.

  • Tap the address bar.
  • Type a search term.
  • Search suggestions appear as you type. Is the correct term in between? Then tap that. Is that not the case? Then type on the search term and tap the keyboard to go.
  • Show the Google search results. Tap a search result to go to the corresponding website.

Open new tab

You can leave a webpage you are viewing open while you are visiting another website. To do this, open a new tab.

  • At the bottom (iOS) or next to the address bar (Android), tap the icon of three gray dots.
  • Tap New Tab.
  • A new tab opens. At the bottom (iOS) or next to the address bar (Android), the number in the square changes. This figure indicates how many tabs are open. Searching for a website on a new tab is the same as with the first tab.
  • Tap the icon of the square with number to switch between the different open tabs.

Close tab

Done with a website? Then close the tab again.

  • Tap the square icon with number.
  • In the thumbnail of a tab, tap the cross to close the tab.

Close all tabs at the same time? For iOS, tap Close All at the bottom left. For an Android device, tap the icon with the three dots and then Close All Tabs.

Privacy shortcuts in the Facebook app

The Facebook app bundles privacy settings so that it is easier and clearer to find the right settings.

Facebook has an app for the smartphone or tablet. The institutions that deal with privacy are bundled in this. In this article we review the settings so that you are sure that your privacy is guaranteed.

  • Open the Facebook App.
  • Tap the three horizontal bars in the menu.
  • Scroll down and tap the Settings and privacy option.
  • Tap Privacy shortcuts.

The page that follows consists of these sections: “Privacy,” “Account security,” “Advertising preferences,” “Your Facebook data,” “Security,” and “Legal and policy.” We will discuss “Privacy” and “Advertising Preferences” because those two contain the setting options that are related to what you reveal about yourself.


This section bundles the Facebook settings that deal with your privacy in the broad sense of the word. Set here who can see what personal information about you, who can see your messages, but also whether Facebook can keep track of your location. It is a very extensive part so take your time.

We cover the following options:

  • Check a few important privacy settings;
  • Manage your location settings;
  • Manage face recognition;
  • View more privacy settings.

Check a few important privacy settings

  • Tap Check a few important privacy settings.
  • Tap Next.
  • On Facebook you can indicate per message who can see it. But users can also choose a default setting, so that it does not have to be set separately for each message. Indicate here which setting you want as standard: ‘Everyone’ (that is really everyone, with and without a Facebook account), ‘Friends’ (that is, of course, Facebook friends) or another category. The setting that is most obvious is ‘Friends’, which you set next to ‘Choose target group’.
  • Then tap Done if you have adjusted something.
  • Tap Next.
  • Who can see the personal data you have entered, such as e-mail address and date of birth and telephone number? Here too there is a choice of ‘Everyone’, ‘Friends’ or another category. It is also possible to choose ‘Only me’. You will of course only see the data that you have entered yourself at this location.
  • When everything is set, tap Next.
  • Perhaps there are apps linked to your Facebook profile. In that case you set per app who can see any messages. Again the choices are ‘Everyone’, ‘Friends’, ‘Only me’ or another category. If no apps are linked at all, this list is empty. Remove an app from the list? Tap the white bullet behind the app and then tap Delete > Delete > Done.
  • When everything is set, tap Next.
  • Tap Close.

Manage your location settings

Can Facebook know where you are? This is what the location settings are about.

  • Tap Manage your location settings.
  • If you have not given Facebook permission, the text ‘Never’ will appear at the top of the screen behind ‘Location’. You don’t have to do anything because Facebook does not keep track of where you are.
  • Is the text ‘Always’ or ‘When using app’ behind ‘Location’? Then tap Location > Location > Never.

Manage face recognition

Facebook can recognize you on photos that place yourself or others on your timeline. If you do not like that switch off this option.

  • Tap Manage Face Recognition .
  • Tap Do you want Facebook to recognize you in photos and videos?
  • Tap the desired option Yes or No .

View more privacy settings

  • Tap View more privacy settings .
  • Under “Your activities” under “Who can see your future messages?” state who can see all your messages. You have set this for this.
  • If necessary, tap Set restrictions for who can see your older messages . Do this if you have doubts about whether previous messages had the setting you want. Then tap Restrict Previous Messages > Restrict Previous Messages . All posts you’ve ever posted can now only be seen by your Facebook friends.
  • Tap Who can see the people, pages and lists that you follow?
  • Select the desired setting.
  • Then tap top left on the back arrow.
  • Five options have been bundled under ‘How people can find you and contact you’. Set them by clicking on them and setting the desired option:
  • “Who can send you friend requests?” 
    Leave this on ‘Everyone’. With each request that you receive, you decide whether or not to accept it.
    “Who can see your friends list?” 
    Set who is visible to who you are Facebook friends with. Some people don’t want this to be visible to others. In that case, choose Only me.
  • “Who can you search using the email address you provided?” 
    Suppose someone searches on Facebook by typing in your email address. Who do you want to be found by? Set the desired option.
  • “Who can you find using the telephone number you provided?” 
    The same applies to telephone number as to e-mail address.
  • “Do you want search engines to redirect you to your profile outside of Facebook?” 
    This option means whether you want to be found (with your Facebook profile) on, for example, Google. Don’t you want this? Then drag the slider behind “Allow search engines to redirect to Facebook from your profile” and tap Disable.

Ad Preferences

Facebook places advertisements, which is the revenue model of the social medium. That is why there is no escape from advertising. The only thing you can do is let Facebook know if your data can be used to offer customized advertisements. If you don’t want that, turn it off in the following way:

  • Under “Ad Preferences,” tap View your ad settings.
  • Tap Ads based on partner data.
  • Tap Continue.
  • Turn off the blue slider in the middle of the page.
  • Tap Save.
  • Tap Done.
  • Now tap Ads based on your activity on products from Facebook companies that you see outside of Facebook products.
  • Tap at the bottom of the page No.
  • Tap the left arrow on the top left.
  • Now swipe down and tap Ads that contain your social promotions.
  • At the bottom of the page, tap Nobody.
  • Tap the left arrow on the top left.

Tap the left arrow again at the top left to exit the Privacy shortcuts.

Only allow ‘trusted’ applications in Windows

Software-Restriction Policy 2.1.0: Malware is always lurking around the corner and especially ransomware has made countless demage. Simple Software – Restriction Policy is a somewhat unusual way to cut off such bad applications: this software ensures that only executables can be executed that are located in the \ Program Files, \ Program Files (x86) and \ Windows folders.

Those who use Windows Pro or higher can use a built-in Windows security function to ‘whitelist’ certain applications – to place them on a list of approved applications. This function is named Software Restriction Policy (srp) and can be configured from the Local Security Policy module, among other things. Windows Home users can unfortunately be ignored here, but Simple Software Restriction Policy offers similar functionality. Moreover, the tool is very easy to use and that is also handy for users of Windows Pro.

After installation the program in the Windows system tray and the protection is active. From now on, only programs that are in the \ Program Files, \ Program Files (x86) and \ Windows folders, or in their subfolders, can be executed. It is therefore important that you are certain that the executables at those locations: so first runs a thorough antivirus scan.

Safety first

It is also important that you sign up for a day-to-day use with a standard account as you do not have write permissions on the specified directories from such an account. Malware, such as ransomware, that knows how to get into your system under the auspices of that account will therefore not be able to install themselves in the folders listed. Possibly in other locations, such as your user profile, but thanks to Simple Software Restriction Policy, they cannot be executed from there.

By the way, it is possible at any time to temporarily disable the protection of the tool at the push of a button: the protection is then set to inactive for 30 minutes by default. That is more than enough to install a new program (in one of the mentioned folders) or to remove a surplus program. However, you can also adjust this length: this is done by editing the corresponding software policy.ini file with your Notepad. This file also contains a series of options and setting options with which you can tailor the tool even better to your choice. Here you can also indicate, for example, that programs are allowed on the desktop or the security should not apply to a local administrator.


Google Earth on Android device

Explore the whole world from the comfort of your home. This is possible on Android devices with the Google Earth app.

World in the pocket

Google Earth is a virtual globe. Google ensures that the whole world is within reach for everyone. With many different maps, 3D images, millions of photos and information about the locations. This can be viewed via the computer, but also via an app for smartphone and tablet.

Download Google Earth

The Google Earth app is free to download in the Play Store.

  • Tap Play Store.
  • Type “Google Earth” and press the magnifying glass icon on the keyboard.
  • Under “Google Earth”, tap Install.
  • Tap Open.

Open the app

Normally open Google Earth as follows:

  • Tap Apps or swipe from top to bottom to view all apps.
  • If necessary, swipe to the next page and then tap Earth.
  • The app shows the new possibilities. Tap the blue circle with the arrow to view all options. Start right away? At the top right, tap Skip.

Search location

The whole world is within reach with Google Earth. Find a place that you want to view and look it up.

  • Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the screen.
  • Type the name of the place to look up and tap the magnifying glass on the keyboard.
  • Google Earth goes to the spot. To zoom in, place two fingers on the screen and move the fingers apart. Move the fingers together to zoom out.

Knowledge cards

Google has provided thousands of places on the globe with extra information. There is a good chance that you have already encountered such a Knowledge Card when searching for a location. If extra information about the location is available, a photo is shown at the bottom of the screen: a so-called Knowledge Map. Tap to find out more about the area. Then tap the top left arrow to return to Earth view.

3D display

Google Earth initially always displays the 2D version of a map. However, many places can also be viewed in 3D. To do this, tap 3D on the bottom left.

Then tilt and turn the map by moving the screen with two fingers at the same time.


Streetview is a well-known possibility of Google Apps. This handy feature is also built into Google Earth. With this you no longer view the world from above, but actually seem to be standing in a street. Tap the puppet icon at the bottom left. Then tap the map. Leave Streetview again by tapping the arrow on the top left.

View own location

Even though all possible places in the world can be viewed, people still want to visit their own street. This can of course be done in the above way, but there is also a handy option to look up the current location. In addition to quickly looking up your house, this option can also offer a solution to look up more information about a location during a vacation, for example.

  • Tap the three dots icon at the top of the screen.
  • Tap My Location.
  • Tap Allow the first time to allow the app to access the device’s location. Then repeat the first two steps.
  • Google Earth is going to the right place. The blue dot indicates your location.

Surprise location

Have you already had any conceivable places? Then use the ‘I am guessing’ function and Google will send you to any destination. To do this, tap the dice icon at the top of the screen. Google shows a special place in the world, including a Knowledge card to find out more about the location shown. An authentic way to choose the next holiday destination.


The Voyager option gives guided tours of special places in the world. Within the categories travel, nature, culture, sports, history and education, new tours are offered every week.

  • Tap a rudder icon at the top of the screen.
  • Tap a category.
  • Swipe from bottom to top to view all tours. The tour was made by third parties such as NASA Earth Observatory and BBC Earth.
  • Tap a tour.
  • If necessary, tap a blue button. The text on the button can change, but often something like Start exploring or Explore.

At the top of the screen is a map with different locations marked. At the bottom of the screen is the name of the location with more information. Tap the blue arrow at the bottom right of the screen to go to the next location.

Create a Google account

With a Google account, people have access to Google’s internet services. Create this account for free.

Google Account

If you have a Google account, you can use it to log into all of Google’s online public services. Think of Drive, Photos, YouTube and Gmail. Anyone with an email address that ends with @ automatically already has a Google account.

You can create a Google account in two ways:

  1. Create a free e-mail address at Gmail. With that email address you immediately have a Google account.
  2. Link an existing email address to a new Google account.

Create account with new address

Create a new email address for Gmail, and you immediately have a Google account:

  • Surf to
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • A suggestion for the name of the new e-mail address appears automatically. Press the Backspace key until this suggestion is gone. Then type the name that you want to use for the new address. The address ends with @
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • If the e-mail address is already in use, a message appears. Then select the text under ‘Username’, type another username and click on Next.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. For that reason, the company also asks for a second e-mail address. It is not necessary to state this, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number and click on Recovery email address (optional) to enter a second email address.
  • Click on Day and type the birthday.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page.
  • Click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.

Create account with existing address

Create a Google account with an existing e-mail address.

  • Surf to
  • Click Log in on the top right.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click For myself.
  • Type your first name.
  • Click Surname and type your last name.
  • Click on Username.
  • Click Use My Current Email Address.
  • Type the email address.
  • Click on Password.
  • Think of a password with at least eight characters that consists of a combination of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • Type the password.
  • Click Confirm and type the password again.
  • Click on Next.
  • To verify the specified email address, Google will send a code to the email address. View this code in the email and copy it on the web page where you create the Google account.
  • Click Check.
  • Google wants to link a telephone number to the account. The telephone number is used for account security. It is not necessary to provide a number, but it is advisable. We enter a telephone number.
  • Click on Month and click on the month of birth.
  • Click Year and type the year of birth.
  • Click on Gender and click on the correct gender.
  • Click on Next.
  • If you entered a telephone number, a check on that number will now follow. Google sends a code to the phone. To do this, click Send.
  • Type the received code on the web page and click Check.
  • You can use the phone number for more than just account security. We do not do that and click on Skip.
  • The conditions appear. Scroll down and put a check mark I agree with the Google terms of service and I agree to the processing of my data as described above and as further explained in the privacy policy.
  • Click Create account.
  • Click on Confirm.

The account has been created.


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