Gmail Meet comes to Gmail mobile app

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In April, Google integrated its video call service Meet into Gmail on the web, making it possible to start or join a Meet call from Gmail with a single click. Now, Google is also integrating Meet with Gmail on smartphones. Google announced it's adding a new "Meet" tab in its Gmail smartphone app. In the tab, you'll see upcoming meetings that you have scheduled in Google Calendar, with the ability to join them with a tap. You'll also be able to tap on "New meeting" to start a meeting, schedule a meeting in Google Calendar, or get a meeting link you can share with others. Finally, if you have a meeting code, you'll be able to tap on "Join with a code" to enter the code and join the meeting. Users who don't need this functionality will be able to remove the Meet tab by going to Gmail's Settings, tapping on their account, and unchecking Meet.

Apple gives students and teachers free AirPods on purchase of Mac or iPad

Apple is giving away a free pair of AirPods for students and teachers who buy a Mac or iPad. That's along with the education discount that Apple normally gives educators. To be clear, Apple is giving away the regular AirPods ($159) as opposed to the noise-canceling AirPods Pro ($249). Still, getting a MacBook Air for $899 – down from the regular price of $999 – plus a free pair of AirPods is a pretty damn good deal. If you were planning on getting an iPad or a Mac for school, now is probably the time to do it – especially since Apple said this limited-time offer "may end at any time."