Google Enables Better Contacts Sync With iPhone, Macs

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Users who currently use Apple’s iOS mobile platform or the desktop OS X platform for Mac hardware can now get better calendar and contact sync through Google. Google has announced via its support page and Gmail blog that it is now rolling out support for CardDAV to make it simple for users to keep their […]

T-Mobile Apologizes for Pushing Notification Bar Ads on Android Handsets

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After creating an uproar among its subscribers for pushing out advertisement for its own T-Mobile VIP Zone service to the Android notification bar operating under T-Mobile USA’s network, the nation’s fourth largest carrier is now apologizing for its actions and states that it has stopped all advertising push to the notification bar. Users had begun […]

Facebook for Android Update Brings Real-Time Push Notifications

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Tired of those delayed notifications for when friends comment on your photos or write on your wall? Facebook heard you and is now rolling out an update for the Android platform that brings a number of enhancements, including an overall to its notification system to feature real-time push notifications to alert you of new items […]

How to Enable Push for Gmail on iPhone [Tips]

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If you use a Gmail account, when setting up your iPhone’s email your natural reaction would be to, well, set it up as “Gmail.” If you want your new emails to be delivered immediately, though, that’s exactly not what you want to do. What you will want to do is to set your mail up […]

How You Can Keep Up with News Using Mobile Technology

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I have to be honest, despite a background in political science–which was the basis of my undergraduate studies–I am horrible at keeping up to date with breaking non-tech news; as a technology blogger, I already have a hard enough time as it is writing about and staying in the loop with gadget releases so even […]

RIM Pushes Push Notifications for Beta BlackBerry Twitter App

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Push notifications are now being enabled on the RIM-developed Twitter app for the company’s BlackBerry smartphones. The beta, now in version 1.1, now brings a number of new features in addition to push notifications for direct messages and mentions, denoted with the @name usage. Now, direct messages are now threaded in conversation view so you […]

Verizon’s New Push Email Apps Make Feature Phones Smarter

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For those still clinging to their “dumb” phones, otherwise called feature phones, Verizon Wireless has just released a new email application for those high-end non-smartphone devices to make them just a bit smarter and bring them even closer to smartphone territory. Given that most feature phones are already crossing paths with smartphones–many are offering carrier […]

Push Notifications Coming Soon to Third-Party Symbian, MeeGo Apps

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Nokia has announced that the Notifications API has been released and is now available for third-party applications developer to integrate into their applications for use on the Symbian and MeeGo operating system platforms. The Notifications API is available as a plug-in for the Nokia Qt SDK and allows for apps like instant messenger (IM) apps, […]

Is Push for You?

If your phone rings do you always jump to answer it? One of the ongoing ‘squabbles’ my wife and I have in the short amount of free time we have together is over whether or not we’re obligated to answer the phone if it rings. I say no, it’s a choice. She’s just the opposite. […]