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Google Sync Beta for iPhone, WinMo and SyncML Phones is Out

The beta version of Google Sync for the iPhone and Windows Mobile phones as well as a contacts-only version for phones that support SyncML is launched by Google this week.

According to Google Mobile Blog, “Google Sync allows you to get your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar events to your phone. Once you set up Sync on your phone, it will automatically begin synchronizing your address book and calendar in the background, over-the-air, so you can attend to other tasks. Sync uses push technology so any changes or additions to your calendar or contacts are reflected on your device in minutes. The connection is always on so you don’t have to manually sync your phone after Sync has been set up….

For devices that support the open SyncML protocol, Google Sync will allow for two-way contacts synchronization. If you’re a BlackBerry user, a version of Google Sync is already available.”

Sounds neat, who needs MobileMe now I wonder.

Source – Google Mobile Blog

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Applications, Google, iPhone, MobileMe, Software, Windows+Mobile | , , , , | Leave a comment

Apple’s MobileMe, Solution for Push Email and Online Sync?

You judge it. To me, it’s just like another Microsoft Exchange clone, so what’s so special except the nice looking user-interface? Have to say the gallery is pretty much the only thing that looks appealing.

Personal yearly subscription at US$99 for 20GB of combined email and file storage, 200GB of monthly data transfer, and full access to everything MobileMe has to offer.  Family Pack includes one individual account plus four Family Member accounts, each with its own email address, 5GB of combined email and file storage, and 50GB of monthly data transfer and is priced at US$149 per year.  Extra storage of 20GB and 40GB priced at US$49 and US$99 respectively.  Watch the guided tour below for more info.

Source – Apple

June 10, 2008 Posted by | Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, MobileMe | , , | Leave a comment