Smartphones

Hands-on with the Palm Pre

20090324palm-preI’ve been sitting on this hands-on video of the Palm Pre for a week or so now, since I don’t have a suitable site to post it to at the moment. So although it’s not the kind of thing I’d normally post here, I thought I’d upload the video anyway rather than let it sit idle.

As far as I know, no one has seen such a close-up video of the Palm Pre in action in an informal environment like this, so this video is a bit of an exclusive…

The video is about 30 minutes long and in it, Palm’s EMEA Product Manager, Mark Easton, takes me through pretty much every feature of the Pre. I’ve been impressed with the Pre since I first saw it at CES and I’ve yet to see anything to damped my enthusiasm. I’m still a little lukewarm on the fiddly keyboard (it’s very similar to the keyboard on the  Treo Pro), but that’s pretty much the only negative comment I have so far. (more…)

How to sync Google Contacts and Calendar with the iPhone using Google Mobile Sync

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Google now offers its own ExchangeSync service for smartphones called Google Sync for Mobile, which means you now now automatically synchronise your Google Account data with your handheld over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection.

If you’re an iPhone or iPod Touch owner, this means you can now synchronise your Google Calendar and Contacts data with your device over-the-air – something that was only previously possible with an Apple MobileMe account, or your employer’s own Microsoft ExchangeSync server (if they have one).

Setting up Google Calendar and Contacts sync for the iPhone and iPod Touch is straightforward, but there are a few gotchas that can cause your iPhone to lose data if you’re not careful. (more…)

How to sync multiple iPhone calendars with Google

If you’ve recently set-up Google Mobile Sync to synchronise your Calendar and Contacts with your iPhone over-the-air, you may have noticed that only one Google Calendar is being synced. It is possible to set-up Google Mobile Sync to sync up to five calendars, though (the maximum the iPhone supports) – you just need to make a configuration change.

Google Mobile Sync can synchronise both personal and public/shared calendars – here’s how to do it. (more…)

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