Are you having problems regarding your time management? Well, there’s a free service called “Google Calendar” that can help you organize all you activities in a day. And one cool thing about this service is the ability to notify you via your mobile phone using SMS or text message. For example, if you have three meetings in a particular day, Google will send you notifications for each meeting. And the best part in this service is that it is absolutely FREE! Yes, no single penny have to be spent using this service.
Also, you do not need a smartphone to avail this service. All you need is a phone that can receive a SMS or Text message and a SIM card from supported carriers. See note below for the supported carriers.
So, here’s the step-by-step guide on how you can activate your Google Calendar Mobile Notifications:
Note: Before doing anything, please make sure you have a Google and a Gmail account. If you don’t have make one here. If you already have one, here’s what to do:
1. Go to Google.com or Gmail.com and on the top bar of the page (black bar), click on the “Calendar” link.
2. On the Calendar Interface, go to the “Settings” page.
3. On the Calendar Settings page, go to the “Mobile Setup”.
4. On the Mobile Setup page, enter your mobile number. Click “Send Verification Code” and enter the six-digit code that will be sent to your mobile number. Don’t forget to save.
Note: Supported mobile carriers in the Philippines includes: Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular
If you loved Chikka for your Windows PC, then you would be glad to know that Chikka already made an official app for the two major mobile operating systems today, Apple iOS which runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches and Google’s Android which runs hundreds of Android phones and tablets.
As you would have expected, the App was optimized for the touch environment. You have a touch keyboard and the buttons are touch sensitive as well. The terms of service for the Windows version also applies to the mobile version.
Here are some cool snapshots of Mobile Chikka App.
Download Chikka on your mobile device now for FREE.
- On Apple devices, you can search “Chikka” to search the app on the App Store.
- On Android devices, search for “Chikka” on the Android Market.
As expected, Apple Inc today unveiled the next version of their mobile operating system, the iOS 5. during the Word Wide developers Conference in San Francisco. The iOS 5 introduces several new Apps including the Notification Center for consolidating all your notifications in one place. This was an excellent answer to the common criticism that Apple iOS notification system can really become distracting.
iOS 5 also features an all-new way of using your iPhone, iPod, and iPads. With iOS 5, Apple is cutting the strings between the PC and your iOS device. They introduced over-the-air syncing and updates so you don’t need to have a wired connection to your PC or Mac. Also, new customers won’t have to connect their device to a computer to use it for the first time.
Also, as expected, Apple made twitter deepky integrated to iOS. You can now see twitter buttons embedded on the Applications such as YouTube and Camera. The iOS 5 will definitely make it easier to share your photos and videos to your twitter friends and followers.
Apple also introduced their new messaging app, the iMessage that will allow iOS product owners send text, photo, and video messages to another iOS user over the 3G or WiFi connection.
Safari was also revamped to make it more faster and more user-friendly. With the new Safari feature called “Reader“, you can view webpages free of ads and other unnecessary clutter. With the safari “Reading List” you can now save pages for future reading. Apple also revamped tabbed browsing. With the new Safari, new tabs can be created without going to another window.
Another exciting new feature is the Newstand App. The app will automatically organize your magazine’ or newspaper subscriptions in one place and will automatically fetch fresh contents for you. It’s like putting the Podcasting capability right into your device.
As mentioned earlier, there over 200 new features in iOS 5 and this post is not enough to cater all of them. Here’s the keynote video of the iOS 5.
iOS 5 will be available this coming fall to all existing iOS device users around the world.
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Everybody wants free! To save some amount from your tight budget, why not try sending your SMS through the internet? We’ll, I think most people already know this but for the sake of those who don’t, here are some steps to send free text messages (SMS) through Google Talk (gtalk), a free chat software from the search giant, Google.
3. Add mobile contacts.
Enter the mobile numbers of those whom you want to sent message with. Make sure to include the country code (Philippines country code is 63). After the number, add the @chikkatalk.com domain. See the image below.
4. Enjoy sending free text messages!
- You can rename your contacts.
- You can only send three (3) messages per contact per day if your contact doesn’t reply to one of your messages. (this is a security measure to avoid spamming others).