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Google Voice LogoGoogle Voice is able to forward voicemails and SMS messages. I’m using Google Voice for forwarding voicemails and SMS messages to my COOKOO watch. In the U.S. iTunes / App Store you can donwload and install the free Google Voice iOS app for iPhone, but you can’t download it, if you’ve got an iTunes account outside the USA.

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Google LogoThat are really excellent news: Yesterday, June 6, 2013, Google announced that it will open Google’s CalDAV and CardDAV APIs for everyone. In contrast to Google’s prior announcement of March 13, 2013, this means that in the near future third party apps are able to communicate with Google calendar via CalDAV and with Google contacts via CardDAV. Syncing contacts and calendars via third party apps will then be possible. Both APIs will be integrated in Google APIs Console and getting OAuth 2.0 authentication.

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COOKOO watch iconGoogle Voice allows its users to forward voicemails and SMS messages. This allows COOKOO watch to get notifications for these events. To set up your account, you will need to have created a ConnecteDevice accountYou will receive three new unique email addresses, named ‘token’:  One token for email forwarding, one for SMS forwarding and another for Voicemail forwarding.

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COOKOO watch iconYou can receive notifications on your COOKOO watch every time when you get an email to your Gmail (Google email) account. Before you begin, make sure you have set up your ConnecteDevice account from the COOKOO app. You will receive three new unique email addresses, named ‘token’:  One token for email forwarding, one for SMS forwarding and another for Voicemail forwarding. Your unique email token is needed in the following.

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COOKOO watch iconAs I have already reported, the COOKOO app with its version 1.4 is able to notify you of incoming emails, SMS messages and voicemails. To do this, you will need to create a ConnecteDevice account within the COOKOO app.

Here’s how to proceed:

  1. Open the COOKOO app and select “Settings”.
  2. Tap the “My accounts” bar.
  3. Tap the “ConnecteDevice” bar.

Update: PhotoSync 2.0 review

PhotoSync App LogoPhotoSync has been one of my very first file transferring and syncing apps. I’ve already reported about PhotoSync eleven months before (with special focus on the settings!). But how is PhotoSync 1.7.2 app doing right now? Almost perfectly: The PhotoSync Companions are running stably both on Windows 8 (version 1.6.4 released on November 22, 2012) and OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion (version 1.6.1 released on September 4, 2012). Further more, the universal iOS app for iPhone and iPad does what it should do (version 1.7.2. released on December 28, 2012). Last but not least, you got a big number of cloud services you can access via PhotoSync app. 🙂 But I could not connect PhotoSync to a Time Capsule. 🙁

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Google Gmail LogoSyncing Gmail Google calendar with Windows 8 is still an dissatisfactory issue. I’ve already posted about a troubleshooting syncing Google calendar with Outlook via third party apps. Just now, I found a free Windows 8 app called ‘Gmail calendar‘ (Windows Store Link) which was intendedly programmed to get the syncing Google calendar with an Windows 8 tile app resolved.

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Update: Google Calendar Sync Alternatives For Outlook
Google Gmail LogoAs you well know, Google stopped Support for Microsoft Exchange Active Sync, effective January 30, 2013. I have already posted about a solution to get a Google calendar synced on Windows 8, using the app ‘Google Calendar Sync’. But it is not possible to get multiple calendars synced.

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Google Gmail LogoMost of you who would like to sync Google Gmail calendar with windows 8 are annoyed  because Google stopped supporting Microsoft Exchange Active Sync protocol. Some days ago I described a possibility to get at least a ‘read only’ syncing back to Windows 8 calendar app. But theres is still a work around to get your Google Gmail calendar really synced in both directions with Windows 8!

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Update: How To Sync Google Calendar With Windows 10 Calendar App
Windows 8 logoSome months ago I describe a solution how to set up iCloud Calendar in Windows 8 Mail App as a ‘read-only’ possibility. Setting up the Google Gmail calendar in Windows 8 calendar app works in the same way: The solution is to subscribe to your own Google Gmail calendar in your or Windows Live account. With that you can partly bypass the restriction that Google stopped supporting Microsoft Exchange Active Sync protocol.