TiPb Presents: iPhone Live! #68 - You've Got Push Gmail!

Join Rene, Chad, and Chris for push gmail, iTunes 9.0.1, bugs and fixes, iPhone 3.2 predictions, more Google Voice fallout, and all the weeks news and view, plus your live chat! Listen in!

And congratulations to Alli, this week's live chat winner! Enjoy the iSkin solo!


Thanks to the the iPhone Blog Store for sponsoring the podcast, and to everyone who showed up for the live chat!

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Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Push Gmail. Two Stars, i wish these apps came in a demo version. I don't think I would have purchased have the apps I have.
    Follow me on tweeter. Nafasi
  • Push gmail is killing my battery.. 30% less after working for 3 hours :/ it was doing nothing!
  • kinda off topic – does anyone know when tethering will be enabled with 3.1? i did the “hack” on 3.0 but when i updated it was gone
  • Push GMail is working great for me BUT...does anyone know why when I reply to a message sent to me that is forwarded to my GMAIL account, I instantly get a duplicate email of the one I just sent??
    Anyone else have their sent message copy / bouncing to the inbox?
  • We're talking about the official Google push gmail, not an app. GoogleSync now allows direct push Gmail right on the iPhone. Just set up an ActiveSync account using your Google email and password. Boom.
  • Gezz will it kill to put a little production into the podcast. Chris sounded like mumbles. Please buy a nice mic Chris. Another this is the audio tracks need to be level to each other.
  • Does computer have to be on?
  • Does computer have to be on?to receive emails that is
  • How would your computer have to be on for you to receive email on your phone?!
  • Yeah, the sound on the podcast was a bit rough this time, its really low volume. Chris had poor sound too, quite muffled.
  • Chris sounds like he's under water, or has his face in a bowl of soup.
  • I really enjoy the podcast and I am glad you do it every week. One issue: Chris's sound quality is consistently poor, close to the point where it is unlistenable. Is he testing out the waterproof iPhone case and broadcasting from a pool? Is he on dial-up? :)
  • Sorry everyone, I screwed up the volume. I've redone the podcast and re-uploaded it, so if you haven't listened yet and are having issues, delete the old one and grab it again.
    Many apologies!
  • I'm glad others mentioned the sound quality because this was my first time and it was so bad I almost unsubbed. I'll give it another chance hoping it improves because I like most of the content.
  • @Linda
    Same here it was my first time listening and I almost deleted this podcast from RSS Player aka Podcaster. I could hardly hear it in my car and CHRIS NEEDS BETTER AUDIO
  • The audio quality and volume was fine for me, I must have go the newer "fixed" version. However, Chris sounds terrible, the feed is awful, couldn't understand a word he said. This isn't the only week it's been like this, he always sounds terrible. Please fix this, I love the show!!!
  • I tried this and the mail part of it worked but I tried to sync my contacts too and it completely messed them up. It made me delete the iphone contacts in order to back up from the gmail ones (which would have been fine cos they were in sync with eachother) but it only imported about 60 contacts out of 300 odd. I decided to give up in the end and stick with gpush for email notifications - as I like the way it pops up with a notification, and use SyncInABlink for syncing my contacts.
  • Where's the how-to article on using Docs-to-Go to sync wirelessly with a network drive?