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iPhone 3.0 and CalDAV

Bottom Line up Front -- Caldav and the iPhone 3.0 OS are awesome. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Finally Caldav actually works with Google. Let me back up.
You’ve read my posts talking about how to sync your calendar between MobileMe and Google Calendar using BusySync. But what if you could cut BusySync out of the middle? Even though it’s pretty quick (at max a minute), what if you could properly function with Google’s calendar via CalDav?
First things first, I have two requirements for my calendar:I can have my calendar pushed to me at all times.I can have access to my wife’s calendar on my phone
My wife’s calendar is on Google Calendar. That being said, here we go...
I have to have my calendar pushed to me at all times because it’s quite frequent that I am invited to a conference call, or a meeting, you know, after it started, and I need the dial in or meeting details RIGHT NOW. I don’t have time to find a computer, log in, check the calendar (or wait for it to sync). So my so…

iPhone 3.0 and CalDAV

Bottom Line up Front -- Caldav and the iPhone 3.0 OS are awesome. Here’s how to make it work for you.
Finally Caldav actually works with Google. Let me back up.
You’ve read my posts talking about how to sync your calendar between MobileMe and Google Calendar using BusySync. But what if you could cut BusySync out of the middle? Even though it’s pretty quick (at max a minute), what if you could properly function with Google’s calendar via CalDav?
First things first, I have two requirements for my calendar:I can have my calendar pushed to me at all times.I can have access to my wife’s calendar on my phone
My wife’s calendar is on Google Calendar. That being said, here we go...
I have to have my calendar pushed to me at all times because it’s quite frequent that I am invited to a conference call, or a meeting, you know, after it started, and I need the dial in or meeting details RIGHT NOW. I don’t have time to find a computer, log in, check the calendar (or wait for it to sync). So my so…

Working with Gmail Filters

When my company went from using an IMAP server (which I used to filter using procmail rules) to using Google’s Gmail Cloud architecture for our email, I was excited. I’d been using my Google Gmail account for years, and up until that point, had always done so through IMAP.
After I moved my incredible amount of email up to Google’s servers, I found out that IMAP (Mail.app, Thunderbird, Mutt, etc) wasn’t cutting it very well and I would need to do something different.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been playing with just about every Mac-based email client there is (even Postbox, which seems to be everyone’s biggest “thing” right now), and I keep coming back to the same thing.
Google’s Web browsing Gmail experience. Of course, with the keyboard shortcuts.
I started off just dumping every email into my Inbox and labeling things manually (well, except for listservers). Occasionally using the “Filter Messages like this” button in Gmail.
Well, after using that method for awhile, I got …

Working with Gmail Filters

When my company went from using an IMAP server (which I used to filter using procmail rules) to using Google’s Gmail Cloud architecture for our email, I was excited. I’d been using my Google Gmail account for years, and up until that point, had always done so through IMAP.
After I moved my incredible amount of email up to Google’s servers, I found out that IMAP (Mail.app, Thunderbird, Mutt, etc) wasn’t cutting it very well and I would need to do something different.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been playing with just about every Mac-based email client there is (even Postbox, which seems to be everyone’s biggest “thing” right now), and I keep coming back to the same thing.
Google’s Web browsing Gmail experience. Of course, with the keyboard shortcuts.
I started off just dumping every email into my Inbox and labeling things manually (well, except for listservers). Occasionally using the “Filter Messages like this” button in Gmail.
Well, after using that method for awhile, I got …