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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Tip: Get SMS Reminder with Google Calendar

If you used Google Calendar before and didn't know what else to do with it - apart from. Here's a short tip on how to get SMS reminder of every event you put.

Step 1: Log in to Google Calendar. If you haven't had an account yet, register one now here.

Step 2: Click the 'Settings' link on the top right corner and then click at the 'Mobile Setup'.

Step 3: Enter your cellular details in the from provided. Choose your country and fill in your mobile number. [Note: Only certain carriers are supported by this. Click on 'What carriers are supported?' Last I check, only DSTCom are supported. So users are out of luck.]

Step 4: Click the 'Send Verification Code' button and wait for the SMS containing the verification code to arrive on your celliie.

Step 5: Once you get the verification code, fill it in and click 'Finish' and you're done.

Step 6: Click 'Save'.

Step 7: Create an event and under the 'Options' tab, set the Reminder to SMS and choose how many minutes you want the SMS to arrive from the time of the event.

Step 2

Step 3 to Step 6

Step 7

Sample message from Google in my phone.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


May 1st 2007.
Those 16 pair of number/letters had recently made huge impact on, the popular user contributed news site founded by former Tech TV guy, Kevin Rose. So what happened. Well, the codes (the numbers/letters) 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0 got posted as a story on Digg and gets promoted to the home page. Its the code that allows you to crack HD-DVD's Digital Rights Management. Digg doesn't want to get sued. Digg take down the post. User post again. User got banned. Other users started to post it again and all hell break loose. Posts containing that code gets dugg in no time.

Reports from CrankyGeeks:

Digg Users Revolt by BunnieLebowsky

'Digg the code' music video from GeekBrief:

Listen to 'This Week in Tech' netcast: Download it here.

And finally, Kevin's blog post here.