An infrastructure where the server tracks devices so it can send a message to the device. This contrasts with pull where the device is responsible for checking periodically for new messages.

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How do iPhone apps push notifications when the app isn't running?

I've read some docs about notifications and background work, but there is something I do not understand. Yesterday, I upgraded to iOS 4.2, rebooted my phone many times, and did not launch any apps. ...
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Can I get push notifications for emails in my Gmail Priority Inbox only?

Is it possible to get push notifications only for the emails in the Gmail Priority Inbox and not for the unimportant mail? I would like to set up my iPhone 3GS iOS 4.2.1 so that I get notified (with ...
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What's a free/lightweight way to email a message to force an iPhone alert?

At my job, we get specific emails that need to be responded to right away. Currently, I filter and forward those emails to my SMS gateway address provided by AT&T (1234567890@txt.att.net). The ...
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iPhone push notifications?

I'm fairly new to the iPhone, so apologies if this is an obvious question. Are the default programs on the bottom bar (Phone, Mail, Safari + iPod) the only applications that can show 'new' event ...