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    MailTones - Email Alerts and Sounds

    by Electric Pocket

    Sends Push Notifications with custom tones when a new email is received. Supports GMail, MobileMe, and any other mail service that allows message forwarding. Features over 25 different tones that can be applied to specific types of messages. Also features a "Do Not Disturb" that automatically stops alert at night.

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    What's On TV? From Zap2it

    by NapkinStudio.com

    Push Notification reminders are sent when your favorite shows are about to start. i.TV runs the risk of losing the iPhone thanks to this feature. The reviews in the App Store have been mixed, but Push alone should make it at least test-worthy for anyone who watches TV regularly.

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    LetMeKnow

    by Andrew Christiansen

    App will send you a variety of important updates via Push Notifications, including Weather, Twitter, Stocks, RSS Feeds, YouTube, CraigsList, Server Uptime, Web page changes (I wonder if this works for the Push Notification applist) and more. Make sure to read the app description carefully for how each of these notifications work to see if it fits your needs. Several reviews complained the app limits to 2 types of alerts you can use at any one time but the app description says there are 5 with the ability to purchase more.

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    GPush

    by Tiverias Apps

    Nobody was sure if it would make it into the App Store, but it did. Simply, GPush is described as the "missing link between Gmail and the iPhone." Until Google finally implements Push gmail, this'll have to do. No longer will you have to wait 15 minutes to get that email, GPush gets it to your right now.

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    Colloquy - IRC Client

    by Colloquy Project

    IRC geeks take note, Push Notifications are now available for the very positively reviewed Colloquy. However, it does require "a push-aware IRC bouncer.

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    Yahoo! Sportacular

    by Yahoo! Sports

    Much more robust Push Notification settings than SportsTap. Not only can you get alerts at the start and end of the game and when the score changes, but with Sportacular you can set a reminder 3 hours before the game starts and at the end of each inning or every 3rd inning. Not only that, but if there's an individual game you're interested in but it's one of your favorite teams isn't playing, you can set alerts specifically for that game. All this is in addition to some other cool features, like Facebook Connect and the ability to root for your time by voting that they're going to win.

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    Todo

    by Appigo

    Todo is one of the best task management applications on the iPhone and version 3.0 adds Push Notifications. Unfortunately, it only notifies you when you set a specific due time for a task. It won't, for example, update the badge count at midnight with all the new tasks due that day. Though Appigo has a very good track record with updates so expect something like that in a future version.

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    eBay

    by eBay Inc.

    Get notifications when you're outbid or when the auction is coming to an end. A truly awesome use for Push Notifications and it should inject some usefulness back into Ebay.

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    Guidance ~ Prayer Times and Adhan Notifications

    by Batoul Apps

    An amazing app for Muslims, Guidance Pro can deliver the call to prayer five times a day via Push Notification. In addition, the app can make use of the compass inside the iPhone 3GS to help users make sure they're facing the right direction during prayer.

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    Gooooal 2009

    by eduzapps.com

    Like Sportstap but for soccer. Get text alerts for every game score change from the teams you follow.

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    BNO News

    by BitMethod

    One of only two news apps with Push Notifications for news updates. BNO is associated with the @breakingnews Twitter account with a following of nearly 1 million people. They're very fast. BNO News says they'll be "selective in sending out only major news updates." You can also choose to include low priority alerts too. However, it looks like they'll be trying to make this subscription based. You'll have to pay 99 cents a month for full functionality.

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    BargainBin With Push!

    by Proximi, Inc.

    This app is made by AppAdvice.com! It is the first and only app that pushes App Store price drops. You can setup a custom watch list of apps you care about, and BargainBin will push you a message when it meets your watch price. You can also setup push subscriptions, so you can get notifications for the types of apps you never want to miss (example: popular apps that go free)

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    PushMail

    by Simon Patarin

    Receive push notifications that display sender, subject, and a portion of the body of an email. Works with Gmail and any other provider that allows automatic email forwarding.

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    WhatsApp Messenger

    by WhatsApp Inc.

    As AppAdvice Reader Linde points out, "WhatsApp is a chat program that uses data not SMS. It is the same concept as BBM, but with WhatsApp, you have to use your phone number instead of a pin number. You can chat with anyone with the Whatsapp app ANYWHERE in the world." You can also update your status to friends or coworkers via text alert. Unfortunately, all friends need to be using this app for it to work.

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    TapTrace

    by TapBase LLC

    Send a text alert to your lost or stolen phone. If whoever has the phone clicks "view," the app will attempt to send the iPhone's location data. Unfortunately, I can't image this app being a suitable replacement for Apple's "Find My iPhone" feature of MobileMe. Though this option is much less expensive.

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    UNO™

    by Gameloft

    The classic game now lets you invite your friends to play with a Push Notification.

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    Quordy

    by Lonely Star Software, Inc.

    Push notifications will show up as a badge and will also make a sound. When a challenge is sent, the other player will receive the same game board with the same rules. Once they have completed the challenge, Quordy will compare your results and tally your scores.

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    MW Classic by Zynga

    by Zynga

    Get push notifications when your energy is full and when loot is available.

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    iCam - Webcam Video Streaming

    by SKJM, LLC

    Probably a killer app for some people, and not just the perverts and paranoid. iCam lets you see live video from up to four webcams over EDGE, 3G or Wifi. For an additional $0.99 with an In App Purchase you can activate Push Notifications when motion is detected from one of the cameras. It can take up to 5 seconds for the PN to appear. Youtube Demo: http://bit.ly/SN8q5

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    iDownload

    by Silicon Studios

    This app lets you download files to your iPhone and now sends you Push Notifications for tips and bug reports.

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    iMobsters™ Free

    by Jeff Witt

    Get real time updates about your mob via Push Notifications.

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    Ambiance

    by Urban Apps

    Well-liked background noise maker will now send you Push Notifications when a new sound is available.

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    Yahoo! Messenger - free SMS, video & voice calls

    by Yahoo!

    Able to receive push notifications while the app is closed and stay signed in for up to two full weeks.

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    mBox Fax & Voice

    by mBox

    mBox allows you to receive faxes and voicemail at a unique mBox phone number. They are converted and sent to you via e-mail. Now you get push notifications for all the new messages. While the app is free, it requires an account from mBox that costs at least $8.95 a month.

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    BillMinder

    by return7

    BillMinder is able to send you a push notification when your bills are nearing their due date. You will also be sent a push notification if a bill has been auto-paid. Push notifications are optional since the developer is charging a $.99 annual fee for the service, but they must be manually renewed, so you won't be charged without warning.

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    Tweet Push - Push Notifications For Twitter

    by Polar Bear Farm Ltd

    Another app that pushes your tweets but is not a full-fledged Twitter client. Instead, it pops open your preferred Twitter client (Twittelator, Tweetie, Twitterfon or Twitterrific). However, unlike Boxcar, this one is subscription based. It'll cost 99 cents every month for each Twitter account you want to use it on.

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    SimplyTweet Twitter with Push Notifications

    by MotionObj

    Another Twitter client that pushes your mentions and DMs. Unfortunately, it features a couple bugs in the 3.0 release that should probably get worked out before you consider buying it.