Saturday, June 27, 2009

Time Machine app for Nokia n97 and Nokia 5800

Time Machine is a cool count down / timer application for the Nokia 5800 and the Nokia N97. The graphic is awesome in this application, and the best part is that its a freeware application!

Change log in v1.03:

- alarm tone, there’s original ringing sound and… well, “modern” beep
- alarm volume (there’s still some problems with flash and sound volume, I can’t turn the phone louder from the buttons on the side of the phone, I would appreciate if someone could help me with that. Or is my phone broken…?)
- alarm style, now you can choose if it rings only once or forever. That’s 50 times actually, but it feels forever. Stop it by pressing Stop button…

Download the application:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Nokia N97 - incoming !!

Yea, WOM World is sending in a Nokia n97 next week =D So be prepared for an Unboxing soon. Subscribe on the bar on the left and you'll be the first to see it in my hands. And i plan to make this one special.. the devil in me is brewing something up !

God! i'm so happy i think i'm gonna burst!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Orkut Mobile App - Free Download for all Mobiles

Orkut app has been launched by Google with an aim to tap more into the mobile market along with it's mobile search and gMail apps. The main differences that divide the browser and application experience are the smooth transition effects while usage and easy to use menu, and an incredibly high data transfer. It just kept on using my EDGE connection to the max, continously, as the app kept trying to load all images (which it couldn't).

Another cool feature is the Contacts Menu. It incorporates both our Orkut contacts as well as the phone contacts into one making it easy to call or connect to a person, even message them. The app makes it real easy to view the Orkut albums and offers the choice to upload your display picture direct from your phone. The application design is almost like that of the gMail app, with only slight differences seen.

The Orkut app is available as a free download which you can get from the links above.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Loudspeaker app - change your phone into a virtual handsfree

LoudSpeaker - Main Screen LoudSpeaker LoudSpeaker - Profiles selected For Symbian OS SymbianGuru has just released a whole new software, LoudSpeaker, for Series 60 v3 phones and s60 v5 phones like the Nokia N95 and Nokia n97. LoudSpeaker works as your car wireless hands free set without any additional hardware. You can use it instead of your Bluetooth headset. Automatically accepting calls, LoudSpeaker turns on the Loudspeaker.

The software is fully customizable. You can choose the profile, when the software should be activated and answer your incoming calls.

LoudSpeaker - SplashYou can set your own sound on answer and sound on hang up from the list of available tunes on your phone.

You should also set the pause (amount of seconds) after which the incoming call should be accepted automatically. There's a free trial download available at Symbianguru.

Key Features:

- Ability to answer the incoming call automatically

- Good and inexpensive alternative to your Bluetooth handsfree

- Activated on certain profiles

- Adjustable sounds on the call start and hang up

- Available for all Series 60.3/60.5 devices

- Translated into: Spanish, French, Italian, Russian and Ukrainian.

I'll post a review as soon as i get my copy !

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Indian n97 seems to be spiced up well, how thoughtfull of them !

It seems Nokia loves our desi developers so much that the Indian version of the Nokia N97 is slated to come packed with a whole lot of goodies - apps, games and other stuff which is completely desi ! This reminds me of the Made in India song again =)

The stuff that come bundled are freeware for the N97 users, but other s60 5th edition users might have to shell out some cash to get hold of these apps. They should be available at Nokia's Ovi store soon.

According to Vaibhav, these are the apps that he believes will how up:

APPLICATIONS - According to what I know, the following applications will come pre-loaded.

  • Wavesecure: To track, lock, backup and wipeout your device. You can even restore data via the internet. Quite similar to the new Apple offering.
  • Keypad Lock: This application will appear everytime the keypad is locked. To unlock the device you will be able to simply drag your finger across the screen. There will be four screens available - Leaf, Nature, Curtain and Snow.

    Keypad Lock

  • System Status: A task manager with the ability to show battery and signal strength, Memory & RAM availability and close/kill applications.
  • Other notable applications include Newshunt, a newspaper app with access to 15 Indian dailies in 9 Indian languages and Smart Guard, an application to protect/hide data such as contacts, messages and files/images.

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

GAMES - The will also come pre-loaded with the following games - The Sims™ 3, Guitar Rock Tour™, Brain Challenge and Marble Maze.


N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

VIDEO - It will pack 6 thirty minute episodes of ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi‘.

WIDGETS - As far as Widgets go, there will be the usual Accuweather, Amazon, Facebook, Reuters, YouTube, Hi5 and Ovi. But when it comes to localised widgets, they are quite a number, you will have to see for yourself in the list below. The list is quite impressive with entries such as CNBC and Rediff Money for stock updates, Book My Show for movies, India Today and NDTV active for news, a Soccer widget and even a translator.

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

N97 India Specific Widgets

Neat eh ?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Nokia's new character ?

Nokia's new flagship, the Nokia N97 comes with a new surprise - a band new touch to the startup screen! And it's Kewl !

Vodafone India GPRS plan - absolutely Rocks !!

This is gonna kill me !

Hey guys guess what just popped up in my inbox ! A vodafone GPRS offer. Not just any GPRS offer but an unlimited data plan gprs offer. And what's more ? Well it costs me just INR 95 a month ! Ha HAAaa !!!
INR 95 equates to USD 2 per month. Is this a bargain or what ?!! And oh wait there's more - they've even put in unlimited free MMS as well. This is the mother of all bargains. Absolutely.

Friday, June 5, 2009

MeCanto - music and cell phone cloud computing ?

MeCanto is a revolutionary new service that allows the user to take his music collection with him, whereever he goes, with virtually no storage limit. Setting up MeCanto is as simple as registering an account on our website and installing our client on the PC (or PCs) containing your music collection. As soon as the client is installed, your entire music collection can be accessed through our website or on your mobile phone (using our mobile phone clients and 3G/WiFi internet connectivity). Idn't this how cloud computing works ?
MeCanto uses state of the art server technology in order to enable instant access to your music collection while your collection is being uploaded to our servers. This way, users with big music collections can listen to their entire collection although it could take weeks for their entire collection to upload.

Main points of interest:

Automatically syncs your online collection with new tracks and albums from your your PC. It's no longer needed to manually sync your player/mobile phone's collection with your PC.

Instant access. Upload is done in the background; Once uploading is done, the PC application can be turned off (although it will disable keeping up with newly downloaded tracks).

Virtually unlimited storage.

Web and Mobile access.

Playlists created on the website can be accessed through the mobile application.

YouTube and Twitter integration (through our website).

No need to keep buying larger MP3 player (and mobile phone memory cards) to store your ever growing music collection. No need to delete tracks in order to free up space on your player.

Unified access to multiple music collection from multiple PCs.

Coming soon - Automatic iTunes library sync. No need anymore to define the location of your music collection on the hard drive.

Currently they're running a beta of the service, although they've opened up registration for new users (for as long as they can keep up with the pace :).
The PC application is currently available for Win XP/Vista, while it's possible to upload music from other OSs through the manual upload feature on their website.
Mobile client is currently available for S60 (including initial support for touch screen devices), iPhone client is coming very soon (depending on Apple...) and a Windows Mobile client is currently in advanced development stages.

Download it here !

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Re-Defining mobile computing

Those members who have pre-ordered their new handsets will be one of the first in their country to receive the new Nokia N97. Expect an email from the online store shortly with delivery dates.

People everywhere are dumping desktop PCs for their more mobile versions as work starts getting home. Mobile computers were usually a niche belonging to the established PC manufacturers like Dell, HP and Lenovo but now more companies are starting to join the fray. The above is the latest newsletter from Nokias N97 members club. Claiming to provide users with an upgrade to a truly mobile computer the Nokia N97 out of the box is just the beginning. The device can be improved to keep it fresh with up-to-the-minute features, functions and fixes so it can do even more while being truly mobile. New software is planned to roll out in the second half of 2009, meaning that Nokia intends the N97 to be more a computer than a phone. In fact the upcoming Nokia N97 seems to be an actual Mobile Computing Platform in the making, especially with it's laptop like form factor when the qwerty keyboard is visible. It's touch screen interface gives it an alternate netbook like interface as well. With the look of things mobile computing could get a lot more cheaper for the users and a way more competitive for the manufacturers.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Free telephony through google maps

This is a real good post that I found today, haven't checked it out but it sure ought to be good.

I recently discovered a fantastic new feature in Google Maps that can actually save me a lot of money. Here’s how it works.

Let’s say hypothetically that I’m sitting at work in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area and I want to pick up a delicious pizza from Papa Murphy’s on my way home from work. Unfortunately, though, I can’t call out from work to non-business numbers, though I can receive phone calls. Ah-ha! I go to Google Maps, type in “Papa Murphys West Des Moines IA and see the following:

Google Maps to Papa Murphys

See the “call” link I have circled in red? If you click that link, you’ll be asked to enter your telephone number. As soon as you click submit, your telephone will ring. Pick it up, wait a few seconds, and you’re connected for free to the business. No charges to you at all, and no outgoing call charges. This is spectacularly useful if you have any sort of long distance charges or if you have outgoing call charges on your telephone, whether it be a land line or a cellular phone.

In general, this technique seems to work for most businesses - I have used it to call dozens of businesses in the last several months and I can only recall one that was not listed using this service. It has been very useful for making restaurant reservations, calling businesses to check on their hours, and so forth. It’s a great way to utilize whatever phone is handy to make calls without eating away at my cell phone minutes and without being dinged for outgoing call charges.

What’s the drawback? So far, I haven’t found a drawback - it’s not always useful, but quite often it can save me some cash.

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