Symbian,Tips/Tricks

Nokia 808 PureView Tips by Nokia

8 Jun , 2012  

Nokia has uploaded a video titled  Nokia 808 PureView Tips (Part 1): How to capture bokeh pictures on their YouTube channel. Have a look at their video:

However the title is wrong. Video explains how to freeze actions using xenon flash as they used tag line, Freeze The Moment with Xenon Flash . Their description and title doesn’t match the video though. But we can expect more tips and tricks by Nokia for photography using Nokia 808 PureView.

 

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Apps,Symbian,Tips/Tricks

Gravity CheatSheet

2 Jun , 2012  

If you ask for the best apps on the Symbian platform and you don’t hear “Gravity”, you surely need to get your ear checked. 😉 Well, despite the fact that Symbian is leading its life towards its death, @janole has been working vigorously everyday to improve it and maintain it as best Social Networking Client. Salute to his hard work.

Gravity has this attitude of surprising us with shortcuts we may never have been aware of. So, I am creating this post to add as many shortcuts I have come to know so far. Many of them, you may already know but writing it just for a reference. The following may work only with latest build (7153).

  • Swipe left or right on Account page for multiple account tweet/status.
  • Press volume rocker or up/down key together to compose a new tweet. (Only with physical keyboard)
  • Start typing to compose a new tweet. (Only with physical keyboard)
  • Touch on the top to go to the top of the menu.
  • Press spacebar to go to the top of the menu. (Only with physical keyboard)
  • Press spacebar again to go back to where you came from to the top. (Only with physical keyboard)
  • Use volume keys to zoom in or out while viewing a map.
  • Touch to save/delete image while image preview.
  • Press backspace while hovering on an account on main, account page, to remove the account.
  • Pull down to refresh.
  • Touch Notifications on the right of Gravity’s notification bar to go to the history page.
  • Select a tweet and press ‘More’ to translate, copy and forward as SMS.

I am sure we have lot more to discover than this. Don’t forget to share the tips in comments. 🙂

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How to Escape Forced Nokia Suite Updates?

14 May , 2012  

 

Nokia Suite frequently updates and mostly we have ‘important’ update. We are forced to update Nokia Suite if we want to use Nokia Suite. This is frustrating. Well, of course, important updates should be propagated as soon as possible to fix the major bugs and security issues.

But in some case, it is frustrating. For example, when I am at hostel or out of home, I am on slow (EDGE) connection. Nokia Suite updates are 68 MB normally. A connection giving fluctuating 12 kBps speed, would take more than 1.6 hours to update this. It’s not affordable always. Another case (of course my case too),  I use Nokia Suite to connect to internet using dial-up modem. How am I suppose to connect if I couldn’t open Nokia Suite too? Well, I know we can but I am considering naive users. So let me share a simple method, I use to escape this forced update.

For this, you will need a Software Installation Script for Symbian ( *.sis / *.sisx file). Now connect your Nokia phone to your pc. Nokia Suite won’t open up. So locate that Symbian Installer File and open it ( it should open with Nokia Suite). Nokia Suite will open with asking to update it. It will start searching device and ask if you really want to install, simply Cancel it. Now use Nokia Suite without worrying about updating. 😉 However, if you close Nokia Suite, you have to repeat this steps.

Happy Escaping. 😉

Don’t forget to comment your tricks. 😉

This tutorial is for escaping updates only when not feasible. We strongly recommend updating to latest updates.

 

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How to extend your battery life on you Nokia N8

9 Apr , 2012  

Nowadays smartphones have a really big issue. In the 90’s and early 2000’s manufacturers tried their best to squeeze as much battery life as possible from phones. Back then if your phone got through a week of usage it wasn’t a big deal. Today, we’re lucky in our smartphones get us through the day. The Nokia N8 fortunately is a champion at battery life, being able to carry on for two full days, if used properly. So here is what you need to do to get longer battery life out of your Nokia N8.
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Nokia 808 PureView Available for pre-order in Finland

9 Apr , 2012  

A Finnish Store has confirmed the price and availability and now they have Nokia 808 PureView available for pre-order. Pre-order price is 999 , 90 € , which is high though. However, Nokia 808 PureView is first of it’s kind too. Camera enthusiastic and Symbian fans are surely gonna pre-order this awesome piece of hardware.

You can check and pre-order at http://www.verkkokauppa.com/fi/product/13422/dfxvr/Nokia-808-PureView-Symbian-puhelin-musta

Nokia 808 PureView’s Key-Features:

  • GSM frequency: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G frequencies: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
  • Operating System: Symbian Belle
  • Display: 4.0 “AMOLED, 360×640 resolution, 16.7M color, capacitive touchscreen
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz processor, graphics processor
  • Camera: 41.0 mpxl (resolution 7728 x 5354), 1080p @ 30fps video, Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash, autofocus, Geo-Tagging, Face Detection
  • Ring tones: MP3, WAV
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM, 16 GB of internal mass storage
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, WLAN, Bluetooth (v3.0), microUSB (2.0), NFC, USB On-the-Go
  • Built-in GPS receiver (supports A-GPS)
  • Other: TV-out (microHDMI), FM transmitter
  • Battery: 1400 mAh, standby up to 465 h, Talk time up to 11 h
  • Dimensions: size of 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, weight 169 g

Are you pre-ordering or getting one for yourself once it start shipping ? 😀

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Apps,Symbian,Tips/Tricks

IPL Team Logo’s 3D Clocks for Symbian Belle

4 Apr , 2012  

Few weeks ago, I posted List Of Awesome Widgets and that was quite popular among visitors. Everybody love Widgets.

If you are cricket fan and don’t know about IPL , is impossible. IPL season 5 is starting today and I am posting list some new widgets, that are actually clocks with logos of IPL teams. So, get clock with your favorite team logo and enjoy the IPL fever. 😀

  

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