Apps,Symbian,Useful

Review: Lyrics by MusiXmatch

25 Jan , 2012  

Are you lazy enough to search for the lyrics of the song you are playing or just wish that Music Player can show it while playing the song automatically? Well, then Lyrics by MusiXmatch is the perfect App for you. This free app features a gorgeous looking UI which is inspired by the WIndows Phone’s Metro UI. Beautiful UI and sleek design makes the perfect thing anyone would ever wish. Lyrics is developed in Qt. Not only the beautiful UI and design but it possess nice features as well. Read more to learn more about the app!  😛

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How To,Tips/Tricks,Useful

How to Update Your Nokia Phone Firmware/Operating System

23 Jan , 2012  

This is an official Nokia program and should cause no harm to your phone if you follow this instructions properly.
Update via PC:

Follow these step-by-step instructions to update your phone software, also known as firmware, for your Nokia phone.

Step 1/5: Get Started
Before you start, make sure you have met these requirements:
To install and run Nokia Software Updater application:
* PC with 1GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor
* At least 256 MB of RAM (memory)
* Windows 2000 (SP4 or later) or Windows XP (SP1 or SP2)
* Administration rights on the PC while installing
* Internet connection

To connect your phone to a PC:
* Fully charged, compatible Nokia phone
* Compatible Nokia USB connection cable
* Compatible USB port on your PC

Step 2/5: Back-up data
Personal data such as contacts, photos and messages stored in the phone memory will be deleted during phone software update. It is strongly recommended that you backup this data to your memory card before updating your phone software.
To backup to your memory card:
1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
2. select Options > Backup phone memory.
To restore info to phone memory:
1. select Tools > Memory from the main menu
2. select Options > Restore from card

Step 3/5: Download Nokia Software Updater
Download the Nokia Software Updater installation file below.

Click here to download the software

Step 4/5: Install Nokia Software Updater
Click the Nokia Software Updater Setup icon (saved on your desktop or in another specified folder) to open the install wizard, which will guide you through the installation process.
After installing you can update your phone software.

Step 5/5: Check for firmware updates
Connect your phone to your PC via Nokia cable.
The Nokia Software Updater will guide you through the phone software update process.
Repeat Step 5 every time you check for phone software updates.

Source:  http://go.omreddy.com/ZwlbtN

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How To,Tips/Tricks,Useful

Wifi N9 Issue? This May Be Your Problem

11 Jan , 2012  

 

When I first got my N9 I was having a wifi connection issue at my house. It would work at public wifi spots but never at home. So I tried several things on my own, asked for help from my Tweeples, Nokia Cares etc…

I even (gasp) turned off my WiFi password and left it wide open but to no avail. After a few weeks of screaming, cursing, and sweating I finally found the issue.

My wireless router settings in “Wireless Mode”  were set to Mixed: accepts 802.11b and 802.11g connections once I changed my wireless settings to Legacy everything has worked great!! I could even password protect my network again!!

My router is a Westell Model 7500 and your specific router may or may not have a “Legacy” setting on it at all, but learn from me and try to change your “Wireless Mode” settings.

Normally you can get into your router by putting     http://192.168.1.1/       in your address bar.  There is another less used IP address for routers but normally  http://192.168.1.1/  works just fine.  If it doesn’t work for you a little bit of internet searching should easily fix that problem.

Hope this helps your WiFi issue! Good Luck!

Apps,MeeGo,Useful

Nokia N9 Apps – Readers Choice

8 Jan , 2012  

Jason on Nokia Conversations , posted a nice post showing most useful apps for Nokia apps that he found out from comments on his post last month. He missed out some apps in last post and users pointed out some useful apps, which he posted in his revised blog post on Nokia Conversations .

He pointed out following apps as must have apps for Nokia N9 (MeeGo / Harmattan)

He also described why he thinks they are must have. Have a look at his post at Nokia Conversations to find out what he thinks. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite apps too. 😉

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Protect your phone from theft. Use this app

4 Jan , 2012  

Have you ever lost your mobile phone before? If yes, How did it feel? Nice? I doubt! :/ Most of us cannot stay comfortably for few minutes without our Nokia phones not to talk of loosing it. Just to save you from that sad moment of loosing your mobile phone, we have decided to give you a “Plan B” to secure you just in case you fall into that bad condition. If you’ve got the resources to watch the video below, you could skip the rest of the article and watch it otherwise keep reading.

There are many apps that offer Anti Theft solutions but this article is focused on F-Secure Anti Theft

What is F-Secure Anti Theft?

F-Secure Anti-Theft For Mobile is a mobile security application designed to prevent misuse of your personal and confidential data in your mobile phone. Anti-Theft Mobile has some powerful features like the ability to remotely lock the phone with a single SMS message. You can even know the location of your lost phone and even when the thief replaces the sim card in your mobile phone, the Theft Control feature lets you lock the phone automatically and even sends an sms message to you informing about the thief’s new number. Finally if you are unable to retrieve the mobile phone then you can erase all the data in the mobile phone with one sms message using the feature called Remote Wipe.

By sending a single sms you can control the data in your mobile phone and

– Lock your phone remotely
– Locate your phone remotely
– Erase the confidential data remotely
– Information about the thief’s new number

In Summary,

This Application:

– Is easy to install and use.
– Protects your confidential information against loss or theft
– Helps you locate your phone

Even Nokia supports the use of this application as they continuously add it to their mobile phones that support it just to encourage and support their customers. All that is required from you is to set it up and understand how it works.

You can download the Symbian version from the store free of charge. The Video below is a demonstration of how it works 🙂

PS: Before I call it a wrap, please note that having this application is not a guarantee that you MUST find your lost Nokia phone. A certain level of carefulness is still required of you as a human being.

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