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Become the MacGyver of the Parking Lot with Parking 2

October 1, 2011

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Created By: Andy61i Version Reviewed: Buy/Download Link (Free) Final Score: 90% _________________________________ My brother and I took my two year old son to the 2011 Air Force Base Waterkloof Airshow and Lifestyle Expo, and there I had a trivial but common experience that made me appreciate even more the power of the mobile phone. You […]

Things I Love About My Mobile: Part 2 – The Perfect Guide

September 29, 2011

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21st January 2010. An unremarkable Thursday if I recall. Well that was until this happened: Free Navigation for Life for Nokia Smartphones. I’ll be honest, I was a bit bummed. One of the appeals of choosing the 6710 Navigator, was that at that price point, it was the only Symbian phone that came with a […]

Gravity: A Cure For Social Network ‘Check-In’ Fatigue?

September 23, 2011

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Social networks these days seem to be a dime a dozen, at least to my not so social self. From the ubiquitous Facebook, to potentially disruptive upstarts like the big Gs Google+, and everything in between like Twitter, Foursquare, Gowalla, GetGlue and Linkedin. Even Google Reader, a reinvention of the aging RSS feed, has a […]

A Marvel or a Compromise? The Nokia E7

September 12, 2011

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Nokia is one of the few companies in the mordern smartphone industry that had always offered a wide portfolio that targets many different types of consumers. Contrast with Apple, with the only models available from Cupernito at any given stage being the current iPhone model and the previous generation at a lower price point. The […]

SymNote: The birth of a cloud based Symbian notes app

September 2, 2011

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Created by Talv Bansal Version Reviewed: 1.01 Ovi Store Buy Link (ZAR25; €3) Final score: 90% _________________________________ I’m going to be bold and say that note taking is integral to anyone that wants to be productive, in any industry or at home, and these notes take many shapes and forms. Whether it is making lists for […]

The Tech Bishop’s Guide to Getting the most out of your Symbian Device

August 26, 2011

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Earlier this week, I received an E7 loan unit from the good guys over at Nokia South Africa, which I get to keep for a month (full review to follow). While setting up the device for my needs, it struck me how dogmatic the whole process has become for me. I attribute this primarily to […]

My Five Essential Apps

July 22, 2011

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Confession time: I am a bit of an app addict. I collect them liberally, trying out at least one new app every day I reckon. And with disk space not an issue on my N8, they pile up. My menu is reasonably well organised, with the apps split into folders, so actually finding them is […]

The Great Hardware/Software Divide

July 4, 2011

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After messing about with one of Nokia’s modern day battery champions, the E72 and then enjoying a fruitful day with the awesome camera on my hero phone, the N8, I got thinking into what makes a great smartphone, specifically for me. Now of course everyone’s mileage will differ and hence their needs will vary, and […]

Reading Later: A Symbian Story

June 30, 2011

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I am a recent convert to Read It Later and must say I can’t imagine getting by without it. Since I spend the majority of my time interaction with the web/cloud on my phone, with every new desktop service I discover, I go searching for a mobile app. As a Symbian user though, I was not […]

Revisiting Contextual Awareness

March 27, 2011

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Contextual awareness, making the smartphone even smarter by adding a rudimentary level of intuition, is for me the most exciting direction that mobile is taking. Loaded in smartphones are all sorts of of bit’s of technology that act as sensors to the outside world, and an increasing. Something like the age old GSM radio and […]