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Looking back at living with the Nokia N8: A long term review

March 7, 2012


This is a post that I have put off for quite some time now. It started out as a three month look and then roughly six months. That turned into a 12 month retrospective but then I was fortunate enough to get a Nokia N9 in for review at around that time so that idea fell by […]

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

August 26, 2011


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 […]

Revisiting Contextual Awareness

March 27, 2011


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 […]

Contextually Aware is Smart

December 14, 2010


Nokia Beta Labs recently released an experimental app, Nokia Situations, that brings context awareness to your device. So what exactly is context awareness? From the Beta Labs blog itself, they say “you can manually define situations…and define how you want the device to act.  With the application running in the background, your device automatically senses […]