Browsing All posts tagged under »musing«

The Nokia 808 PureView: A Love Story

September 20, 2012


The great enabler Technology: the great enabler. This rings so true when speaking about mobile. Whether it’s by giving people access to banking, furthering education or saving lives, the reach of mobile is incredible. More than any other personal device, there is an element of necessity to a mobile phone, whether it’s a R100 Nokia […]

Unravelling the Mystery of the Nokia N9: A Review

February 10, 2012


Every once in a while, a product come along that changes our perception of how we use technology That was how the world was introduced to the Nokia N9. Bold words by Nokia’s SVP of Design Marko Ahtisaari to describe a product that was being brought into a market that had already seen a device […]

Things I Love About My Mobile: Part 1 – The Perfect Frequency

September 7, 2011


As you might have gathered from the content of this blog, I love all things mobile. I would go so far as to say I could love basically any mobile phone, or at least can find something, even one thing to love about it. And yes this includes a certain ‘iconic’ device that my friends […]

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 […]

My Five Essential Apps

July 22, 2011


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


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 […]

On the Symbian UI paradigm: a layman’s perspective

February 9, 2011


It has been interesting to note that after the roll-out of the PR 1.1 update for the current batch of Symbian^3 devices, a lot of people are disappointed and were expecting much much more. The big thing is the browser no getting a major overall, and a general lack of UI enhancements. Perhaps many were expecting […]

Google Sync and Nokia: A broken affair?

December 9, 2010


I currently have three email accounts, an exchange account for work, Ovi mail as a services account, and Gmail for my personal email needs. Of those three Gmail is the most important. Not only is Gmail easily the best email solution out there, Google’s other services are also incredibly useful and have made organising my life a […]

Overcoming life’s little disappointments…

December 7, 2010


This blog is inspired in part by my inner geekness but driven largely by two weeks that I got to play around with the Nokia N8 courtesty of Nokia RSA as part of their consumer review campaign. You can read my thoughts on the device by navigating to thededicated N8 review page, by using the […]