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Sight, Sound and the Pictures: Entertainment Apps for Symbian

November 2, 2011

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As we all know, our smartphones these days are powerhouses, and have become incredible computing machines. On the flip side, this power can be harnessed for fun, as can be seen from the thriving gaming scene in mobile. Now I’m not much of a gamer, but do like to have some fun with my phone, […]

Early thoughts on Nokia Map Suite

October 27, 2011

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Amidst the euphoria (and disappointments) of the launches yesterday, the Asha S40 devices , the Lumia 710 and the stunning Lumia 800 running Windows Phone Mango, a couple of new applications were rolled. Of particular interest seeing as mapping and location based services are a strength of Nokia was the Map Suite available from Nokia Beta […]

SymPaper Revisited: The Best of the Best

October 7, 2011

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Created by Talv Bansal Version Reviewed: 2.8.0 Ovi Store Buy Link (ZAR25; €3) Final score: 95% _________________________________ A few months back, I reviewed SymPaper, one of the first but crucially by far the most usable Read It Later clients for Symbian. I rounded off that review with the following conclusion: All in all, SymPaper is a godsend […]

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 […]

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

September 7, 2011

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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 […]

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 […]