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[Upd] GDesk now supports S60 5th Edition!
Gary Leach / FiendSoft has updated his marvellous GDesk with support for S60 5th Edition touch screen phones. GDesk is a customizable and extendable desktop system. Icons can be placed on the desktop representing applications, page links and plug-ins; these can then be launched by tapping them. Plug-ins can be added at any time and as required. With GDesk you can turn the look of your phone into ANYTHING you like. Change your 5800 to resemble N97's home screen, give your phone the look of the iPhone or Windows... with available plugins, icon sets and themes possibilities are endless.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:44 in category
[New] AFTrack94 for S60 5th Edition
AFTrack94 for S60 5th Edition from Axel Fischer is the display for your GPS mouse and activates the world of hiking, biking, sailing, geocaching or more for your phone. The program handles tracking with smart and fixed logging features. It sends reports via GPRS or SMS. It receives SMS position messages and show it as a waypoint. It exports and imports waypoints. Mapping, routing and more. Uses internal GPS and touch screen now.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:44 in category
RoadSync 4 touch optimized for S60 5th Edition
DataViz announced that the latest version 4.004 of their RoadSync 4 (Microsoft Exchange client) has been optimized for touch operation on S60 5th Edition devices, including the Nokia 5800 XM, N97 and Samsung i8910 Omnia HD. Improvements include "touch toolbar" providing easier and quicker email management, as well as enhanced set up with account configuration auto-discovery for Exchange 2007 and a series of bug fixes and additions (new email notifications, better full screen experience, zooming and syncing with Google Calendar and Contacts.

The full version of RoadSync comes preinstalled on Samsung Omnia HD. Users of S60 phones from Nokia may buy full version of RoadSync e.g. from the My-Symbian Software Store (taking advantage of the currently available 20-25% site-wide discount).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:43 in category
QuickOffice 6 - free upgrade
Along with the release of new version 6.2 of QuickOffice, a free upgrade to version 6 has been provided to users of all Nokia S60 smartphones. The range of the upgrade depends on the version that shipped preinstalled on the phone, which means that Eseries phones users get an upgrade with full viewing and editing capabilities whereas other phones owners get the "viewer" version only. Upgrade will be made available through QuickOffice's own Quickmanager, available under Options/Upgrades in the application menu. If you happen to have the viewing only version and you would like to have full editing functionality, you'll need to buy the full version and then you'll be eligible for the full viewing/editing upgrade.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:29 in category
[New] KeyLockClock for S60
Key Lock Clock is a free application from Jukka Silvennoinen that shows large digital clock while the device's key lock is on. It was designed with 5th Edition touch devices such as the Nokia 5800 & N97 or Samsung Omnia HD in mind, but should work fine with all S60 3rd Edition non-touch devices as well.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:44 in category
Nokia 5800 XM firmware updated to v30.0.011
Nokia has just released a firmware update (v30.0.011) for the 5800 XpressMusic. Despite the huge version number change, the update does not seem to be a major one, mainly bringing bug fixes and speed improvements, as well as a home screen email plugin that may not show up until you hard reset the device... The update is available both via the NSU and OTA as a 4 MB download.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:43 in category
[New] N97Compass for Nokia N97
With N97Compass from ThinkChange you can turn your Nokia N97 into a digital compass utilizing N97's Compass Sensor to show you the directions.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:02 in category
[New] MameXM for S60 5th Edition
Andrea Zoia has started porting MameXM, the MAME emulator, to S60 5th Edition phones (e.g. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, N97, Samsung Omnia HD). Mame means 'Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator' so that it can emulate arcades of the '80 and '90. For now MameXM can run over 1300 games.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:04 in category
[New] Swiss Manager Elite for UIQ 3.x
Swiss Manager Elite by CellPhoneSoft is a composite system utility, providing task management, file navigation, and system information services, all in one application. Swiss Manager Elite is the successor of the famous Swiss Manager Pro ("SMP"), which has been considered as an essential addition to all UIQ3 devices. The Elite version implements major new functionality, while preserving the proven appearance and base feature set. Swiss Manager Elite can be installed on all UIQ 3 phones, excluding the Motorola Z8 and Z10. Features include:

* Overhauled interface with hierarchical arrangement.
* Full listing of running and available applications and processes.
* The most detailed system information on market.
* Dual panel file navigator providing fast and convenient file operations.
* Improved cleanup engine for more free memory than ever before.
* Fully customizable Favorite list for convenient application launch.
* Recent list providing automated access to the most frequently used programs.
* Key-press shortcuts for all major functions.
* A plethora of new services, like autostart, hot-key invoke, backlight setting, time synchronization, shortcut button configuration, phone restart, and much more.
* Many new options for full customization and convenient use.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:54 in category
Samsung Mobile Innovator - Win BIG with Wigets!
This year's Samsung IQ competition is now open with full details and support published to help you develop a Samsung Mobile Widget for the Samsung Omnia i8910 HD. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this device, particularly at the Symbian Foundation.

The best submission this year will take out a £15,000 first prize, while second and third place winners will receive £8,000 and £5,000 respectively. All winners will also have the opportunity to have their entry distributed through Samsung's MORE WIDGETS service. This feature is already included on the i8910 HD, but you'll soon be seeing it on a lot more Samsung handsets in the marketplace.

Why Samsung Mobile Widgets? Samsung IQ's purpose this year is to introduce Samsung Mobile Widgets and get you thinking about the opportunities they present to developers. You can find out more about Samsung Mobile Widgets from the Samsung IQ 2009 resources page in the Knowledge Base, but here are the highlights:

* Samsung Mobile Widgets follow the W3C draft standard for widget packaging and are delivered as WGT files.

* In the Touch Wiz UI, Samsung Mobile Widgets install to the home screen widget tray. They can be dragged from the tray to the home screen, and are launched and run directly on the home screen. This makes it possible to have multiple active widgets running simultaneously. The i8910 HD home screen supports up to three separate views, so that users can switch between different sets of widgets for different occasions.

* Samsung Mobile Widgets support multiple HTML pages. This gives you the opportunity to offer your users richer experiences by creating multi-view widgets, and makes it possible to provide fully localised content based on separate pages for each locale.

Like all widgets Samsung Mobile Widgets are based on standard web technologies including dynamic HTML, CSS, JavaScript and asynchronous XML requests. It is undoubtedly due to the relative ease with which these scripting languages can be mastered (compared to native languages), and the level of functionality that they offer the developer, that widgets have become so popular. This is evidenced by the numerous tools that have recently become available to assist mobile developers building widgets.

The possibilities for your Samsung Mobile Widget are limitless and that's why the choice of category is open and you're given complete freedom. The winning widgets will be those that provide an innovative solution to a current problem and improve the experience for the Samsung Mobile customer. They could even be widgets that you have already created modified to run on the Touch Wiz UI.

The only fixed thing is the deadline. All widgets must be submitted by Friday 14th August 2009 for judging. Winners will be announced in late August.

For more information and to submit your widgets visit the Samsung IQ website and the Samsung IQ 2009 Resources page.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:04 in category
[New] PhoneBAK GPS for S60
PhoneBAK GPS by BAK2u is an integrated solution ('Anti-theft', 'GPS Tracking' and 'Emergency') that lets users locate their friends, classmates, vehicles or family members to know their whereabouts. PhoneBAK GPS lets the parents see the location of their children mobile phones, employers to track their vehicles and also the whereabout of employees (journalists, agents etc) when carrying out their work. The "Antitheft" function immediately sends all details about the "new owner" to you once the SIM card has been replaced and is also capable of remotely performing hard reset or data wipout on your request. The "SOS Alert" funtion lets you 'single-tap' quick dial in an emergency to a configurable telephone number and also send out the latest GPS location to a pre-defined email address.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:22 in category
[New] FingerPrint for S60 5th Edition
FingerPrint Scanner for 5800 & N97 by ThinkChange simulates uses your fingerprint to unlock your phone, just for fun. Trick your friends into believing that your touchscreen phone really has a finger print sensor ;-)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:11 in category
Nokia Java Runtime 2.0 for S60 5th Edition
Nokia Beta Labs have released new, completely rewritten Java Runtimes 2.0 for Nokia S60 5th Edition. (5800, N97) smartphones, providing performance improvements and functionality enhancements (e.g. one-click installation, animation during application starting). From now on Java development will be carried out independently and new versions will be available via the "Software Update" application assuring that you can update your phone once new version has been released. Download the new Runtime from Nokia Beta Labs.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:40 in category
WWIGO - Webcam Wherever I Go for S60
Enjoy the freedom of wireless webcam with your mobile phone camera. WWIGO by Motvik stands for Webcam Wherever I Go. It converts every cameraphone into a webcam for desktop. WWIGO consists of two software components: mobile component that resides on phone and streams video to PC, and PC component that receives video over Bluetooth or WiFi.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:31 in category
[New] GoogaSync for S60
GoogaSync from Synble Oy is an extensive bi-directional synchronization solution for syncing your personal Google Calendar or hosted Google Apps calendar with your Symbian mobile phone. Supports all standard events, multiple calendars (BETA), appointments, recurring events, all-day events, birthdays and alarms. Secure and really easy to use, includes scheduled synchronization which keeps your calendars always automatically in sync.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:22 in category
Nokia N97 v11 firmware update:
Nokia has just released a v11 firmware update for the Nokia N97. Changes include USB detection error fix, widget support fixes and enhancements, UI transition error fixes, thumbnail generation performance increase, Mail for Exchange fixes, and general stability and performance fixes.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:50 in category

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