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Thursday, November 27, 2008

I'm sorry seeing all this crap going on in Mumbai... when will it ever end!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

going for pizza to serve at the birthday party (@jrtweets)

Friday, November 14, 2008

mobile tech event of interest, Dec 4 San Fran - Symbian Partner Event!
Geo Twitters, add you @username to this twitter directory so people can find you
new GIS programmer job opp just hit the board... Overland Park, KS

Friday, November 7, 2008

Official Blog: Introducing Geo Challenge Grants

Google has released details of the Geo Challenge Grants program - an effort by Google to enable organizations to create maps that will enhance their work and impact. Apply and submit your proposal online here by December 22nd, 2008. See more at
Official Blog: Introducing Geo Challenge Grants

Monday, November 3, 2008

My Sports Tracker Vine

Nokia Nseries Widget

Glenn's Trips

In order to view the Nokia Nseries Widget you need JavaScript and Flash Player 9+ support

Monday, October 27, 2008

Google LatLong: Google Earth now available for iPhone

Google has rolled out Google earth for iPhone and iPod touch -- From the lat/long blog... The world just got a little bit smaller. Google Earth is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch, allowing you to fly to the far reaches of the world from the palm of your hand.
Source: Google LatLong: Google Earth now available for iPhone: "To get Google Earth on your iPhone, visit the App Store in iTunes or your iPhone, and search for 'Google Earth.'"

Friday, October 24, 2008 mobile player Mobbler

Here's a tip for a fine client for S60 - mobbler - Mobbler, Mobile Scrobbler, is a radio player and scrobbler for Nokia S60 3rd edition smartphones. It allows you to listen to your radio stations and to scrobble tracks played using the Nokia S60 Music Player. Get it here

Google Geo Developers Blog: Geocoding... in Reverse!

According to the Google geo dev blog this week, Google now is making reverse geocoding available to developers. This is pretty huge for developers... in a nutshell this enables developers to add functionality that generates an address from a lat/long pair - a much tougher process than the reverse, which is grabbing a coordinate pair from an address (geocoding).
As a great example of a cool use of this technology enter MeetWays, a clever mashup that enables users to enter 2 locations (detailed or simply using zip codes) along with a variable (like pizza or coffee etc...) and in return you get returned locations that are aprrox in the middle... imagine, I enter your zip and mine and we determine a half way point to meet-up.. this is awesome!!

See also the HTTP Geocoding service for server-side geocoding, and the GClientGeocoder class for client-side geocoding

Google Geo Developers Blog: Geocoding... in Reverse!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Video - Nokia house tour, Helsinki Finland

Just dug up this video captured in Helsinki, finland, Sept 2008 at nokia house.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another great Mobile Industry Review Show

Have you see the MobileIndustry Review yet? If not, check out the latest edition filmed in London. James is up to his usual self, hopping around an a coffee and red bull induced frienzy. Enjoy as he runs around asking people to show him their mobile... I love the chick with the dead N78!
Then there's the Nokia 6820 user.. nice, bet you haven't seen one of those for some time now! And a killer scene with the 3 US dudes that aren't carrying their phones with them (you know, roaming charges!) a tip, when in Europe check out one of the carrier shops and grab yourself a pre-paid SIM for cheap cheap, enabling you to actually use your device, if anything else you can use unlimited data while there! And then the lady with the iPhone thats getting slooooooower and sloooooower.. gee, haven't heard that complaint for some time! Enjoy the show and thanks guys!

Mobile Industry Review Show - Week 41 from Mobile Industry Review on Vimeo.

Friday, October 10, 2008

my Helsinki, finland slideshow from Nokia OpenLab08

Nokia Mobile Email Beta 3

Nokia has rolled out a new Beta mobile email service, enabling users to quickly and easily setup mobile email (a free service) on your mobile. Available for most E series devices and high-end N series units (like the N95, N82 etc...) Simply run through the email setup screens, enter your email account parameters (mail server, port, username etc...) you may need help from your ISP to get this if you aren't familiar with how to do this, then voilla... you're ready to receive your email while on the road... best of all it works and its free! I ran this service on the Nokia E71 while on a recent trip to Finland and it was a breeze and enabled me to easily stay in the know about what was happening at the office while I was away.. . see

Monday, October 6, 2008

The 16GB MicroSD

The 16GB MicroSD supported by Nokia N95 is here... you can grab it for around 50 Euro... for more on using the latest in memory see this report on the 16GB card. You can purchase online here

Do I need to update my firmware?

Are you wondering if your firmware is current? No problem, simply jump to this handy page at Nokia and see if you need to perform an update... good luck!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

which Smartphone would you like - Poll Results show Nokia N95

I recently posed a question to our readers... I asked, Which Mobile Device / Smartphone Do You Want Next?

If you could upgrade your mobile device next month which way would you go?? From roughly 100 responses the results are in:

  • iphone 8.8%
  • Bold 7.7%
  • G1 20%
  • N95 33.3 %
  • dont need 5.5%
  • Other 3.3%
  • S60 other 20%
I was somewhat surprised to see that 1/3 of the people responding suggested they would opt for the Nokia N95 - nice choice, that's my device of choice at the moment! Very interesting to see that "other" was very small and the "S60 Other", like perhaps a very slick N96, N82, or a nokia E70 got 20% of the vote. iPhone came in way down, no surprise there and the soon to be released G1 from HTC got 20%... excellent! Thanks for the feedback

DeviceAtlas 2.0 mobile device database

Looking for design specs on pretty much any mobile device? Look no further than the latest iteration of the Device database. Information on DeviceAtlas 2.0 - including the free Web-based version and free, fully licensed version for developers - is available at

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Which Mobile Device / Smartphone Do You Want Next?

We've seen a number of very cool, powerful, and useful smartphones hit the market recently... most of them very suitable for work and play. If you could upgrade your mobile device next month which way would you go??

Monday, September 22, 2008

Samsung Tools says no to PC Suite

I was trying to install and use Samsung PC Suite when I ran into an obstacle... seems the app is forcing me to get rid of Nokia PC Suite...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Get Located using PhoneLocator for S60

Phonelocator is a native S60 realtime GPS tracking application for Nokia S60 phones. It allows you to view the location of your phone and a trail of where it has been using this website. Phonelocator has advanced features like "Intelligent Update" that reduces the amount of data sent by the application and "Battery Saver" that turns off the GPS when the phone is stationary or the GPS signal is too weak. Phonelocator can be run in the background and started when your phone is booted. See

Monday, August 18, 2008

Turn your Nokia N95 into a Free Hotspot

Here's another fine mobile tip for you travelers... how would you like to never again have to pay those crazy fees for WiFi that hotels like to slam you with... I'm sorry, but I'm not about to pay a hotel for WiFi if I'm already paying $200+ a night to stay there! Enter JoikuSpot. Simply pout, if you have a smartphone (Symbian OS.. sorry) like an N95, N82 etc... you can grab this free app ( a pro version also exists) and you can turn your device into a hotspot... very simple. no more sniffing for free wifi from lounges and other hotels, coffee shops etc... all you need is your device and a data plan. The app was recently recognized in the Forum nokia innovation series. For more information Remeber, paying for WiFi is for suckers... much like paying for free GIS data!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Mobile App tips - 12seconds, BlueWhale and myGeolog

I've added several cool, new mobile apps to my device in the past day. Here's some details:
myGeolog mobile (Beta 3) - Another fine mobile social networking application. Features:Mobile application has easier menu navigation and menu response (compared to WAP-based services)
- Low costs for sending multimedia content (e.g. photos are significantly cheaper than MMS)
- Convergence between web and mobile phones for better interaction between members
- Geotagging for all photos, videos, and text-based activities (automatically generated for GPS-enabled phones).
Download myGeolog from or hit this url from your mobile browser

Got 12 Seconds? You can record and share 12second updates with just about any mobile phone. Just record your video and email or MMS it to the unique email address given to you and you're good to go. A clever way to crunch and share your video clips. See

And, for you facebook users, BlueWhale is a fine, new app that provides access to your facebook functionality via mobile. Sure, you can already load facebook mobile or update via sms or shozu, however, this app enables you to do even more including: poke your friends, update status, check your wall, email, and more. or see

Friday, August 1, 2008

Google Locking Blooggers out of their Blog - thanks Google!

I got a weird email message last night that I first thought was junk, then I realized it was actually legit! Google has some new automated system that is flagging potential spam blogs and locking out owners. I was one of the many unlucky ones with my very popular GISuser AnyGeo blog being flagged for some reason and locked! Friggin marvelous move Google.

After searching the web for how to contact the blogger team -- good luck with that one!!! - it seems many others are having the same mis-fortune.

For one, I'm very pi#@#$#@$ed off about this, particularly since I'm off to San Diego for the ESRI UC bnext week and had planned on blogging.. great! So, if anyone from Google happens to read this, maybe contact me (glenn at and offer up some help or advice. Otherwise, WordPress is sure starting to look good!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Protect your Nokia Smartphone

Here's an excellent tip for any company that's ever gone through the head-aches associated with having a corporate mobile device, notebook etc... lost or stolen - The sales pitch... Yougetitback protects and helps recover mobile devices—such as phones, PDAs, cameras, iPods and laptops—while preserving the sensitive information they may contain. The company’s premium service will even replace the device, if it is not recovered. See more here

Monday, July 21, 2008

Locago, a free mobile map browser for N95 - locate and Go!

Locago, a free mobile map browser with an open interface to third party content and services. The simple and intuitive interface, much like a web browser, presents a clear picture of your surroundings, automatically activating the GPS and directions when needed. More... Locago is a mobile map browser where we combine many sources of information, Flickr, Wikipedia, Zvents, WCities, Weather forecast, UK housing ads etc. And we have an open XML interface if anyone wants to create their own mobile mashup. More info at - move around, find places, create routes and more.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wanted movie trailer on MOSH, content Ad or WTF?

I can't for the life of me figure out MOSH.. the business model, the community, the goal... don'[t get me wrong, it's an awesome mobile community resource, but who's running it and is it about community? I notice that the homepage spotlight is turned on to a movie trailer for the movie Wanted (Angelina Jolie). follow the link and you go to a user's page where you can view teh trailer. Nowe, copyright material is not allowed on MOSH so this trailer must be provided by the creator or perhaps this is a clever advertisement... I'm not sure. The page of user "wantedmovie" also seems to have a banner ad for the movie which leads to the official website. So, what's up MOSH, is this paid-for premium content disguised as MOSH user content or ??

Monday, July 14, 2008

Topographic Maps, GPS Navigation and more for Nokia N95

Topographic Maps, GPS Navigation and Location-Based Services for the Outdoor Enthusiast - ViewRanger is satnav specifically designed for the off-road user, whether hill-walker, mountain biker, geo-cacher, birdwatcher, or rural tourist. It offers a unique combination of 2D and 3D mapping, GPS navigation, sports-GPS analysis, content sharing, and buddy tracking. Running ViewRanger on Symbian S60 handsets with integrated GPS, such as the Nokia N95, N82, E66 and 6220, removes the need for a separate outdoors GPS device. See

Google News for your Nokia smartphone

A tip for those needed Google news wherever they are... simply key in from your mobile and you'll have it! Read up on the latest news from anywhere at anytime.
Search for news on any topic
Personalize your news page
Compare news from different sources

Friday, July 11, 2008

So you think you can text?

Enter the new LG Texting Champ... Beating more than 15,000 entrants, Nathan Schwartz, a 20-year-old Clyde, Ohio resident, took home the title of $50,000 in prize money and indisputable bragging rights for his speed-texting skills. The winning phrase was "Does everybody here know the alphabet? Let's text. Here it goes… AbcDeFghiJKlmNoPQrStuvWXy & Z! Now I know my A-B-C's, next time won't you text with me?" which Schwartz completed in sixty seconds. The contestants used any LG phones that featured full QWERTY keypads including the enV2, enV and Voyager. Beating more than 15,000 entrants, Nathan Schwartz, a 20-year-old Clyde, Ohio resident, took home the title of $50,000 in prize money and indisputable bragging rights for his speed-texting skills.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nokia Chat from Beta Labs

From the Labs... Nokia Chat is more than just messaging. You can share your status and your location, giving you physical presence! Start a Nokia Chat with your friends with instant and voice messaging and finish it face-to-face. Get together with Nokia Chat – it’s where we are now.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nokia’s WidSets free downloadable, standalone widgets

A tip from my friends at Nokia... Nokia now offers free downloadable, standalone widgets enabled by Web Runtime Technology (WRT) for the latest S60-based devices. The new widgets are available on

Some of the features:

WRT makes it easy for anyone with Web development and design skills to create mobile applications. Developers can port desktop widgets to WRT with very little effort — using existing authoring tools.

WRT supports standard Web technologies (html, Ajax, JavaScript, etc.), which opens up a whole new range of possibilities for social networking and location based services.

The new Nokia WRT widgets use the same service back-end as Nokia’s WidSets mobile widget community to optimize content for mobile environments, so the operations end of the equation is taken care of.

See and test for yourself

Nokia free downloadable, standalone widgets

Nokia now offers free downloadable, standalone widgets enabled by Web Runtime Technology (WRT) for the latest S60-based devices. The new widgets are available on

WRT makes it easy for anyone with Web development and design skills to create mobile applications. Developers can port desktop widgets to WRT with very little effort — using existing authoring tools.

WRT supports standard Web technologies (html, Ajax, JavaScript, etc.), which opens up a whole new range of possibilities for social networking and location based services.

Kyte TV - live, mobile broadcast to the web

Mobile TV broadcasting... experience the full power of Kyte! When you install the Kyte mobile application on your java-enabled phone, your pictures are instantly broadcast. Interact with your audience with text, video and audio - see

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tip on new Nokia push email

A tip on a great service (Beta) that enables you to receive any email account on your mobile (some devices supported) via this great new service from Nokia.

Simply select your device, specify the email account you wish to access, verify info, then install the app on your device if supported - currently I don't see a Nokia N95 8GB???

You can grab it at

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Simple email alerts via text message

Here's a mobile tip for you that could save you plenty of time and even help you make some cash. Ever wanted to have immediate text message alerts when something happens of if you received an email or order etc... while away from your PC? No problemmo, you can easily email messages to your mobile via simple text message using your "special" email address from your carrier. For example, I now receive a txt alert is someone orders a job posting on our website. The system that receives our orders and provides notification simply also sends an email to - very simple. Below are the codes required so that anyone (almost) can do this themselves. Enjoy and give a try for yourself by sending an email to your number in the format appropriate for your carrier.

Virgin Mobile:

where phonenumber = your 10 digit phone number

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Nokia Maps 3 and Location-Based Triggers

Interesting to see that on the heels of the official release of Nokia Maps 2, the company already has hinted at Nokia Maps 3, or at least what may be part of Maps 3... enter Location-based Triggers. Case in point, a filing at the World Intellectual Property Organization

So, what are location-based triggers? From the filing document, Location based triggering (LBT) can be utilized when providing services for various users to define actions that are triggered based on physical locations of objects, people, or any other point of interest (POI).

See more at WIPO -

Thanks to TechAHA for providing us with this tip - See

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Several leaked Nokia devices Nokia N85, N79

Looks like someone blew it again and posted some photos on flickr showing devices from Nokia that have not yet been released. Among them, the Nokia N79, Nokia 5800 Express Music, Nokia N85 (slider), and Nokia 6260. See more
Seems to me that perhaps if an app like Geomarc was embedded into cameras it would be useful in tracking metadata on such "leaked" images

Forum Nokia Code Camp Competition winners - Flickret and CityLite

Forum Nokia has announced the winners of the 2008 Code Camp Competition - CityLite by MSCorp of Coral Springs, Florida. A mobile guide to night life and Flickret a mashup that combines the Flickr photo-sharing app with MapQuest APIs. The contest aimed at inspiring Forum Nokia Code Camp attendees to build Web Runtime (WRT) widgets and Flash applications. See more

Friday, June 6, 2008

Job opp J2ME mobile app developer

I have another colleague in search of developers if your interested. Company X is looking at developing a very cool mobile application - J2ME - supported by Symbian S60 smartphones like the N73, N95 etc... Ideally the app will also involve streaming data (like vids, photos) to a web server from the mobile and perhaps integration of the gMaps API into the web service. this is a very interesting opportunity for those interested also with a short timeline so someone is needed ASAP. Contact glenn at gisuser dot com if you want to be considered or need more info.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Qik live video streaming on my N95 8GB

Thanks to Robert Scoble for introducing me to Qik, a way cool app that enables smartphone users to stream live video to the Quik site. You can also chat in real time... way cool! See

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

N-Gage Game Inspires Human Snake

This out of the Nokia Press Bulletin Board... Snake, the most iconic mobile game franchise of all time, was the inspiration behind what could be arguably the world’s longest human snake. The streets of Lisbon, Portugal set the scene for the stop-motion film titled ‘Get out and play’ where more than one thousand volunteers took part in forming the famous snake.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Nokia World 2007 Video from Amsterdam

Just realized that I never shared my Nokia World video montage from Amsterdam last December... enjoy

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Nokia releases Nokia Maps 2.0 - Drive, Walk, Discover

Finally out of Beta, Nokia Maps 2 is here. Updates include enhanced pedestrian navigation, new satellite images and support for integrated compass orientation. Nokia Maps 2.0 has improved its optional Car Navigation, enhanced its pedestrian navigation, added multimedia city guides, now offers satellite images, and is sporting a redesigned user interface. Nokia's mapping and navigation solutions give people navigation features, local content and world maps directly on their mobile device, in a way that only connected devices can. The tagline from Nokia... Drive, Walk, Discover... see

Friday, May 9, 2008

Nokia Labs - Nokia Text Messenger

The application fetches you the latest text messages from your connected Nokia device. Naturally, the latest messages are displayed first. A gadget for Windows Vista, Nokia Text Messenger comes in two different sizes. If you want to place the application in your Windows Sidebar, you can opt for Nokia Text Messenger in a smaller size. The sidebar gadget lets you view three text messages at a time. See more at

Nokia Beta Labs Introduces Nokia Step Counter

This comes from Beta Labs Blog... Nokia Step Counter does what it says on the tin: it counts the number of steps you take by analyzing how you ’shake’ your phone. Since most people have their phone with them everywhere they go, it is natural to use the accelerometer in an S60 product to track your daily activity. Download at

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tip - Nokia Labs' Location Tagger

With Nokia Location Tagger, you can automatically tag your location data to your pictures. As you take a picture, your GPS coordinates are saved to the EXIF header of the JPEG file. You can use this data later, for example, to locate your pictures on a map. Try it out!

GeoTagging with Shozu explained

Are you a mobile camera power user? If so then you know about Shozu (I hope) if not then you should, particularly if you like to blog your photos, flickr them or share them with others. Shozu recently updated to R4 and the geotagging support has been enhanced - to date I was never really happy with the results. Over on the Shozu Blog the team has provided a nice primer on how the shozu GeoTagging works and provides a cool tour of San Fran - see also

Friday, April 11, 2008

Win a Nokia N95 from Utterz - see Get My Message Contest

Utterz has announced a chance for users to win a cool smartphone. Simply create your very own commercial, embed on your website and you could win. See details or jump to

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Nokia's Mobile Games Innovation Challenge

Nokia today launched the worldwide Mobile Games Innovation Challenge. the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge seeks the best in groundbreaking ideas and game concepts from the brightest and most creative minds in mobile gaming today. Sponsored by Nokia Publishing, the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge invites developers to submit mobile gaming concepts to help drive mobile gaming to the next level, relying on the advanced features and functionalities of N-Gage compatible devices, and Java- or Symbian-based Series 40 or S60 devices from Nokia. developers wishing to compete for the Mobile Games Innovation Challenge can submit their game concepts online at

Deadline for submission of all applications is August 20, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. GMT.

Friday, April 4, 2008

User generated content, WHERE platform, Nokia N95 - hot at LBS Challenge

One couldn't help noticing a few trends in this year's Navteq LBS Challenge - perhaps you watched the award ceremony via live webcast? Some of the obvious trends that I noticed while getting the skinny on the finalists:
- the uLocate WHERE developer platform is the developer tool of choice this year for LBS apps - 10 of the top 15 apps used WHERE!
- The Nokia N95 seemed to be the device of choice for demos - most of the demos I saw were running on the N95, although not the N95 8GB... odd!
- According to Navteq, more than half of this years' apps incorporated some form of user-gerated content - of note, last year the hot trend was social networking apps.
See more at or

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The latest from Shozu ?

I recently updated my Shozu to the latest release. I have to admit, I'm on the fence with this update. I'm constantly having issues getting uploads to go through (ie. they are all stalled in a queue). The navigation is way diff than the last release and as far as I can tell I can no longer get flickr comments sent to my device - a feature that was awesome! Contacts backup is no longer supported either. See

Event of interest - Explore the Mobile Future

Heads up on this one... Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley Conference to Explore the Mobile Future, April 22. Details - Acknowledging the rise of handheld mobile devices as a dominant computing platform both in the United States and abroad, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California at Berkeley have joined together to sponsor “The Mobile Future: Technology Revolutionizing Our Lives.” The one-day conference gathers leading academics, researchers, pundits and industry experts to discuss their visions of this mobile future, along with technology and business models for achieving them. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., April 22 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. For more details, please visit

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Nokia Sports Tracker (beta) for facebook users

A new facebook application enables users of Nokia Sports Tracker (Beta) to share their tracks with their friends via facebook. To install the facebook application, simply visit, login to your facebook account. See more HERE

N95 8GB ships in the USA with six months free navigation

This out of the Nokia PR Bulletin Board... The Nokia N95 8GB has arrived on US shores – with six months of free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance in Nokia Maps. See more

Nokia PC Suite

Interesting to note that another update to Nokia PC Suite is now available with release of PC Suite One issue though, if you try to search for it all you find are hits to blogs that mention it... whay can't we easily find this from Nokia? Odd!

Friday, February 29, 2008

The Location Tagger from Nokia Labs

With Nokia Location Tagger, you can automatically tag your location data to your pictures. As you take a picture, your GPS coordinates are saved to the EXIF header of the JPEG file. You can use this data later, for example, to locate your pictures on a map. According to the labs, this app will likely soon come shipped on select devices (likely those with integrated GPS) - see more details and download (free) from

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Find and share your Geocaches with your Nokia n95

This from Nokia, a free download for you Geocaching buffs... Ad-Supported Geocache Navigator Application Now Available as a Free Download for Select Nokia Devices - Text CACHE to 32075 (US and Canada) or +447781488133 (International).

Trimble's Geocache Navigator is now available as a free download for the Nokia N95, Nokia N82, and Nokia 6110 Navigator. Three options for downloading the application include:

-- Texting CACHE to 32075 (U.S. and Canada) or +447781488133
-- Downloading the application from the Geocache Navigator web site at
-- Pointing a mobile phone browser to

A detailed demo video is now available from Trimble

or view the video clip below

Monday, January 21, 2008

GPSed real time GPS trip tracking, social networking

SHAPE Services officially announced the release of GPSed (, a complete solution for real time GPS trip tracking and a social networking place for GPS, digital photography and mobile users. GPSed installed on the latest BlackBerry, some Symbian or Java smartphones with a built-in or external GPS receiver can record tracks and transfer them to GPSed web service in real time. Users who already have a GPS receiver and some tracks may easily upload, view and share them using the software.

Monday, January 14, 2008

The eco-friendly Nokia and the sensor project

I ran into an interesting video clip from CES that shows some of the research Nokia is conducting under the topic of sensors and and environmentally aware technologies, like solar powered sensors etc.. interesting stuff!

Pdf+ for S60 3rd edition smartphones

You can reflow the text of a document to make it fit the small screen of a smartphone. You can set column mode to make reading pages using columns of text much easier. You can save your favorite view settings, and you can select which font will be used for standard PDF fonts. Pdf+ displaying a Japanese document (Nokia N95). Pdf+ can display PDF documents in almost all languages. For displaying certain Chinese and Japanese documents you can install a plug-in. When using Pdf+ Pro, you can even print the document, and create PDF files with PdfPrinter, which is part of the Pdf+ Pro package. see

mBrain Software releases version 1.20 of PdfPrinter

PdfPrinter is a printer driver, it transforms the generic printer commands generated by programs into PDF commands and stores them in a PDF file. As a result you can create PDF files from most programs that can print. The resulting PDF file can now be backed up, viewed on a desktop PC, stored in your corporate database, emailed to a client, etc. PdfPrinter (for S60 3rd edition smartphones) creates PDF version 1.2 (Adobe® Acrobat® 3.x), 1.3 (Acrobat 4.x) and 1.4 (Acrobat 5.x) files. see

WHERE launches on MetroPCS

The WHERE application is now live on MetroPCS although no formal news of this has been released yet. With the Buddy Beacon news from the uLocate team, I decided to check their site for more info. When I went to, I noticed more news. They have launched their WHERE application on MetroPCS. Dan Gilmartin confirmed the launch and said that they have more carrier launches in the works as well as some exciting news on Buddy Beacon. See

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hello to Darlene McNeill - the diva blogger!

Kudos to Darla for coming out (so to speak) Darla, the popular mobile technology blogger seems to be radically mixing things up for 2008. Good luck Darla with that migration to Wordpress - see

EQO's Symbian Beta Program - compatible with all major IM services

EQO (pronounced “echo”) is a FREE application that brings free instant messaging, cheap calling and cheap texting to your mobile phone. EQO's Symbian Beta Program - compatible with all major IM services: MSN, AIM, Yahoo!, Google Talk, QQ (NEW!), ICQ and Jabber! See

S60 WordPress Blogging Client - N95 for WordPress

Wavelog has been developed and tested on Nokia N95 mobile phones posting to the WordPress publishing system, both hosted on the and the current stable release available from and hosted with different hosting providers.

About the App... It allows posting of the content as text, image, audio or video, to a Web log (blog) directly from the mobile phone using any type of available network (mobile phone or Wi-Fi network). The application allows saving the work for later posting in the case there is no available network or to allow selection of a network with larger up-link bandwidth (faster posting) or lower cost (for example a free Wi-Fi HotSpot compared to a mobile phone network). Wavelog does not restrict users to a specific blog hosting provider, social network or an intermediate content aggregation. It permits a complete freedom for choosing blog hosting provider or even installing own blog publishing system on the Internet, extranet, intranet, or a local area network. It is designed for performance, scalability and reliability, so it is coded in C++ programming language as a native Symbian OS application. Wavelog does not use any form of usage tracking for targeted advertisement or direct marketing purposes. See

Friday, January 11, 2008

Sony TransferJet high speed, wireless transfer of large data files

Sony recently announced "TransferJet", a new Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology enabling the high speed transfer of large data files (photos, HD images, etc.) between electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, digital video cameras, computers and TVs. Using this technology, data can be sent at speeds of 560Mbps. Sony presented this newly developed technology at CES International in Las Vegas. About it... TransferJet is an extremely simple wireless technology which eliminates the need for complex setup and operation. For example, just touching a TV with a digital camera enables photos to be instantaneously displayed on the TV screen. Alternatively, downloaded music content can be easily enjoyed by touching a mobile phone to a portable audio player. TransferJet can be used as a Universal Interface among a wide variety of consumer electronics devices.

PC malware affecting mobile phones

This from McAfee blogs regarding this latest malware... Occasionally we find PC malware that can have an effect on mobile phones or vice versa. The W32/Mobler worm installs SymbOS/MultiDropper.CC to any Windows system it infects. The Symbian malware has no effect on the PC. Similarly SymbOS/Multidropper.CC installs W32/Mobler to the memory card. The mobile version is arguably more effective as inserting a memory card with Mobler into a PC with AutoRun configured is enough to cause an infection.

Mobile email with SyncYourMail

Looking for an affordable Mobile gateway for your email, consider SyncYourMail for about $4 per month. To sign up for the service, please visit, where you can re-register and transfer your trial account. A twelve-month user license costs only EUR 39.95 (including VAT), payable by credit card online.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

The 12GB MicroSD card.. WOW!

Man, I thought I was able to wow people with my 8GB card!!! Enter the 12GB MicroSD... sweet! 12-Gigabyte microSDHC Card - the World’s Largest Capacity Card for Mobile Phones. A 12GB microSDHC is ideal for storing large quantities of music, photos and video. For example, it will be able to store a combination of 1,500 songs2, 3,600 photos3 and 24.5 hours of video4.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Nokia N95 8GB NAM (Red) introduced in the USA

I've had mine a couple of months but today the N95 8GB NAM was officially introduced to the US consumer... Further cementing its position as the global leader in converged devices, Nokia today introduced the Nokia N95 8GB, optimized for the Americas market. The Nokia N95 8GB builds upon the legacy of the successful Nokia N95 by adding an even larger display and built-in 8GB of internal memory while supporting high-speed HSDPA networks on the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands that are prevalent across the Americas. Additionally, Nokia introduced a stunning limited-edition bright red version of the multiple award-winning Nokia N95 for the US which includes the full suite of highly acclaimed features that consumers across the globe are craving. Only 5,000 units of this special red Nokia N95 will be available during first quarter of 2008. This new limited edition red version of the Nokia N95, along with the current black and bronze versions, has an estimated retail price of USD 599. See more at

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My retro mobile themes

I just uploaded a bunch of awesome retro mobile wallpapers to my Mosh - got them from an old calendar. See…er/gisuser - aren't they awesome??

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

A Free Symbian OS Application... CallFilter

Everyone loves free apps... here's one that we can all use at some time to filter those calls... Callfilter, a FREE Symbian OS and UIQ application. What can CallFilter do?

Blocks unwanted calls
Allows block/unblock calls on the go ..
Maintains a log of rejected calls .. and allows to send an sms or make a call to the rejected caller immidiately ! See more here