mobile-review.com

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For 5 days now www.mobile-review.com has been subjected to a ddos attack. An open letter by the editor-in-chief (Eldar Murtazin) has been posted here. A $10,000 reward has been offered “to any individual or group of individuals who can provide documented information on the mastermind of this attack.

This is the site that i frequent most often to get news on new phones as well as share views and ideas about the Nokia N95, so i am hoping that the site comes back online soon The site and forums are now back online 🙂 (24/08/07)

mobical

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I came across this site just now, and i have to say it’s brilliant! 😀

What it does is backup your phone contacts and calendar for free, onto the website where you can edit and add to both the calendar and your contacts. It does send a reasonable amount of data (about 100KB) so if you’re using GPRS/wap and have a limited monthly allowance then it may cost you to use it. With my N95 however, i can tell it to use a wifi connection so it’s free!

It’s very simple to set up and they send you the necessary settings to your phone so very little technical knowledge is needed. It may come in handy if/when you lose your phone or if you change your phone and want a simple way to sync the data across them.

It gives you a nice location to monitor your calendar too, as it shows you your upcoming tasks/meetings etc as well as birthdays (assuming you have birthdays within your contacts).

Even though i’ve only just started ‘playing’ with this site i can say it’s fantastic, even if it’s only used as a backup.

Sync a Nokia phone with Lightning/Google Calendar

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I have finally found a way to sync the calendar on my phone with Lightning. It’s a slightly roundabout method but it works!

  1. Firstly, you need to have Thunderbird with Lightning installed (Sunbird would probably do this too).
  2. Next you need to have a Google Calendar.
  3. Go here and download and install the application on your phone
  4. Follow the instructions on this page to get lightning to use your Google Calendar
  5. Load up the application on your phone and sync away.

This is probably not the most efficient way of syncing your calendar but until Mozilla/Nokia choose to let us do it directly, i’m probably going to have to use this method.

Diss is done!

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Yesterday I handed in my diss! I still have to do a demo, to show that (almost) everything works as it should and prove that I was the one who actually wrote it. This shouldn’t be too bad as I’ve been working on it since October so I know the ins and outs of the code.

It was quite a relief to have handed it in, but I’m kind of lost now as it has dominated my life for so long!

I’ve now only got 3 weeks left of Uni (well, till the end of my exams) which I have to say, is quite scary. I still haven’t found a job so I don’t know what I’ll be doing after I finish yet.

The N95 is still really cool, it definitely needs an update but from the forums that I’ve visited, it seems like an update is only a few days/weeks away. Hopefully this will fix the random restarts and memory problems. Other than these few (fixable) problems the N95 is brilliant. Unfortunately I can’t use the wifi network on the uni campus but there are a few free unencrypted networks around which I can use if I need to.

Completed Snake 3D

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Last night i finally completed Snake 3D on my phone (n70). The last few levels were quite tricky but with a bit of concentration i managed to complete them.

A nice surprise was that the menu’s are now red (see pics). This is quite a nice touch because with most games there is no “reward” for having completed it, but at least there is something with this.