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Thu 9th August, 2012

19:44 Alvin Wong - a 'second perspective' on the Nokia 808 All About Symbian
Just to prove that we don't only link to positive reviews, here's Alvin Wong's sideways look at the Nokia 808 PureView, which is interesting because it's coming from someone who's very familiar with Symbian yet who is now a self-confessed iOS fan. In other words, he looks at the 80...
17:28 Wavefront grows Business Development team SymbianOne
17:27 CSR and the Telecom Council to Host 6th Annual Locations &... SymbianOne
CSR sponsors this year’s event as a Telecom Council Mobile Forum to focus on indoor location and location-as-a-service
09:18 Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia My-Symbian
Digia today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia and further extend the cross-platform availability of Qt on mobile, embedded and desktop. Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activi...
06:39 Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia All About Symbian
Big software house Digia has announced that it has 'signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia'. Once the acquisition is completed, Digia will become responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia, includin...
05:28 USA-bought Nokia 808s get Youtube and Facebook Share updates All About Symbian
Seems like Nokia is gradually getting round to fixing the bits of the Nokia 808 which didn't work in the first retail firmwares. Available now in the USA are two updates, fixing the broken Facebook share button (in Gallery) in the USA 808 firmware (which works fine in other world f...

Wed 8th August, 2012

21:20 CoverUp returns to the Nokia Store All About Symbian
The story so far. Music album art has been a nightmare on Symbian since day one. CoverUp appeared in 2010 to solve the problem by raiding Amazon's pages for matching bitmaps that could then be poked into Music player's library. It worked well, but the developer (Sebastian Brannstro...
17:13 ecoATM Expands Network of Instant Cash Recycling Kiosks Into... SymbianOne
28 Fully Automated Electronics Recycling Kiosks Now Operating in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio
17:11 Mobile Transactions to Hit $730bn by 2017 as Real-World... SymbianOne
Hampshire, UK – 8th August 2012: The value of remote transactions for digital and physical goods purchased via mobile devices is expected to exceed $730bn annually by 2017, a new report (http://www.juniperresearch.com/reports/mobile_payments_for_digital_ _physical_goods) from Juniper Research has found.
17:10 Vesta Adds 78 Mobile Operators, 39 Countries to Prepaid.com... SymbianOne
Website enables account recharges from the US to more than 80% of global telecom markets
15:04 Expansys now offering the black Nokia 808 for £485 All About Symbian
Following the farcical situation at Amazon, where the black Nokia 808 was almost £70 more than the white one, the black version is now in stock at Expansys, and at £485, which seems a lot more sensible than £550. There's free shipping within the UK as well, plus E...
06:45 Review: Backgammon Pro V All About Symbian
The last time I formally reviewed a Zingmagic Backgammon game was five years ago, amazingly, an eternity in the mobile world. Since then we've had much higher resolution screens, touch interfaces, faster processors, and so on. The core game hasn't changed, of course, this being bas...
00:51 Free Webinar: What's the Future for the Mobile Wallet? SymbianOne
On the 14th of August, 3.30pm BST, the Mobile Wallet will be opened wide in a Free Webinar brought to you by M for Mobile.

Tue 7th August, 2012

15:40 A free guide - Demystifying The Cloud SymbianOne
This 55 page guide explains the concepts of Cloud Computing in simple terms.
14:02 Nokia Software Updater for Mac ceases development All About Symbian
Nokia Beta Labs has announced that it is to cease development of its 'Nokia Software Updater' application for Mac computers. Unfortunately for Apple users, this means it will not graduate to a fully fledged Nokia product. However, the team involved have comitted to keeping the beta...
13:05 Why Buy a Tablet? Selection of Apps, Price and Device Brand Most... SymbianOne
Why Buy a Tablet? Selection of Apps, Price and Device Brand Most Important Factors in Purchase Decision - comScore Introduces TabLens™ to Provide Insight into the U.S. Tablet Market
13:03 New Hurricane App Brings American Red Cross Safety Information... SymbianOne
"I'm Safe" feature lets people alert their loved ones with a push of a button
11:31 The BBC officially withdraw iPlayer download support for S60 3rd... All About Symbian
It seems that the BBC has officially stopped iPlayer download support for older Symbian phones, specifically those running S60 3rd Edition FP1 and FP2, plus S60 5th Edition, with the newest devices affected being the Nokia N97 range. The quote is below. This cessation of support is...
06:52 Drum Teacher All About Symbian
It's somewhat telling that the developer refers to Drum Teacher as a 'game' - although presented very much as a serious drum teacher (albeit a limited one), the appeal here is very much in 'having fun' territory. Or, if I was still a teenager, 'annoying my parents' territory! Pity ...
06:40 Batteries Schmatteries - Nokia 808 options! All About Symbian
One of the very first things I did when getting the Nokia 808 PureView was to check availability of spare batteries. Nothing. And I still can't find a decent source for the BV-4D online, reducing the advantage of having a 'replaceable battery' to being able to pull it out if there'...
05:17 StarFinder Pro - quickly and easily locate stars,... My-Symbian
With StarFinder Pro you can easily locate stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, asterisms, meteor shower radiants. Just select the object of your interest and the program will instantly show you where in the sky it is located. Turn in the direction and look at th...


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