Battery Info isn't the first utility that aims to give you more of an insight into how far your Nokia smartphone's battery is actually charged, but it's one of the neatest and most lightweight. Right on your homescreen, there's a fairly accurate representation of what you've got left, plus the automation of every battery freak's secret weapon, 'Power saving mode'. Nice. Very nice. And did I mention that it's free?
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Billed with "Legendary National Geographic photographers guide and inspire in this innovative photography app" and at a commercial price (rather than free) I was prepared to be a little disappointed in National Geographic Photo Tips, to be honest. As someone who has written a fair number of photographic tip features himself in the past, I wondered just how far this would go to genuinely help Symbian^3 smartphone owners.
How can one pass up a game billed as "Exciting, intuitive and simple gameplay based on revolutionary worm-physics"? Come again? "Worm physics"? Oh yes, Finnish company 10tons has taken the basic game structure of the famous Angry Birds, created by their country mates Rovio, and applied it to their own physics-based game, based on the way caterpillars 'swing' around their environment (allegedly), swinging end over end. Is it as polished as Angry Birds? A resounding yes. Is it as much fun to play? That depends on your gaming preference and time available.
Voice to text is one of the latest big things in the mobile world. At least, that’s what the platform makers want you to think (and Steve's own 'view from 2015'). The truth is, it’s a nice idea that still doesn’t work reliably enough. Android and Windows Phone 7 have voice to text built in, as does the iPhone with its Siri assistant. However, Symbian has no such feature without third party apps like Vlingo. Another voice to text application, Hear and Write, is available for Symbian, less useful than Vlingo, but, being powered by an “undocumented” Google voice to text service, will it be more accurate? Read on to find out!
Lock screen customisation has so far been the preserve of Android devices. However LockScreen for Symbian is looking to redress the balance. With this application you can add five shortcuts, including Music player controls, to the lock screen that comes up after you press the menu key. Read on to find out how well it works in practice.
Yes, yes, talk about mundane - apps to log fuel fill-ups and calculate economy have been around since the dawn of PDA time (1993). But every time you fill up your car, don't you get a tiny twinge of guilt that maybe, just maybe, you should still be still logging all this petrol or diesel? Maybe you should get a feel for how much your metal steed is costing you each week? Fuel Manager is one of the latest entries in the Nokia Store to claim to help...
When classifying a game, you don’t often find something that qualifies as a physics simulation and a platformer. Sonic the Hedgehog is perhaps the only exception. Duster on Symbian^3 appears to be trying to achieve the same classification. While it works on paper, read on to find out what sort of gameplay is on offer.
You know the feeling: you're on a bus or in a taxi to the train station and you're cutting it very fine. What if there's a queue at the ticket office? Always welcoming new ways to find train times and buy tickets from a smartphone, here I review Rail Tickets, the official application for First Capital Connect/First Great Western here in the UK, for all S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3 phones - despite its Java implementation it does a competent enough job to keep it installed.
Earlier this year we reported on the release of SPB Shell 3D and asked whether it was the ultimate homescreen replacement? If you fancy giving your Symbian^3 device a 3D HTC Sense makeover, and you love to tinker, this could be the one for you if you don’t mind shelling out £10.00. Read on to find out whether this is a good investment or an expensive novelty.
Get your pitch forks and guillotines ready as we step back into 18th century France to play Townsmen 6. This Civilisation type strategy game puts you in charge of French provinces, directing workers to complete your objectives. To achieve your goals, you must make sure that your workers are housed and fed. You’ll also need to be good at resource management, to make sure work is getting done. If this sounds like your sort of game, read on to find out more.