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Nokia have announced the release of Nokia iSync Plugins 1.1. Phones supported include E50, E60, E61i, E62, E63, E65, E70, N76, N93i, N95.

Good to see Nokia, stop being so PC centric.

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Nokia N97 Sketches

Nokia N97 Sketch

Nokia N97 Sketch

Sketches of the Nokia N97

Ok, this is the Holy Grail for some. This took me ages to work out what the problem was but finally i have got my iBook, OSX and the BT Home Hub 2.0 (the new black shiny one) working.

Now I had tried everything and I cant be assed to go back and try everything again..so here are a couple of things you might need to do..BUT first

go into the advanced settings on the Home Hub and make sure that in the wireless settings the network is only running 802.11 b/g NOT b/g/n. Changing this let me connect.

I also had been trying the std fix for wireless, putting the $ sign in front of the password..I cant remember if I had to so this or not in the final solution.

I also put mine on Channel 12 but I don’t think that made the difference.

I can literally switch the network to 802.11 b/g/n and my iBook won’t connect..switch to b/g and its off!!!!.

UPDATE: Just to add I’m running macs on both 10.6.4 and !0.5.8 with no problems now..although saying that, I’m moving my broadband and phone to Plusnet..BT charges and level of service are just terrible. When I was thinking of leaving them we got offered 4 different broadband/phone packages. Each time we said we would call back in a couple of days and every time we did the package offered didn’t exist. Even spoke to a supervisor and they said the sales person we spoke too the day before to was lying, BT didn’t offer such a package and then he offered us a different package. Surprise surprise when we called back two days later after mulling it over this package didn’t exist either!!!!! BT sales people in my experience just continually speak lies and act like con artists. Would never go back to them again. But the BT hub 2 (the black one) is running fine on Plusnet.

Nokia have launched a new digital and guerilla marketing campaign entitled Nokia Connectors in an attempt to re-engage with the youth market.

Reported:

NMA explains. The first stage of the campaign focuses on the idea of magic and aims to educate young people about the services available on Nokia handsets. View full article »

Cellular-News have an article on Electric Pocket’s release of FindMe, a location based service for Nokia S60 handsets which passes on your location to your Facebook profile.

Reported:

Electric Pocket has developed a location based service for Nokia S60 based phones which tags locations based on their base station identifier and then passes that information to Facebook automatically. View full article »

Reported:

Steve Jobs has confirmed that Apple have the ability to remotely terminate applications in your iPhone. CNET et all have reported Jobs words which originally appeared in an interview he gave with The Wall Street Journal.

“Mr. Jobs confirmed such a capability exists, but argued that Apple needs it in case it inadvertently allows a malicious program — one that stole users’ personal data, for example — to be distributed to
iPhones through the App Store. “Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull.”

Our View:

There seems to be so many Apple apologists in the blogosphere. I wonder if their reaction would be the same if Nokia announced that it’s phones all dialled back into Nokia to tell them what applications you were running. I expect their would be outcry and rightly so and dont let us fool ourselves that this is an attempt to make your iPhone safe from Trojans/viruses. Any half decent code would be so buried in the OS that this wouldn’t see it. I wonder if this is a way of tracking jailbroken phones and then could Apple stop them from connecting to any mobile network, probably not, but it’s a thought!

Sources: CNET / Wall Street Journal

Has anyone noticed this before? A section in the refurbished mac section has a tab for refurbished iphone..I wonder if this is where a lot of the 2G ones will end up.

Just before you rush out to order your 3G iPhone, anyone serious about email on the go should check out the image of the new BlackBerry Thunder circulating the web. I know the iPhone is going to have MS Exchange compatibility, but it still doesn’t have a qwerty keyboard.

Anyway check out the image below

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Source: The Boy Genius strikes again…

I have only recently been drawn into Twitter. I just thought it was another status update system as you do in Facebook, and in some ways it is but for some reason, maybe by the calibre of people i have met on it, it seems much more useful, especially with things like blog feeds as updates.

But it has its problems. With no revenue coming in how does it maintain a service, and a lot of the time it doesn’t. When it works its great, I love it, and when it doesn’t, its just damn frustrating..but I’m a new twitterer so I cant really complain..others can though…. View full article »

Todd Bishop has a very interesting article on comments made by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in an interview with the Washington Post yesterday. In short, he said on the future of print media, that they’ll be dead in a decade. View full article »