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Categories: Apps, Tips & Tricks

One of the growing location based social network service, Foursquare, has been implemented in a Symbian app to allow users to check-in on their locations and share them with friends.

As some of you may know, Foursquare is currently not natively supported on Symbian platform yet, but thanks to Waze, we can now easily report out locations with just a few taps!

All you need to do is download Waze onto your Symbian device (touch/non touch)

Once the GPS signal is locked, click on the “Report” button and scroll down to reveal the Foursquare option.

First time users will be asked to login.

Once logged in, a list of nearby locations will be displayed. Just tap on any of them and you are done!

This is the confirmation screen once u have checked in.

Note: GPS locking is quite slow (was trying this with the Nokia 5800), no options to view badges or friends’ locations… but hey you get to check in without the need to go to m.foursquare.com on your browser! aha

Point your phone browser to http://m.waze.com/ now to download WAZE.

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Categories: Gaming, Videos

So the most talked about game recently has just been made available on the Ovi Store and most of us were actually quite excited about this game. Here’s a brief intro on the game and some of my opinions.

It’s basically a top down style racing game with a twist. It lets you to race on a track selected by you, either using the predefined ones or your own location by utilsing the GPS to find out where you are and the roads around you.

Once you are in, you will have to select online mode or offline. Pick the first one if you want to use your current location as a racing track.

In offline mode, you can select a country of your choice, select the starting point from the “animated” map and then start off the race.

When I first saw this I was not amazed, as I was expecting to see the real Nokia Ovi maps (thinking that it should be integrated with each other) but all we get is just a simply block and path kinda maps with dots.

The gameplay is very simple. No acceleration. No braking. All you can do is just steer left or right by tapping the icons on both sides of the screen. I like how the little car drifts though haha but expect a lot of oversteer and slides…. and do you notice how pixelated the graphic is? I dont understand why is the game so “basic” but anyways its a free game so we cannot complain much.

Check out the video I recorded below.

Wanna get Ovi Racing on your phone? Click here now to get it free from the Ovi Store!

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Categories: Apps

Have you checked out the Download! folder in your 5800 recently? I spotted 2 new things when I went in last night.

-Bubble Popper Game, and
-WeatherBug widget.

The game is not free, so let’s talk about the widget, which is free for download. ahahah

First thing i like about this widget is that it allows you to switch on GPS so that the widget can fetch the weather for the location you are at. It shows the wind direction along with the speed too.

The 3 buttons at the bottom of the screen is very big. Nice to press using our fingers. It’s a toggle to switch among 3 views, main screen, weekly weather table and the radar animation screen. (It really animates!)

Have a look at these 2 screenshots above. It’s the weekly table and the radar animation.

One more thing though, this widget needs to connect to the Internet in order to work So better get yourself in a wifi hotspot or a data plan yo!

To get WeatherBug, goto Menu > Download! > Apps > Widgets.

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Categories: Tips & Tricks

This guide can be applied to all S60 devices (N96, N78, N82, 5800, etc)

I was happily saving locations on Google Maps one day and then I thought “hmm how do I transfer these landmarks that I have saved as favourites to my friends?”

I then found out that it is actually possible.

As usual, we can save any locations on the map as favourite by tapping and holding the spot on the map > Save as favourite.

Once saved, the details of the location will appear in the favourites list.

Unfortunately, you cannot send the ‘favourite’ locations out as there is no options for that in Google Maps, but you can do it in ‘Location’, a feature that comes with most new Nseries and 5800.

In Location, select landmarks. Then all the locations that you have saved as favourites in Google Maps will appear here.

Select a landmark, click on options, and you can choose to send it out via message(MMS) or bluetooth.

So there you go. Saving and transferring Google Map landmarks

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Categories: Devices, Reviews

This is my 5th post on Nokia 5800.

So when I got to preview it, I told myself… not to forget to try the browser and maps!
… but in the end I did try both but I didnt take photos and videos of the browser.

Anyways, I did try the maps for a while though.

It was actually kinda slow when opening Nokia Maps… probably cos they still haven’t refine it in the prototype firmware.

Basically it’s the same Nokia Maps and interface as the one on current Nseries models. Same menu, same search bar, same zoon and unzoom buttons. I’ve only tried the map view. Left out the satellite view.

To move around the map, we only need to use our finger to touch and drag the map around. Touch the ‘+’ sign to zoom in and the ‘-’ sign to zoom out. Moving around the map was super slow. As well as zooming. Really hope this will be fixed in newer firmwares.

Here’s a video.

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Categories: Devices, Updates

Nokia has just released the new firmware for Nokia N78… version 12.046.

This firmware seems to be able to improve the naviwheel performance and optimized GPS performance and UI speed.

This firmware is not available through the Nokia Software Update. It’s only available on your N78.. just go to Menu > Tools > Utilities > Device Manager.. then select Options > Check for updates.

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Categories: Apps, Updates

Nokia Beta Labs has released a new version of the Maps 2.0 beta.

For u guys whom are still not aware, this new version has satelite view! just like google maps… and a lot more lil features added..


The new beta is definitely faster at startup and more stable.

Download it at Nokia Betalabs

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Categories: Apps, Updates

As we all already know, the Nokia Maps 2.0 beta is out but not officially open for download yet.

what’s new in 2.0?

- navigation for pedestrians
- satellite view
- new search engine
- able to save screenshot of the map
- sends out geotag to friends instead of normal addresses in SMS.

Here’s some screenshot of me trying out the application.


The loading screen looks the same as the 1.0


The search box is always at the bottom of the screen for easy access. I searched for Astro and the list of all things Astro appears. I then select the one I was looking for and its then shown on the map.


Here’s what I like. Switching to satellite view and wallah! real life image of the map! hahhaha

there’s more features yet to be explored.

Try it yourself by getting it from Nokia Beta Labs

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