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Categories: Tips & Tricks

One of the reasons why every phone that I change to is a Symbian OS operated phone… is because of the “Switch” feature. If I’m not mistaken, Nokia added this feature to their S60 phones since the N95.

What’s Switch? Here’s a scenario.

You are using an S60 phone, say N95 or N82 or N78 or N96 or 5800…. and then you bought a new S60 phone… say… N86.. or N97… and you are frustrated cos you have no idea how to transfer all your data (contacts, SMS, MMS, media, etc) from your old phone to your new one.

Switch is your solution. It has been lying deep inside S60 phones for a while now and I see a lot of people are still unaware of this great feature.

To access Switch, go to Settings > Connectivity > Data Transfer > Phone Switch. (The location of Switch varies… if you don’t find it here, try looking under tools or utilities folder)

Switch allows you to transfer data like Contacts, Calendar entries, SMSes, MMSes, Notes, Bookmarks , Photos and Videos from one S60 phone to another. Usually the the transfer (via bluetooth) takes about 3 to 5 minutes only (depending on how much data you are transferring)

Here are 2 screenshots from the Switch menu on N97. How do you get Switch to work? Follow these simple steps:

1. Switch on bluetooth on both phones.
2. Select “send” or “transfer” on your old phone (should be the 3rd button on the Switch screen).
3. Select your new phone from the “bluetooth devices menu”.?
4. Click on “accept transfer” on your new phone and WALLAH!

It will then begin transferring and after a few minutes, your new phone will have every single data from your old phone! Try it!

What do you think of this feature?

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Categories: Updates

Finally, the N85 gets its first firmware update, version 11.047

Here’s the changelog.

* Characters in memory card not-present prompt note are not localized
* Headset – volume-adjustment is not working properly
* Video disturb happened, once some other event happened during play fone TV on full screen
* Bluetooth name cannot be defined in camera application.
* “Video call” is shown in Options when highlighting a contact in Space UI.
* Not detecting always wall charger -> Not charging
* 2G cannot connect to GPRS service in some cities in China
* Non stop Music Player “Library update”
* FMTX: The audio is routed to DUT speaker after receiving a message when FM transmitter is transmitting audio.
* Predefined contacts does not support Chinese characters
* APN setting for Vodafone Mobile connect “Promt Password is set to Yes”
* Audio >>> downlink quality
* Some of the S60 key presses are not registered by device
* Network level icon is not shown during VT call
* ITU is not responding when MO is done where slide is closed and opened when call is established
* Long press of Media keys prev/next not working correctly for local videos
* DTMF tones sent from prepaid line to *700 (or *500) are not received by NW
* OFR_opo-up at boot about positionning
* Orange enterprises APN is used by default in the email Wizard
* Pod cast: messed up characters
* All key presses are not registered by device
* GSM/WCDMA – OTC – NW lost after handover with open data connection
* general instability, improved
* Headset – volume-adjustment is not working properly
* Battery KPI: Battery stand by measurement is too high
* CSD – Data transmission breaks on HSCSD calls
* [DRM Free][ID_MUP_FreeFTMD_102] Mp4AacM4A file cannot be played by the device (34047)
* Some KPI – Results are out of range.
* FTP: Speed download to low
* [TPRO] Wap Live browsing : Access Time to the Home page is too long (34970)
* 3G Network lost forever after cell reselection from 3G > 2G with an active PDP context
* VARIANT – Operator RSK (live! icon) appears too small and distorted when in landscape in mode (VCP)

N95 also got its firmware update, with version v31.
So upgrade your firmware now!

If you do not know how, please refer to my Step by Step Guide on Upgrading Firmware.

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Categories: Accelerometer, Devices, Gaming

Firemint has come out with a new game. It’s called Firemint Real Racing.

What so great about this game?

Well, it uses the accelerometer to control the car and when u tilt it left and right, the interface will always be straight so you dont have to turn ur head.

Don’t know what I mean? Watch this superb demo.

The most exciting HD racing experience on mobile

* Ultra realistic HD graphics
* Multi channel surround sound
* Realistic dynamics with natural accelerometer control

A truly competitive experience with “just one more go” gameplay

* Head to head multiplayer via WiFi or OTA
* Track your friends’ performance using Real Racing’s Facebook and OpenSocial applications

Relish your achievements

* Publish your best laps to YouTube with the press of a button
* Mash up and publish your results with web tools from Real Racing’s user portal

Somehow this game is still in development. So there’s nothing much we can do but to wait for it’s release. :D

Firemint

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage, Videos

I attended a dinner-discussion kinda thing about the new Nokia N-gage last night.

Keith Liu, the head of Games and Internet Experiences in Asia Pacific was there to brief us on what’s new and what’s great about the gaming platform.


He even showed us some future N-gage games like Brothers in Arms, Reset Generation and Crash Bandicoot… not forgetting the one which was just launched hours before the dinner, Snakes Subsonic.


We then got to try out the new games on the N95 8gb, N81, N78 and the great N96.

Here are 2 videos of me trying out the games.


Brothers in Arms


Dirk Digger.

If you are using N95, N95 8gb, N82, N81, N81 8gb, head on to http://www.n-gage.com to download the latest N-gage application and then download the games, and then add me in your friends list so we can BATTLE! lol

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Categories: Apps

Touchscreen?

Slide to view next photo?

Flick? Pinch?

With the N95, you dont even need to touch the screen to do what you can do on iPhone.

watch this

Its not in English but we can kidna figure out that they talk about certain games uses the back camera to detect motion.

.. and now this company uses the same concept n work wonders with the front camera

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Categories: Updates

Woooot! Finally.. the much awaited firmware for N95 is here!

The latest one now is v21.0.016.

The most obvious addition is this:
- Flash Lite 3 is included, so the built in browser can now view flash, including YouTube videos.


When you go to the desktop version of Youtube website, you can now freely click on any videos and it plays straight away.

It even has this full screen mode which activates when you click on a playing video.


It automatically switches to landscape mode once you choose full screen.

Go update your N95s now! :D

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