Updated version of Dictionary now available for free and works on Symbian S60 (Series 60) 3rd edition.
Features and specifications:
Websters English Dictionary.
Built-in indexes find words in a fraction of a second.
Includes parts of speech (noun, verb etc).
Uses 6Mb disk space for the program and data.
Installs to main memory or memory card (Memory card recommended)
On E Series phones, if you get the message, “Invalid certificate, cannot install”, change the setting in App. Manager from “signed only” to “all software”
Flash Lite adoption is growing at a very rapid rate. It is most probably because it is so easy to code for and there are so many Flash designers/developers out there today that have now found a new media outlet – mobile phone users.
So watch out Symbian (C++) and Java Micro Edition (JavaME,J2ME) you have a new contender in the arena.
First screenshot of FExplorer running on Series 60 3rd edition on N80 but the creator Dominique Hugo needs your help to iron out some bugs related to security and certificate issues.
“I have some troubles with the security, certificate, FE installs fine on the device but I get a security message when I run it !, if someone can give me some help, this will be very appreciated !!”
Calling all Symbian S60 3rd Edition gurus to give Dominique some tips on solving his bugs, after all he has delivered a great product to us all.
Nokia has now released a PC version of the software upgrade for your phone. The supported handsets for this magical ability include the Nokia N70, N72, 6131, 6630, 6680, 6681 and 6682. The Nokia 6131 supports OTA (Over-The-Air) updates. The software ( Software Updater ) updates your phones software / OS (operating system) and checks for updates on the phone via a PC connection. It is reccomeded that you check for new updates on a monthly basis to keep your phone functioning with the latest and greatest. This will also be great for software developers, ie S60 application developers; they can ensure that their application will work on a specified target device provided they have the XX-YY-ZZZZ date software update.
SCap for the SonyEricsson P800/P900 allows you to capture the full screen of a P800/P900 and save it to file. Start screen capture by selecting Start capture from the SCap menu, then use the hotkey to capture the screen. The images are stored in a folder called scap and you can use the P800/P900 Pictures application to view them. SCap can take screenshots in both Flip Open and Flip Closed.
- File format: Save screenshots as 24-bits bmp, 8-bits bmp, gif or jpg. For jpg you can configure the image quality (and thus the file size).
- Location: You can configure screenshots to be stored on either the internal disk or the Memory Stick.
- Filename: You can specify the base file name of the screenshot image files. SCap will append a unique number to the base filename. For example, the default base file name is screen and the default image type is jpg, so images are called screen.jpg, screen-1.jpg etc.
- Hotkeys: Select Camera button, Browser button, Power button or Jog dial select as the hotkey.
- Auto/manual stop: You can configure SCap to either automatically stop the capturing after you’ve taken a screenshot (and thus release the hotkey to its normal use) or to leave it on until you manually select Stop capture from the SCap menu. This is handy if you want to take several screenshots.
- Visual feedback: If you enable visual feedback you get a small popup to say SCap is saving the image and a popup to say it is done. You can disable them which is usefull when taken screenshots of games such as EDoom or EMame as these popups will take these games out of their full screen mode.
- Audible feedback: You may select an audio file to be played after the screen capture is fully completed. Audible and visual feedback are usefull because for example saving a screenshot as gif on the memory stick may take 10 seconds. In that period you cannot take another screenshot.
VNC2Go is a VNC client (viewer) that runs on MIDP-enabled devices. It lets you control any desktop server running a VNC service, from any mobile device that supports Java Midlets, such as mobile phones and PDAs.
Needless to say, a mobile phone is not the friendliest interface to remote control a desktop computer. However, when you need it, you need it. You can use VNC2Go to send yourself a document you forgot at home, restart a service that crashed, check for an expected mail message, look up a phone number you have at home, etc.
Hopefully, within a couple of years the mobile phone interface will be more mature for such advanced applications, with bigger and better resolution screens and simpler input mechanisms. VNC2Go has several input modes, to try and compensate for the not-so-friendly phone interfaces.
Mobile Game Developer is a site started at July 2004 and aims to provide a base site for game developers working in the mobile/wireless industry. They consentrate on original features and content, as well as developers resources such as the devices directory, forums and links to other relevent pages around the web which are of interest to developers. They touch the business side but do not target senior executives. This site is first a place for the technical guys that make the mobile games work. The site is based on community work more then on dictated content. And most important – they are all developers working in the industry themselves.
*#06# displays IMEI on 8700, NOT on 6200, 7500, 8200
To activate RBS:
(pause means the * key held in until box appears)
[pause] [pause] [pause] 1 1 3 [pause] 1 [pause] [ok]
You now have to press the [MENU] and scroll to the ‘Eng Field Options’ function with the keys, and enable it.
To de-activate RBS,
[pause] [pause] [pause] 1 1 3 [pause] 0 [pause] [ok]
This only works with some versions of software. Please report what works and doesn’t for you.
Reported working, by country:
- d460: IT
- 6200 Flare: UK (Orange), AU
- 7500: IT (model: F16 HW: 5.2 SW: 2.1)
- 8200: ES, AU, NL, BE
- 8400: IT, NL
- 8700: AU, IT, SG, DE, ES, ZA
Uses of RBS:
- Distance From Base Station – Place a call, when it is answered, press [MENU] until ‘Eng Field Option’ is displayed, press [OK], select ‘Active Cell’, press [OK], press [MENU] until ‘Time Adv xxx’ appears, where xxx is a number. Multiply this number by 550, and the result is the distance from the RBS (Radio Base Station), in meters.
- Signal Quality – press [MENU] until ‘Eng Field Option’ is displayed, press [OK], select ‘Active Cell’, press [OK], press [MENU] until ‘C1’ appears. This is the signal quality. If it becomes negative for longer than 5 seconds, a new cell is selected.