Search engine, Ask.com, has launched a new and free mobile service that enables users to search the Web on any Web-enabled device including mobile phones, Blackberries and PDAs.
Ask Mobile Content, the new service has a special interface developed specifically to save mobile users significant keystrokes while surfing the Internet on their mobile devices.
A new service from security experts at Remote XT delivers a high-pitch earpiercing sound to your mobile phone when it is reported stolen and a meesage on the phones screen displaying “This phone is stolen”.
The phone becomes automatically disabled, with contact numbers, texts, images and emails removed, even if the SIM card is removed rendering the phone useless.
The service works on all mobile carrriers which makes it easy to deploy anywhere.
Another use for SMS on your mobile condomtext.com will then send your condoms in a plain envelope
straight to your address. No questions. No Que. No Hassle. Launching on October the 6th.
Symtopia.com is a new site that from Simon Judge which lists S60 3rd Edition and UIQ 3.0 (Symbian 9.1) applications. All applications are native C++ with no Java listings.
If you are a developer you can have your application listed on the website with an easy one click Add Link button located on the site.
There are a whole lot of freeware applications all searchable by category.
In Simon’s words these are the main reasons he put up Symtopia:
Here are my general impressions having visited the various developer web sites, forums and existing (mainly Handango-based) directories…
The 80/20 principle seems to apply. There are a few developers producing large numbers of titles. Prior to Symbian 9.1 there were many more developers each producing fewer titles. Maybe the developers producing the large number of titles were those who previously made a good profit pre- Symbian 9.1.
There is approximately three times as many S60 applications as UIQ applications. This might be explained by the fact that UIQ 3.0 devices and SDKs trailed S60 by about a month. However, I still can’t envisage the number of UIQ 3.0 reaching the same as S60 (now) in a months time.
There’s evidence of developers stalling during development (e.g. FExplorer, Papyrus, Blackballer) due to complexities of platform security.
There are some instances of end-users automatically assuming older (pre-Symbian 9.1) software will run on Symbian 9.1 devices leading to consumer frustration.
MyMobileClips is a free service that gives the user the option of converting Google Video / YouTube files to 3gp directly over the net. You can also give it a direct link to any link on the web or upload a video from your computer.
It gives you 2 template sizes Large – 176 x 144 which is for Series60 (S60) devices and a Small – 128 x 96. You type in a password and thats it.
To upload a Google or Youtube Video:
1. You get the url from google video or you tube.
2. You go to the correct upload section
3. Paste the url to the video in the box, and click upload.
4. Check back in a few minutes and your video should be done.
You video link will be available for download 24 hours from conversion.
The videos you upload have a 50MB size limit, but for a free service it works great.
Hubdog combines a streamlined RSS reader, a podcast player, a unique media search engine, and channels that can be shared among community members.
Hubdog is the first social media news aggregator for pocket pc and desktop PC. It allows you to download news, radio, music and video podcasts, blogs and any RSS feed onto your pocket pc so you can read, listen or watch it at the time and place that best suits you. Best of all it is for free.
PayPal has expanded its Text 2 Buy service in the UK to include magazine subscriptions and consumer electronics. The rationale is that: “Readers will always have a mobile close by when they’re leafing through a magazine, and the phone can immediately connect the printed page to the wider digital universe in a very personal way,” said Andy Schachtel, president of Mowave. “This service is an important step in introducing consumers to the potential of mobile commerce.”
QR Codes are a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code) used to store information which is more effiect than the traditional bar codes that we are used to. McDonald’s Japan is now printing QR codes on all its food packaging so you’ll know exactly what you’re eating (if you want to know, that is). To read the info, you simply scan the QR code with your cellphone camera, which should automagically recognize it and direct you to a mobile website with the lowdown on the contents of your McFood, including any potential allergy warnings. For the two people in Japan that don’t have a camera-equipped cellphone, McDonald’s is also printing conveniently short URLs for the corresponding mobile website. Of course, all this info only is really more of a curiosity, since you’ve likely already bought the food by the time you’re snapping pics of it with your cameraphone.
You can generate a QR code for your website, phone number, text or sms message Kaywa QR-Code Generator.
The system takes advantage of the steady stream of positioning cues–untraced signals all cell phones produce, whether in use or not, as they seek towers with the strongest signals. It is the first traffic-solution technology that monitors patterns on rural roads and city streets as easily as on highways.
Unlike sensors and other equipment along major freeways that is expensive and takes years to deploy, our system takes advantage of existing cellular networks in which wireless carriers have already invested billions of dollars,” said National Science Foundation (NSF) awardee and IntelliOne CEO Ron Herman
First create a SIPGATE account to get a sip number .
After you have created and confirmed your account Click Here and log in to your SipGate account to configure your Nokia E60/61 for your sipgate account.
This is the easiest way.
First you will need to Create a Gizmo Project account
Here is how to configure your Nokia e61e60 :
Go to Tools – Settings – Connection -SIP settings – Create the
Profile Name: sipphone
Service Profile: IETF
Default Access point: (your WLAN AP name)
Public user name: sip:email@example.com
Use Compression: No
Registration: ” When needed ”
Use Security: No
Proxy Server: sip: proxy01.sipphone.com
User Name: 1747xxxxxxx
Password: [You SIPPhone password]
Allow loose routing: Yes
Transport Type: TCP
Registrar Server: sip:proxy01.sipphone.com
User Name: 1747xxxxxxx
Password: [Your SIPPhone password]
Transport Type: TCP
Then go to connection – Internet Tel. Settings –
Create a new profile for “sipphone”(1747xxxxxxx), name it “sipphone”
In Connectivity – Internet tel. – Preferred profile – Choose “sipphone”
Then go back to Connection – SIP settings – sipphone and change the Registration from (when needed) to (Always on) now your phone will register to the
*If you don’t know your Sip number that starts with 1747 xxxxxx open the Gizmo Project program on your p.c click on edit -> profile.