Archive for April, 2008
If you don’t have the Nokia N95 8GB yet, I’m convinced that visiting Nokia’s Open To Anything page will make you want to get it. It shows how 6 people use their Nokia N95 8GB like getting text messages from plants, using it as a hypnotizer, as a lie detector, and other wacky ideas. At the end of each story, the video zooms on the phone highlighting a few features like the 5MP camera, GPS, and 3G connectivity.
I have Flickr, Facebook, Youtube, and Ovi Share to host my videos and photos, but uploading to each one can be a hassle. Luckily, Shozu on my Nokia N95 8GB and other compatible Nokia devices has a feature that lets me send the photos to all the selected sites in one upload. I’ll show you how.
It never ceases to amaze me the type of people who use and love their Nseries devices. Well, while on my lunch break, I was able to snap two quick pics of a very important if not “royal” person proclaiming their loyalty to Nokia. Get Knighted after the jump.
The updated firmware version 20.0.016 for the Nokia N95 8GB (N95-2) came with built-in auto rotation. This is a video I made after the update. The option was not turned on by default, so you can see where to find it to turn it on. I think it’s great and wish the feature comes on the other variations of the Nokia N95.
I discovered while playing with the multimedia menu on the Nokia N95 8GB that it opens links as new tabs on the web browser. Combine that with the S60 Browser Shortcuts Key #5 to switch between the tabs very quickly, and now you have easy tabbed-browsing! This tip should also work with other Nseries phones featuring the new multimedia menu; the Nokia N81 and Nokia N82.
I just started using Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta on the Nokia N95 8GB to remember my spot via GPS and help me find my car in case I forget. What sucks about living near two big hospitals is that it is really hard to find parking during the day. It’s not a problem at night, but I often have to park 5-6 blocks away if I get home early.
We’ve praised Qik several times here at the Nokia blog, and here’s yet another Qik post. On my way home, I started streaming live while driving and noticed a question popped out in my screen. I replied and a short live conversation proceeded! This is a feature that not many phones are capable of.
Last week, I told you that I’m taking a hiking class and I was really looking forward to this week’s hike to Bear Mountain which was supposed to be 5 miles and 1,000 feet vertical rise. Due to weather, the instructor told us it would not be safe and had an alternate hike, instead. Nevertheless, I had the Nokia N95 8GB running Sports Tracker to show you my walk.
I created a short video for Flickr now that they decided to add Flickr video service. They limit clips to only 90 seconds, but I think it’s a great idea so they don’t stray away from what makes them a great photo sharing community. This clip is from my Chuang Yen Monastery trip showing the view while walking towards the temple. This was taken with the North American Nokia N95 8GB (N95-4).