Archive for Mark Guim
Here’s a video demonstration of the Nokia N95 Original (also known as N95-1), playing flash videos within the Youtube.com site. The firmware on this Nokia N95 is version 21.0.001, but its availability is still unknown. The current firmware at the time of this post, 20.0.015 can not play videos within the Youtube.com site.
During my quick stay in California, I went to Laguna Beach. The Nokia N95 NAM was with me to take pictures of the sunset as well as geotag the photos. I have never seen so many exotic cars in one place. The streets were filled with Lambos, Maseratis, Ferraris. No pictures of the cars, but check the embedded map to show where the pictures were taken.
The Nokia N82 firmware was updated today to version 11.0.117. The changelog shows nothing significant, but I was surprised that even when I backed up all my installed applications and contacts, no data was lost after the update. Previously, I had to reinstall everything. The Nokia N82 was updated on my Mac using VMware Fusion running Windows XP.
I used the Nokia N95 NAM to take pictures at Puerto Vallarta, one of the ports visited during the cruise last week. All the photos were geotagged thanks to Shozu. I also embedded a map in this post to show the route from the beach back to the ship using Sports Tracker. My girlfriend spent half of the day shopping for jewelry, so we did not really see much of the city.
I combined data from Sports Tracker and the geotagged photos uploaded on the Cabo Flickr set to embed a map in a blog post. This is pretty cool to use for bloggers who take pictures with GPS-enabled phones like the Nokia N82 and Nokia N95. Pictures show up as dots on the map and goes to its Flickr page when clicked.
I used the Nokia N95 NAM with Sports Tracker to track GPS location while on a small boat tour in Cabo San Lucas. Surprisingly the pictures taken were also collected by the Nokia Sports Tracker. I don’t have much time to blog more about it but I’m really amazed with this app. Check out the ‘workout’ at Cabo.
If you are thinking of buying a Nokia N95, I suggest you take a look at the Nokia N95 Variation Guide compiled by JohnyBruha at Howard Forums. All variations of the Nokia N95 have a standard set of features that do not change from model to model like 5mp camera, GPS, wifi, etc. This chart will help you know which features separate them from one another. I’ve also added a suggestion or request at the end.
I’m testing the Nokia Sports Tracker on the Nokia N95-3 during my vacation where I’ll be visiting Canada, West Coast USA, then Mexico. For my first stop in Edmonton, I turned the application on from the car ride starting near the airport. Sports Tracker recorded data like speed, and location. I’ll post up a How-To later on to explain how I did it, but I basically exported the data from Sports Tracker to Google Maps so I can embed the map in this blog post.
If you own a Nokia Tripod DT-22 reviewed a while ago, I recommend you to also get the Joby Gorillapod! I just started playing with it and I love it. It secures your Nokia phone or any other camera to just about anything, anywhere, and everywhere. Since our Nokia phones do not come with the standard screws, we still an adapter like the one on the Nokia DT-22 to attach to the Gorillapod.
Using the Nokia N95 8GB, I made another quick video inspired by the movie, I am Legend. I wish I could have been more creative, but the point here is that you can shoot video and share it online right away. The Nokia N95 8GB can record video at 640×480 resolution, 30 fps, and mono audio. Put the earphones on and watch.