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FeaturedSeptember 10, 2010

PSFreedom Released for N900: Simplifying the PS3 Hacking Process


If you’ve been following the release of the PS Jailbreak USB dongle (and subsequent downfall of Sony’s Playstation 3 console), then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard that an N900 can work just as well as the PSJB. The original jailbreak process on the N900 needed some basic command-line knowledge, but the latest release [...]

Featured7/22/2009

The Nokia E75 Mini-Review


Nokia’s E75 combines an excellent (albeit slightly unorthodox) slide-out keyboard with the work and play flexibility of the Eseries line of phones. Just don’t expect any N97-like styling.

Featured7/17/2009

Quick Tutorial: Hide Your Sound Files From the S60 Music Player


The situation: I have a lot of instrumental music that make great ringtones, but lousy listening music. I don’t want those songs showing up in my “All songs” playlist in the S60 Music Player, because that means I have to create separate playlists that exclude those songs – which take time to create and continually [...]

Featured7/12/2009

How-To: Encode Videos For Your N97 and 5800 XpressMusic


You’ve got an N97 or a 5800 XM, and you’re fiending for some content. Movies. TV shows. Funny video clips. Where do you start? What settings do you use? I’ve written up a short guide that will get you up to speed with encoding videos for the S60 Fifth Edition phones’ default RealPlayer application. Hopefully [...]

Featured6/25/2009

The N97 + 5800XM + E75 Keyboard Shootout


The Nokia N97. The 5800 XpressMusic. The E75. Three phones, three distinct little keyboards. Does the N97 deserve the flak it’s taken for the mushy QWERTY? The 5800XM on-screen keyboard sucks, right? And how does the E75 stack up in all of this? To find out, I conducted a little “keyboard shootout” experiment, pitting me, [...]

Featured6/24/2009

The Definitive Nokia N97 Bug List


Update: Nokia N97 v20 firmware was released on October 27, 2009. It’s been a week since the N97 arrived at my door, and yet during that time I’ve seen some strange things. And not strange in a good way either. So I’m making my official Nokia N97 bug post here and updating it as I [...]

Featured6/20/2009

Finally, An N97 eBook Reader That Isn’t Broken [ZXReader]


Quick Summary:
- ZXReader 1.2.3 is a .txt and .fb2 S60 Fifth Edition (N97/5800) ebook reader. Right-click and choose “Save Target As” option: Download.
- Use FictionBook Designer to create .fb2 files from other file formats (such as html). Directions here.
- Convert prc files to html with MobiPerl

Featured6/18/2009

Nokia N97: First Impressions


I’ve spent a grand total of three hours with Nokia’s N97 “flagship” smartphone, and I have to say – it’s looking to be a mighty impressive device, and a worthy upgrade to the 5800 XpressMusic. But it definitely ain’t without its flaws.

Featured6/10/2009

Beware of the Fake Nokia N97


The N97 is officially available today at Nokia Flagship stores in the USA. Great news, but you’ll have to pay retail – $700 bucks to be exact. Or, you could do the next best thing and preorder it from Amazon for $603.99. But you’ll have to wait until June 30th, when the phone starts shipping. [...]



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