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Archive for October 2007

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Event, Chicago

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Making Strides GroupI had quite the weekend and I can’t wait to catch up on blogging all about it. I went to Chicago this weekend for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event in Chicago that I blogged about around a month ago. The entire event was so much fun as it was, but it would’ve been way better if plans had worked out properly. A lot of my friends weren’t able to get the weekend off as originally planned, those that did had problems getting to the city, and even my ride to get to the event woke up much later than expected, causing us to get there an hour late and miss the warm up and team meeting. It seemed to be one nightmare after another, but I’m glad I was able to make it with Rachel and my friend, Kim. There was a total of 12,000 people that showed up, raising just short of $1,000,000.

Big thanks to Marge for keeping me updated every step of the way up to and including the day of the event (despite not meeting up with her that day 😦 ). I hope I can make it back to Chicago again soon to finally meet her!

Click the image to see all the pictures I took at the event and on the 5 mile walk through the park.

Written by Jonathan

October 23, 2007 at 6:25 am

Posted in Mobile Events

What I Like About Apple

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Apple

After my recent experience with trying to get a hold of the N95-3, I’ve been able to take some time and really appreciate some things from Nokia’s newest competitor. Regardless of whether you love or hate the iPhone there are just certain things Apple does better than the rest of its competition on all fronts and it’s ignorant to pretend they don’t.

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October 16, 2007 at 5:47 am

Posted in Rants

Editing Entries in the T9 Dictionary

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Incorrect Word!My buddy Zach over at SiMo has just written a brief tutorial on how to reset your T9 dictionary on S60 devices if you happen to accidentally set an uncommon word as a default for a commonly used button combination. In his example, “yes” was accidentally changed to “wep” on his phone during a conversation with someone about networking.

If you’re like me and have TONS of custom words in your T9 dictionary, there’s an alternative to losing all of those custom entries and starting from scratch. There’s a different way to do it depending on if you’re using a FP0 or FP1 device, but I’m going to explain both. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

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October 9, 2007 at 1:32 am

Posted in Applications

Arrr, she be gone… (sad pirate)

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DHLDHL came by just a couple minutes ago to snatch up the N800. The photo on the right isn’t mine by the way…but it could have been since I live at an airport…on the coast… (!)

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t going to miss it. There is a huge convenience factor to the N800 that feels pulled from me now that I don’t have it around anymore. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, it’s great to be able to sit down on the couch and browse the web if my girlfriend’s using the computer or if I just want a more comfortable place to catch up on my email.

What follows will be my final thoughts on the N800 including where it is (as far as I’m concerned based on how I trialled it), where it’s going, and where it should be. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 8, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Posted in s60 Suggestions

Quick Update

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N95-3I’ve been really busy selling like a fiend at work, but I wanted to give a quick update as to what’s been happening in my mobile world lately.

The N800 is going back. 😦 I ended up getting much too swamped to play with it as much as I would’ve liked to, and it found itself collecting dust for the better part of my second week with it. DHL will be by my apartment sometime tomorrow or Tuesday to pick it up. I still plan on writing some final thoughts about the device, which will probably be the last post on it for awhile. I’d still really like to do more with it, so I may be purchasing one for myself or the girlfriend within the next couple months if possible. Thanks again to Lucy and Siobhan at WOM World for the opportunity to trial such a great device!

After a great ordeal with Mobile City Online, my N95-3 should be arriving sometime this week. I’ve had nothing but complications thus far, from out of date billing addresses to the company being closed for random holidays, and more recently receiving one with the seal broken and a terribly loose slide on the phone itself. To keep a long story short, as we stand right now, the phone is being sent back to them via FedEx tomorrow, and my replacement should be shipped back to me this week. From the few hours I got a chance to play around with it, it was AMAZING. I was able to browse the web on my TV with the SU-8W while listening to music on the device through my stereo system without any slowdown or applications crashing. It’s VERY impressive to say the least.

I’ll be writing some form of comparison review when I finally get it comparing some of the little differences that most people would probably overlook. If you’re still wondering whether or not to buy this phone, be it an upgrade from the N95-1 or your first N95 altogether, there is no question; DO IT. You won’t regret it.

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October 8, 2007 at 8:22 am

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Use Your Wiimote to Control Your N95!

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Yeah, you heard me.

The guys over at symbianresource.com have just developed a small motorcycle game and a Bluetooth driver to utilize a Wiimote from the Nintendo Wii to control the motorcycle in the game. The best part is that you can use the 3D accelerometer and the rumble feature as well.

Oh, and did I mention it’s free?

I haven’t even gotten a chance to check it out yet, so click on over and snag this download before they start charging you!

Written by Jonathan

October 3, 2007 at 12:37 am

Posted in s60 Suggestions