Category Archives: mobile phone

playing with Cyanogenmod

I flashed it to the Galaxy S2 about two weeks ago and have been using the phone as per normal since then. All then important things work, some a little better. The phone definitely feels snappier and the battery lasts longer.
I really like the UI improvements they’ve made.
Unfortunately there are a couple of apps that aren’t as good as the included Samsung ones: email doesn’t have the split screen view, calendar doesn’t have drag and drop. And I lost Polaris office. I’m trying to weigh up whether I should go back to stock… as some of the old system apps don’t restore or need licenses.

The Galaxy SII Information lock screen

My Android lock screen was featured on Lifehacker! I submitted it to the desktop show and tell pool a few months ago and it seems to gave gathered some interest. Who would have thought.

Below are some words to explain how it was created. It does not require rooting, but two of the apps used cost money.
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two links to articles about phones, and one question

There is an excellent comparison of the iPhone 3G S and the Nokia N97 over at Darla’s blog.

Lifehacker Australia writes about tethering on iPhone with Optus.

What’s the deal with the tethering business on the iPhone? Why is it such a frequently discussed topic? All my previous phones, and my current one did and do perfect tethering via USB and/or Bluetooth…

bluetooth wirelles keyboard on N95 8GB

As we currently only have one computer with Excel on it, and my girlfriend needs it to get some student’s marks ready for tomorrow’s parents & teacher evening, I’ve been trying to use my phone in a way more befitting a smartphone: do some real work. Answer emails in more than just a few sentences, type part of the document for tomorrow, etc.
I can’t really do that on the numpad, so I connected my Logitech DiNovo keyboard using the wireless keyboard app. It’s pretty cool. All buttons work, except for the Symbian/Taskman/swirly bitton, all keys map perfectly. I can type at proper speed, and the screen really is big enough for most of it.
If you have a smartphone with just a number pad, not a full keyboard, I recommend you try a bluetooth keyboard with it. I think I’ll look around for a small foldable versionfor the future.

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AllAboutSymbian on why the iPhone can’t multitask

If you use anything you believe is called, or should be called a smartphone, you should read this article on multitasking on smartphones by Steve Litchfield over at AllAboutSymbian. Especially why the iPhone can’t multitask. It’s a great article: Look everyone, Multitasking does work after all. And has been doing so for a decade and a half