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Must have mobile applications – Part 3

Here’s  “Must have mobile applications” Part 3. Be sure to read the  Intro , the First Part and the Second Part.


ybrowser_iconY-Browser


Here’s another Symbian file browser which lets you browse all the system folders and drives on your phone. It comes with plugins to let you access your inbox and message folders for easy file transfers from your messages to your phone’s memory card. More details here.


Mobiola Web Camera

If you need to use your mobile phone as a wireless webcam, here’s Mobiola Web Camera, which is very reliable and supports bluetooth, wifi, and even USB cable connection, read more on this in Use you mobile phone as a wireless webcam.



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Installing the stated applications stated, and using them, might require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be aware of the connection fees that may apply to you by your mobile operator.

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Must have mobile applications – Part 2

Here comes the second part of  “Must have mobile applications” articles. Be sure to read the  Intro , and the First Part.


Interactive Voice Call Manager

This application by Mobisophy provides you with tons of features and is one of the best and most reliable call manager applications available on the market. Use this application to record voice conversations (without beep), have a personalized answering machine, send busy tone when you don’t want to answer a call, reply with text message when you’re not available, mute the ringer on scheduled hours and so on…


salling_clicker_icon1 Salling Clicker


Salling Clicker is the ultimate bluetooth remote control from your computer. With Salling Clicker you can use your phone as a remote control, more details and download


yahoo_go_icon Yahoo GO


Here’s the application for all your Yahoo needs, more details here.


google-maps-icon Google Maps


Google maps is a must have application, it allows you to search local businesses and addresses, and can use your phone’s internal GPS for advanced maps features. Enjoy Google Latitude on your phone, computer or both to locate your friends and familly. More details here.


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ActiveFile is a free browser giving you access to all your files and directories on the phone. You can navigate through your sms messages and backup your sms. It has lots of advanced features and tools. I recommend this application for free and advanced file browsing.


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Installing the stated applications stated, and using them, might require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be aware of the connection fees that may apply to you by your mobile operator.

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Must have mobile applications – Part 1

Once you’re through the Intro, let’s see the first part on “Must have mobile applications”:


icon_vodafone SFR Vodafone Live (French users)


Download and install the SFR Vodafone Live application, and run the application from your phone to get it updated with the lastest version.


mobitubia_icon MobiTubia

MobiTubia application is one of the best YouTube players available. You can search, watch and save YouTube mmovie clips on your phone. If for any reason MobiTubia is not the right choice for you, I recommend using either YouTube Player or emTube.


Nokia Photo Browser

This is a very easy to use and cool photo browsing application with stunning 3D effects from Nokia Beta Labs.

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Nokia Conversations

Nokia Conversations is an add-on application that allows you to follow your communication with contacts as streams of conversations, which it organizes, based on individual contacts. The application also makes it very easy to reply to received messages and continue an ongoing conversation with the contact.


garmin_icon Garmin Mobile XT (GPS Software)


This is the best GPS application available for Nokia N95 , E71, E73 and other Symbian OS phones. Detailed installation instructions is available here: Garmin Mobile XT on Nokia E71 and N95 (Internal GPS supported)


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Installing the stated applications stated, and using them, might require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be aware of the connection fees that may apply to you by your mobile operator.

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Must have mobile applications – Intro

Tiered of searching for “useful” mobile applications when you buy a new phone or you just reset your current mobile phone? Searching for the best mediaplayer or photo browser application for your mobile phone? Do you want to access your sms inbox folder on the phone? Do you need a robust GPS application for your mobile phone? Are you searching for the best call manager software to manage, record and answer your calls?

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Here’s “TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 4

 

Today, I’ve formatted, reset and updated my Nokia N95 8GB to the latest firmware available (v.31.0.015), and now, I’m installing the required applications on the phone.

You can install these applications on your phone and be ready to go too. Just note that I installed these applications on Nokia N95 8GB with Symbian OS even though other versions might be available.


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Backup your Phone


Backup your phone! This is NECESSARY! You do not want to loose anything when trying new stuff on your phone. Details on how to backup your phone’s memory are available at https://www.gibni.com/update-your-nokia-phone

I recommend that you backup your memory card too.


softwareUpdate-48Update your firmware (If needed and available)


It’s recommended to use the latest firmware available for your phone. Even though this is not essential, but it might help solving many bugs and errors in the system and the software. For updating your phone, read Update Your Nokia Phone.


drive-backup-48x48 Restore your backups


If you have formatted your memory card, or updated your firmware, you need to restore your backup(s) to get your personal stuff back on the phone.


You need to restore your backup data either from your computer or your phone’s mass memory. These backup data contain your Contacts, Settings, Notes, Messages …


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Get your GPRS, WAP, MMS and all other configurations from your mobile operator (usually, you can use your operator’s website to get more information)


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Installing the stated applications stated, and using them, might require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be aware of the connection fees that may apply to you by your mobile operator.

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Use your mobile phone as a wireless webcam

Yes! It’s very possible to have a wireless webcam if you have a mobile phone with a camera and a bluetooth connection.


Having a bulky USB webcam with that annoying USB cable when you are on the go, with your laptop, is not always the best thing to happen to you. That’s when a wireless webcam comes in handy. wireless webcam


Talking about wireless webcams, if you’ve ever thought of it, and searched about, you know that they cost a minimum of 100 USD, and are most of the time bulky, need power supply, and are relying on a network.


Now, you can have a good wireless webcam almost for free if you’ve got a mobile phone with a camera and a bluetooth connection to your computer.


Mobiola.com offers great applications for portable devices. I’ll discuss Mobiola Web Camera in this post.


With Mobiola Web Camera, you can connect your mobile (camera) phone to your computer wirelessly and use the phone as a wireless webcam. Mobiola Web Camera, offers three methods for the connection: Bluetooth, Wifi and USB cable connection.


The installation is quite straight forward, once you get the software, you install the desktop software on your computer and you install the mobile client application, and proceed through the configuration via the wizard.


Once installed, run the client software on your phone and the desktop software on your computer, and connect your phone’s camera, with the method you prefer. Either it be bluetooth, wifi or USB cable, the software guides you through the connecting proccess.


After the connection is successful, you can use your webcam in you instant messaging software(s) like Yahoo Messenger, Skype, Windows Live and all other software that can video record from a webcam.


You might need to configure the video (webcam) options in your computer applications to use the Mobiola Webcam instead of other webcams (if available).


Some users may face error messages when running the Mobiola Web Camera desktop application. These errors include (but are not limited to)


– “cannot find import; DLL may be missing, corrupt, or wrong version
file “connAPI.DLL”, error 126

To resolve the connAPI.dll error which is related to Nokia Connectivity API, I suggest you install the latest Nokia PC Suite ( https://europe.nokia.com/A4144903 )

or download the required “connAPI.dll” file and install it on your computer. (https://www.dll-files.com/support/)


– msvcrtd.dll file missing.

Download and install the msvcrtd.dll on your computer.

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Free mobile downloads coming soon!

After the success Gibni got on the mobile market with all the dear visitors coming from mobile devices, I’ll go one step further and provide free mobile downloads to my dear mobile visitors, and also some posts which will be available only to mobile visitors!
I’m actually working to get free mobile downloads for a lot of devices. And these good stuff go from mobile themes, mobile wallpapers, mobile softwares and applications, mobile games and most important, free mobile ringtones !
There will be software and applications on many topics, ranging from clock and timer tools to GPS applications to internet browsers.
So stay tuned and get your mobile phones ready ;)

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TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 3

Symbian OSThere are a lot of softwares out there for Symbian platform and they get more and more everyday. I’ve started to test some of the best ones on my own Nokia N95 8GB phone and the ones that qualify, are listed in these series of posts. There’s been 2 parts previously and I should tell you that some of those softwares and applications have become obsolete and either their functionalities are included in new Firmware release or There’s been no update of the said applications till date. Before we start with the third part, let me recall the previous lists:

1- Landscape Pro – Functionality included in new Firmware

2- RotateMe v2.0 – Functionality included in new Firmware

3- Handy Taskman 2.0 – Still Good!

4- Office Suite 4.5 – Still Good

5- Agile Messenger – Obsolete (Recieved minor bugs and application crashes reports)

6- Salling Clicker – Still Good

7- ALON MP3 Dictaphone – Updated version available

8- Nokia Maps 2 (Beta version)Final Release included in Firmware or available to download from your phone.

9- Y-Browser (from Yucca Tools) – Still Good

10- NiiMee – Updated Version Available

And here goes the third list:

11- Python : This is a programming language, but even if you don’t know what that means, to run some applications you would need this, so you may want to install it anyway.

12- MobiTubia : With MobiTubia you can get YouTube.com on your mobile phone. Great menu, easy to navigate, you can save clips you like and you can even open FLV files directly if you know the URL. MobiTubia allows you to search on YouTube and also shows you updated lists of featured videos. It is free to download and install, here’s the link: https://www.mobitubia.com/

13- TomTom : There’s been a long time waiting until people discovered how to run TOMTOM on Symbian S6ç, specially with N95 internal GPS! Well the way is that you install an application which creates a virtual bluetooth gps and sends your GPS data on it, and then, you have to set TOMTOM to recieve data from the virtual GPS!

More info on this will be available in the next post on this topic. For now, you can find almost everything you need by Googling around.

14- Yahoo GO : It’s one of the most used of my applications. It allows you to check your Yahoo emails very easily and quickly, and allows to send, reply and forward emails too! You get access to a lot of other Yahoo Services from your phone and you can add user made widgets like Facebook Widget and so on…

Go here to get more informaion https://mobile.yahoo.com/go

15- Google Maps : You can get many of the Google Maps functionallity on your phone with this wonderful application. It helps you localize yourself on the map and know your location even if you don’t have a GPS!!

Here it is: www.google.com/gmm/

Warning!

Installing the latest applications stated above, and runnig them, will require a large amount of data transfer over the internet from your phone, be careful to know about the connection fees that may apply to you.

In the next post on this topic, I’ll try to provide you downloads of many of the stated applications.

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TOP N95 Applications, Symbian S60 Applications – Part 2

Nokia N95 8GBNokia N95 8GBWell, so far it’s been more than 2 months I’m using the all new Nokia N95 8GB, and i’ve tested a lot of applications.

In the last post on this topic, I introduced 5 applications that I had personally installed and tested.

As promised, I’ll post 5 more this time, numbers follow…

6- Salling Clicker

This makes your phone as a remote form your computer over the bluetooth and even over WIFI if you’ve got a WIFI network around. I’ve installed and tested this app, works nice with inbuilt windows bluetooth drivers and has a lot of functions and even the possibility of making your own scripts. For example, I can control the Windows Media Player (mine’s 11) from the phone, and when listening to music (on the computer) if the phone rings, the application automatically stops the music, decreases system volume and shows a popup windows on the monitor to show that someone’s calling!! (this can be enabled/disable). There are lots of functionallities. If you wanna get a remote control for your pc (even mac) this is the best for the moment ;)

Get it Here: https://www.salling.com/ (It works on MAC too!!)

You may need some plugins and 3rd party scripts, google and search also the forums, but if you don’t find anything, just leave comments on this post and i’ll upload some scripts and plugins too.

7- ALON MP3 Dictaphone

Here’s a nice dictaphone app, which can record your calls automatically, record voice (even the radio) in MP3 format and has the ability to increase or decrease the microphone gain! which lets you record even very small sounds :D!

Get it here: (Trial version) The Full one costs about 30$! https://www.alonsoftware.com/products/dictaphone_s60_3rd.htm

8- Nokia Maps 2 (Beta version)

At last we got something very nice from Nokia for the GPS stuff! They took so long!

Nokia Maps 2, has got a way better interface and a lot of functionality improvements and precision. Still in the beta (test) version, but there seems to be no stability issues till now (be carefull to install it only on latest firmware which is till date v. 15.0.015

Get it Here: https://www.nokia.com/betalabs/maps/ (Still in Beta, use at your own risk)

9- Y-Browser (from Yucca Tools)

This is very useful if you got stuff in your inbox and the phone doesn’t let you move them in the mass memory! that’s pretty wierd from Nokia to have such a dump bug, but with the help of this app, you can browse all your drives and even see hidden and system files.

But be very carefull with system files, you don’t want to “BRICK” your phone.

My advice is that you install the app, and install the ‘mailbox’ plugin so you can directly access your ‘My Folders’ inside the mailbox, from there you can move the stuff which are stuck.

Usually Free, Get it Here: https://www.drjukka.com/YBrowser.html

10- NiiMee

This is a very nice application, which uses the accelerometer inside N95 to make it like a Wheel, Mouse and Joystick! I did play Need For Speed Most Wanted with my phone on the PC, using my phone as the Wheel and staying far from the screen, WIRELESSLY over Bluetooth! This software rocks!

It’s Usually Available for free download at the author’s site: https://www.niime.com/

I’ll Put in the next time, some direct download links and a summary of the best applications. So, don’t go too far!

UPDATE :PART 3