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Skype is now available for Symbian OS

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All the owners of Symbian^1 powered devices are now able to download and install Skype. It offers all the functionality of the desktop Skype app and can use both 3G and Wi-Fi connection.

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Google introduces Gesture Search for Android, shares tips on using Buzz

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Google Labs has always been a source of interesting apps and they’ve done it yet again – they’ve created gesture search for Android, which is something like the alphabet search feature we’ve seen before, except better. And the Google Mobile blog share 5 quick tips for making a better use Google Buzz on you phone…

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Nokia N900 hacked into remotely controlling your Nikon DSLR

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If you were to name the device with the greatest hacker appeal that would of course be the Nokia N900. The latest portion of dark side programming that we stumbled upon enables the Maemo-powered device to act as a remote shutter for a Nikon DSLR camera.

In theory the widget that the guy from DoItDifferent created should also work with other IR-enabled Nikons so it’s not only the D40 owners (the camera used for the demo) that should celebrate the news. And to sweeten and officially seal the deal you can also make the N900 sync its IR wireless trigger and its LED flash for some creative lighting effects.

Check out this short video of the N900 and D40 in action:


Nokia Ovi Maps 3.04 Beta for Mobile released, adds a bit more oomph

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Fortunately, the introduction of free navigation was only the start of some heavy further development of Nokia’s Ovi Maps mobile application. Just over a month passed since the major 3.03 release and here we are having the first beta of its successor.

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DROID does: Quake 3. Also Quake 2. And they’re available for almost all Android phones

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Android and Me host the occasional Android Bounty – the community gathers cash for a specific challenge to the developers. The latest bounty asked for an Android port of Quake that has support for multiplayer over Wi-Fi.

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Skype Lite and Skype for Win Mo discontinued to improve the experience

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With all the commotion about VoIP over 3G networks, the Skype versions for feature phones and Skype for Windows Mobile died a quiet death and almost no one noticed – instead of an obituary, all the two Skype versions got was an entry into the FAQ.

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Major mobile App Stores analyzed, Android Market has 57% free apps

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The analysts from Distimo made a very intriguing research, unveiling the truth about the major mobile applications stores. The information concerns the free vs. paid apps ratio, the average price comparison, total number of apps, etc.

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Google Earth now available for Android 2.1, puts the world in your hands

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Google Maps is available on just about every phone platform out there, but Google Earth is very rare on mobiles. iPhone users have been enjoying it for a while, but now it’s time that Google phones get it too – Google Earth for Android is available in the Google Market. It works on Android 2.1+ devices for now – ones such as the Nexus One.

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Google Nexus One users – go get your HTC Sense UI with Flash 10.1

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The HTC Desire was just announced last week and somebody already has gutted its software internals and ported them in a nice package for Nexus One users to use and abuse. Android 2.1 OS, HTC Sense UI eye-candy and full Flash 10.1 support are among the goodies you get if you flash your Nexus One with the custom unofficial firmware.

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Sigh, LG not interested in making their own smartphone OS!

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Reportedly, somebody asked an LG representative whether LG will be working on a proprietary smartphone OS. The answer was no. And good for them, since the mobile market is already overcrowded with those. I really don’t know how developers manage to keep track of all those SDK tools spawning around.

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New firmware update for Nokia N900, more apps coming soon

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There is a new firmware update for the Maemo 5 running Nokia N900. It’s 16MB only, so don’t expect major changes or loads of new software. The only thing to note at this stage are a lot of new regions supported.

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SPB Mobile Shell 5.0 released, in bed with Symbian and Android

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SPB Software have a new version up for grabs of their popular SPB Mobile Shell UI. And you know what, they must’ve realized monogamy sucks. It used to be Windows Mobile ONLY. The 5.0 update now lands on Symbian and Android, comes with better graphics, performance and functionality.

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Windows Phone 7 Series: what’s new, what’s old, what’s here and what’s missing

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Windows Mobile has come a long way, even though it was lost in the woods around 6.1 for quite a while. With the latest version, Microsoft are set for a clean break with the past. All family ties are severed – starting with the name. It’s now called Windows Phone 7 Series. And then there’s the question of multitasking…

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Google Buzz turns Gmail into a social networking site, Facebook and MySpace beware

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An XKCD comic shows the following morning routine – 1) wake up, 2) catch up on the lives of friends around the world, 3) get out from under the covers. It sounds weird when you put it like that but it’s nonetheless true and it’s social networking that made it possible.

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Motorola Droid getting Android 2.1 next week

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It’s not a great surprise that Motorola Droid will be getting an Android 2.1 update really, but apparently it’s going to happen sooner than I expected. Starting next week this fine piece of mobile technology will become even better.

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