Archive for the 'Miscellaneous' Category

16
Jun
12

HDRtzn: Imaging Issues

primaryImageAfter becoming used to the ability to create HDR Screen Capture (9)images on my Symbian based Nokia N8 I was left a little wanting when I switched to my Windows Phone based Nokia Lumia 800. As time has passed, the limiting factors seem to have been the result of restrictions imposed on developers by the Windows Phone 7 platform design.

During my latest trawl through the Windows Phone Marketplace I came across HDRtzn from CodeMigrant, which is the first self proclaimed HDR application for Windows Phone with the only options being to “Share” or “Buy”, with no option for a “Trial”. Based on it’s sub £2 price tag I was interested enough to pay the price only to find that the app didn’t live up to expectations (see example image capture below).

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08
Jun
12

Belle Extra Buttons

https://i2.wp.com/p.d.ovi.com/p/g/store/9570161/MrAlshahawy_Belle_Extra_Buttons_Nokia_Store-96x96.pngHave you ever noticed the wide spacing in the bottom button bar on your Nokia Belle device when on the home screen in the menus?

Well, Mr Alshahawy did and decided he could make use of the inter-button space to add an additional two buttons and created Belle Extra Buttons. Once installed a new app icon appears on the menu screen which provides access to the functionality selection for the two newly added button’s. Initially, the options were somewhat limited providing three alternatives for the buttons:

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17
Dec
11

mInbox: Combined E-mail, SMS & MMS Inbox

icon1-96x96 One of the capabilities I have been hoping for from Nokia for a number of years now is a combined inbox for all communications. Sadly, although this was previewed, although not perfectly,  by the competition a few years ago in the form of the Vodafone 360 it has never made it into the Nokia external roadmap.

In steps FTCN over at the Nokia Store, the developer for the well loved Facial, Facebook app with mInbox or Master Inbox to give it it’s full title.

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29
Oct
11

REVIEW: CoverUp: Correct Album Covers on Device

coverup_clearWhen recently browsing around the OVI Store I noted an interesting app which looks through your on device music collection looking for tracks with missing artwork.

I’m sure I;m not the only person out there that has transferred music onto their Nokia device only to find that some tracks do not have album art associated although the PC client implied all was fine.

The good new is that teknolog, the developer of PodCatcher, has created a wonderful little app called CoverUp.

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29
Oct
11

REVIEW: GoToMenu Swipe Access to Task Manager & More

GoToMenu_ClearBored with the standard method of accessing the Task Manager or want to sue the Menu button for something else?

If you answered yes, then you need GoToMenu.

This app takes simplicity to the next level as in some ways it isn’t an app at all as it is more of a GUI tweak.

When you open the GoToMenu interface you are presented with six full screen width buttons (see left hand image below):-

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25
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7: QuickPoint

QO_PRO_512x512-96x96 This Review forms part of a multi-part review:

QuickPowerPoint is a sub-app of QuickOffice Pro 7 enabling creation, editing and viewing of Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. One thing to note is that although Microsoft Word supports many different document file formats QuickWord is limited to .ppt (PowerPoint presentation), .pptx (PowerPoint 2007 presentation) and .pps (PowerPoint showe) file formats according to the user guide, although the save as menu does not offer .pptx (PowerPoint 2007 presentation).

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25
Sep
11

QuickOffice Pro 7: QuickSheet

QO_PRO_512x512-96x96 This Review forms part of a multi-part review:

QuickSheet is a sub-app of QuickOffice Pro 7 enabling creation, editing and viewing of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. One thing to note is that although Microsoft Excel supports many different document file formats QuickSheet is limited to .xls (Word document), .xlsx (Word 2007 document) and .txt (Test file) file formats according to the user guide, although the save as menu also offers .xlsm (Word 2007 Macro).

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