Archive for December, 2006

Great with your E61: get a FREE Wifi Router

December 13, 2006

I don’t know if you read about this on Tommi’s Great S60 blog, but FON is giving away free WiFi routers in Finland, Denmark, and Sweden until Christmas!

FON is a company that not only sells WLAN/Wi-Fi routers but also allows you to make some money doing this! Read more about it at Tommi’s the original post here and the new post also you must check out FON’s own website and FON’s Blog where they explain why they are doing it and what’s the “catch” (it’s that you will share your Wi-Fi connection with other FONners who need to use it: sharing connections). Also see the FON Map of places where there are FONners (who’s internet you will have access to if you get one yourself).

I’m getting one too! 🙂

Heres what they look like: (Notiec the price is for countries other than Finland, Sweden or Denmark)

 And you can use Skype from your cell as your HOME PHONE!! (use your E61, dont buy the Skype phone unless you want a separate phone for home)

Fon & Skype

The goal of FON (in my own word): to go global so that a person with a FON router at home could use FON Wi-Fi no matter where they go, will it be another city or just blocks away… Great goal, though it will take time to reach it!

SoonR update: now available AnyTime

December 12, 2006

Now with SoonR (read my previous post about it by using the search function) you can have access to your files AnyTime even when your computer is offline. No more hassle with uploading to the net!!

See a picture of the email they sent me:

soonr_anytime.JPG

this is how to do it: (source www.SoonR.com)

” Setting up AnyTime Access is easy. From your computer, locate the folder you want to store. Make sure it is not larger than your storage limit. Click on the [store] link (on the SoonR client, I think), and on the confirmation screen, click “Yes”. That’s all it takes! If you’d later like to remove the folder from storage, simply click [unstore].

More of what you like (how I use my E61)

December 11, 2006

This is how I use my E61 daily:

I personally use my E61 for WidSets, (latest S60/E-Series/E61 news and more), GMAil app (for email), Alarm+clock, native included NOKIA Calendar (yes it’s my PIM Manager: everything is in it 🙂 ), as my Music Player (MP3, AAC, and more), Autolock (well, it works in the background), Calculator (Calcium‘s the best), WorldMate (weather and currency rates), HanDBase (the only database for S60v3, just found it recently), INTERNET over WiFi (the Original browser is the best) Adobe Reader (not that much, though) and thinking about getting Oval Racer (see this at AllAboutSymbian) MOST OF THE ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FROM Software List IF NOT LINKED above

If you haven’t yet, which I doubt, see my Software List with over 50 different apps

Less of what you like

December 11, 2006

I admit, though I really enjoy writing about the E61 I’ve gotten tired of researching and putting so much time into the subject. The E61 is The Ultimate device (so far even though I’ve had it already for 6 months and in Europe the price is still more than I payed on eBay 🙂 ), it has Wi-Fi, QWERTY keyboard, (pretty) small size, and AWESOME UI (user interface) due to the great S60 OS (operating system).

NOTE: This DoesN’T mean that the blog will close! NO WAY!

I see that Lots and lots of people visit the blog daily, especially for the Software List which has been a greater success than I expected… Here I borrow the words of Tommi from S60 “We are here to create cool stuff” (read his post on Crossbow, Symbian’s competitor)

SO THE BLOG WILL STAY OPEN and I may even update occasionally, but obviously not as often as a few months back when a few days without a post seemed like a year… those were good times with the blog, though time consuming.

Just wanted to let you guys know 🙂 . Comments? YES you can still expect answers if you post comments, if not from me then from some other E61 owners who surf the site. I do check the comments about once a week.

Quick Start (The best things of this blog)

December 1, 2006

Haven’t been blogging for a while so I’ve decided to write something… not exactly something new but something that was really helpful. Ok, so here it is:

I’ve noticed that after I posted a post linking to my Software&Themes page and the famous Software List more people visited them. So I thought that it would be wise to make a list of the best things for beginners as well as those who are using E61s and/or E-Series devices for a while…

The Best Things of This Blog (and some others):

1. The Software List and Software&Themes page

2. E61 Custom Search by me and the Symbian Search created by the guys at AllAboutSymbian

3. Nokia Bloglist by www.e61life.com

4. E-Series SHOP (if you want to buy some E61 and E-Series gear)

5. Techmundo E61 Tips&Tricks List

A bit Off topic but still pretty important:

If you missed the Nokia World (the event or everything that has been written about it) then check this out, and you must read the official blog From the Floor. It was pretty great… though there seems to have been nothing directly related to E61, its future, or the future of E-Series. As far as I know, the event was more about the concept of design, internet, and the future of those. Also, expect Ed from E-Series to write something of his own, I read on Tommi’s S60 Blog that he was allowed into the event! This has just proven to me that the blogging world “works”: Nokia allowed him in after the requests of many S60/Nokia bloggers!  

nokia world