Google and E61

November 7, 2006

I noticed that just a while ago two Google Java clients were announced GooSync and GoTalkMobile so I thought that a post written about both was necessary.

GooSync is a Java app that will sync your cellphone calendar with Google Cal, over the air. It does the same things as gcalsync (which I found out a while about, it works only for uploading though). These two are for Google Calendar syncing. GooSync looks like it will look better but gcalsync is simpler, however I think I’ll switch to GooSync.

Then there now is a Java app that’s only for Google Talk, not any of the other messenger communities. It’s called GoTalkMobile. You can get it here. E-Series wrote about it too.

Got more? Post ’em in the comments! 

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The TOP 5 E61 Blogs

November 6, 2006

Since I read E61 news almost daily, I have noticed that the following five blogs are theTOP FIVE E61 Blogs to read almost Daily
1. www.E61Life.com (name fits it totally)
2. www.E-Series.org (not totally E61)
3. My and Your E61 Blog (gotta have my self on the list)
4. www.Techmundo.org (has “slowed down” on his E61 postings… I guess it’s the Super Miners that he’s trying to beat)
5. www.StmcGill.wordpress.com (also “slowed down” a bit)

and the Runner-ups which you should check every so often that you are up-to-date are www.MyE61.comAAS S60v3 NewsThis E61 Blog, Thimo’s blog and the non-English blogs that are on my Non-English blogroll (see the sidebar) Stay up to date on specific topics by using the Nokia E61 Custom Search that searches these sites (see previous posts for link)

The Software List is famous

November 2, 2006

I like the fact that the Software List has been a great success. It gets more hits than anything else (per day), so I wanted to make it a little bit easier to locate.

For those newbies here, here is the link straight to The List, but I suggest that you also check out the great Software&Themes page which encompasses a well organized list of great links for Software and Themes, including the link to the awesomly loong Software list.

Also, if you want to search other blogs for something (yes, you can do it for freeware) use the Nokia E61 Blog Google Search made using Google Co-op.

How to get a Bible onto your E61

November 2, 2006

I am sure some E61 users would want a Bible on their smartphone, so I have decided to write this article.There are three or more ways to get a Bible (or many translations/languages if you wish) onto your E61. This article is about all of them

The most complex is here, I got a Finnish Bible using this and it works really well… though I had to do some ‘hacking’ (well just getting the link and adding to Bookmarks of Browser because it originally opened in Services and wasn’t as great).

But the easier methods of getting a Bible are the following: get Olivetree S60v3 Bible (E61 is supported) or you can buy “Best S60 Bible” from here (that’s the name of the app) which costs  $10.

Also you can get English MP3 Bibles here and play on E61.

And if they aren’t (or any music file) in MP3 or AAC, to convert you can use Nokia’s Music Manager or I like to use Switch, it’s awesome, it’s free, it’s simple.

PS: If you are having trouble installing the most complex version (and you want it) email me at jpoysti@gmail.com.no.spammm.please or post a comment

Work vs. Play

November 2, 2006

In my play time I made this Sheet (Excel spreadsheet) that categorizes almost everything that you can do on the E61 into Work and Play (Productivity and Procrastination).

I hope you enjoy it… but don’t waste too much time on it 🙂

Here it is (it will be an Excel file)

This blog is evolving

November 2, 2006

You probably noticed the logo has been changed. I want to express my thanks to Thimo he gets the credit for making the awesome logo that you now can see. Thanks!

I also want to say that this blog is/will be evolving.. a little
I’m thinking about trying out some new things. Please comment whenever you got good or bad news 🙂Off topic: Check this out for some E61+Mac reading, maybe you’ll find it useful

My E61 related Notes

November 2, 2006

Here is a collection of simple notes all E61 related (to some extent)
Fact One: here  – Nokia holds 42% or smartphone/cellphone/PDA market! That’s good, and I’m sure E61 is a big chunk of that (though NSeries is included)
Fact Two: Check this out – Free 60 second calls that are then posted online for everyone to listen http://www.for60secs.com/

See these: http://wrp.auriga.wearlab.de/  and http://thinkabdul.com/ they have some E61/S60v3 related stuff This is an awesome post: How to take apart your E61 (for modding etc) http://blog.petralli.net/photos/v/e61apart/

To be added to Software list:

http://www.nokia.fi/kanavat/  Nokia Channels (if you know Nokia Park) but in Finnish

http://www.teemuharju.net/fupper/ A Flickr photo transfer tool created using Python

Tell me how you like this in comments

Google Reader goes mobile

October 26, 2006

Google Reader has gone mobile and (because of this) should work on our E61s. I haven’t tried it out yet but will soon, it should work because GMail and Google work on my E61… Google Reader is a RSS Reader and now it works on cellphones with data (or Wifi). It’s similar to WidSets, however it looks different/is different in some ways.

It’s in XHTML (like Skweezer  and others) so I was able to take a screenshot on my computer

E61 Search

October 25, 2006

Maybe you noticed the E61 Search page in the sidebar, but if not (or if you didn’t check it out) it links to a Custom Search Engine that searches E61 blogs try it out if you are looking for something specific!

The link straight is here

Microsoft’s biggest nightmare, and how it affects us

October 24, 2006

Most of us know that Microsoft’s greatest nightmare is about free online apps and in just a little bit we’ll be using them 100% (no MS Office). What I’m getting at is that the free online apps (GMail, Google Docs&Spreadsheets, Google Cal, Google Talk, SoonR…) that we can already use on our E61s to some extent will make us more wireless (which I think is nice). And as smartphones become better at working the real web I’m sure we will be wirelessly not only checking our email but making appointments visible to our collegues (GoogleCal) writing Docs&Spreadsheets in a team from different ends of the world (Google Docs), and more…

I’m ready for this! Are you? I’m sure S60 will be all about this, especially with the second version of the awesome S60 Browser…

Sorry for not posting for some time, I think I’ll post something useful this week (or next) so check back soon!