A few months ago I bought a Nokia X3-02 "Touch and Type" cellphone, and I'm sorry to say that I'm disappointed with it. I've been gradually let down by it over time, and in the end, it's just not what I'd hoped it would be. In the store, I was dazzled by its small, thin … Continue reading Nokia: from a bright past to a dim future?
It got panned by the critics. Val Kilmer's acting was indulgent at times. It was somewhat cliché. What was up with those knee-high socks that Elizabeth Shue's character wore throughout the movie? Those are some of the things that come to mind when I think of "The Saint" (1997). But it struck a chord with … Continue reading I like "The Saint"
One of the reasons I bought a Nokia N95 was the ability to tether it as a Bluetooth modem on my MacBook Pro. I wanted to access the internet via my mobile phone if I'm away from home or from a WiFi spot. While Nokia's PC Suite of applications includes an option to tether the … Continue reading Use a Nokia N95 as a Bluetooth modem on a Mac
I've been amazed by the capabilities of the Nokia N95 smartphone since I first heard about it in 2007. Its price though put it sadly out of reach for me, until a couple of days ago, when I saw it at Micro Center for $389.99. This is a new, unlocked Nokia N95 V3. If you've … Continue reading Get the Nokia N95 for $390
➡ Here's what will work, because it's backed by law. Unwanted phone calls What I did to cut down on my telemarketing phone calls was to register with the National Do Not Call Registry (it's free). I screen all my phone calls as well, through Caller ID and voicemail. I let telemarketers and phone numbers … Continue reading Tips for handling telemarketers
At the 2008 WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs introduced the new iPhone 3G. As it turned out, most of the rumors about it were true. Here's the rundown on the things that made it into the new phone: 3G: YES. This was by far the biggest rumor, and it made sense for Apple to bring it … Continue reading The skinny on the new iPhone 3G
iPhone Accessories - The My Touch keys turns you iPhone into a tactile gadget http://tinyurl.com/38rps4 # NSA's Domestic Spying http://tinyurl.com/22r6xq # USB Gadgets - The Evergreen USB Caterpillar Hub http://tinyurl.com/2q9e66 # What Happened to Wartime Sacrifice? (Interesting point of view) http://tinyurl.com/2vfqmv # The most powerful sporting rifle in the world http://tinyurl.com/2zld45 # JoT 1087, Alternatives … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-26
Ford Transit Connect Concept http://tinyurl.com/2ocuml # Soft, Squeezable, Huggable Phone http://tinyurl.com/23r2mn # Metamophing Computer Interfaces http://tinyurl.com/257j95 # Another Touchscreen Phone But Wait, This One Has A Surprise! http://tinyurl.com/yqo8rp # All Ears: 1943 http://tinyurl.com/287ywt # Terminal Tip: Safari 3.1 brings true one-window mode http://tinyurl.com/2c5meo # Breakaway: Headphone Jack Manipulation http://tinyurl.com/343hnt # Tete-a-Tete: 1922 http://tinyurl.com/2kheo2 # Fake … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-23
A bit of a health theme to this edition of condensed knowledge: A new CPR technique was discovered. It's called OAC-CPR (Only rhythmic Abdominal Compression). As its name implies, you only press on the abdomen, eliminating the risk of broken ribs, mouth-to-mouth, and fatigue from pushing so hard. Definitely worth looking into this! Prozac found … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2007-09-19
Two recent developments make me happy, because my idea about a truly portable cellphone is about to come to fruition. The first is the development of the Motorola F3 cellphone, which was built to be cheap and thin, have a long-lasting battery, and use E-ink for its display. Now, Samsung has just come up with … Continue reading Getting closer to a credit-card sized mobile phone