Saturday, October 29, 2011

Copy faster with TeraCopy 2.22

TeraCopy is a free utility designed to copy/move files faster and more secure. TeraCopy can resume broken file transfers. TeraCopy skips bad files during copy and even shows the skipped files at the end of files transfer. Calculates files CRC checksum on the fly to speed up source and target files comparison. Seamless integration with Windows Explorer allows you to keep working with files as usual.
CodeSector released TeraCopy version 2.22 on 27th October. A long waited update for me. The last update was 22nd September 2010.

The changlog for version 2.22

  • Added: Export filelist to HTML (sortable columns) and CSV files [Pro].
  • Changed: Graphical buttons instead of pseudo-graphical.
  • Changed: If Shutdown option is selected, batch file PowerOff.cmd will be launched.
  • Fixed: Transfer.log now written in Unicode.
  • Fixed: Renaming multiple files with same name.
  • Fixed: Waiting for other processes to finish testing after copying.

Click Here Download Now

Friday, October 28, 2011

Nokia N9 White -- Running Unreleased Firmware PR 1.1 39-4

Nokia conversation posted about the White Nokia N9 and upcoming firmware update for MeeGo. Now MeegoExpert posted a news with some pictures and a hands on video of White Nokia N9 running unreleased PR1.1 (20.2011.39-4_PR_001) firmware.

Notable features for firmware 39-4 include:
  • Music Player appears on Lock screen (as seen on the recent update for the Nokia N950)
  • NFC Capability of reading NFC tags off Cards
  • Mail has options to synchronise particular folders
  • Camera has the inclusion of Colours option
  • Multitasking is now even better and smoother

Here's the pictures and video.

Here's the link of the video.

This is a Video taken at Nokia World 2011 showing the Nokia N9 in WHITE. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PR 1.3.1 coming for N900 with a security update?? member MohammadAG posted in TMO that Nokia officially bringing PR 1.3.1 with a security fix for the N900. The update will fix the DigiNotar issue.

White N9 and Software Update for N9 coming end of this year

Nokia conversation confirmed that a 64GB version of White Nokia N9 coming end of this year and they also confirmed a software update will be available with lots of improvements.
"Nokia is happy to announce a new addition to the Nokia N9 family with the arrival of the white version of the highly acclaimed device. Current Nokia N9 users will also be pleased to hear that they will soon be getting a software update for their phone.
Frank Zillikens, who heads up the product marketing for Nokia N9, explains: “The manufacturing process for beautiful white products is quite complex and we wanted to make sure we deliver the best possible quality for our consumers.” The white Nokia N9 sports a glossy finish, so it looks slightly different from its matte sisters in black, magenta and cyan. It will be available during the fourth quarter of 2011, starting with the 64GB version.

The other Nokia N9 news today is the software update, which people will be able to download during the fourth quarter of 2011. The update includes usability improvements, like music controls keys from the lock screen or closing apps by swiping them down by default and NFC tag reading is also added."

Here's a quick hands on video of White Nokia N9:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia unveils 200, 201, 300, 303 - The Asha series

Nokia's 303, a lower-end featurephone running Series 40 6th Edition and rocking a perfectly respectable portrait QWERTY layout. In addition, it's also announced three other phones in the same line: the 200, 201 and 300. These phones are all designed to encourage the "next billion" users to access the web.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Opera Mobile 11.5 beta1-12 for Maemo - fixes keyboard shortcut

A new version (11.50.12) of Opera Mobile web browser has been released bringing a couple of bug fixes and improvements, including fixes for keyboard shortcuts problem, disk cache issues and crash bugs. The update should show up in the Application Manager of your N900. You can also download directly by clicking here.

How the world most beautiful phone made - the Nokia N9

The Nokia N9 journey. A story about the making of the most beautifully simple smartphone.
Check out this video from Nokia showing things like the drilling and hollowing of the polycarbonate unibody shell and how the different components are put together.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Nokia Pure Font for your N900

Nokia Pure is Nokia's new font. Nokia Pure is successor of Nokia Sans. Now you can use it in your N900. Download today and use it through theme customizer or font changer application.

click here to download the Nokia Pure font.

[Sneak Peak] Whats coming to N9 Firmware Update

 Konttori (the Coach for Harmattan Applications Framework) hinted in a recent post about upcoming update for our beloved N9 and we can read "around 3500 improvements (fixes or features) to be in the release" (PR1.1 and PR1.2 combined i guess) , i didn't want to post about that until having some "facts" about what can we expect really to be addressed, and here we are with some of them, but first of all, you should know there'll be like 3 future firmware updates for the N9 in the future PR1.1, PR1.2 and PR1.3, maybe more, but that's for know and it's enough to use the device for daily use for 2 years ;) 

Anyway, 308 task or features were completed for 1.1, you should know that PR1.1 is all about being faster, stronger, better. It succeeded on all metrics, reliability, use time, performance, long period use. All metrics for 1.1 are simply outstanding based on Konttori comments and hints ! 


- Low power mode enhancemens, battery charging and silent profile are now shown in there.
- Tons of NFC and connectivity improvements.
- Performance enhancements.
- Visual tuneups (e.g. toolbar has a shadow now).
- Splash screen has been taken to wider use.
- Color management is less nervous than before (neutral sRGB space color palette is now used always, except in clearly outdoor situations, when oversaturation is applied to adjust how eye desaturates content in brightness).

- Lock screen music controls has been added (It's in the top of the screen and at least I'm pleased with how nicely a nuance the controls look. Currently playing song is on big friendly letters, replacing clock when you are playing music). 

- Swype keyboard has been added. 
- Keyboard switching is very smooth with swipe gesture.
- Battery notification was tuned for 1.1 and should come every 2 minutes while in call, every 5 minutes when display on and every 30 minutes when display off.
- Turning device to landscape is supported allover UI it seems.
- Double tap was re-tuned a bit for 1.1. It's a bit more reliable again.
- Tons of exchange fixes
- Facebook starts faster and has tons of fixes in both 1.1 and 1.2. I'd say it's bearable in 1.1.
- wifi in general has been improved by leaps and bounds in 1.1.
- Magnifier works in 1.1 much better than in 1.0.
- Swipe-to-close is enabled by default in 1.1

For the PR1.2 it is officially feature enhancement release, so, it contains a lot of new things. :

- Universal copy paste is coming in.
- Swipe-to-close and more logical and visual in 1.2.
- Implementation of decoder enhancements for h264
- Folders will come in 1.2 to home screen. And it's not only apps that need it. If you start using bookmarks a bit more, it's really irritating to not to have bookmarks. Guys in Oulu say that the work should be complete for the feature, so it's about 3 weeks to have decent polish on it. It's one of the "big" features of 1.2

Not sure yet if this could make is way on a future update :

- More games will definitely come, but none is HD, as the screen is WVGA 
- Somebody should do numeric T9.
- Not sure if the birthday support is coming or not. I think it is, but not sure
- No comments on video call (included skype)
- Bigger avatar on calls perhaps coming in 1.2
- Push notifications (on mentions and retweets in the Twitter app) were supposed to come
- Contacts as shortcuts is possible, simple to be done, but not in the books at the moment. Please write to nokia care about that. And create a bug.
- Java support is not going to come officially.
- Flash support may come.
- Voice control was in the cards, but we eventually dropped it. Not coming, sorry.
- upcoming calendar notifications has been discussed a lot. I can't remember why it's not there, but there was some reason for it...
- Browser toolbar in landscape should indeed be at the bottom. We are planning to get it to autohide in 1.2, but no promises (it's not on the top of the to-do list)


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nokia N9 - OTA update how to video. PR1.1 coming soon??

Nokia have recently posted a Video showing how to update the Device Software on a Nokia N9 Over the Air (OTA). Could this be a prelude to a PR1.1 update for the N9 coming soon ?



fMobi for Maemo Updated

Just few hours ago I brought the news of fMobi being released for Meego and now the great facebook client updated from v1.4 to v2.0.1 for Maemo.

Here's the changelog: 
- More than 25 new languages.
- New FB smart lists
- Smoother
- Lots of UI tweaking
- Bug fixes

Click here to download now.

For more info:

fMobi for MeeGo is ready to try out

Great news for N9 and N950 users because the best facebook client fMobi is ready to be try out on your MeeGo powered device. Download the trial version today.

Features in fMobi

  • News feed
  • Chat
  • Profile
  • User info
  • Messages
  • Check In / Places
  • Sound notifications
  • Vibration notifications
  • Top Friends
  • Search
  • Multiple settings
  • Photo Upload
  • Groups
  • Pages
  • Events
  • Commenting / Liking
  • View comments / likes
  • Albums / Photos
  • Notifications
  • Landscape / Portrait
  • Black / White theme

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Nokia Ovi Suite Updated to 3.2 Without The "ovi"

Nokia updated their Ovi suite to beta v3.2.66.0 with refreshing new look and alos changed its name to only Nokia Suite removing the Ovi.

Here's the official changelog:
  • Nokia Ovi Suite is now called Nokia Suite
  • The application has a refreshed look and feel
  • The new Support view offers info and help with using Nokia Suite and your phone
  • The Support view helps make sure you have enough free space on your phone
  • The improved sync log shows you what has changed during syncing
  • Software updates for your phone software and phone applications now run more reliably
  • You might also notice, that Nokia Suite doesn't anymore run the MPlatform.exe process - we've removed that from our architecture. You'll see MPlatform.exe still running, if you have Nokia Ovi Player installed on the same PC
  • Of course, new Nokia Suite 3.2 contains lots more new stuff, huge amount of different errors have been corrected and also many crash issues have been resolved

As the Nokia Suite still in beta stage its got some bugs and known issues.

Known issues in Nokia Suite 3.2.66:

   - Some texts are truncated setup sync dialog layout
   - Graphics problems in volume control
   - Some instability identified in some end user cases, when changing Bluetooth connection to USB connection in the same Nokia Suite session

For more information and download visit Nokia betalabs website.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Nokia N9 offer for Icons subscribers

Irum Iqbal, head of marketing, Nokia EA, and Solaiman Alam, deputy director, marketing, Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Ltd. pose with N9 at the event. Photo: CourtesyIT.Telecom Desk

I was happy when I saw Bangladesh in Nokia N9 availability list but when I read a article about N9 offer for Orascom's Icon subscriber in DailyStar newspaper I was more than happy.

Icon, the premium telecom brand of the country from the house of Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Ltd, has joined hands with Nokia Bangladesh in an exclusive promotion of Nokia’s flagship smartphone N9 only for Icon subscribers.

The promotion will start from November. Only the Icon subscribers will be the ones to own the Nokia N9, two weeks prior to everyone else only at half of the recommended retail price.

The first 50 Icon subscribers to pre-order the device will be eligible for this concession. In addition, limited number of attractive genuine Nokia accessories will also be available for Icons.
Those who are Icon subscribers for at least two months are eligible for the offer.

The N9 smartphone is fully loaded with blazingly fast mobile browsing, the best free navigation out there and quick fire Carl Zeiss optics 8 megapixel camera.
The Nokia N9 introduces an innovative new design where the home key is replaced by a simple gesture: a swipe.
The phone has 3.9-inch AMOLED screen is made from scratchresistant curved glass.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Nokia N9 will be available in Bangladesh

Official Nokia N9 availability list have been updated and guess what I found in the updated list. I cannot wait any long for this awesome device to be in my hand.

Not official but it will be available in Bangladesh in November '11 and price will be around 53thousand taka.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Opera Mobile 11.5 beta for Maemo

Your favorite mobile browser Opera Mobile updated to 11.5 beta with Data Usage option. Now you can track how much data you are using and how much you are saving. There is a dedicated page for Data Usage under Help menu. No official changelog yet but some keyboard shortcuts were included and there is now option to change user agent from Mobile to Desktop which is located in settings menu. New Opera Mobile feels more snappier, smoother and faster in surfing.

keyboard shortcuts:
CTRL+E Activate search box
CTRL+I Zoom in
CTRL+O Zoom out
CTRL+B Go back in history
CTRL+F Go forward in history
CTRL+S Stop loading page
CTRL+R Reload page

Download now and Install it from Maemo Extra-Devel repository.

Opera Mobile 11.5 for Android change log (not everything applies to Maemo)

  • Added Data Usage view
  • Implemented adding bookmarks to Home Screen
  • Implemented support for inline HTML5 video on Honeycomb devices
  • Implemented import of system bookmarks
  • Fixed problem with Cookies disappearing during the browser session
  • Fixed problem with Out of Memory when login to Link account
  • Fixed problem with Flash not working on HC devices after 11.00 update of Flash player
  • Various fixes for font problems
  • Various stability and performance fixes
  • Cache stored on SD
  • Updated Mobile core to 2.9.201
  • Permissions: See

Opera Mobile core 2.9.201 change log 
  • ECMAScript 5.1, including strict mode
  • Optimized memory consumption of JS engine
  • HTML5 microdata
  • New IDNA specification implemented
  • Network performance improvements
  • CSS 2.1 compliant display:list-item
  • SVG optimizations
  • Support the intermediate state for Checkboxes

Opera Mobile updated with the fix for HW keyboard shortcut bug and improvements.