September 2007 Entries
After I got the Nokia N95 I have a few tips and tricks that I like to share:
Always start by upgrading the firmware to the latest version. Besides fixing bugs, the firmware also provides new features. In the version that I upgraded to, I got A-GPS (Assisted GPS) which cut the GPS lock-in time in half. You can upgrade the firmware by using the Nokia Software Updater.
Use the Nokia Map Loader to download maps and voices for the GPS.
Tip: For some reason this application will fail when it start up if you're behind a proxy. You'll get an error saying "An unexpected error occurred.". This fix is to disable your proxy and try again.
Nokia PC Suite
With Nokia PC Suite, you can connect your phone to a PC and access mobile content as if the phone and the PC were one.
Mail for Exchange
If you're using Exchange for the corporate email, you should install the Mail for Exchange application. This will provide you with access to your Exchange mailbox. It also features push email. This way you dont have to check for emails. The email are pushed to your phone the second they arrive at your mailbox. Very handy. I've set it up so that it doesn't push any emails in the weekends.
Tip: The application doesn't work with the normal "TDC WAP 3G+GPRS" setting, since it uses a proxy. You have go use a non proxy setting. You can get the TDC non proxy setting by going here and choose the "internet" setting.
Other cool software
Sports Tracker from the Nokia Beta Labs
Sports Tracker is a GPS based activity tracker. Information such as speed, distance and time are automatically stored to your training diary.
Nokia Mobile Search
Nokia Mobile Search software gives your Nokia phone a powerful, fast way to access local information, websites, and images. It also searches for messages and other files right in your phone.
Even though that it's almost impossible to find, the Nokia N95 actually has a RSS reader build in to it. You first have to use the browser to find the website that has the RSS site. Then you subscribe to the site RSS feed. Read more about tweaking the look of the RSS feeds.
I haven't used it yet, but the Conversation application looks promising. Conversation is a messaging application that allows you to follow your conversations, organized by individual contacts. In addition, the application provides an easy way for replying to messages, and to continue the conversations.
You can save all your pictures to your Flickr account. Remember you have to use this page to get it work. You cant use your normal Flickr username/password.
My new mobile phone is the Nokia N95, which is very nice. My last phone was the huge Sony Ericsson P990i. The Nokia N95 is small, fast and has got GPS build in to it. This adds yet another entry to my long phone list.