Auteur : Sam

How to speed up your Nokia N900 considerably?

@Karam over at talk.maemo.org has taken a ‘speed up patch‘ written for the Linux operating system and converted it so that it works on my Nokia N900. The first post in the thread (73315) is titled “[ANNOUNCE] Script (speedpatch) + Tweaks To Speed UP N900 (Update)“. It explains what one needs to do to speed up your N900. There are some extra tips in the post as well such as :

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Oculo brings dynamic content to my desktop.

Imagine being able to bring any part of a website to your desktop. For example; I am only interested in the sidebar of talk.maemo.org because it shows the latest threads or topics people are talking about. Introducing Oculo by Mardy, a new widget for my Nokia N900, which makes it possible to show parts of a website on my desktop.

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PhoneStream from front or back camera to PC.

I downloaded this awesome application called PhoneStream, created by tetris11_. It allows one to stream either the front/back camera or microphone to a Desktop PC either through VLC media player (windows/linux), Xout (linux), or one can use your N900 as a primary webcam (linux). It can also record a file locally to the phone, or record onto ones desktop (VLC or linux).

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Stockona a Google finance stock market app.

There are a few stock market applications available for my Nokia N900 namely MaeMoney, StockThis and now Stockona (stock owner). Created by Sony123 with help from Tommi Laukkanen (author of Twimgo/Kasvopus/Nelisquare/Newsflow) and the Nokia QT team, this application is somewhat unique because it also offers Finance news.

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How to manage views on your Nokia N900?

Nine months ago I explained “How to have 9 sexy desktops on your Nokia N900?” and ever since then many people have asked me various questions relating to the scripts that were discussed in that post, scripts that many others in the know had written to get more than 4 desktops to be viewable. If you are not comfortable with scripts then there is an easier way.

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Symbian Anna icons refresh my Nokia N900.

In a previous post ‘My Nokia N900 is unique with Theme Customizer‘ I mentioned I had downloaded the Symbian Anna icon pack and installed them with Theme Customizer. Well it seems the developer (cloud596) behind these wonderful icons has been busy updating them, and a new icon pack version 0-8.8.8.8-8 has been released into the ‘extra devel’ repository.

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Conky version 1.9.7-1 adds background support.

I use Conky every day to look at the performance on my Nokia N900, especially since I am running power kernel for over clocking. It’s a brilliant little application and gives one a lot of useful information about your device.

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PR 1.3.3.7-9 update available for Maemo 5 CSSU.

What a lovely surprise I got this morning on my Nokia N900 when I saw the usual yellow flashing notification telling me there was a new update. It was in fact a new Maemo CSSU firmware update. All 19.9MB’s of it. It has been a few weeks since the last firmware PR 1.3.3.7.8, but all updates from the CSSU are welcome.

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My Nokia N900 is unique with Theme Customizer.

One of the unique features of my Nokia N900 is the ability to customize it. If I’m bored with a font or a theme or a background or an icon set I can simply change it by loading up Theme Customizer. Created by d-iivil from the Maemo.org community, this application is rich with features. Once installed it can be found in Settings.

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ClipMan remembers all your clipboard entries.

Michael Muth, the guy behind Conky is back with another cracking application called Clipman Clipboard Manager. It’s not a final product yet, but is well on the way to being one of those stand out applications for my Nokia N900.

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FileBox by Matias Perez is the best file manager.

If you are looking for an awesome file manager then cast your eye on FileBox. You might be use to using File manager (default) or CuteExplorer or even Midnight Commander, but after using FileBox by Matias Perez, there is no going back.

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Nokia N9 video teaser released (Hello MeeGo).

It’s just typical of Nokia to release a video like this. There is not much to see, only glimpses of Maemo-like multi-tasking screens, a QWERTY keyboard (YAY!), a 12MP camera. If this is the new MeeGo, it looks freaking awesome!

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How to connect PC to my Nokia N900 over WIFI?

Did you know that almost every command you type in X-term can be typed in remotely from your computer (via PUTTY), saving you finger pain It is also possible to use a ‘windows explorer’ like experience (WinSCP) to copy/move files from your computer to your Nokia N900 and vice versa without the use of a USB cable. In fact WinSCP can be used to manage your files better on your N900.

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MeeGo 1.2 will be released on the 19th of May.

MeeGo 1.2 will be released on the 19th of May 2011 and a few days later it will be available for my Nokia N900. This will happen between the 19th and 25th of May 2011. Not many mobile users these days can boast about three different operating systems available for their Smartphones, but Nokia N900 users certainly can. We have already experienced NITDroid (Android Gingerbread 2.3.4), Maemo 5 and soon Meego 1.2. These are exciting times...

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NITDroid – Gingerbread 2.3.4 notification screen.

I have been running NITDroid N12 (UMay) – Gingerbread 2.3.4 tonight and noticed I had some applications that needed to be updated. Tapping into the notification area at the top of the screen revealed a very clean and neat ‘My apps’ screen showing the apps that need updating.

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NITDroid – Android Apps everyone should have.

Another night, another chance to load up NITDroid N12 (UMay) – Gingerbread 2.3.4. Coming from Maemo 5 the Application Manager can be quite disasterous if the wrong app in installed, well for the noob in us all , so it’s quite refreshing to scroll through the Android Market, but one soon realizes that the market is a complete mess of hundreds if not thousands of free and pay apps. Unless one knows the name of the app, finding apps can be quite tedious and pointless, so a big thanks goes to a wonderful application called Best Apps Market.

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Phone Speakers Switcher for my Nokia N900.

There is not a lot of information out there on the phone speakers, which is why I find Phone Speakers Switcher a very useful Extras under the Settings on my Nokia N900. It’s not there by default, one has to download it from the Application Manager.

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