Jaiku 0.80 Released To Public

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A couple of days ago, I wrote about Jaiku and the then soon-to-be-release private beta for S60 handsets. On Friday, the Jaiku team released the client to the general public. It can be downloaded from here.

I encouraged anyone to download and use this mobile client. I had the priviledge of being part of the private beta program and can tell you that I am a Jaiku addict now. I can’t see myself without it 🙂

The Jaiku team has done a tremendous job with the development of this client. Big kudos to them!!

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Jaiku: Your Conversation

With so many social networks popping out on a daily basis it seems, it is hard to find one that fits all your needs and likes. Personally, I have found a home with Jaiku. I have to admit that I was initially shy about presence/microblogging sites such as Jaiku but I am so glad that I decided to give it a try.

Some of the things that make Jaiku enjoyable are the way in which the posts and conversations are streamlined and the threaded comments on posts. Additionally, you can also have your own feeds added to your updates. There is also a soon-to-be released S60 application for which I have had the priviledge of participating in the private beta.

Zach at Symbian in Motion has a great write up on the S60 application. Head over to his blog and read all about it.

Nokia Wants You To MOSH

Nokia’s MOSH or Mobilize and Share is a social network in its Beta stages right now. The service allows mobile phone users to collect and share content (pictures, ringtones, videos, docs, games, and applications). You can sign up at http://mosh.nokia.com. When prompted for a password, enter ALLACCESS.

From their website:

What exactly is MOSH?
MOSH is a content sharing site where community members upload, distribute and manage content to be viewed and enjoyed on mobile devices. With MOSH, anything from applications like mobile games, to videos, blogs, songs or photos are now accessible and distributable on your mobile device.

There is also an S60 app that you can install on your S60 device. I have already installed the application on my E61i. You can download it from http://mosh.nokia.mobi/start right from the S60 browser.

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S60 Browser Shortcut: Duh!

Sometimes we find tips and shortcuts in the most casual and unusual of situations. In my case, while reading an entry on the S60 Devices blog about a new E61i theme, I stumbled upon a comment made by a reader (Lehmann) after observing that the theme had the S60 browser icon in the Standby Screen. Lehmann suggested to just use the shortcut “Press and hold 0” to access the browser and therefore free up one valuable icon space that could be used for another application.

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Now, I say duh! because I don’t know how I didn’t think of doing this before. I mean, I have used this shortcut before in other S60 devices and even a Sony Ericsson device but for some reason I have had the S60 browser occupying an icon space on my standby screen. Thanks to Lehmann, now I can use that space for some other application.

Bizarre: Alter Your Fingers For An iPhone

Now, we all come across crazy stories on the internet, but this one is just beyond bizarre to me. A Colorado man, Thomas Martel, went under the knife to alter his fingers so that he could improve his typing on his iPhone.

“From my old Treo, to my Blackberry, to this new iPhone, I had a hard time hitting the right buttons, and I always lost those little styluses”.

The technique is called “whittling” and consists of doctors making a small cut in each finger, then shaving off the bones and adjusting the muscles and fingernails to fit the new thumb size. Now tell me if this is not bizarre! Do you love your gadget that much to even consider this?

Via: Engadget Mobile

Update 8/11: This story is not true. It is a satire.  Link to Snopes.com piece.

Nokia and Microsoft PlayReady DRM

Reports are indicating that Nokia has signed a deal with Microsoft to license the company’s PlayReady DRM technology. It appears PlayReady will be a part of upcoming devices (S60 and S40) beginning in 2008. Now, all of this seems to be undeniably linked to Nokia’s plans to get into the online music business. A big announcement of sorts is expected on August 29.

Via: Engadget Mobile