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Experimental Qt 4.7 [Tech Preview] Packages For The Nokia N900

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

qt_tmThe Qt 4.7 Tech Preview has been released a while ago, for all those cutting edge folks that want to try out the newest stuff .

The 4.7.0 TP is the first step of the 4.7 release cycle, and the main goal is to showcase newest technology (such as Qt Quick) and solicit feedback. Although the quality isn’t at production level quite yet, it should be good enough for demonstrating the new features they have in mind for 4.7 final.

The good news is that the Qt for Maemo 5 repository got a 4.7-fremantle branch that contains a relatively up to date Qt 4.7 with all Maemo 5 cha... .. .

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Final version of Firefox With YouTube Enabler Available For Download!!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

maemofirefox_tm Finally, the D-Day has arrived. After having the third release candidate available for download only for two days, the new and final version of Mozilla’s Firefox browser which was launched in its first release candidate on 31 Dec 2009 is now available for Nokia’s Maemo platform.

Starting today, Nokia N900 owners can enjoy many of the same Firefox features they know and love on the desktop on their mobile device.

Bringing Firefox to mobile devices is the next step toward fulfilling Mozilla’s mission of providing one Web that everyone can access, regardless of device or loca... .. .

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Firefox For Maemo RC3 Now Available, Flash Disabled!!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

thumb_ub Earlier this morning the Mozilla has pushed out the third release candidate (RC3) of F of Firefox mobile and gets one step closer to deliver the final version of their mobile browser for Maemo-based devices.

According to Mozilla's dev team, they have managed to fix several usability bugs that were found, as well as address a number of performance issues and fix several crash bugs based on your feedback.

They have also tuned a number of preferences and improved several algorithms to improve page load times and responsiveness as well as  spe... .. .

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Qik, The Leading Live Mobile Video Streaming Platform Now Available On Ovi Store!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

qik_tmQik, the leading live mobile video streaming platform, expands their relationship with Nokia in developing a Qik application optimized for the Nokia N900 and Maemo software. Utilizing a new user interface, streaming live video from a mobile device is made easy with on-screen features including adding a title or adjusting the privacy settings.

With a high speed data connectivity over 3G or WiFi, a 5MP camera, dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss Optics, taking videos and streaming them with Qik has never been simpler than with the N900.

Qik lets anyone easily stream live video from their handset, sharing their moments in real-time with selected friends and family or the entire world. More than three dozen Nokia handsets are Qik-com... .. .

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Firefox For Maemo RC2 Now Available And Fixes Major Performance Issue

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

thumb_ub Earlier this morning the Mozilla community released the second release candidate of Firefox mobile browser for Maemo based devices that fixes bug which brings latest Nokia’s Linux based device to its knees!

If you’ve already got beta 5 installed on your Nokia N900 or N810, you will be receiving a software update shortly. Otherwise, if you’re viewing this on your device, you can get it for a test drive from here or you can visit Firefox.com/mobile to learn more and download it as well.

Firefox for Maemo RC2 is a pretty hot update that includes latest version of our layout engine, Gecko 1.9.2 RC1, which is the same version that the soon-t... .. .

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gTranslate: Google Translator Client For Maemo Devices Gets An Update

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

gtranslate_tm Google Translator application for Maemo 5 devices is a free, powerful and easy-to-use multilingual translation interface that uses the Google translation engine and satisfies your translation needs on the go.

Similar to its web based translation service, the Google Translation app for Nokia N900 translates a section of text into another language. While using the service, all you need to do is to select the source language type or paste some text, select the language in which it will be translated to, and finally tap on the tra... .. .

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Firefox for Mobile 1.0 Release Candidate Available Now!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

thumb_ub Mozilla has released the first release candidate of Firefox for Mobile 1.0 which is now available for Maemo Devices as a preview release! If you’ve already got beta 5 installed on your Nokia N900 or N810, you will be receiving a software update shortly. Otherwise, if you’re viewing this on your device, you can get it for a test drive from here or you can visit Firefox.com/mobile to learn more and download it as well.

Firefox for Mobile 1.0 is a public preview release intended for developer testing and community feedback. It includes many new features as well as improvements to performa... .. .

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Bluetooth DUN Package Now Available: Tether N900’s Internet Connection With Your PC

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

dnu_tm If you travel with a PC laptop or Mac notebook, you know it can be difficult to find a Wi-Fi hotspot. Whether you need to Keep up to date with the latest news and happenings, update your blog or simply send or receive emails, tethering a phone to your computer or laptop gives you Internet access anywhere.

If you travel with a PC laptop or Mac, you know it can be very difficult to find a Wi-Fi hotspot but with Internet tethering you don’t need it at all as you can use your carrier's wireless signal and anytime you need it.

With S60 devices it is quite simple as there are number of options to share the 3G connection on your phone with your laptop and connect to the Internet anywhere. I perso... .. .

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mkMMS: First Working Third Party MMS Application Now Available

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

thumb_ub Nokia N900 is probably the most ingenuous and powerful combination of software and hardware that they have ever created but it is also first of its kind and there are couple of missing features and few rough spots where the developers haven't completely finished their work.

From other hand operating systems are always a work in progress and the work is never done to improve them!

Look at Apple; it took them couple of years and numerous software and even hardware updates to get the native support for MMS but apparently it will not be the ca... .. .

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Duke Nukem 3D Now Available In The App Manager

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

duke_tmDuke Nukem 3D, a classic PC first-person shooter game developed by 3D Realms and released on January 29, 1996 is now available for Maemo 5 devices, twelve years after its initial release!

It is really nice to see that Duke is still alive and I’m pretty sure that there are a lot of old fans who want to play the game again or on a new platform, especially if you one of those folks who are waiting for Duke Nukem Forever for more than a 10 years.

For the younger of you that might not remember, Duke Nukem 3D is a game that warms my heart and brings good memories and I can’t tell you how fun is to play through the original epis... .. .

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New Version Of The Browser Switchboard Has Been Released!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

switchboard_tm I hope you will excuse my absence and lack of blogging last couple of days, you see, as the Christmas season starts life is getting pretty hectic here, my office is extremely busy with various different activities but I believe everything's gonna be alright from now on because... .. ...holidays are coming ;)

Also I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the best, by avoiding any religious differences, Merry Christmas for all MF and SF members or whatever you celebrating at this time of year, and even if you don't, have a great and long holidays and a very happy, healthy and successful 20... .. .

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Vagalume: Last.fm Where You Want, When You Want!

Sunday, 31 August 2014 06:32

vagalume_tm Music continues to be a major passion for mobile phone users and therefore it is important that Nokia N900 is capable to delivers superior music experiences in a number of different ways to ensure people get the music they want, how , where and when they want it.

Just released Vagalume 0.8 application is yet another step in right direction as it includes Last.fm’s scrobbling functionality, adds support for the Libre.fm and is compatible with Nokia N900 although UI hasn’t been completely adapted to the Maemo 5 platform.

Vagalume is a GTK+-based Last.fm client designed for the GNOME desktop environment but it is also designed to work in the Maemo platform, used by some Nokia devic... .. .

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