Software, Mobile Applications, VoIP
If you’re a roulette freak, betting against the spinning wheel while commuting, waiting in line or attending a boring meeting can be fun. When you download a mobile roulette application, your mobile phone becomes a roving casino, with a wheel, ball, and numbered felt. Here’s what you need to know about mobile roulette.
Google has created an innovative application for Android smartphones that can recognize real world objects when they are photographed with the phone camera. For instance, Google Goggles can identify a car displayed in magazine ad. The app can then take the user to a web page that has more information about the advertised model. Even more exciting demonstration of Google Goggles is how the app solves a Sudoku puzzle printed on a newspaper page.
Practically every mobile phone owner is familiar with the terrible feeling when the phone rings at an awkward moment. Although most mobile phones have a feature that lets you disable the ringing sound and adjust other settings as well. The problem is that it is impossible to remember to change the setting for each and every sensitive occasion. Fortunately, it is possible to download an application that automatically changes the audio and other settings on a phone.
Even without built-in mobile phone hardware, it is possible to make phone calls on the Apple iPad. Better yet, the phone calls are either free or charged at low rates. The secret to free phone calls is Truphone Voip application. Here's how to turn the iPad into a biggest telephone you've ever had.
We don't necessarily come to think of mobile phones as safety devices, but among many other things, that's what they are. The obvious mobile phone safety application is to dial the emergency number when you, or someone else, really need help. What if there's no time to make a phone call? There's an app for that, too.
Up until recently, most of the games available for mobile phones were fairly basic two dimensional affairs, due to the limited processing power of the devices. However, recent advances in cell phone technology have opened up a whole world of 3D gaming to the avid mobile gamer. In particular, the new range of Google Android smartphones, such as the HTC Hero, available from Vodafone UK (check their online store for mobile phone deals), has already managed to amass a number of exciting 3D games which show off the immense graphics processing power of these units. Here are a few that might be worth checking out.
One of the most exciting things about the new Google Android smartphone operating system, as employed by phones such as the HTC Magic (available with a contract from Vodafone UK) is the sheer number of games that are available for the platform. Although the majority of these are of the puzzle game variety, there are a number of cool arcade-style games available too. Here are just a few of the better recent examples.
PC users love Skype because it can dramatically cut down costs for telephone service. Many smartphone users love Skype exactly for the same reasons. What about those billions of people who have ordinary mobile phones? This may be their lucky day. Skype for Your Mobile is a piece of software that can be installed on many ordinary mobile phones for free messaging and low-cost phone calls.
When you are on the move and want to let your friends your whereabouts, mobile phone is the natural choice for the task. Here on Avec Mobile, we have shown you how to send photos and videos to your Facebook account and how to send instant messages to Facebook from a phone. Now, it is possible to show your location directly from the phone. Wayfinder Earth map application comes with Facebook connector that keeps friends up-to-date on your location.
Collecting detailed information about physical exercise isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a mobile phone. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to carry a phone on a daily hike or when jogging – for emergencies if nothing else. If there's a GPS receiver connected to the phone, plenty of valuable information can be recorded from an activity. The Nokia Sports Tracker lets you record route, speed, time, altitude and plenty of other information and upload it to the Internet for viewing on a PC screen.
In addition to Skype, there are many popular Internet telephony, or VoIP applications for smartphones. The problem with some mobile VoIP applications is that they are compatible with a limited number of phones only. EQO service isn't one of those, because it is available for a range of mobile phones. It is a free application that you can download to your mobile phone for instant messaging, for getting vibes from friends in Facebook, and for making low-cost phone calls.
Geocaching is a fun activity both for outdoors adventurers and for families seeking fresh air. The idea is to try and find inexpensive treasures that fellow geocachers have hidden in parks, wilderness, along mountain bike tracks, car parks, or practically anywhere. In order to find a cache, you need a GPS device that can pinpoint the geographic location of the object. GPS device manufacturer Trimble has created a free application that can turn your smartphone into a geocache navigator.
Accessing the Internet from a smartphone via a high-speed Wi-Fi connection is one of the best things technology has to offer for a mobile person. Wi-Fi access allows, for instance, low-cost or free Web surfing, Skype phone calls, e-mail, music downloads, and photo uploads. It maybe easy to find a hotspot at home, but finding one in the city isn't necessarily so easy. Fon and Boingo provide a global network of Wi-Fi access points with a a piece of software that can help you find hotspots.
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For us, smartphone is one of the most useful technologies since the invention of the Morse code. Powerful operating systems like the OS X, Symbian OS, or Windows Mobile have turned the devices into advanced computers. Computers, however, are subject to harmful viruses and other attacks as the Apple iPhone remote hijacking case has demonstrated. Fortunately, security software companies have created products to protect smartphones (except for the iPhone).
Shozu is a piece software that runs on a smartphone, automatically managing uploads and downloads of photos and other items. The application can, for example, camera phone images on shared photo albums and post travel pictures on a map on the Internet. The team behind Shozu keeps innovating. Now, it is possible receive friends' new photos to the phone without anyone having to pay for MMS messages.
When you take photos with your camera phone, they tend to accumulate as long as there is free space on the memory card. If you - like us - take plenty of pictures, there's no way you'll remember where they were taken. But if you let Locr set the GPS location for the photos and upload them to the Internet, not only can you remember the images, you can show them to your friends on Google Earth.
Maybe you made an important deal on the phone or your friend gave you driving instructions to a secluded place, but sometimes, you wish you could remember every detail of a particular conversation. Total Recall is a software application that runs on a smartphone and can be set to automatically record all calls made and received on the phone. You can even hide the application, so that it only wakes up to record when a new phone call is connected.
When you need maps, have to find an address, or get instructions for navigating to your destination, but don't have a GPS device, you maybe able to use your smartphone for the job. There are a few map applications available that can be downloaded to mobile phones, but not many maps provide detailed routing information to the destination. Map24, an online service for PCs, now offers a downloadable application for smartphones. Not only can the Map24 program show you the way, but it does it quickly.
When you travel out of your home time zone, determining the time in another part of the world can suddenly becomes tricky. Finding local weather information in a new place can also be difficult or time-consuming, not to mention calculating foreign currencies. WorldMate is a downloadable application for smartphones that can help you with essential information when you are traveling.
Truphone is a phone service with downloadable application that lets you make free and low-cost phone calls over the Internet from your smartphone. The product runs on recent Nokia smartphones that are powered by the Symbian OS/S60 operating system. Although a couple of good VoIP products are already available for mobile phones, Truphone can do something they can't; send free or low-cost text messages.
Many people are only using mobile phones for all their phone calls. The benefits of a mobile phone are numerous but we can also highlight a feature where mobile phones could do much better: VoIP, or Internet telephony. Skype and other VoIP systems provide free and low cost phone calls for PC users, but not many mobile phone owners have been able to enjoy the benefits of VoIP yet. Fortunately, this is rapidly changing. For example, fring is a free downloadable software product that lets you make free phone calls to Skype, Google Talk, MSN Messenger, and other VoIP systems directly from your smartphone.
Most people don't think twice about the operating system that's going to power their new PC -- their minds have already been wired for Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. Similarly, most people don't think twice about which operating system will power their new smart phone or other mobile device. But that can be a big mistake because the underlying software has major impact on how you use your mobile device. For example, a look at the Linux-powered Nokia N800 Internet tablet shows just how an operating system can have strong advantages and shortcomings.
The phenomenal success of Skype Internet telephony service has boosted the development of new products that provide free or low-cost phone calls. Although many of these services run on PCs, the most natural device for making phone calls is, as we all know, a mobile phone. We carry it with us all day, after all. The problem is that the availability of reliable and easy to use VoIP products for smartphones has been scarce. Let's find out if Fring can secure its place on popular Symbian OS/S60 smartphones >
Computer users have been fortunate enough to have Skype for making free phone calls to any other user anywhere in the world. Mobile phone owners haven't had any alternative except to pay bills from telecommunication networks. In addition, there are the high roaming charges when traveling overseas. Finally, the availability of powerful smartphones is introducing alternatives to the networks' pricing schemes. Skype and other VoIP products are now available for smartphone owners for both free and low-cost phone calls >
Not long ago, camera phone owners started sharing photos on services like Flickr, Buzznet, and Webshots. Then, YouTube, blip.tv and other video sharing services allowed the world to upload movies from camera phones to the Internet. Now, Wattpad has made it possible to share stories on the Internet and access them on a mobile phone.
Many Internet-savvy people enjoy listening to podcasts on a computer or on a portable MP3 player. What if you wanted to listen to your favorite podcast on the beach, but forgot to download it and bring it along on a laptop or on an iPod? Fortunately, we have smartphones. We reviewed podcast applications that let you impress fellow sunbathers by downloading podcasts directly onto your phone >
Even if you have never before played a game on your phone, you might change your mind after trying Sudoku. This popular puzzle game suddenly made a breakthrough in major newspapers in 2005, but it also happens to be a perfect game for practically any phone that can show a simple grid on the screen. Download Sudoku on your phone and play it whenever you want to activate your brain cells and have some fun >