Archive January-March 2007
29 March 2007
Happiness is getting automatic updates to your own Web page when you are busy with something else, like living your life. If you are writing a blog or managing your own Web site, you can easily display our latest headlines and new photos simply by including a piece of ready-made code into your page. Here's how >
20 March 2007
It's easy and fun to post photos and videos from a camera phone to shared, online photo albums, such as Flickr, Buzznet, or YouTube. After uploading a number of pictures, however, you may realize that it's not easy to remember exactly where you took your master shots. Attaching photos to a map is an excellent visual way to show both the pictures and where they were shot. The Shozu application for camera phones, when linked to the Flickr photo service, lets you post your photos to a map on the Internet. After trying out this new GPS-based system, we are convinced that it is the best thing in photography since the megapixel camera was invented.
14 March 2007
When the keyboard of the Nokia E70 smartphone is folded, it looks like an ordinary candy bar-style phone. In fact, the E70 is a uniquely designed smartphone with a qwerty keyboard that makes it suitable for messaging, particularly for e-mail. The product supports several e-mail solutions, including the same system used by Blackberry devices; it can handle attachments; and it can transmit information via 3G or Wi-Fi networks. A two megapixel camera and an MP3 player let you take pictures or listen to music at the same time that you are managing your messages >
6 March 2007
Although a music phone, the Sony Ericsson W850i looks like a portable high-end MP3 player. This resemblance makes perfect sense – the product is the Walkman of the modern age. Only when you slide up the screen and reveal the numeric keypad, do you realize that this product is an advanced phone as well. The device features music playback, messaging, a 2 megapixel digital camera, Internet access, and a 3G phone, all integrated in a compact unit.
27 February 2007
In Part 1 of our wireless network setup guide, we discussed how to establish a Wi-Fi hotspot for public access. However, as you may have heard, there are hackers who drive around, trying to find unprotected wireless networks that they can use for their own purposes. Don't worry; practically all wireless routers and Wi-Fi smartphones come with security technologies that are strong enough to keep you safe. So, let's add security to your wireless network - and secure peace of mind for yourself as well.
21 February 2007
If you have ever wondered what all the excitement about GPS navigation is, now could be your chance to try it out yourself. You don’t have to invest hundreds of dollars in something that you are not familiar with; you can start small. Amaze is a free GPS-based map and navigation product that is compatible with a large number of modern phones.
14 February 2007
Notebook computer users are used to the idea of accessing the Internet wirelessly via Wi-Fi hotspots at home, hotels, offices, and other places. Many have also discovered they can use products like Skype for free phone calls and messaging via Wi-Fi. Owners of Wi-Fi -capable smartphones can do the same - connect via Wi-Fi for free phone calls - but they can also choose to access their phone company's network whenever Wi-Fi is unavailable. Here's our guide for setting up a Wi-Fi access point at home for free communications on a smartphone >
7 February 2007
When you are holding a GPS device, you should be able to see your exact location on a map or as geographic coordinates. If your dog is running free and you want to know its exact location, you could try to tie your GPS device around your dog's neck. Yeah, right. Like, the dog would read GPS information from the device and bark the coordinates back to you? Something is clearly missing from our visionary tracking system. Fortunately for dog lovers, Garmin Astro is a system with the missing piece – the link from a dog's GPS unit to the handheld GPS device.
29 January 2007
The Nokia N80/N80i is packed with everything a smartphone lover can dream of, but it is also an elegant and easy-to-use device for anyone who wants a powerful phone for Internet access and digital photography. This mobile device can connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or WCMDA 3G network for e-mail, web pages, and best of all, free or low-cost Internet telephony (VoIP) calls >
26 January 2007
Even when you are on the go, it is easy to read news published on the Internet. You just have to know the Web pages that are readily accessible on a phone. It is also possible to post new entries to a blog if you have installed an application on your phone that can connect to the blog system. Mdog.com offers a free service that lets you access a number of news sources and update your blog directly from your phone without having to install any new software >
22 January 2007
The SanDisk Sansa Connect is an MP3 player that comes with many useful features that music lovers have been waiting for. There are features such as Wi-Fi connectivity for downloading songs, a built-in speaker for making life without headphones possible, and a memory card slot for quickly expanding storage space. A large color screen for menu navigation and photo viewing and an elegant design make this product a feature-rich alternative to the iPod nano >
16 January 2007
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.
10 January 2007
Watching video clips available on sites like YouTube, DailyMotion, or blip.tv has become so popular that it's time to ask "why can't we watch the same flicks on our multimedia-capable phones?" It's easy to upload videos from a camera phone to a video-sharing site, after all. Of course, many tech-savvy people have also downloaded movies from DVDs to their phones and viewed them on the go. You don't have to deal with those complexities, however, because we'll show you the way to view Internet videos on your phone without any extra trouble.
8 January 2007
If you have a sneaking suspicion that your phone is running slower than before, you might consider recycling it, taking it to a service center, or slowing the pace of your life to sync with your phone. We have a better solution. Learn to look inside your phone and determine if any foul play is going on in there. Check out our tips for troubleshooting S60 smartphones, like the Nokia N-series and E-series devices >
4 January 2007
The Motorola MOTOKRZR K1 is one of the most beautiful phones we've seen. The product is sleek, small, and elegant, without being too shiny. The phone looks fabulous, but does it have features to justify its price tag? The features are comparable to a mid-range phone that comes with a digital camera, e-mail, memory card slot, MP3 music, and ringtones. Therefore, the feature factor of the KRZR K1 may not be high, but the show-off factor is very high >
3 January 2007
What's the quick solution when you need to find something from the Internet but you're on the go? Well, you just launch the web browser on your phone and logon to a search engine. But what the heck was the link to the mobile site? Or the link to the latest news? How about the address for videos or TV? You don't have to remember them by heart anymore, because we have collected the addresses in one place at avecmobile.com/links. It's a new directory of web sites designed for viewing on mobile devices. You may explore the directory and bookmark the link in your phone's Internet browser here >