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Brand new mobile

Posted on February 16, 2006 12:06 PM in

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My brand new mobile phone: it is a Sony Ericsson K750i. :)
It has a 2 megapixel fotocamera. It will show on my flickr pages soon! I like to do photos!
I buy expecially this for the perfect audio. It is important for me, and just the reason I didn't choose another Nokia like my previous one (6630)

Nokia 6630

Posted on December 3, 2004 1:39 PM in

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Happy as a child, I exit from the store with my new Nokia 6630. They have taken my old 8310 for 30 euro too, total: 319 euro.

First impressions using it:
-The operating system is quite fast (SymbianOS v.8.0).
-The ringtones are excellent and someone beautiful. They are much pleasant to feel and play well.

It's UMTS and you see it: to approach the web and - above all - to receive and send e-mails is part of logic of the handheld.

Within pack there is USB cable (and the CD with PCSuite) and stereo earpiece. It's interesting the 1.3 megapixel fotocamera and the fact that reads Mp3..connected with the PC promises wonders.

As good geek, I have read the handbook of instructions before using it, as usual in the Nokia style it's very well made and without errors.

I must say that Symbian OS is complete, there are some comfortable functions that in the other systems operated sometimes lack: i.e. to copy and past between applications.

I have configured email accounts, and all works clearly. In Italy the preset account it's of TIM iBox (than I had already activated on Internet), and you can add up to 6 accounts: I have added obviously personal mine account, shaping it IMAP4. Some trouble (but fortunately resolved) in order to find correct address smtp to send email: for TIM it is

I tested the camera too. I must say that first time you see results you are not so happy, expecially those photos in night scapes. In light, is much better. But i'm comparing it to my Nikon 3100 that is as 3 megapixel, so it's not correct. As a mobile fotocamera, it's very good. In any case I must still try Flickr, adding my blog and email to which send the photos.

I have installed PC Suite and I must say that it has been a disillusion (it's the first time I see it): from Nokia I expected something more, something nearest the Palm Dekstop. I expected for example, of being able to manage calendar from PC.
Nothing to do. The things that can be made with the PC Suite are not so much, but however important: complete backup of the phone, viewing of the system, management of media files. There's possibility to explore through Explorer the telephone and the memory card, and to editing or adding cards to the Address Book. To mention that exists a tool of synchronization, but works only with Outlook and Lotus. You see, it's quite useless...:-)

I've used intensively for a couple of days. Mine compilation of Mp3 goes on telephone but only 10-12 files, a pair of hours. Its small RS-MMC of 64 MB. There are card RS-MMC from more MB (I read that they are in order to arrive to 1 or 2 GB), after some weeks I'll probably buy some from 256 or 512..

Now we come to the problems: in theory all good well, no resets neither trying intensively Bluetooth.
But a bug has been taken place random: in a pair of calls, the voice has had a "echo effect" for some seconds, in practical making unhearable the voice of the speaker. I do not know from what depends. I want to hope that it depends on the software or the particular reception, and that quickly Nokia will make available a patch or a software update (by the way: where it can be downloaded?)

However an object much performant, and really good the new operating system. The keyboard has been better than I feared.

A competitor, in my opinion, of the 6630 maybe the Sony Ericsson S700 but first of all an other Nokia, the 6670, than in the coloration silver is truly beautiful (must see it): but it costs more (in Italy 6630 is in 349 euro), it is not UMTS and the operating system is a bit slower, but has its price.

Mozilla international languages

Posted on November 30, 2004 2:08 PM in

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In order to enlarge the number of users of the Mozilla, Firefox e Thunderbird applications, and for those who are not so confident with english language, i suggest the site, where it's available the italian language for the programs.

Installation is very simple!

Note that Mozilla suite and other programs are all available in localized languages.

Now you haven't no more excuses!


Posted on November 18, 2004 2:51 PM in

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While also Ubik speaks about these new features, Google GMail has now the POP support. Google is enabling it a various times, not all at the same time, so the competitors might not be so afraid...
According to me, usability of the Web versione remains unbeatable, but also the availibility of a local copy of own e-mails can be a serious treat.

Movable Deals

Posted on July 22, 2004 2:26 AM in

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Mena Trott of Six Apart recently has announced the acquisition of francais partner Ublog (the one company of Loic le Meur).

"Loic and his team have been acting as our exclusive agent in Europe for the past six or so months bringing the TypePad service and Movable Type to the European market. Today they announced the formation of Six Apart EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) a subsidiary formed through the acquisition of Ublog." (excerpt from the post on Mena's blog)

Something moves in Europe.

Almost comment

Posted on July 7, 2004 1:22 AM in

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Because of the continuous incursions of spammers and their painful comments with relative URL of medicinal and casinos that I don't truly accept anymore, I'm near to decide to use the commenting feature of Movable Type 3 (installed yesterday ) that only who is registered can comment. From the manual:

When registered comments are allowed on your site, you have the option to approve each new commenter when she or he posts a first comment. Until you've approved a commenter, his or her comments will not be displayed on the weblog, but after approval, that user's comments will appear as soon as they are posted. This way, you can control the community of people who comment on your site, without managing each individual comment.

This means that the first commenter records in, from the second is ok. And for the spammers should be beautiful difficulties. But I must still understand well how the reader records before the time on Typekey.

I do not see valid alternatives. That is, there would be that one to moderate the comments, but for me it's not valid: the comments work 'cause they are immediate, recent - the date of comment is part of the same comment, it means reactivity to the argument, interest, or chance.
In any case, I have tried: are months that I'm holding open comments and in the last weeks I make a rebuild too often in order to cancel recursive comments spam.
If someone knows how to avoid these hateful spammers continue to infest blogs face me know...please (what about MT blacklist on MT 3.x?)


Posted on June 18, 2004 2:54 PM in

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Dana Blankenhorn writes on Moore's Lore:

Nokia Funds Open Source Cell Browser

Nokia has put an unknown amount of cash into Mozilla, with the intent of creating an open source cell phone browser.

You may remember how earlier this week I wrote about how cell phones will be the most popular way to access the Internet in a few years, and about how XHTML MP development today is centered on Openwave?

Here's an alternative, plus an endorsement of open source browser technology from a major cellular phone vendor.

This is a good new: exspecially with Motorola that's embracing the Smart Phone 2003 technology by Microsoft

Reasonable Type

Posted on June 16, 2004 2:06 PM in

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Movable Type has changed its price's politic and added several license types. This is very interesting (thanks to Loic Le Meur):

And this is more:

Well done Six Apart!

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