Giving Up the Internet for Lent

16 02 2010

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and so starts the 40 days and nights of Lent in the Catholic calendar. As part of Lent you are supposed to give up something, a fast of such, and in past years I have give up Alcohol, sweets and the hardest yet Coffee.

What I have planned to give up this year is the Internet, yes you heard right, I’m planning to unplug from all Social Networks, not look at my Google Reader, turn off Google Buzz and not blog on any of my websites. Can I survive 6 weeks?

I made the decision over the weekend as I realised I spend most of my time checking what’s online rather than looking at what’s offline and right in front of me. I think this will be hard, but hopefully rewarding.


Note: Kip Hakes will still be on hand at for comments moderation and news updates.


NEW: WordPress for Nokia

12 02 2010

Just testing out the NEW WordPress for NOKIA application on my E71.

Its been written in QT and requires you to install the large 11MB QT Libraries File first before installing the WordPress application. Not good news for N97 owners as its recommended you install to phone memory.

With the new application you will be able to add/edit/view Posts and Pages and also manage all your Comments as well.

The apps in BETA at the moment and has a few issues which the WordPress guys are working on.

If you wish to try the very beta app for S60 or Maemo then head over to

The N900 Gets A BIGGER Battery (2400mAh)

9 02 2010

Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door. Special Price of $87.95


This will give you a bigger battery, but means the N900 just got that little bit thicker as well. Mmm not to sure I’d buy?

UPDATE 11/02/10: Mugen-Power are supplying with the NEW 2400mAh battery extender to test out on my N900, so if you want to know what its like then stay tuned at the end of February when they have promised to deliver to me.

Will the additional back casing make a difference?
How long will the battery last with constant use?
Is it worth the additional money?

YES I’ll be answering allthese questions and anything else you want to know before you buy 🙂

via Buy Mugen Power Nokia N900 2400mAh Extended Replacement Battery with Battery door [HLI-N900XL].

Interview with gerrymoth

6 02 2010

My online friend Micky from interviewed me the other day and has just posted my answers to his Nokia related questions.

Check it out and see what I think about things 🙂

Tunewiki Social Media Player for N900

27 01 2010

TuneWiki SMP for Maemo

The N900 finally gets the full Tunewiki experience instead of the rather dull Tunewiki Widget it shipped with, we now have the new Tunewiki SMP for Maemo (SMP = Social Media Player)

With the new Tunewiki SMP you have a music player, youtube music player, Shoutcast Radio Player, lyrics for all music and search for Tunewiki users near you.

I’ve had a quick play with everything and it seems to work very well on my N900.

FREE OVI Maps Navigation

21 01 2010

First with the news was Symbian-Guru that the announcement today by Nokia will bring FREE OVI Maps Navigation for selected Nokia devices only? Available for 10 of Nokia’s GPS-equipped devices: the Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition, Nokia E52, Nokia E55, Nokia E72, Nokia 5230, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6730 classic and Nokia X6.

Noticed no normal Nokia N97, this wont go down well with the already very unhappy N97 users, but I’ve been informed by Nokia Conversations that the N97 is coming soon along with other handsets. Speculation on twitter is its also coming to the N900 (whoop whoop!).

The Nokia Event kicked off at 09:45hrs GMT

Download: FREE OVI Maps Navigation is here

FREE with New OVI Maps:
– Worldwide Maps
– Drive & Walk Navigation
– Traffic Info Updates
– Weather (GPS Enabled)
– Events: Cinema Listings (GPS Enabled)
– Michelin Guides (GPS Enabled)
– Share Location with Facebook
– Favourites Online Syncing
– Speed and Safety Spot Warner

GPS Enabled means it takes your position from GPS and gives local information automatically.

Nokia Event 21st January 2010

20 01 2010

I have my seat reserved ONLINE 😀