Hi, and welcome to my MEGA tips-and-tricks post about the first Symbian^3 phone – the Nokia N8! You may remember my hands-on preview post about this fine device. This time, I’ll take an in-depth look at software capabilities, and how to use them properly. This post is an extensive list of How Tos , and I hope you’ll find them useful! Top 67 Nokia N8 tips and tricks « highdiver's blog
These days, it seems that every startup worth its salt (or at least, a lot of them) are offering some sort of API — an interface that allows third-party developers to interact with the startup’s data. The benefits to offering an API are clear: a developer community can build cool stuff on top of your service faster than your company can, and you can hopefully build a greater userbase as a result. Once you have a community building on your API it’s obviously a good idea to showcase the apps they’ve built to users, but this can get tricky — it’s not trivial to manage a directory of apps. TechCrunch Disrupt finalist AppBistro wants to make this easier, and tonight it’s previewing a product called AppBistro AppStores at I/O Ventures Demo Day that may be one solution. AppBistro Wants To Give Every Service With An API Its Own App Store
New York City is opening up its government data to hackers in the hopes that they will create some apps to help the people who live there. Today, it officially opened its BigApps 2.0 challenge (hosted by ChallengePost). Developers will have access to more than 350 data sets from more than 40 different government agencies. The best apps will win $20,000 in prize money. This is the second year New York City is conducting a BigApps challenge. Last year, 84 apps were submitted, and the winners were Big Apple Ed, Taxihack, WayFinder NYC, and NYC Way. New York City Wants More BigApps, Please
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9 Free Resources for Learning Photoshop This post originally appeared on My Life Scoop, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about using social media and technology for a more connected life. If, like most people, you haven’t “layered” since last winter and only “merge” at speeds of 60 mph and over, getting accustomed to the lingo and layout of Photoshop can be daunting. These nine free resources are good places to learn how to lasso, dodge, burn, paint, filter or do whatever else you need to in order to accomplish your desired photo editing task. If we didn't mention your favorite Photoshop tutorial, add it in the comments below and let us know how it helped you in your design endeavors.
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How to Get More Followers on Twitter | Lance Ulanoff Is there a secret formula to gaining Twitter followers? No, I don't think so, but there are some tactics you can apply throughout the Twitter experience. They'll help you become more highly engaged and attractive to other Twitter users seeking new people to follow. Think of it this way: Your Twitter habits are like the music the Pied Piper played on his tiny flute. Play it well and you'll have a legion of people trailing behind you.
Qeep: A Nokia Asha success story Cologne, Germany-based Qeep entered Nokia's "Create for Millions" developer contest two years ago, and were among the winners for their mobile social gaming community. Since that time, they have continued to build out the features and functionality of their Java-based app, which works especially well on phones like the Nokia Asha 501. (Click here if the video doesn't appear above.) Enter the Do Good Mission and develop apps for the visually impaired. Forum Nokia - Your idea. Our tools.
Africa’s fast-growth app economy | Nokia Conversations - The official Nokia Blog AFRICA – The mobile app industry is starting to explode in Africa, according to reports from our colleagues at Forum Nokia and Ovi Store today. There’s two parts to this: the number of apps that people are downloading and buying; and the number of developers creating new apps. Read on after the break to find out what’s going on. Since July 1 (three months ago), the number of Ovi Store downloads by African consumers has grown by 50 per cent, with the number of active users growing by 20 per cent. In South Africa, which appears to be the most mature market in the region, purchases from Ovi Store have grown by a whopping 438 per cent since June. This massive increase followed the introduction of operator billing for apps, which clearly makes people far more likely to purchase compared to pulling out their credit cards or other alternatives.
Developers, what can you do if your iPhone app isn’t exactly the second coming of Farmville? If, frankly, it’s a dud? Not to worry: there’s an app for that. Or, rather, an App Exchange. For those not-so-successful iPhone apps, the iPhone Application List, an iPhone app review site, launched its App Exchange on Monday. While Apple created the App Store to enable third-party software developers to line their wallets (and Apple’s) with cash, App Exchange provides a forum for app developers to offload the code for their apps in hopes that a little TLC might turn a dud into a stud. iPhone App Exchange: Where’s the Open Source Love?
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Digital marketing budgets are expected to increase steadily during the next few years, according to Datran Media's Annual Marketing & Media Survey, which reaches out to more than 5,000 marketing executives from Fortune 500 brands, top publishers, and leading advertising and media agencies. This is good news for those of you hoping to break into the digital marketing industry. Whether you're passionate about search, affiliate, social media, or another area of marketing, there are a few things you can do to prove your worthiness to prospective employers. We asked five industry insiders about their top tips for aspiring digital marketers. Find their suggestions below and add your own in the comments. 1. 10 Tips for Aspiring Digital Marketers
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I've had it. I can't take all this Nokia operating system speculation anymore. The final straw came with a VentureBeat piece citing a "trusted source" that claims "Nokia is now likely to use Windows Phone 7 as an additional platform for its phones." Enough already. Nokia has a strategy and hiring Stephen Elop away from Microsoft's Office team isn't going to change that no matter how much the US media (where Nokia has near zero presence) wishes it were true -- if anything, it's going to accelerate it. Editorial: Nokia's not going to switch to Android or Windows Phone 7, so stop it already
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Nokia confirmed on Thursday that it plans to use the Linux-based MeeGo operating system instead of Symbian for its N-series smartphones. The move is a sign of Symbian's declining relevance in the high-end market as Linux continues to gain traction. The upcoming Symbian^3-based N8 is said to be the last Symbian handset that Nokia will offer in the N-series. MeeGo is an open source project that was formed when Intel and Nokia merged their respective Linux mobile operating systems to create a unified platform. MeeGo development is a collaborative effort that is coordinated by the Linux Foundation with the involvement of other companies in the mobile Linux ecosystem. The platform is quite modern and uses Nokia's sophisticated Qt development framework to simplify application development. Nokia picks MeeGo Linux, not Symbian, for flagship phones
Why I dumped my Droid I wanted to love the Droid X. I really did. The specs are awesome, and it got rave reviews from friends and colleagues, who overwhelmingly recommended it as the best of the Android phones. Even Paul Thurrott enthused about his Droid X, calling it “hands-down superior to anything designed in Cupertino.” So I picked one up from Verizon, secure in the knowledge that I had 30 days to decide whether to keep it or send it back. Initially, I found a lot to like about this device.
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