Doctor Who: Legacy – new mobile game launching on Wednesday

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Date: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013, 17:29
Category: Announcement, App Store, Apple, Apps, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Mobile Phone, Software, Software

Screenshot 2013-11-26 13.43.43Are you having Doctor Who withdrawal now that all the 50th Anniversary hubbub is over? Can’t wait until the Christmas episode? Well have no fear, the Doctor is here…in this game I’m going to talk about. According to PadGadget, BBC Worldwide in cooperation with Tiny Rebel Games and Seed Studio, is releasing a new mobile game with is being launched tomorrow, November 27th. What’s even better is that the game is FREE! The official press real ease states;

“Build a team of your favourite companions and allies drawn from the extensive and illustrious history of the show; face the Doctor’s most notorious enemies; and relive the Doctor’s greatest triumphs.”

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Nokia N95 – A Mac User’s Perspective

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Date: Tuesday, September 4th, 2007, 23:51
Category: Mobile Phone

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iPhone SchmiPhone
Having recently sold my iMac G5 I can now say my MacBook Pro has truly become my desktop replacement. That said, I often don’t want to lug the silver slap around town but would still like to surf, email and keep in touch with all my elife. As a Euro user iPhone is an option quite yet but I wanted to try out the mobile platform after many years of owning a simple mobile phone.
Enter the Nokia N95. This unit has been reviewed and out since March 2007 so I thought by now with firmware and software updates I would give it a go. I also need a phone that would work between two European networks from one provider so Vodafone was the carrier of choice in this case.
The N95 was released on 26 September 2006 and features a unique two-way slider. Slide it down to reveal a standard keypad, slide it up to reveal multimedia controls (play, pause, etc.)
The N95 is a Symbian-based smartphone that features integrated GPS, HSDPA, 802.11g WiFi, Bluetooth, 160GB HDD, microSD slot and a 5MP still/video camera with flash, digital zoom and a lens cover. The 2.6-inch QVGA screen and standard 3.5mm audio jack round out this mobile powerhouse. The N95 costs US$750 (€550) and is available unlocked directly from Nokia.
The phone wasn’t originally destined for the US but there was such a demand for its full-featured package Nokia sold it unlocked in the U.S. This review is based on the original international version.
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Dear Apple, Fix iSync for S60.

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Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2007, 09:02
Category: Mobile Phone

You’re not imagining it, iSync really is broken for S60 V3 devices.
Badly.
It used to be that iSync would push over a little binary that ran a daemon to negotiate iSync communication between your Mac and your S60 handset, which dutifully listened for iSync connections and did a sync.
Now, this process has been broken from the start, due to completely obliterating speed dials and contact groups on the handset. It also blows away custom ringers on contacts and groups because it completely trashes the database on the handset with each sync.
But it gets worse. Much, much worse.
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Nokia’s Aeon Concept Phone

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Date: Monday, October 16th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Mobile Phone

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Nokia has released images of Aeon, a concept phone that combines two touch-sensitive panels mounted on a fuel-cell power pack.

Each of the panels are capable of being used independently. The touch-screen
displays man that all ‘buttons’ are virtual, so in one situation one panel could operate as the display, the other as the keypad. In another the roles could be reversed. Or each display could serve both functions.

Devices like this are all part of Nokia’s vision of ‘wearable technology’. Users could wear the lightweight panels as a badge, or connected to a wrist-strap.

Nokia are also keen to establish a new wireless standard. Wibree
is basically an upgraded bluetooth which would allow the Aeon to be a
‘thin-client’, farming out processing and storage tasks to static
servers.

brett jordan’s blog: Nokia’s concept phone

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Could Apple Solidify GSM in the US?

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Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 22:52
Category: Mobile Phone

ThinkSecret reports that the much-rumored-about iPhone from Apple is coming and will be available exclusively through Cingular. If true, it would mean that Apple has decided to take a position on what phone stack it is willing to support and has come out on the side of GSM.

In a lot of ways, the mobile phone landscape in the United States could be considered a case study into how sometimes the free market fails end users. Let me explain: in the late 80s and early 90s, there were two different types of technologies available in the US for mobile phone delivery: CDMA and TDMA. However, due to vendor differences, the market fragmented even further with Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) adopting a different flavor of CDMA than Verizon. Meanwhile, Nextel (now part of Sprint Nextel) adopted a proprietary technology called iDen, which was based on TDMA while T-Mobile and Cingular adopted GSM, a flavor of TDMA that has become the global standard outside of the US.

The bottom line on this whole acronym soup is that most mobile operators in the United States cannot operate on each other’s networks because they are using different technologies. This is why foreigners visiting the US generally lament about the poor quality of the mobile experience in this country and why the US is falling behind in the global mobile race. This is also why most American mobile phones don’t work abroad.

Because Cingular and T-mobile used the same GSM technology, they agreed to share their networks, allowing their customers to use both networks transparently, in a situation similar to the one one would witness outside of the US. The fact that they use GSM is also why a lot of cool phones make it to their networks before they are available to other providers. Verizon is now hedging its bets by introducing hybrid CDMA/GSM phones under the heading of Global Phone Service. To many outside the US, it looks like GSM is already the winning format in the standards war. Read more…

TNL.net >> Could Apple Solidify GSM in the US?

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iPhone to be Exclusive to Cingular

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Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, 22:27
Category: Mobile Phone

Apple and Cingular have signed an agreement that will make the US’ largest cell phone provider the exclusive carrier of Apple’s forthcoming phone, sources report. Apple’s iPhone remains on track for an early 2007 release.

As previously reported, Apple’s phone will feature a candy-bar design with a 2.2-inch display and 3 megapixel camera. Robust iTunes and iSync support will also be delivered with the phone.

Apple’s exclusive contract with Cingular is said to be good for the first six months, sources report, meaning other providers will be able to sell the phone in the second-half of 2007. Cingular had an exclusive on the Motorola ROKR—the first phone to feature iTunes—when it launched last year.

Think Secret – Apple iPhone to be Cingular-exclusive at launch

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Play MP3 Ringtones on Your Treo with mRing

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Date: Wednesday, September 20th, 2006, 10:00
Category: Mobile Phone

mr650_1.gifMotion Apps’ mRing (US$20) allows you to assign MP3, MIDI and WAV ring tones to each individual contact or contact category in your Treo address book. Features include:
- Use MIDI, MP3 and WAV ring tones
- Assign ring tones to Categories and Individual Contacts
- Different ring tones for phone call and SMS
- VIP and Silent mode support
- Ascending ringtones and vibrate before ring options
- Assign ring tone to system sounds, known and unknown callers, SMS and voicemail notification and more
The company is offering a promotion through the end of today where you can purchase mRing + mLights for US$21.54 (regular price: US$27.98).
mLights manages the Treo’s backlight behavior alowing you to save your Treo battery. Feature include:
- Dim the screen during the night
- Keep your keyboard backlight on during the night, and stay turned off during the daylight
- Save your Treo battery

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Palm Treo 750v: A First Look

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Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 2006, 23:48
Category: Mobile Phone

Palm users expecting a major advance from the Treo 750v are going to be disappointed, at least on the basis of our first look. However, it does represent several firsts for Palm in Europe.

The physical specifications of the Treo 750v are almost exactly the same as those of the Treo 700w, which has been available on US networks for some time. It is a few grammes lighter at 154g, possibly because it doesn’t have the much-disliked stubby antenna of previous Treos.

The 240-by-240 resolution TFT screen and the 1.3 megapixel camera are the same as on its US cousin.

Palm Treo 750v: a first look – ZDNet UK Reviews

Video: Introducing the Treo 750v – News – ZDNet

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REVIEW: iPAQ hw6915

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Date: Monday, August 14th, 2006, 09:00
Category: Mobile Phone

ipaqs.jpgAs you can see from the side-by-side comparison of the hw6915 (far right), h6315 (center) and h4355, I’m somewhat of an iPAQ fan and have been for several years. I started with Newtons many years ago and tried a few Palm devices, but always preferred the iPAQ and the MS Mobile OSes. Being primarily a long-time Mac user, I have to admit that Microsoft does a good job as long as they stick to simple OSes. But, I digress.
Simply put, after using this device for a couple of weeks, this is my favorite handheld device I have ever owned or could wish to own and leaves me for want of nothing, but there are some caveats and a warning which I will get to later.
The 240X240 screen took me about a day to get used to, but it is sharp, briliant and bright and any reservations I had about moving from 240X320 are gone. The Intel PXA270 416 MHz CPU isn’t the fastest out there, but it is plenty zippy for all my tasks and web pages, large pdf and Word files load in a snap. The backlit keyboard is amazingly bright and the keys feel great.
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The Frustrated Traveller: Finding a True “World” Mobile Phone

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Date: Friday, August 11th, 2006, 08:00
Category: Mobile Phone

It used to be quite simple: In order to use a mobile phone in the US and the rest of the world you needed GSM service and a phone with “tri-band” capability: 900MHz and 1800MHz for most of the world and 1900MHz for the US. Then two things happened: First, the two major GSM carriers in the US started using 850MHz in addition to, or instead of, the 1900MHz band.
Second, the so-called “next generation” of GSM services became defined and partially deployed. Known as “3G” (WCDMA and UMTS are phrases often used) this new technology allows faster data rates and services such as video calls. A lot more could be said about 3G, but let’s focus on the frequency. In most of the world, 3G is being offered on 2100MHz. The good news is that this includes some places that previously had no GSM service at all, notably Japan. The bad news is that (rumor has it), US carriers will be offering 3G service on 1900MHz instead.
So, where does this leave the global traveler?
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(Contributed by Ole Jacobsen)

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