Snippets 07 March 2014

Perhaps I should reword the snippets title as “Random Ramblings 07 March 2014”.


(Well the “baby” do not sleep with us but it does not matter since she keeps us awake the same and causes us to have shorter and shorter time to get a good night sleep. Image source:[Click to read the rest] “Snippets 07 March 2014”

Tech News 101: The Symbian is FINALLY dead!

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(Anodised aluminium monocoque case – that is what grabs you when you see a Symbian powered Nokia N8 smartphone for the first time. That’s what happened to me and it became my first smartphone and it remained until it was clear that it’s OS, Symbian^3 will no longer be developed with new releases.[Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: The Symbian is FINALLY dead!”

Tech News 101: Nokia N8 Firmware Update Part 3

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(Any new updates to smartphone firmware with new features, themes and UI is always welcomed. Image Nokia )

This probably will be the “last” Symbian^3 OS update before Nokia goes all out on Windows Phone 7

I managed to update my N8 to the latest Nokia firmware – Nokia Belle yesterday but to do that, one needs the latest Nokia Suite (FOTA – firmware update over the air was not possible).… [Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: Nokia N8 Firmware Update Part 3”

One for 2011

(One short post before the end of 2011 and start of 2012)

(Given the right conditions, shots taken with Nokia N8 can be damn good too. Click for higher resolution photos here)

2011 has been a slow year for this blog and I hope things will pick in 2012. On the onset, it looks like 2012 is going to be an interesting year – Mayan predictions aside, we expect to see a couple of things to happen next year.… [Click to read the rest] “One for 2011”

Tech News 101: Painful Unhanging the Frozen Hard Nokia N8

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(Nokia N8 is great but sometimes I forget that it is more than a phone – it has a very complex system running in the background. Image Nokia)[Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: Painful Unhanging the Frozen Hard Nokia N8”

Tech News 101: Nokia N8 Firmware Update Part 2

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(I love the smell of napalm…err…software updates for my Nokia in the morning. Image source:

I thought it was the long-overdue PR1.2 update but the Nokia device updates screen shows the release type as “Symbian Anna” (now I believe that PR1.2 was never released in Malaysia). It took less than 30 minutes for the latest updates for my N8 from Nokia servers – it was clean and smooth.… [Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: Nokia N8 Firmware Update Part 2”

Tech News 101:Nokia N8 Firmware Update

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(Software updates for Nokia are essential for smooth running of the hardware and improve user experience. Image source here)

PR1.1 firmware has been deployed in other regions since January 2011 but only yesterday I was able to update the firmware from PR1.0 to PR1.1 (my previous attempts shows the message “no update available” when rest of the world was already playing with PR1.1).… [Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101:Nokia N8 Firmware Update”

Tech News 101: Playing with Nokia N8

Update 1: Read the excellent “13 Reasons Why I Love The N8

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Hmm, how should I do this?


(The Commuter, which was filmed entirely on the Nokia N8 in HD, stars Dev Patel as a commuter on his way to his first day of work.[Click to read the rest] “Tech News 101: Playing with Nokia N8”

NN8 – First Impressions

Been very busy with project works but here’s a quickie before I head back to work

(After many phones over the last few years, this must be my real smartphone – Image source:

Well, it is not really an iPhone but it is cheaper and in some areas, better and certainly a quantum leap over this.… [Click to read the rest] “NN8 – First Impressions”

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