Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mobile phone combined with shave

Can you imagine shaving your beard anywhere using your cellphone? How about this?

This weirdo Japanese cellphone comes with an electric razor built right in. Of course. Sure, getting little beard hairs in your phone probably isn't the smartest thing in the world, but if it means you'll never have a missed spot again, it might just be worth it.

Via and

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Internet PC and Phone WiPC from BlueRadios

WiPC™ Wireless PC image

WiPC™ has many descriptions such as: Smart Phone, Pocket PC, PDA, MID, wearable computer, media phone, and personal media viewer to name a few. WiPC has a broad market appeal in a variety of near-eye micro imaging applications traditionally reserved for military and industrial applications which are now affordable to consumers who choose BlueRadios Inc, award-winning enabling technology as the core for the WiPC, coupled with Kopin Golden-i microdisplays we reduced the size and weight of a 5 lb. SVGA laptop down to 3oz. so it fits in the palm of your hand. The unit is the size of a typical wireless cell handset. WiPC was first privately demonstrated at the 2009 Consumer Electronics (CES) and will be made public after the Intentional CTIA Wireless as a direct-to-consumer wearable PC system for content snacking.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Nokia 8 Mpix N86 specs leaked

A new Nokia flagman N86 has 8 Megapixel camera with autofocus, Xenon flash and, obviously, Carl Zeiss lens.

The design of N86 seems to be drawing its roots from both the N97 and the N85, so it’s a handset that looks fairly good.

New Nokia N86 with 8 megapixel camera is unveiled

Even more, the camera comes with a 3rd generation dual-LED flash, a mechanical shutter and the ability to record VGA videos at 30 fps.

The known specs and features of Nokia N86 include:

  • 2.6 inch AMOLED non-touchscreen, scratch-resistant display with (only) 240 x 320 pixels

  • Symbian S60 3rd Edition, FP2
  • Quad bands GSM/EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Tri band HSDPA connectivity (850/1900/2100 MHz or 900/1900/2100 MHz)
  • GPS and A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • FM transmitter
  • TV out
  • 8GB of internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot

Starting the second quarter of 2009, Nokia N86 should be available for sale, in at least two color versions: black and white. No pricing details for the moment, but we’ll unveil them as soon as they emerge.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

A new really smart and extreme smartphone - i-mate 810-f

Not just any old smartphone, the i-mate 810-F could walk into the toughest boozer in town, confident of emerging unscathed several hours later.

i-mate brand new 810-f smartphone

Yes, this is the tough guy of the smartphone world, built to US military standards and able to cope with pressure, heat, water, humidity and even extreme shock without a dip in performance. And just in case you happen to working in extreme climates, the handset is good for a chilly -10°C or a sweltering 60°C, the former quite useful in the current cold snap.

While that no doubt appeals if you happen to be planning a trip up Everest or a an adventure along the Amazon, the majority of us just want to know if it's any good for email and calls. And you know what? It just might be. A Windows Mobile 6.1 device with a 624Mhz PXA processor and high-speed HSDPA connectivity, it offers a full QWERTY keyboard, a 320 × 240 touch screen, 2.2GB of storage, a video-friendly 2 megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, a digital compass and Bluetooth. A specification every bit as solid as its casing.

And if it does happen to let you down, i-mate is offering a lifetime warranty, replacing the 810-F without a quibble. Look out for it in the coming weeks for an as-yet undisclosed price.


Sunday, September 21, 2008

iPod Juice helps you repair your iPod/iPhone of change its battery

I’ve just discovered a new supplier for the iPod-iPhone family that provides wonderful kits and demos about Apple IPod Repair, but also Apple Iphone Repair and finally replacement of your battery.

You can also use their no-obligation repair evaluation services, and then check if your beloved iPod-iPhone is possible to repair after a water damage, cracked screen, etc…

iPod Juice (iPhone Juice) Battery pack is better than original Apple iPhone Batery

The batteries that iPodJuice put inside your iPod or iPhone are better than the original ones from Apple. So it is worth considering if your battery is out of order or not good enough to handle a full day of use.

Here is an example of the kind of videos iPod Juice provides to help customers change themselves the batteries of their Ipod, and also do a full Ipod Repair eventually.

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

iPod juice provides as well other tools and devices useful for iPod/iPhone users, such as:

  • Solar-powered charger

  • iPod charger and backup battery

  • Automobile outlet charger

  • USB and firewire charging cable

  • USB Retractable charging cable

  • Repair kits to open your iPod/iPhone

In terms of warranty, the batteries are guaranteed for 10 years. In terms of shipping and delivery, iPod Juice is using USPS, UPS or FedEx.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Windows Mobile: Best Free Applications

Despite the flurry of attention surrounding the iPhone and other new mobile phone platforms, Windows Mobile still has a widespread distribution and capacity for customization. Approaching its ninth birthday, Windows Mobile has a large selection of old and new software that helps enhance the user experience and make getting things done (and sometimes goofing off) all the easier. If you're rockin' a Windows Mobile handheld, check out our favorite programs, add-ons, and tweaks for getting the most out of your Windows Mobile device.

Synchronize and Back Up Your Windows Mobile Device

You can use a Windows Mobile device without syncing it to a computer, but most likely you don't want to. Microsoft Active Sync TechnologyTo make sure your home or work computer has the same data your handheld does, ensure you have the newest version Microsoft Active Sync. If you're a Mac user with a Windows Mobile device check out SyncMate.

As people come to depend more and more on their mobile devices to keep them connected to the outside world and manage their contacts, tasks, and calendars it is increasingly important to have a good backup system in place. As with any kind of backup system a multi-pronged approach is best.

Best Apps for Your Windows Mobile Device EverFree utility PIM Backup helps you back up appointments, call logs, contacts, messages, speed dials, tasks, and specified folders and files. PIM Backup is very speedy even with a large number of entries to back up. The handiest aspect of PIM Backup is its ability to back up your data to removable media. The backup on the removable flash card in my phone has saved me on many an occasion from a vacation or business trip without my contacts and customizations.
Best Syncronization Applications for Windows MobileIf you have Outlook on your machine, you can easily sync and back up your contacts and so forth to Outlook through Active Sync. If you're not using Outlook as your primary personal information manager there are alternatives such as syncing your Windows Mobile device to Thunderbird.

Windows Mobile Best Apps For a robust remote backup solution, Dashwire is an excellent solution. Once installed on your Windows Mobile device, Dashwire backs up your photos, videos, text messages, ringtones, bookmarks, speed dials, contacts, and call logs. Everything is accessible from the Dashwire web site and you can easily restore it to the phone.

Calendars, Contacts, and Task Lists Oh My!

We've covered how to sync and back up all those appointments and contacts, but what about displaying and working with them on the phone? Window Mobile's implementation of many basic features like displaying tasks leaves a bit to be desired.

Windows Mobile Calendars, To-do Lists and Task ManagersIf you practice the Getting Things Done personal productivity system, you might have found that Windows Mobile doesn't handle things like contexts and projects well out of the box. Smarter Tasks is a no nonsense task manager that was designed from the ground up to be Windows Mobile GTD task management system.

Windows Mobile GTD AppsIf you're not looking to contextualize your task list with GTD, but you do want to soup up Windows Mobile's lackluster default task list display, take a look at TaskPlus. TaskPlus is a today-screen plug-in that reorders the standard task interface into a more manageable and efficient one—complete with streamlined task, appointment, and important event reminders.

Replace Internet Explorer

Windows Mobile Internet Explorer AlternativeFor casual browsing, the scaled-down version of Internet Explorer that ships with Windows Mobile is sufficient. If you plan on doing anything longer than the occasional aimless surfing in a waiting room, however, you're going to want to replace Internet Explorer with a more robust browser. Opera Mobile 9.5 beta, pictured here, is packed with features missing from IE, like full-screen zoomed browsing and a smooth transition between the full-screen, desktop-emulating view and the smaller-scaled mobile view. Another worthwhile—though spartan—alternative to Internet Explorer is The Iris Browser. Sporting the zoom and tap functionality found in Opera Mobile, it has a built-in screen capture tool and a virtual mouse system for handling web pages that require a more desktop-like interaction to use.

Remote Connect To Your Desktop And Phone

Windows Mobile Remote Desktop Conntection Applications One of my absolute favorite Windows Mobile applications is MyMobiler. Once you've installed it on your computer and phone, MyMobiler allows you to remotely control the phone through the Active Sync connection. MyMobiler is the answer every time you wish you could hook up a full-size keyboard and mouse to your Windows Mobile device to power through some software installations or heavy setting tweaking. In addition to remote control, MyMobiler also has remote screen capture and video casting.

Working in the opposite direction, Mobile Remote Desktop allows you to control your computer from your Windows Mobile device. While not quite as fluid of an experience as controlling a tiny screen with limited input via a big screen with more input it's still a great way to connect into your desktop from as far (a speeding train?) or near (the bathroom down the hall?) as you want to.

Tweak The Interface

Not everyone is a fan of the standard Today Screen interface that ships with Windows Mobile. Polish things up up a bit for a new look.

If you find yourself wishing that the Windows Mobile interface was more like its big brother Windows, we've got you covered. Check out this tutorial to tweak your mobile device into a more desktop like appearance.

If you're not looking to recreate the Windows experience at all, but to make the interface more simple and fingertip friendly, skin your mobile device with Pointui. Pointui radically increases the size of the icons you use to access functions on the phone and consequently lets you ditch using the tip of your fingernail to navigate and get down to some good old fashioned finger mashing.

Finally, if you have a Windows Mobile phone but visions of the iPhone keep you up at night, check out our tutorial on turning your Windows Mobile phone into a psuedo-iPhone. While some people might scoff at the idea of trying to turn a Windows Mobile phone into an iPhone, there are features on the iPhone worth emulating that make using a mobile device easier and more pleasant.

Fun And Games

2008-07-02_145346.jpgAll work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. While you might look your spouse or account manager straight in the eye and tell them that the reason you need a computer in your pocket is productivity, we know you're already thinking about what fun things you can do with it. The built-in media functionality in Windows Mobile is at best, lacking. Fortunately, The Core Pocket Media Player fills the gap in Windows Mobile playback ability. Although the project is no longer under development, it is still widely used and loved by mobile users.

What good is a mobile media player without something to watch? Fill up a flash card with media goodness courtesy of Adam's excellent tutorial on prepping DVDs for portable devices.

Customizing Windows Mobile is my favorite part of using a WM phone. What customizations have you made to your phone you can't live without? Share in the comments below.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Reuters: iPhones coming to Russia soon for 990$ each

The news are promising and frustrating at the same time. According to Reuters Mobile TeleSystems a largets russian mobile operator signed a contract with Apple about iPhones.

iPhones come to Russia in October?

Official sales of the iPhone are likely to start in October, with a deal having been reached between Apple and Mobile TeleSystems, Russia's largest carrier, according to the Reuters news agency, citing market sources. A second, carrier has also signed a framework agreement, and a third deal is in the offing, Reuters reported.

It is known that 600,000 illegal iPhones already has come to Russia and are used by Russian geeks. But still the need is very high, that's why Apple anticipates about 3,5 million iPhone sales in the first year. The price will be very high: 990$ for an iPhone compared to 399$ as it is in the US.

Illegal iPhones in Russia