Open Thinkering


Tag: Nokia N95

How to turn your Nokia phone into a wireless hotspot

JoikuSpotThere’s going to come a time in the next 10 years when wireless networks are available pretty much everywhere in the world. They’re also going to be free or so cheap you won’t even think about the cost of using them. In fact, I should imagine that for Ben, my one year-old son, he’ll never know any different.

Continue reading “How to turn your Nokia phone into a wireless hotspot”

Google Phone


So it turns out that the rumours are probably true and that Google are making a mobile operating system to power mobile phones. No big surprises there – I already use their GMail and Google Maps application on my Nokia N95, whilst catching up with my RSS feed reading through the (mobile) web-based version of Google Reader. I’m pleased to see that the probable manufacturer for such a device would be HTC, maker of the SPV range of mobile phones that go under the Orange brand in the UK. Continue reading “Google Phone”

How to get a GPS fix quicker on the Nokia N95

Nokia N95 sat-nav

Nokia have released a service known as Assisted GPS (A-GPS) leading to quicker first satellite fixes for phones with inbuilt GPS such as the Nokia N95. It works by positioning via GPRS which means that data connection charges apply. After backing up your phone’s data to a memory card, you’ll need to head over to the Nokia Software Update site for more information. Continue reading “How to get a GPS fix quicker on the Nokia N95”

Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95

iPhone vs N95 (2)

I love my iPod. I love my Macbook. I will probably purchase an iPhone. But at the moment, I’ve got a Nokia N95, an amazing bit of kit. With all of the hype surrounding the iPhone, I can’t help but think that people aren’t comparing the specs of these two phones. So here’s a brief overview: Continue reading “Apple iPhone vs Nokia N95”

Getting GPS working for Nokia Sports Tracker on the N95

Run 17.06.07 (click to enlarge)

3.74 miles, 27.03 mins (I’m out of shape!)

The past few times I’ve used it I’ve had a bit of an ordeal getting the GPS signal to work with the excellent (and free) Nokia Sports Tracker application on my N95. Now, though, I think I’ve got it sussed. Continue reading “Getting GPS working for Nokia Sports Tracker on the N95”

Nokia N95 tips, reviews and software all in one place

Nokia N95

It’s taken me the couple of weeks since I bought one to trawl through blogs, forums, wikis and websites about the Nokia N95. This post is dedicated to putting what I’ve found out so far in one place to help others who have just invested in the little marvel!

Note: I shall be adding to this post as I find out more information, so bookmark it for later. 🙂

Continue reading “Nokia N95 tips, reviews and software all in one place”

My first GPS-tracked run

GPS run

I went for my first GPS-tracked run today. What does that mean? It means that the built in Global Positioning System on my Nokia N95 smartphone collected data as I did one of my usual circuits. I have to say I’m impressed: miles better than the data collected via the Nike+ system…

Continue reading “My first GPS-tracked run”

Nokia N95: the solution to problems I didn’t even know I had…

Nokia N95

On Saturday I took Ben to Meadowhall and invested – and ‘invested’ is certainly the right word – in a Nokia N95. I’ve mentioned before how I was thinking about buying an iPod Nano to go with my Nike+ trainers and I’ve always fancied having SatNav in the car. My N95 combines both functions – so, to my mind, I’ve actually saved money…

Continue reading “Nokia N95: the solution to problems I didn’t even know I had…”