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   Tue, 30.11.10

RadioTimeToGo for Maemo
RadiotimeToGo from Frank Banul is a Radiotime app for Maemo/N900. With Radiotime you can find and listen to talk, music and local radio online. It is a guide to every type of radio: conservative, progressive, public, news, sports, etc.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:01 in category


PGGUI - PGP frontend for the N900
PGGUI stands for Privacy Guard Graphical User Interface. It is a frontend for GPG on the Nokia N900 devices.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:03 in category



   Sat, 20.11.10

cuteTube - the best YouTube client for the N900
cuteTube by Stuart Howarth is the best and the most advanced YouTube client for the Nokia N900 created so far. Features include:

* Browse, search, play and download YouTube videos. Media Player and MPlayer are currently supported for playback, with Media Player giving the best performance.
* Rate videos and view/add comments.
* Manage your YouTube account(s). Add multiple accounts and switch between them dynamically.
* Create, edit and view your playlists, subscriptions and favourites.
* Create an 'on the go' playback queue, which can also be saved as a YouTube playlist.
* Full auto-rotation support in all windows and dialogs.
* Select playback and download resolutions, up to 720p.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:37 in category



   Fri, 19.11.10

Homescreen Dockbar for the N900
Homescreen Dockbar from CepiPerez is a simple homescreen dockbar for Fremantle. You can use it to put shortcuts to your favourite / most frequently used applications on the desktop. Compared to separate, individual shortcuts, the dockbar has the advantage that all shortcuts contained in it can be moved or hidden/shown at once as you move or enable/disable the dockbar.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:23 in category



   Wed, 17.11.10

Simple VU Meter for the N900
VU Meter from Ruediger Gad is a very simple VU Meter for Maemo showing audio volume level in Volume Units. It also stores the highest recorded value.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 09:59 in category



   Mon, 15.11.10

AMD Joins MeeGo
At the MeeGo Conference 2010, AMD today announced it has joined The Linux Foundation's MeeGo open source Linux project, and will provide engineering expertise intended to help establish the technical foundations for next-generation mobile platforms and embedded devices.

"MeeGo represents an exciting, open-source mobile operating system we expect to be adopted by mobile and embedded device makers over time," said Ben Bar-Haim, corporate vice president, software development, AMD. "We are glad to provide engineering resources to joint industry efforts like MeeGo and expect that this operating system will help drive our embedded plans and create expanded market opportunities for our forthcoming Accelerated Processing Units."

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:59 in category



   Sun, 14.11.10

ExtKbd - External Keyboard Support
ExtKbd by Ivaylo Dimitrov provides support for external keyboard and allows managing of layout/languages of external keyboard attached to N900. Tested with Bluetooth keyboards, should work with USB keyboards, too.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:04 in category



   Sat, 13.11.10

mFakeCaller - fakes an incoming call when you need an excuse
mFakeCaller by Ryan Faulkner fakes an incoming call - for those awkward situations when you just need some excuse to flee. You can click the icon to run and you'll get a standard "Private number" spoof call with call tone and rumble. Clicking the answer button greys it out, changes it to a speaker button, and starts the 'call' timer. It also accepts parameters, that way you can choose the caller image and caller number/name/message - making it much more convincing.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:24 in category


QmlReddit - lightweight Reddit browser
QmlReddit from Ville Vainio is a lightweight Reddit browser written in Qt.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:06 in category


MaeCount - multiple counting tool written in Qt Mobility
MaeCount is a multiple counting tool, using 4 counters. Developed to be used as a knitting counter. You can set a maximum for each counter, then hit the + button to increment each counter.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:44 in category


Blockfest Deluxe - new game at Ovi
Blockfest Deluxe has recently appeared at the Ovi Store and is a new perspective built upon the classic idea. Group together similar blocks and watch them explode like candy filled pinatas. Lightning fast 3D graphics and addictive gameplay make this the perfect time killer. Deluxe version adds powerups and other assorted gameplay enhancements.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:12 in category



   Fri, 12.11.10

MeeGo 1.1 SDK Beta Release
MeeGo 1.1 SDK beta has been released.

This release includes Qt Quick, the Javascript-inspired framework that enables rapid development of mobile applications. Although the heart of MeeGo SDK is Qt Creator, you can also use basic functionalities directly from the command line. MeeGo SDK is extensible and we are working on different plug-ins that introduce new tools and targets.

This release is labelled as 1.1 Beta. The final version will be aligned with the MeeGo Compliance specification (draft currently under review) and will include MS Windows support (still unstable). Feedback and contributions are welcome through the meego-sdk mailing list.

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 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:22 in category


EFF - Empty Frequency Finder
EFF (Empty Frequency Finder) from Erik Hovland is a shell script to find empty FM frequencies on the Nokia N900. This is helpful in finding an empty frequency for the FM transmitter to use.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:22 in category


XMP - command line based module player
XMP from Aranel Surion is a command line based module player supporting over 90 mainstream and obscure module formats.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:48 in category


youtube-dl - command line based video downloader
youtube-dl is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com and other sites that don't provide direct links to the videos served. It allows the user, among other things, to choose a specific video quality to download (if available) or let the program automatically determine the best quality video to grab. It supports downloading entire playlists and all videos from a given user. Currently supported sites are video.google.com, youtube, photobucket, dailymotion, and metacafe.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:38 in category


Message Blocker - SMS and Chat message notification blocker
Message Blocker by Nicolai Hess blocks incoming message notification (popup window, notification light and tone) for SMS and chat messages. Blocklists are per account. That means you can define one blocklist for SMS, another for your Skype account, a separate one for Jabber, etc.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 13:47 in category



   Thu, 11.11.10

Stellarium Mobile - N900 optimized planetarium
Stellarium Mobile from Fabien Chereau is a planetarium application for your Nokia N900. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It also features an intuitive touch-screen-friendly user interface and allows GPS positioning and accelerometer control.

Stellarium Mobile is a commercial application (costing 3 euros) based on the free Stellarium, but fully N900 optimized (including OpenGL ES2 rendering engine) and thus much easier and faster to use and well worth the money.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:07 in category


Beat Maker - drum loop emulator
Beat Maker by Danilo Cesar is a drum loop emulator to be used by musicians during practicing sessions. You just need to select the samples, define a BPM value and listen to the rhythm.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:39 in category



   Mon, 08.11.10

USB Host Mode now available for the N900!
H-E-N (USB Host Mode GUI) is a USB Host Mode enabler. It lets you connect various USB devices (pendrives, dongles, mice, keyboards, hubs, HDDs, etc.) to your Nokia N900. All you need is a female-to-female USB adapter, and the stock USB cable.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:48 in category



   Sun, 07.11.10

1200 packages now listed in our Maemo Software Catalog
Maybe not a milestone, but something surely worth mentioning: our Maemo Software Catalog now includes 1200 applications in 33 categories, which makes it probably the largest and easiest to browse Nokia N900 software directory.

If you know/use/created an application that isn't listed yet, please contact us and let us know about it so that we can add it. I'd also like to encourage everyone to rate and comment on existing applications - with up to 10.000 page views of the Software catalog a day your opinions and ratings will surely help other N900 users to choose the best software for their needs and solve problems with the ones they already use.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:03 in category


Catblock - simple call/text blacklist application for the N900
Catblock by Lukasz Raczylo is a simple unwanted call and text blacklist application for Maemo / N900. All you have to do is to create a blacklist of numbers you want to block. Once you enter your numbers, they will be automatically blocked. Early development release so not all things work yet, but already now it serves its purpose.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:40 in category


Magread - magnetic stripe reader
MagRead by Jeffrey Malone is designed to read all types of magnetic stripes (credit cards, driver licenses, etc.) that follow the ABA or IATA encoding schemes. In addition, it attempts to format the data from cards it recognises. Magnetic stripe data is read over the audio input jack on the mobile phone. A hardware adapter is required, which primarily consists of something similar to an old cassette tape head.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:39 in category


Sudser - more secure root access
Sudser from Andrew Zabolotny allows the user to execute commands with root priviledges. It contains additional config files to 'sudo', which makes it work similar to Ubuntu. Unlike most similar packages (becomeroot, easyroot, rootsh), it can provide additional security by protecting root access with a password. To invoke a command with administrative priviledges, open a terminal and type 'sudo [command]' or just 'rush' to get a root shell. If you would like to setup a more secure configuration, type sudser command. It will ask you for a password, and then it will allow access only to root shell, and only after you enter the user password.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:36 in category


Web Query Widget for the N900
Web Query Widget by Gabriel Schulhof lets you query the Web quickly using a configurable list of querries.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:32 in category



   Fri, 05.11.10

Nokia Qt SDK second maintenance release
Forum Nokia has released a second maintenance release of the Nokia Qt SDK with preliminary support for Qt 4.7 and a number of performance improvements. Apps created with this version of the Nokia Qt SDK can be run on the Nokia N900, but require the device to have firmware version 20.2010.36-2 or later.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:01 in category



   Thu, 04.11.10

Maemo and Meego dual-booting made easy
Now that Meego 1.1 is released, you'd probably like to try it. And as it's still far from being a finished, fully functional product, the best way is to make your N900 dual boot, so you can both play with Meego and still retain Maemo for everyday use. See this post on our Maemo Discussion forum to learn how to do it in a quick and easy way.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:52 in category


Active Desktop Statusbar Icon
Active Desktop Statusbar Icon from Nicolai Hess is a desktop status bar plugin showing the number of the active desktop in the statusbar area.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:50 in category


App-Search-App - searchable application list
App-Search-App from Thomas Perl is a tool similar to App Search Widget but focused on keyboard-only usage. Start typing the name of the application you want to run and it'll show you a list of matching entries, narrowing the selection as you type more characters.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:48 in category


SavePress - configurable Power Saving mode on the N900
SavePress by Felix Woxström is a tool used to toggle power-saving-mode by holding the right side lock-key. With just a single press you can switch your N900 to a power saving mode in which Bluetooth and/or WLAN can be disabled, GSM radio can be either turned off or switched to 2G-mode only, and CPU frequency can be limited to a specified range.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:42 in category


Audelicious - sound visualization software for the N900
Audelicious by Aranel Surion is a sound visualization / appreciation application for the Nokia N900. It listens to audio through the N900's built in microphone and visualizes it in real time with two amplitude meters (bars and diagram) and a spectrum analyzer. You can watch all three of them simultaneously (minimized) or switch any of them to full screen.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:40 in category



   Mon, 01.11.10

Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush now at Ovi
Jurassic 3D Rollercoaster Rush from Digital Chocolate whips its thrill-seekers through a dinosaur park loaded up with prehistoric monsters like lumbering T Rexes that approach the track with mouths agape and a zillion pearly fangs on display. There are 40 all-new tracks in this sequel, including several that send the riders into the drink. These splash tracks race underwater, adding one more freak out for your riders.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:13 in category


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