Category: Symbian

I can’t stand spam in all the mobile app stores…

…but I bet the PR team love it: Have you seen the number of applications that are little more than a list of website articles? Or launch a bookmark? Or are yet another eBook reader of the Project Gutenberg text of A Princess of Mars? Why are they all still flooding every mobile app store on the planet? Because I think, secretly, the stores love the spam. Don’t get me wrong, they’re never going to say that out loud, they’re never going to even give a nudge and a wink to it, but part of the management teams must look

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Word Blast is a game in need of some game mechanics

It starts off looking rather familiar – a big grid of tiles, and you can swap over two of them to try and make something. The difference here is that Word Blast is built up around letters and words rather than colours, and that adds a level of complexity to what promises to be an interesting puzzle game. But it never delivers on that promise. Why? Read on at All About Symbian.

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Happy Birthday to the Nokia N8

Yes, one year ago the Nokia N8 as launched, and while phones have come and gone, Steve Litchfield is still surprised he’s using it as his main phone, twelve months later: Hard as it might be for you to believe, I’m not trying to be a rabid N8 evangelist – I’m simply reporting back on a year of use. That’s right, a YEAR. Perhaps the ultimate ‘long term review’? I possess many other smartphones and I usually have half a dozen review loan devices on my desk as well and there’s nothing stopping me switching my main SIM into any

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Podcasts of social vending machines, CTO’s and Nokia World

[audio:http://mediafiles.allaboutsymbian.com/aas_podcast_20110926_249.mp3] All About Symbian Insight 185 starts with a discussion of the news that Henry Tirri has been confirmed as Nokia’s CTO, after replacing Rich Green earlier this year. David then brings us his thoughts of Swype 2.0 (available through Beta Labs), which leads to a range of responses from the rest of the team. Ewan talks about Nokia’s experimental social vending machine, part of the activities at Glasgow’s Social Media Week, Steve talks us through the highlights of JoikuSpot Premium, and in the final part of the podcast the team look ahead to Nokia World.

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Android overtakes Symbian in another vital market… malware

A recent study conducted by security software provider McAfee found that the amount of malicious software, also known as malware, targeting Android had jumped 76 percent since the previous quarter, a remarkable rise in just three months. At the same time, Android had surpassed Symbian as the most attacked mobile platform. The caveat of course being a snake-oil salesman telling you more snakes are on the new system, but hey, another victory for Android!

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