Tim Salmon’s Blog


Listeners to the great ‘The Phones Show Chat‘ will be well familar with Tim Salmon and his regular informative / interesting / fun contributions covering Apple, Android & Symbian devices.

Check out his website blog for lots of interesting blogs, news, photos and links to other subject related sites. See http://timsalmon.co.uk.

The Phones Show Chat Forum


Forum for Phones Show Chat and Phones Show listeners and viewers.

See http://www.pscforum.co.uk/forum/index.php

The Phones Show Chat


Two more of the great chat show podcasts are now available from Steve Litchfield & Co.
Phones Show Chat 58 – covers the Nokia N8, Acer Stream, the Nokia X3 and much more.
Phones Show Chat 59 – covers the Nokia X3, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini-Pro, Google Nexus One, the Nokia N8 and much more.
These great podcasts are a highly recommended way of keeping up to speed with the latest smartphones and gadgets. They’re interesting, fun and informative πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

The Phone Show (Video) & Phone Chat (Audio)


I’ve known Steve Litchfield for what must be about 18 years! Since he soon become one of the biggest names amongst Psion Palmtop enthusiasts. Steve these days produces some really great video and audio shows covering reviews etc on a wide range of smartphones; accompanied by Tim Salmon and a group number of other contributors.

The Phone Show (Video)
Programme: 122, 07/10/10 – Nokia N8, Motorola Flipout.
Programme: 121,Β 22/09/10 – New phones galore, Android v Symbian… the real world.
Programme: 120,Β 11/09/10 – The Top 5 720p-shooting smartphones, Nokia E5.

Note – many more great, informative and interesting video podcasts are available from http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/sshow/

The Phone Show (Audio Chat)
Chat No. 57, 04/10/10 – Nokia N8 (Symbian), HTC Desire (Android) and more…
Chat No. 56, 27/09/10 – Nokia E63, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Flipout, Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and more…
Chat No. 55, 20/09/10 –Β Nokia E7, Kev abandons the iPhone 4! and more….

Note – more many great, informative and interesting audio podcasts are available from http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/sshow/chat.html

Highly recommended! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Twitter, everyone seems to be doing it these days!


Not really what I’m into yet but I do have a Twitter account! πŸ™‚
I don’t think a day does by without me hearing about someone else who Twitters, well I confidently declare that in my life, the only Twittering I hear around me (when I’m at home) are my lovely little birds in my aviary and the wild variety that frequent our lovely garden πŸ™‚
Anyway, back to the app, after a resent search through the Ovi Store looking for a Twitter app, I found this one called ‘Communities‘ (as the screen icon calls it) or as ‘about’ calls it ‘Social Messaging‘ by Nokia.Β 
As I said, I don’t really Twitter at the mo, so will probably have more to blog about Twittering when I start regularly Twittering myself; as a figure of speech that is! πŸ™‚ So, for now, I’ll just keep blogging. At least I’m not limited to 140 characters! Even good old texts give you 160+ characters.

AccuWeather for Symbian S60 5th Ed.


A really good free Weather app for Symbian S60 5th edition smartphones is ‘AccuWeather‘, which can be found in the ‘Ovi Store’; also see www.accuweather.com.
Overall, what more could you want on one smartphone screen:
The current temperature, condition, feels like temp;
Screen buttons for an hourly forecast, maps, graph & calendar;
A three day forecast showing – day, date, weather symbol, temperature, feels like temp.
When running, ‘AccuWeather‘ wants to access your location via GPS (if available) and data via 3G; it does ask permission first. Aren’t these apps polite and considerate!Β 
And for the traveller, you can add other locations and save them for future weather forecasts.
Not bad eh! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Oh, and if you REALLY want the Weather all the time, you can even add it as a content bar.
Tip: Remember, if you’d like to see the image in a larger view, just click on it. The same tip applies to most screenshots in my blogs.

Skype on Symbian S60 5th Ed.


Skype, the very popular VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) internet telephone/text tool has been available for a while free from www.skype.com and is now available free from the online Ovi Store. It just confirms the worldwide popularity of Skype when you’re online on a PC to see in excess of 15,000,000 Skype users online; actually at the time of writing this blog, I’ve seen 20,794,949 online!
Since I’ve used Skype online via 3G from ‘3’ on my Nokia N97 Mini, I’ve found connection to be stable especially when travelling. Skype is a particularly useful method of communication as calls are free and won’t use up an adverse amount of your data allowance from your home/work broadband or mobile 3G contract. Most data users on their mobile smartphones luckily get (if they ask for it) from 250MB-1GB/month. I particularly get 1GB/month (along with adequate talk time and a load of texts) for a mere Β£15/month from ‘3’! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚