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.
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!
And for the traveller, you can add other locations and save them for future weather forecasts.
Not bad eh! 🙂 🙂 🙂 Oh, and if you REALLY want the Weather all the time, you can even add it as a content bar.
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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 £15/month from ‘3’! 🙂 🙂 🙂