Tag Archives: wi-fi

now there are bluetooth and wi-fi lightbulbs

following on from last weeks maplin wi-fi lightbulb ive just seen an ad for a robert dyas bluetooth lightbulb with some very attractive features

  • sunrise simulator
  • disco mode
  • flashes when your mobile rings

ios apps of the week

ios apps of the week


  • occipital 360
  • PFAR – plane finder augmented reality  (point at a plane in the sky and it tells you where its going)
  • HP ePrint and HP Printer Control
  • dice roller
  • rotary dialer
  • file manager – turn your iphone into an ftp server so you actually copy photos off it
  • national trust
  • vyclone video aggregator

Three features to look out for on your next camcorder

Three features to look out for on your next camcorder

  • GPS – so you never need to manually geotag your photos again
  • Projector – so you never need a TV again
  • Wi-Fi upload – so you never need a USB again

And you can already buy a camcorder with a built-in project just take a look at the Sony HDR-PJ200

fon fun

if you have a fon 2.0g or fun 2.0n you can now experiment with fonosfera beta versions of the firmware

and if you dont have a fon wi-fi hotspot you could turn you windoz pc into one by using bzeek

ubuntu 9.10 pcmcia plug&play just works !

I just bought some "end of line" (5 year old !) NETGEAR WPN-511 pcmcia Wi-Fi cards from my local Staples for £7.50 each.

(Since all the internal seals were broken it looks like they were "customer returns" as well as "end of line" so check first before buying and as you may be able to negotiate a bit more discount !)

Anyhow on my xubuntu 9.10 notebook I just swapped my kcorp lifestyle KLS-611 (Ralink RT2500) pcmcia card with the 'new' NETGEAR WPN-511 (Atheros AR5001X+) and rebooted !

Not only did ubuntu instantly recognise the Atheros chipset it even remembered all my SSID & WPA details and automatically linked me to my Wi-Fi network !

netgear, wi-finetgear, wi-fi

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

pixelpipe anytime anywhere

Not only does pixelpipe let you upload photo(s) to dozens of BMNs & SMNs in a single click it is now available for hundreds of different devices !

If you are a googlefan you can even connect it indirectly to your googlebuzz account and use pixelpipe with photoshop.com mobile app on your googledroid !

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

Android layar & nru ar apps

I have been blown away by the latest Google Android layer & nru augmented reality apps !

With layar I can now walk around the UK with my Android on a 3G or wi-fi network seeing where the nearest Barclays Bank is, the nearest Post Box is and what houses have been sold and which are for sale in the neighbourhood !  and with the lastminute.com lab nru ar app i see can all the nearest entertainment centres such as 10 pin bowling etc etc !

google nexus androidgoogle android app

Read and post comments | Send to a friend

FREE WorldWide Wi-Fi for all from F&G

Pre-dating NOKIA's "FREE sat nav for all" FON and one of it's equity investors Google (F&G) have created the google mobile app (GMA) that lets you surf the web with a Wi-Fi mobile phone from any fon point in the world  free-of-charge !

Versions of google mobile app are available for Android, iPhone and NOKIA Symbian S60 and other mobile phones and you can also use it with your regular 3G network provider at normal charges. It even includes a sort of proxy server that p/re/formats web pages for mobile screen sizes !

Simply visit m.google.com/search using your phone's web browser and you will sent the right version of Google Mobile App to your phone. 

I shouldn't forget to mention that google mobile app is a web search interface with voice recognition !
Just press the correct NOKIA S60 GMA 'hotkey' ! ('c' on a 6220i or 'ctrl' on a e61i) then press the NOKIA  S60 green handset button while simply "speaking" the word your searching for and GMA will use that word and your GPS position to search the web for you !
There's also a great list of other Symbian S60 apps at http://congleton.vox.com/library/post/nokia-n95-free-apps.html

Read and post comments | Send to a friend