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Screensnap for Symbian S60

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This is the best screenshot capture for your smartphone where you can defined your own hot key, so just press the desire key to screenshot. I just installed is recently to capture the Garmin GPS working on my phone and below is the sample screenshot of it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the GPS navigation that I capture that day shown the location of me at that moment….just reach my office in the morning. Below is some of the features available on screensnap:-

  1. You can select one of 14 available hotkeys to make a screenshot.
  2. After the application makes a screenshot you hear camera click sound to notify you.
  3. You can save screenshots as true colour BMP, 256 colour BMP, and JPG. For JPG you can select the image quality (the worser quality the smaller the file size).
  4. Action: you can select action to be performed after taking screenshot. Save the image to disk or immediately send it via Bluetooth, Infrared, multimedia message or email.
  5. You don’t have to type the file name each time you take a screenshot, you can specify the base file name of the screenshot image files. application will automatically append a unique number to the base filename. E.g. src000001.jpg, src000002.jpg, src000003.jpg etc.
  6. Taken images are saved directly to your Images folder. That allows you to browse, view and delete taken screen shots with a built-in picture viewer application.
  7. The application allows you to select a folder in Images section where your screenshots will appear in order to differentiate your screenshots from other images like your camera photos, etc
  8. You can configure screenshots to be stored on the internal phone disk or on the memory card.
  9. Best ScreenSnap is FREE! You can download and use it absolutely free

Some drawback just found out yesterday when using GPS in landscape mode, trying to capture the screenshot but the image was truncated and it doesn’t really work in landscape mode.

Source : ScreenSnap

Garmin XT install guide for Nokia 5800

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Everyone seem to like Nokia ExpressMusic 5800 as it comes with touch screen UI and rich features that made you keep in touch in every way. Since this unit comes with builtin GPS and the Nokia maps does not really works well, everyone are looking for alternate maps program like Garmin XT that works well with Symbian S60 that just release recently.

 

Here i wrote a guide on how to install the Garmin and make it works:-

1) First you need to download the following files

Download Garmin XT for Symbian S60 version 5.00.30

Download Malaysia and Singapore maps (this map is unlocked)

Download Support Files (sound files)

Download key gen

2)Extract all the download files into “c:\temp\garmin”

3) Connect your phone to computer via USB connection and select “PC Suite” connection on you phone or you can plug in the memory card direct to computer.

4) Copy the files from “c:\temp\garmin\Garmin Mobile XT v5.00.30 for Symbian\” folder into the root of the memory card.

5) Copy the map file into “\Garmin\” under the memory card.

6) Then you need to activate the Garmin software by using the key gen, you need to find the ID Card under the Garmin program “Setting” –> “System” –> “About”. Write down the ID Card in order to generate the code. Once you get the generated code, paste the code into a notepad and save the filename as SW.UNL. Copy the SW.UNL file into the memory card \Garmin\ folder.

7) Double check the GPS setting whether is used the “Attached/Built-in GPS” under the “Setting” –> “System” –> “Remote GPS”. You notice that you can’t change the setting right? Press on disable button and you will able to see what is the current setting enabled, if the setting is “Attached/Buitl-in GPS” then click enable to activate it.

Mission accomplish, you have Garmin Maps on your Nokia XM5800 so start explorer.

 

*Please make sure you backup your data with Nokia PC Suite before proceeding with the installation as you might required to reset your unit incase the installation failed.

InvisibleSHIELD for gadgets

For gadgets lover, you were trying ways to protect your gadgets from scratches especially on the device screen. I was finding some software for my Nokia ExpressMusic 5800 and saw an advertisement showing this InvisibleSHIELD that able to protect your gadgets from scratches not only on the screen but full body cover.

InvisibleSHIELD was made from a durable military film that protects US military helicopter blades from high speed damage. Zagg bringing this durable film to protect your favorites gadgets from scratches leaving you worry free.

Have a look at the scratch test below, you will be amaze.

 

I’m going to get one for myself.

 

Source : ZAGG

Youtube on Ubuntu Firefox no sound

This is the worst nightmare as most of the time I listen to music using youtube where you can find tonnes of music ranging from oldiest to 21’s century when using Firefox on Ubuntu can view the video but no sound. Luckily it was just a missing plugin that can be install to get back the sound else will be just wipe off back to windows :(.

Strange thing is you can listen to music using the music player but just aint got sound on firefox, so if you too having the same problem don’t wait just run the command below and you’re on your way to get back the sound:-

sudo apt-get install flashplugin-nonfree-extrasound

After install the package, you need to close the Firefox and re-open back. Previously this packages was named libflashsupport and you can’t install that to the current version 9.0.4.

IE for Ubuntu

Sound kinda wierd to have Internet Explorer to be install on linux distro as we use linux is to run away from M$ world but sometimes have no choice as some of the website or appliances required to use IE, that’s bad. There is a tool call IEs4Linux to helps you install IE into your distro, just choose your distro version and download then install. I show on how to install for Ubuntu as I installed into my Ubuntu 9.0.4 Jaunty Jackalope with problem.

You need to install wine package and cabextract like this:-

sudo apt-get install wine cabextract

Once you done install the wine package and cabextract, you can proceed to download the IEs4linux and start the installation like below:-

wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
tar xvfz ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*
./ies4linux

When you run the “./ies4linux” command it will start the gui installation where you can choose which IE version to install then it will download the rest of the package to install automatically, roughly takes about 10 to 15 min depend on your internet speed. That’s end of the installation and you will have your IE shown on the desktop.

Source : IEs4Linux

Firefox flaws critical fixes

Mozilla has announced a number of fixes for its Firefox browser, claiming that four of the flaws are critical. There are 2 “High” rating, 2 listed “Moderate” and 4 minor vulnerabilities.

Below is the flaws have been fixed in version 3.0.9

MFSA 2009-22 Firefox allows Refresh header to redirect to javascript: URIs
MFSA 2009-21 POST data sent to wrong site when saving web page with embedded frame
MFSA 2009-20 Malicious search plugins can inject code into arbitrary sites
MFSA 2009-19 Same-origin violations in XMLHttpRequest and XPCNativeWrapper.toString
MFSA 2009-18 XSS hazard using third-party stylesheets and XBL bindings
MFSA 2009-17 Same-origin violations when Adobe Flash loaded via view-source: scheme
MFSA 2009-16 jar: scheme ignores the content-disposition: header on the inner URI
MFSA 2009-15 URL spoofing with box drawing character
MFSA 2009-14 Crashes with evidence of memory corruption (rv:1.9.0.9)

 

Mozilla strongly advice to upgrade to the latest version 3.0.9 from here as soon as possible and I just upgraded mine.

Source : SC Magazine

Safari 4 beta

Get to know that Apple release Safari 4 browser for public beta from Wing Loon blog and I get hooked on the Top Sites features that look like Aero in Vista. So I grab a copy from here and the file size is about 26 MB, after I install so I going to test it and test on few sites that I used to go on daily basis. I find the loading speed is really fast and does not encounter any issue on any web sites that require java or activeX but there I do found some of the limitation as below

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Windows Live Writer

I started to try out the Windows Live Writer as I read on an article about it and it seem to be a very handy tools to use for updating blog with having to use notepad since this software can give you the actual preview of your blog along with all the images you put up.

You also have an option to save it as draft if you do not have any Internet connection at that time for you to upload when you get online.All the features is the same like you do it online and if you have not use this tool yet better grab it here

Belkin G+ MIMO router

Last weekend went to AV Future link to sent my main board and the power strip for warranty. They change the power strip on the spot and I’m thinking to get Belkin router too so next time when lightning strike again I don’t have to get another router again as they replace 1 to 1 swap.

So I drove to lowyat after that and get the Belkin G+ MIMO with wireless modem router. I bought it from Viewnet around the Leo’s Cafe there and they giving out RM 5 voucher to dine at Leo’s Cafe if you purchase item from that section area as is it very new section.

I find this modem router are able to give a very good performance when browsing, as previously i was using Zyxel P-661HW was terribly slow now i started to love Belkin.

2X Application Server

I was testing out this software by 2X that enable you to publish individual application seamlessly without user having to be at office. User are able to access to application via web access and connect back to your office system running your accounting software or your favourite apps. It also able to load balance your terminal server farm based on the connection, memory and cpu usage.

It works like citrix but its cheaper then cixtrix, now it comes with 5 license free and you can try it out for your self. The installation is pretty straight forward and you barely need the manual to get this software run.

Here is the list of the features:-

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