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Idea: intelligent, cloud-connected mobile device charger

How long can you work with your smartphone or tablet on one battery charge? Does it strike you as normal or too short? Do you have any idea if your device’s battery performance is within an acceptable range? Most of… Continue Reading →

Reset your OnePlus One to factory settings

About half a year ago I switched from an iPhone to an Android smartphone: the OnePlus One. In the beginning it was splendid and super fast and everything. But recently it has become flaky. I suspect the apps ‘Swiftkey’ and… Continue Reading →

Wifi in my car: proof of concept

Some drivers love fancy chrome wheel rims, some add a huge wing spoiler on their car, or fuzzy dice hanging from their rear-view mirror. Me, when I bought my new car, I decided that I wanted a Wifi network in… Continue Reading →

iOS6 losing its 3G cellular data settings – fix for Belgium

I upgraded my iPhone 4S to the new iOS6 the day it came out. As I expected, I had to reconfigure the cellular data settings (‘APN’). For some reason they always get lost during major OS updates. However, I have… Continue Reading →

Context-aware mobile devices

RIM, the maker of the fancy Blackberry devices, has filed a patent application for a technique that allows devices to ‘guess’ in what kind of environment they are: The new Blackberrys would occasionally and very briefly vibrate. This should be… Continue Reading →

Estimating real-time traffic speed

— This is a post from 2006. Back then, there was no Google Maps, no Waze, no iPhone, no mobile data — I was reading a magazine on affordable GPS systems and one of the features they stressed a lot… Continue Reading →

Convergence of the iPod

Using an iPod to see how fast one is running: With the Nike+ footwear connected to iPod nano through the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, information on time, distance, calories burned and pace is stored on iPod and displayed on the screen;… Continue Reading →

Nokia N91 – first impressions

SWITCHING PHONES Back in the old days, switching your mobile phone was easier: you just popped your SIM card out of the old one and threw it into the new one. That only works if your telephone numbers are actually… Continue Reading →

Nokia N91: return of the Fin

I complained back in 2004 that Nokia didn’t have any model that pleased me. I had used 5 Nokia mobile phones at that point, wanted to buy a new one and did’t find anything suitable. Some months later I bought… Continue Reading →

Oh Nokia, won’t you make me a nice mobile phone

I’ve never had a mobile phone that was not a Nokia. I started out with a 5110 back in ’98 and two 3210’s and a 6210 later, I now own a 5510, the Qwerty monster you see at the left… Continue Reading →

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