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How To: Install Opera Mobile on Nokia N9

N9 already has a built-in . It’s not the best, but it works. I like having some browsers for my Nokia N9, and currently I have and Opera Mobile installed. Both browsers (Firefox Mobile and Opera Mobile) are not available from Ovi Store. If you’re using Symbian for your Nokia, you can Opera Mini. Firefox is not yet supported.
I’m not considering the process as something difficult. Yes, it’s not like the regular installation procedures. It’s my first-time experience too. So far, everything works without any issue at the moment. For Opera Mobile installation, I just follow the installation from Nokia N9 Fans Club. It’s an unofficial , not maintained by Nokia.

Now, let me share a bit about how I installed Opera Mobile. Anyway, my N9 is running MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan with version PR1.1 (20.2011.40-2_PR_005). And, if you’re not familiar with command line, you can continue reading.

Nokia N9 Sample Photos

I love .
After using some different cameras (DSLR and camera), I think  this year I spend more time using mobile phone, not the DSLR. Sometime, I almost forgot that I still have Canon 450D. After having in my hands, I wanted to test its camera , just like what I did with my previous Nokia N8.

Nokia N9 does not have the best camera specifications compared to other mobile phone products (with camera). But, for a mobile photography, the quality is pretty good. Let’s look at Nokia N9 camera specifications:

  • 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Wide-angle lens, true 16:9 imaging
  • Large lens aperture F2.2 for better and faster photos in low light conditions
  • Dual LED
  • Digital shutter, continuous autofocus, touch-to-focus and exposure lock
  • Focal length: 3.77mm / 28mm, F number/Aperture: F2.2
  • Still images format: JPEG/EXIF/XMP
  • Digital zoom up to 4x for still images and

Now, let’s see how some photos taken using Nokia N9. These photos are not edited at all. Nokia N9 has also a simple photo editor to crop, rotate, brightness, and contrast, etc. I only captured some photos, and send to directly from the phone using built-in upload to Flickr feature.

6th Grader iPhone Application Developer

I like watching TED Talk videos, including lots videos from TEDx. Recently, I stumbled across a by Thomas Suarez from TEDxManhattanBeach .

From the video description:

Thomas Suarez is a 6th grade student at a middle school in the South Bay. Tom been fascinated by computers and technology since before kindergarten. Recently, he’s been focused on the of applications for the , and has established his own company, CarrotCorp. His most successful ap is one he terms “an anti-Justin-Bieber game” called “Bustin Jieber”. “It’s is a variation on the Whac-a-Mole ,” he explains.

Not only he does a great work,  I think he’s very good at his presentation too :)

Solved: Nokia N9 can't connect to Twitter

After I had my early this month, I setup my Twitter first — after some basic phone settings, of course. Everything worked. The application is probably not the best, but it works.
Is it problem-free app? I thought so, until I got a problem: I can’t connect to Twitter using this app. I was not sure when the problem occurred for the first time. I did played with my phone (installing apps, downloading musics, adjusting settings, and including working from the command line). When an update was available, I also upgraded.
Added later: I was not sure what caused this problem. When I signed-in for the first time, everything worked without any issues. I deleted my Twitter account from the app, and tried to add it again. I forgot when I did this for sure, before or after installing the firmware update. It  was optional, but I decided to .
2011-11-13 01-49-48At first, I was not sure about the problem. Is it my phone, or the connection I was using. I switched to some different connections, but it didn’t solve my problem. When I tapped the “Sign In” button, it said: “Can’t connect to Twitter”.
So, I searched for a solution. And, I got one. It’s probably something too technical, but the instruction is easy to understand. According to the thread, here are some steps to fix the problem — I’m using Version: PR1.1 (20.2011.40-2_PR_005):

  • Activate “Developer mode” by going to: Settings > > Developer mode. It’s OFF by default. Turn it ON.
  • After having it activated, you will find a “Terminal” app button under menu.
  • Open it and you need to execute these commands (one command per line):
    • gconftool --recursive-unset /system/http_proxy
    • gconftool --recursive-unset /system/proxy
    • gconftool --recursive-unset /system/osso

You may close your Terminal.
Those commands will wipe your active connection settings (bluetooth and internet ). But, it’s not a problem as I can add/manage connection settings easily. Problem fixed. Great.

Goodbye Google App for BlackBerry

Beginning November 22, 2011, we will end support for the Gmail App for Blackberry (installed native app). Over this past year, we’ve focused efforts on building a great experience in the and will continue investing in this area. Users may continue to use the app, if installed, however it will not be supported by , or available for starting November 22. users can continue to access Gmail through the mobile web app at http://www.gmail.com in their BlackBerry web browser.

Google Apps Blog: Deprecation of Gmail App for BlackBerry

Mozilla Indonesia Mascot celebrates Indonesian Heroes Day

Today (November 10), celebrates its National Heroes Day (Hari Pahlawan). Hari Pahlawan commemorates the 1945 Battle of Surabaya.
KUMI - edisi Hari Pahlawan Indonesia
KUMI — Indonesia mascot — celebrates by wearing Bung Tomo’s famous outfit. Bung Tomo is revolutionary leader in the 1945 battle. To remind you a bit about Kumi, it was firstly introduced on September 27, 2010 in , Indonesia during Mozilla Indonesia Community Meetup. I think KUMI looks cute here.
According to Mozilla Indonesia’s blog, KUMI is also available in various traditional costumes like Bali, Sunda, , Madura, Minahasa, Makassar, Kupang, Ambon, and more. Here are some other KUMI’s outfits.
Batik
Papertoy KUMI "Garuda di dadaku"
Go to kumi.web.id for more or visit Mozilla Indonesia’s Flickr photostream.

Nokia N9: Swipe demo

Yesterday, I created a simple about my Nokia N9. In this video you can see how the swipe works (switching between home screens — there are: Events, Applications, and Open Applications). You can also watch the User Interface. Do you think it’s easy to use? I think it is.

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My Nokia N9: Personal Review

I have been using for about a week, and I would like to share a bit more about this . In my previous post, I posted about the unboxing photos. In short, I think this phone works for me and I’m comfortable with the , speed, and more importantly to keep myself ‘connected’ to the world.

The design

When I opened the box, it was like love at the first sight. I got the black Nokia N9. I think Nokia N9 has a beautiful product . Here’s why.

I have been using some Nokia phone in the last few years with various phone designs. My first Nokia phone was Nokia 3110. That’s right, that big phone. After that, I switched to Nokia 5510, Nokia 3230, Nokia N78, and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. I also tried Nokia E72 (with the QWERTY keyboard). The latest Nokia phone I have is Nokia N8 which I’m using right now.
Lots of phone companies put their efforts creating products that are not only about the technical aspects like hardware specifications, but also the design. “This [put the product name] is beautiful!” is a very common expression. And I think Nokia N9 got this expression.
Large screen is another features. Lots of has bigger screen these days. But still, will use their hand to operate. I like phone with big screen, but not too big. I was not sure whether Nokia N9 has ‘big enough’ or ‘too big’ screen area. Can I hold and work with it only with my right hand? It’s taller than Nokia N9, and .
Can I reach whole screen area using my thumb? I can. For me, this is something important.
I look at the design, and I could not find any buttons at the front. I’ve heard that it’s all about ‘swipe’. The only buttons/keys are only on the right side: volume/zoom and power/lock keys. It took few minutes to explore how the swipes work. And, it’s not difficult at all. It’s easy. I will write about swiping on Nokia N9 later.
About the SIM card, I need to have the micro SIM card. There are two options: buying it from my desired provider, or make it by cutting the regular SIM card. I went with the second option.

Google is now indexing Facebook Comments (AJAX/Iframe)

One reason why avoid using or iframe is regarding the search engine optimization. Contents presented in Javascript or iframe is not good for search engine, and is one of them. But, recently, there is an update from Google about how Google indexes contents presented using these ways (using AJAX/iframe).
Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed:

Amit Agarwal (Labnol.org) has some an example about  how Google indexing Facebook Comments at Techcrunch. Comments is an example. There are some other commenting like Disqus (I use Disqus for my blog) or Intense Debate. Great.

Google+ is now available for Google Apps Accounts

Finally, Apps users now can have the full access to Google+ . Previously, if you’re using Google App for your , you need to migrate to other Google to get the service. I did that already. But now, Google made it available for Google Apps user.
Quoting from Google Enterprise blog:

Starting now you can manually turn on Google+ for your organization. Once Google+ is turned on, your users will just need to sign up at google.com/+ to get started. For customers who use Google Apps for Business or the free version of Google Apps and who have chosen to automatically enable new services, Google+ will automatically become available to all of your users over the next several days.*
Google Apps users will have access to the same set of features that are available to every Google+ user, and more. In addition to publicly or with your circles, you’ll also have the option to share with everyone in your organization, even if you haven’t added all of those to a circle.

I don’t use Google+ on daily basis. And since I’m already linked my other Google account to Google+, I am not sure what I need to do with my current Google Apps account. Here are some screenshots about the registration/activation processes.
If you’re already logging in to your Google Apps account from your — opening an for example — you can directly go to plus.google.com or google.com/+

Since Google+ needs Picasa Web Albums for sharing and Google Talk for chat, you need to link it to you existing Picasa Web Albums.

Twitter Is Not the Enemy of the English Language

Twitter Is Not the Enemy of the English Language. It’s making it better.