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10 Apps to Increase Your Smartphone Productivity

In today’s world the smartphone is like a virtual workstation. To work smart in a short span of time you need to load up your phone with office apps, PDF readers, email clients and lots more apps.

Here is a list of 10 apps to make your smartphone even more smarter.

 1. Evernote | Download

An app developed to save notes in the form of text, photograph, voice or a handwritten ink note. You can also set reminders and assign tags to various notes.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

2. Documents To Go | Download

An office app which allows synchronization between one’s smartphone and the computer. Create , view and edit MS office files. It can also read PDF files.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

3. Gmail | Download

The cool e-mail service is now available for you to carry around in your pockets. Enjoy all the gmail functions through your smartphone wherever you go.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

4. MailDroid | Download

MailDroid is a push mail client for IMAP and POP e-mail. It comes with integrated search options, a spell checker and much more.

Price: Free | Available for Android

5. DropBox | Download

A cloud app that enables users to share and store photos, videos, documents, etc over the internet using file synchronization. The DropBox account can be accessed either from your smartphone or computer.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

6. SugarSync | Download

An app to sync files among multiple computers and also back them up on the web. It also comes handy in organizing the files into folders.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Google Maps | Download

The power of Google Maps is also available for your smartphone. A web mapping service by Google that allows you to check into locations and navigate with integrated GPS for the traveler in you.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

8. Swype | Download – Android, Symbian

A recently developed input method that enables you to input text faster and in a much more easier way on any screen.

Price: Free | Available for Android, Symbian. You can also get Swype for iPhone using this Cydia app.

9. CamCard | Download – Apple, Android, BlackBerry

Listed as one of the best apps, CamCard is a card reader that extracts the information from visiting cards and organizes the data as a contact.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry

10. DocScanner | Download

A powerful app that is equipped to scan pages and save them as PDFs on your smartphone.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

Those were the top 10 apps to increase productivity on your mobile device and truly turn it in to a smartphone. Tell us about the ones you’ve tried and the one’s you’ll be trying.

10 Fun Games for your Smartphone

Whether you want to relax, use your logical reasoning skills, or just kill some time, there is a game to suit your taste. They are the best way to relieve stress and take your mind off work. Convert your smartphone into a portable gaming device. Here’s a list of 5 games that shouldn’t be free.

Here is a list of another 10 fun games for your smartphone.

1. Angry Birds 

Help the birds take revenge against the pigs who stole their eggs.  Players use a slingshot to launch the birds and hit the pigs on various structures in the game area. As you advance through the levels, new birds with better abilities appear. Angry Birds is one of the best games available for your smartphone.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

2. Uno

The classic card game, helps you de-stress as you play against bots or your own friends across the globe.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

3. Fruit Ninja

Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game that ensures satisfying fruit carnage as you slice and dice everything on your screen.  It features multiple gameplay modes,  leaderboards and multiplayer.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

4. X Construction

A fun puzzle game that requires you to build bridges with limited materials and in limited time. A game for the engineering mind which loves building. X Contruction is definitely among the best paid games on Android.

Price: Paid | Available on Android

5. Scrabble

The classic spelling game is now available for your smartphone. Its time to show your word skills, challenge your friends or play against the bots.

Price: Free | Available on Apple

6. Sudoku

Sharpen your mind with the logical number placement game now on your smartphone.

Price: Free | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

7. Paper Toss

The perfect game for times when you feel unproductive, bored or just plain frustrated. Crumble the paper and thrash it. The Game is surprisingly fun at those times when you have nothing to do.

Price: Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry

The Sims 3

The famous strategic life simulation computer game is also available for your smartphone. With The Sims 3 you can live a full fledged virtual life. Different versions of the game is also available.

Price: Paid | Available for Apple, Android, Symbian

9. Solitaire

The famous table top card game is now in your pocket. You can select from a number of card game options across platforms depending on what you want to play.

Price: Free/Paid | Available on Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

10. Hangman

A classic word guessing game. Hangman sharpens your spelling and logical skills and is one of the best ways to kill time.

Price: Free | Available for Apple, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian

Nokia Declares Symbian OS Will be Killed, Replaced by Windows Phone 7

Nokia’s Symbian OS has been around from a long time and it’s been one of the most popular and highly used operating system that Nokia has always endorsed on almost all of it’s products until recently. Symbian OS evolved quite a lot, but it’s interface has been all same since the beginning, even the new Symbian ^3 OS doesn’t really change anything. And with the evolution of Android OS and dominance of Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian just wasn’t good enough for smartphones, very easy to use, but not built with power and performance in mind.

Nokia thus declared, at it’s Capital Markets Day, that they’ll be killing the Symbian OS altogether and will shift their focus to Microsoft’s Windows Phone products. They haven’t given out any official date yet, but it would mostly be over in the year 2012. The death of one of the most used operating systems for mobile phones, the Symbian OS. Nokia will thus be switching over to Windows Phone 7 for their future mobile phones, and there has already been an official announcement about the partnership of Nokia and Microsoft.

Nokia and Microsoft together will be something good that might happen to Nokia after all, but we can’t be really sure. Nokia will transform it’s Meego platform to an ‘experimental project’ and Windows Phone 7 will becomes it’s official OS merchandise.

Nokia plans to form a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a global mobile ecosystem based on highly complementary assets. The Nokia-Microsoft ecosystem targets to deliver differentiated and innovative products and have unrivalled scale, product breadth, geographical reach, and brand identity. With Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, Nokia would help drive the future of the platform by leveraging its expertise on hardware optimization, software customization, language support and scale. Nokia and Microsoft would also combine services assets to drive innovation. Nokia Maps, for example, would be at the heart of key Microsoft assets like Bing and AdCenter, and Nokia’s application and content store would be integrated into Microsoft Marketplace. Under the proposed partnership, Microsoft would provide developer tools, making it easier for application developers to leverage Nokia’s global scale.

[ Via Engadget ]

What do you think about this move by Nokia? Do you think partnership with Microsoft will be fruitful?

Mundu TV: Watch Free Online Live Indian TV

Mundu TV is a service which offers many Indian channels to view online for free. Mundu TV serves TV channels via its desktop application. Besides you can also download its software for many supported mobile phones. Mundu TV is excellent in quality and offers online live TV at average resolution. Those days are gone, when you wanted to watch free TV on your computer. With this desktop application, watching free online TV is really easy.

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Is Mundu TV Really free?

Mundu TV is offering one month trial of all available channels free and you can avail its service free for one month, but after that you’ll have to buy its subscription. This free online TV service is also available on mobile phones and tablet devices. Since, the present generation is more dependent on their mobile devices, watching TV on it could be fun.

Mundu TV Pricing

After using the trial you can subscribe to it at very cheap price. You have to pay only Rs. 250 for 4 month or Rs.99 for one month. That’s quite reasonable, because with that subscription you can watch TV on your desktop as well as on your mobile/tablet device.

Available channels by Mundu

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However, free TV doesn’t mean that you can watch all the channels available in the world. There are limited channels that one can watch on mundu TV. Below is the list of available channels.

  • AajTak
  • NDTV India
  • CNBC TV18
  • CNBC Aawaz
  • Headlines Today
  • Zing
  • Zee TV
  • Ten Action Plus
  • TimesNow
  • NDTV Profit
  • Zee Classic
  • Zee News
  • ETC

How it works

Mundu TV serves channels using an easy to use and powerful desktop application. You can download it for free. Register a free account on mundu TV website and login to your account via Mundu TV software. It will be connected to server and you will be able to watch all available live channels.

  • Download Application for Windows
  • Download Application for Mac

Mundu TV application is also available for mobile phones

You can also enjoy live TV on your mobile phone too. It supports most of Nokia Symbian phones,Windows mobiles,iPhone and Android. To find out if your handset is supported by its mobile application see this page. To download mundu mobile application click here.

You can share any other online service, other than Mundu TV which offers live online Indian TV. Check related posts (below) for more option to watch free TV online.

DOSBox: Run Windows 98 on Your Symbian Mobile

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Now it is possible that you can use Windows 98 on your Symbian S60 mobile phone. With a software named DOSBox, you can easily run Windows 98 successfully  on Symbian smartphones such as N95 and Nokia 5800( 128MB RAM required).

How it Works

  • First Download DOSBox latest release from here [link]
  • Create a directory in your phone memory card e:\dos\windows\’
  • Extract and copy all files of Windows 98 in this directory
  • Now create a directory E:\data
  • Install DOSBox in E:\data and set this path in dosbox.conf file
  • Modify image mount path in dosbox.conf as ;

Imgmount c e:\cdos\win98\w98.img -t hdd -fs fat -size 512,63,16,518
Boot -l c

(you can modify or add image mount path by opening dosbox.conf file on Notepad)

  • Run DOSBox and enjoy Windows 98 on your Symbian mobile

Note: It will not affect your Symbian OS because it is just an emulator and not an installed Windows 98

Get DOSBox now

Two Best PDF Reader Applications for Symbian S60 Mobiles

Symbian OS is not so lucky in case of good PDF readers. There are not many options for users because most of PDF readers are not working well. After reviewing many PDF viewer Symbian tools I have selected two good working PDF readers for Symbian S60.

PDF+

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It is an excellent tool works on sereis60 3rd and 5th both editions. This tool is free. It is a fast working PDF reader having advanced pro features.It is compatible to large PDF files. You can read any specific page i.e. you can jump to any page of PDF. You can search text in PDF file. It supports most of touch screen Symbian mobile phones. It is also available for iPhone and iPod touch.

Some example supported Phone Models

Nokia E72,Nokia N95,SAMSUNG i8910 HD,Nokia 5233(touch),Sony Ericsson Satio etc.

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Adobe Reader LE

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It is developed by Quick Office in collaboration with Adobe. It is not a free S60 application.It supports large PDF files. It works on Symbian S60 3rd and 5th versions.Besides English You can read PDF in French, Italian, German, and Spanish. It gives a cool experience of PDF reading on mobile phone with smooth scrolling,keyword search,zooming etc.

Some example supported Phone Models

Nokia N97,Samsung i8910,Nokia 5800 etc.

Buy this Application

If you are using any PDF application then do share with us.

2 Awesome Call Recorder Apps for Symbian Phones

Sometime we need to record calls on our mobile phones. Most of mobile phones even java mobiles have an option of recording calls but we have to do it manually. Symbian OS has some very fine working call recorders those can record call automatically without taking manual actions besides there are many other options such as call record prompt and recoding without beep. Below are the top 2 call recording apps for Symbian.

Best Call Recorder

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This is an amazing application to record calls for Symbian with a lot of options. It supports most of Symbian phones such as Nokia N series mobiles.With this you can also record call from selected numbers.

Features

  • Record calls for limited or unlimited time
  • Set any location for call storage
  • Record call without beep
  • Lowest use of available memory

Examples of Supported Phones

Nokia 3250,Nokia 5700 XpressMusic,Nokia 6110 Navigator,Nokia 6730 classic,N95,81,82.85.86 etc.

Price: $9.95 , Free to Try

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Total Recall

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Formerly it was known as Spy Call but now Killer-Mobile replaces Spy Call with improved Total Recall. Total Recall is really an impressive call recorder and largest selling recorder for Symbian Os. It records calls with high sound quality in AMR and WAV format.

Features

  • No beep recording
  • You can set automatic call recording
  • Record lengthy call up to limit of your phone memory.
  • Password protection
  • Lifetime update from its website

Examples of Some Supported Mobiles

Nokia 3250,E50, E51, E60, E61, E61i, E62,5320 XM, 5800 Xpress Music, T-Mobile Nuron etc.

Price: $16 , Free to Try

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