February 9th, 2008
The Nokia internet tablet is a handy little device to do a great deal of tasks when you’re on the go. By adding these seven applications, you can do even more.
Applications I’ve added to my internet tablet:
1. GPE-Calendar – a great little calendar app that helps me keep track of all my appointments. By also using Erminig, I can sync GPE-Calendar with my Google Calendar.
2. VNC Viewer – remote control software allowing you to view and interact with any computer running a VNC server.
3. Canola – This application turns your internet tablet into a mini media center for playing music, videos, podcasts, viewing photos, etc.
4. Maemo WordPy – a fully functional WordPress client for blogging.
5. Other Maemo Weather – Applet for your Home screen for displaying weather conditions.
6. Gnumeric Spreadsheet – GNOME spreadsheet app.
7. Pidgin – a multi-protocol IM client. Definitely needed if you chat with protocols unsupported by the native client.
February 3rd, 2008
Live Writer makes it simple to add maps and aerial shots to your blog when you want to provide driving instructions or pictures of a specific location to your readers.
To insert a map/aerial shot:
- Go to the menu at the top of Windows Live Writer. Click Insert and select Map.
- Input the desired place in the Find location textbox.
- Click the button with the magnifying glass on it.
- A road map of the location will appear. If you want an aerial picture of the area, select Aerial from the dropdown to the left of the map.
- Depending on the location, a bird’s eye view may also be available. This is a much closer aerial picture of the area. If the option is available for the location, a large button will appear to the left of the map.
- You can zoom in and out and move within the map by using the controls beneath the dropdown.
You can also click inside the map and by holding down the left button on your mouse, drag the map to find the desired location.
- When the map reflects the desired effect, click the Insert button.