Carol, 17 Sep 2013I won't be that worried about the slider to tell you the truth. It is nokia for God sake!:). B... moreHave to admit, I came to that conclusion last night. I'm saying like - what the hell am I worrying about slider for? Huh? I really don't see anybody complaining about a broken slider so maybe that is not an inherent problem. Let me just enjoy the darn phone and be done with it.
And you are so right! Nokia phones are built to last and let's face it, the N8 is a TANK! You can just feel it by the weight. And if I say so, is so! When it finally dies, I'll just weep a bit, give it a decent burial and offer a toast to the outstanding warrior it was. But I don't see that happening in a loooong while! So whoever have it, had better not sell theirs to rush off and buy some other competing brand. The N8 is in a class by itself. But you have to learn it as I found out the hard way.
For the guy who is worried about virus. I KNOW how you feel! My “comfort” blanket is Netqin. I like seeing, “Scanning for virus” going across the screen :-), although as Carol said, the likelihood of viruses affecting the phone during normal use is zero. But perhaps it may tell you IF you are importing any from your flash drive. More important to me is the “SYS organization” which “Optimizes”, “clears garbage” and “releases storage space”, The app comes with 6 things:- Network manager, Update virus DB, privacy protection, anti-lost, SYS organization and Contacts backup and I only use one (SYS organization) regularly. I dunno, maybe you can try it and if it doesn’t boost your confidence, just uninstall it. Mine is staying. It is my pacifier :-))).
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2013SORRY! :-)))I meant "lock". Oh dear, it's the terminology :-))). I've been manually ... moreI won't be that worried about the slider to tell you the truth. It is nokia for God sake!:). Before my n8 i had nokia 5230, a low cost smartphone. I used it for one year then give it to my mother who still uses it. I think it is more then 3 years old now, and never locked/unlocked it's screen in other way but with the slider, which works perfectly normal. I lock my n8 quite often with that slider to. I moded one of it's buttons (the menu virtual button) to lock the screen instead of going into menu. Thing that helps me allot to leave the slider alone, but.... i still use it, especially when taking pictures. So, stop worring about this and that. At the end, it is just a device. And the fact that is nokia should tell you that is a long lasting one. I droped mine several times, quite nasty. And that's cause i wanted to keep it perfect and always worried about something. Apperantly , after i stoped worring about it i never droped it:))). Na ja, this is life. Now it doesn't look great, but works great, and that's what matters at the end:)
Anonymous, 17 Sep 2013Hi friends, N8 has the system of on-the-go, which allows us to connect to external flash drive... moreNo windows, ubuntu, machintos virus affects Symbian system. In fact symbian viruses can be called extinct. I never had one since the day one of my first symbian, and that was in 2003... There were some crappy viruses for symbian but i think there isn't the case for symbian belle. This system is so protected they cannot create a good integrated app without bugs, but viruses:)). No worries, though, you should be carefull not to infect your phone memory. Not cause will affect your device but cause will sure affect the next pc you will plug your device in. And you don't want to mess up your pc, or others pc. So, carefull what devices you use for usb on the go...
Hi friends, N8 has the system of on-the-go, which allows us to connect to external flash drives. So wanna ask that how to prevent our cell from viruses if anti virus is not installed in it ?? & is it recommended to instal anti virus before using on the go system ??
Anonymous, 16 Sep 2013SORRY! :-)))I meant "lock". Oh dear, it's the terminology :-))). I've been manually ... moreI've heard about some people ruining the spring, somewhere, but don't take my word for it. Well, you can use this to lock:
Just put it on your home screen.
And try this for unlocking, though some people don't find it comfortable (I do and I love it):
I'd recommend installing both on your C drive because if you install on E they won't work when you connect your phone to PC (all the apps and files on E get disconnected). You can set it in your Nokia Store preferences (just in case: click on the man-shaped icon at the bottom right, then on Installation preferences, then choose).
Still not completely sure what it is you were doing over there but I'll think about it after I walk my dog. :-)
Carol, 16 Sep 2013Never shut down your phone to prevent battery loss. Is better to go offline with it if you wan... moreSORRY! :-)))I meant "lock". Oh dear, it's the terminology :-))). I've been manually locking it with the slider and I think I should get an app to do that because surely, the spring will go faster. Maybe I should just leave it to go off on its own because when that spring goes, I don't know what I will do.
Stupid me, 16 Sep 2013Thanks so much Carol & MdN. I’ll know now to pace out my shots rather than have to shut do... moreNever shut down your phone to prevent battery loss. Is better to go offline with it if you want to save some juice. Shutting down and turning it back on will eat up more battery then 4 hours of standby...:). Or you refereed to locking the screen up (or turning it off with the slider)...
MdN, 16 Sep 2013What Carol said! :-) Also, check the settings and make sure that "Save location info"... moreThanks so much Carol & MdN. I’ll know now to pace out my shots rather than have to shut down the phone prematurely to prevent the battery from going completely empty. You tink it easy? I only just figured out about 2 weeks ago that I should manually shut down the phone instead of waiting for it to go off on its own :-). Well, for me, taking photos is just for home use and whenever the occasions arise.
Yeah, I survived and enjoyed it tremendously. But I was flaked out for the rest of the day because of the heat & yes, dehydration & hunger etc. Thank God those occasions don’t come around too often and you don't have to get nervous because of special guests. So much easier to handle the simple routine – one hour and you are done.
Stupid me, 16 Sep 2013What a weekend! I just about collapsed at the end of my time slot today (two and a half hours)... moreWhat Carol said! :-) Also, check the settings and make sure that "Save location info" is a "No". I have a battery percentage display and if I'm not using the phone it will go down 1-2% in an hour. But when I spend a while surfing the internet it's easy to lose 10% in half an hour, or less. Strangely, watching movies doesn't drain the battery too much. I watched "Jobs" last night, nothing special. Just like his phones. :-) Glas you survived the weekend!
Stupid me, 16 Sep 2013What a weekend! I just about collapsed at the end of my time slot today (two and a half hours)... moreA full battery lasts (in my experience) about 4 hours of continuous photo shutting. If you use your flash, then lasts less. So, it all depends of light, screen light, flash and so on. So, yes, it is kind of normal. Some tips for the battery to last longer while in a "photo shutting" session:): Just lock your phone every time you don't use your camera. Let the camera app opened but slide down the lock slider when you do a 10/20/30/60 or more seconds pause. When you want to take another shut, just unlock it and your camera is ready to go...
MdN, 15 Sep 2013Cheaper replacement batteries from eBay can be from weird companies in China and sometimes don... moreWhat a weekend! I just about collapsed at the end of my time slot today (two and a half hours). It was so long, I thought it would never end. The other two groups were far more fortunate. In between, I was able to capture some moments of the celebrations with my camera. I shook too much for about half of them. The other half were OK. I noticed though, that the battery went down quite fast. I took out more pictures than usual, true, but I don’t think it was an unreasonable amount to merit the battery going down so quickly. Is that normal? Or is something wrong with my battery? First time I’ve noticed the phenomenon.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2013can some1 pls tell me wat to do,my nokia N8 battery is nt lasting and i got a new one.less dan... moreCheaper replacement batteries from eBay can be from weird companies in China and sometimes don't last long. Some are good, some aren't... I guess you should get another one, or original Nokia battery. You can also try BV-4D from Nokia 808, it's higher capacity but the dimensions are the same and it works in N8.
can some1 pls tell me wat to do,my nokia N8 battery is nt lasting and i got a new one.less dan six month its bad again.
MdN, 14 Sep 2013Hmmm yes, I'm still hoping to miraculously get an 808 but so far... Let me see. Right now, 35 ... moreThanks again for your suggestions and your patience. I got a few nice ones from your list and now I don’t know which one to choose . Big weekend for us and my favourite song is on both days. Tonight was so beautiful with everybody coming together, so I hope all goes well tomorrow too as we split up again. Real funny place to decide to take the “risk” for Belle. Nothing ventured, nothing gained as they say. So now, only my parrot is sad :-).
Stupid me, 14 Sep 2013Thanks for alerting me about .sis.dm. Yes, I included some in my downloads. Sigh! I’ll still ... moreHmmm yes, I'm still hoping to miraculously get an 808 but so far... Let me see. Right now, 35 Nokias N8 for sale, between 100-200 Euro, none of them in my province. Only 5 used PureViews, 230-260 Euro, all across the country. Hey, it's not a bad price, used to be 350 Euro new, now it's 310. Let's see what happens when Lumia 1020 comes to my country, maybe someone decides to sell an 808, although most reviews say it's not an upgrade but a side-step.
I'm not sure about batteries, I'm going with this (http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/features/item/14458_Pimping_the_Nokia_E7.php): "...charge as often as you can - Li-Ion batteries last much longer if you don't take them right down to zero% each time. In theory, you can extend the life of the E7's battery from a year (500 charge cycles) up to a decade (5000 cycles)." But I'm not sure if anything happens to them when they are simply stored and left alone. I have a 2001 Ericsson phone still running on its first battery, the other day I turned it on and it just worked, and it was turned off for a few years. But some other phones died after not being turned on for a year, though they had Li-Polymer batteries and N8 has regular Li-ion. The Li-ion battery on my other Nokia just inflated itself after a while of not using it (and I couldn't close the phone), and the one in my mother's Nokia did the same even with constant use (but she was always waiting for it to die completely before charging) but I got replacement batteries on eBay. I guess there will always be batteries on eBay. So I suppose it's best to charge them whenever you can, but I don't know whether having a replacement one is reasonable. Maybe if you store it in a fridge or something. :-) Need to do research about it.
Nice to see you discovered themes. :-) Check out themes by IND190, Blade, Arjun Arora and AttisX, some of them are free and those guys really pay attention to detail. Ahhh, okay, so maybe I don't need to talk to your parrot then! :-D As for music, when I need to cheer up I just go with power metal. :-)
Ouch, what's going on over there? Floods? :-/ We're getting some rain here, but if there's a storm I just unplug everything, sit by the window and try to record a sound of thunder with my phone. Had some fun last night with an app called QRemoteControl, now I can move my cursor and do almost everything using my N8 as a wi-fi remote control for my PC. :-) Not that I need it but it's fun. Wish it also had an infrared sensor like my older Symbians, I used them as remote controls for my TV and stereo. Or anyone else's TV. :-)))
Great article here:
"From the Nokia N73 to the 808 PureView – smartphone photography by Damian Dinning" - you can see some photos made by the N8 from even before it was released! All taken by the man who was the head of the Nokia camera development team at the time. Good old times.
MdN, 13 Sep 2013Well done! I can be the same, when I start something I forget to get up and drink something un... moreThanks for alerting me about .sis.dm. Yes, I included some in my downloads. Sigh! I’ll still try them. I ended up with quite a long shortlist ;-). Maybe almost 50, so I have a choice. What a tedious exercise! I even got some colourful themes :-). There is one that I particularly like which will give me a little cheer. I never really paid attention to themes until going through the store. I’ll use your filing system to organize my apps. You do have a knack for anticipating, don’t you :-)! And so orderly too! Sorry you missed out on the N8 deal. I dunno, maybe you should look out for an 808 instead of having two of the same thing. Maybe you can pick up a bargain if people decide to ditch. I certainly don’t feel any immediate need to look for anything new, only maybe a spare battery. Have you any idea about the life of a battery with ordinary use? 5 years? Did we discuss this already? Does it make sense to get one? Maybe it will be useless by the time I need it?
I checked the parrot vocalist :-D :-))). OMG!!! I’ll stick to my favourite P&W, like Power of Your Love, You raise me up, Revival etc. I hope I’m satisfied with the result when I record them with the phone recorder. Hey! You can’t teach my parrot anything new :-). He’s a veteran sailor who was dishonourably discharged from the navy for profanity :-). But it is a bit gloomy here actually - continuous thunder & lightening (real scary), with a deluge, yesterday in the early hours. No sleep with the racket, floods - and TV, internet & phone service gone :-/. So sorry for those who suffered loss!
Anonymous, 14 Sep 2013Hi friends, while taking pics in low light, some round white spots appear in the pics. Sometim... moreThe white spots are called "orbs" and you can read about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orb_(optics)
There is no way to completely avoid red eyes, but you can fix them with the built-in Photo editor. It takes a little practice but the results are excellent. Also you can remove them with some image editing program, Photoshop or FastStone Image Viewer (it's free and has a lot of quick editing options).
I hope this helps. ;-)
Hi friends, while taking pics in low light, some round white spots appear in the pics. Sometimes it looks too ugly when the pic is good But it looks bad due to such spots. So can any1 tel me how to avoid these white spots. & even after applying red eye reduction, eyes of the person looks red. So plz friends, tel me how to avoid these 2 things. Thanks.