Nokia Belle FP2

Nokia rolls out Belle FP2 update, pulls update as users report bugs

The much-awaited version of Nokia’s Symbian operating system; Nokia Belle FP2 is now available as an OTA update for the 808 and 701 devices as of 2 October 2012.

The firmware version for this update is 113.010.xxxx

Here is what is new in Nokia Belle FP2 for Nokia 701 as compared to Belle FP1

  • New search icon on the homescreen
  • New Browser (version 8.3)
  • New Music Player, with embedded lyrics support, newer user interface, tabbed layout for Artists, Albums, Songs, Playlists and Genres
  • New Qwerty keyboard
  • New Camera app (similar to the one in 808 PureView)
  • Newer Car mode app
  • Swipe to unlock feature
  • Few new widgets; Text Clock, Notes widget etc.
  • Play/Pause button in the notification pane for Music Player
  • Newer Gallery with transition effects, more information about images and a share to facebook button

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Stopwatch app for Symbian S60 v3

Stopwatch widget screenshot
Stopwatch settings screenshot

This is a nifty stopwatch widget for Symbian devices tailor made for Nokia E71/E72/E63 and other S60 v3 devices having resolution 320×240.
Though it works on other Symbian devices having different resolutions, the UI might not look very perfect.
Its features include: Lap, splitting time into hours, minutes and seconds, and keyboard shortcuts for Start, Resume, Reset and Lap.

Shortcuts (for phones with QWERTY keypad):

  1. P & Spacebar for Play/Resume,
  2. Enter & Backspace for reset,
  3. L for Lap.

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RAM information widget for Symbian

RAM info is a small widget for devices running Symbian S60 v3 and higher.
You can use it to monitor RAM usage on your device in realtime.
The indicator is animated and takes different colors depending on the current state of RAM usage.
It has a clean visually appealing interface and the information is updated every second.

Built and tested on device running Symbian S60 v3 fp2

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How to install Windows 7 from a USB drive the easy way

With the advent of cheap high capacity USB flash drives our reliance on optical drives is continuously decreasing.
PCs with malfunctioning or non existant optical drives face a dilemma while having to reinstall operating system which are most commonly in the form of bootable DVDs.

Here is a step by step guide to installing windows 7 from a USB flash drive.
This article assumes that you have the operating system files stored on your HDD. If the OS is in .iso format, extract it using WinRAR or 7zip (or any other utility)
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The new Web Tools

Our nifty Web Tools service just got updated.
Among the new features is the ability to generate sha-256 and sha-512 hashes.
We also ported everything to javascript from php using the javascript equivalent of php functions provided by the awesome php.js project.

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5 useful CSS snippets and tricks

Here are 5 useful CSS tricks that I find myself using often, so I thought of sharing them here. Feel free to suggest others in the comments below.

#1 The quick reset

While there are a lot of lengthy and more comprehensive css resets available online, I’ve found that the following piece of code works just fine and provides pretty good reset capability.

* {margin: 0;outline: 0;padding: 0}
body, div, span, p, a, img, ul, ol, li, table, th, tr, td, form, fieldset, legend, dl, dt, dd, blockquote, applet, object {border: 0}
ul, ol {list-style-type:none}
hr {display: none}

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