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Snaptu

by MDudra

Overview of Snaptu

Snaptu is a popular mobile essential used to access a variety of locations from one place. This means that instead of downloading certain apps individually such as FaceBook, Sports, Sudoku, Twitter etc, it is possible to use this single, space efficient app to gain access to these and other sites on your Symbian device without taxing your battery and phone memory. Best of all, this app is free. Basically the functionality is based on its ability to convert traditional access to websites into super fast mobile apps and using its widgets, the user will gain access to his or her favorite sites immediately without the need to key in username and password on every visit.

Developer

Located in Tel Aviv and funded by Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures, this company was originally called Moblica and changed its name to Snaptu once its app took off with a bang. With offices in Europe as well, the company focus seems to be on the continued evolution of this one product. Headed by Ran Makavy, who has more than 15 years of international experience in product development, strategy and marketing in the telecommunication and technology sectors, this Chief Executive Officer is a graduate of Mamram and has a BSc in Computer Science and an MBA to boot.

Interface

Basically this widget platform allows for access to a variety of sites without having to download individual applications. With third party developers clamoring to create more widgets for this app, downloading this free app will open a world of easy to access widgets for the most popular sites of the day. Easy to navigate, this download has great functionality and features that make it an attractive app to store on your Symbian touchscreen phones. The user interface is easily adjustable and font sizes can be adjusted too for greater readability.

For first time users, the home page will start by the provision of default settings that can be adjusted to suit your specific requirements. These requirements will be based on the common sites that you prefer to visit and you can select the widget icons by using the main menu to remove, organize and add these apps. If you do not find the app you are looking for listed on the main page, there is a More Apps icon that will allow you to choose from a wider directory of sites as well.

A quick look at the main features of Snaptu

  • The featured applications on Snaptu include:
    -Facebook for social networking
    -Twitter for social chatting
    -Football; this includes access to sites that keep track for updated football scores
    -Picasa – a Google driven site for photo albums and sharing
    -News & Blogs via RSS feeds
    -Cricinfo for cricket fans
  • Easy to install and use
  • Constantly upgrading to add more features for access to the different sites it is connected to
  • Remembers usernames and passwords for easier logging onto the selected sites
  • It’s free!

Pros of Snaptu

Snaptu has been receiving rave reviews since it was launched and users generally have positive feedback about this product. The primary motivations to download this product include the fact that it is free and is a time saving device for users interested in jumping between sites on their mobile device, without having to log on and off every time this is done. There is also an ability to regularly change your selection of widgets depending on what has caught your attention and this can easily be done on the Symbian devices.

Cons

If used for an extended period of time, the app becomes sluggish and responds slower than expected. While it is unclear whether this happens on all mobile devices, there is a risk of this happening on the Nokia E75. Generally however the feedback has been positive and this is one of the few exceptions, it seems. There is also the risk that if you should lose your mobile device, that the finder will have immediate access to your regular sites and could probably change your passwords without more. The simple solution to this is to ensure that main access to your mobile device is password protected so that it will not be possible to access any information on your phone at all, without the correct password for the device to begin with.

In a nutshell

Simple to use and saving on battery and space while providing you with easy access to most if not all of your favorite sites on your Symbian device, and it’s free. Seriously my Symbian folks, it doesn’t get any better than this!

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Crack It

by MDudra

Overview of Crack It

If you are looking for a new way to prank your friends, then you should try out the Crack It freeware. Crack It has been designed by the Impetus Technologies company and it is available for all mobile phones with a Symbian operating system. This application will simulate a crack on the screen of your mobile phone with realistic graphical and sound effects. Moreover, you can time the delay after which Crack It will activate from its interface. Imagine the surprise on your friend’s face when he sees the screen of the Symbian phone breaking open. You can simply download the software via the Ovi shop and it will install automatically. Therefore, it has never been easier to play a joke on someone than with the help of Crack It. Furthermore, you do not need to worry about the cost as the application is free to download and use.

Developer

Impetus Technology is a large corporation that provides various business solutions, data storing services as well as software development. The applications created by this company provide flexibility and viability for any type of demand. Furthermore, Impetus Technology offers well-documented technical expertise, product testing and financial consultancy. Like all software created by this company, Crack It is a program that meets high quality standards, thus you can be sure the simulation will look completely real and natural.

Interface

The interface of the Crack It application will allow you to set the timer, the sound of breaking glass and the cracking animation to be displayed. In order to prank your friends, all you will need to do is set the amount of seconds after which the timer will trigger the application and hand the phone over to your friend. When the timer goes off, the screen will appear to shut down and present a crack. Furthermore, you can change the default image and sound easily from the interface. Additionally, you can also record your own cracking sounds with your Symbian phone or even download other pictures and use them in the animation. Therefore, the potential of Crack It are limitless when it comes to scaring your friends.

A quick look at the main features of Crack It

  • Easy to use interface that allows you to choose sound, image and delay timer
  • Six realistic breaking sounds and images from default
  • The possibility to download or record your own sounds and images
  • Limitless prank potential

Pros of Crack It

While there are various applications that you can use to play a joke on your friends, not all of them are designed as well as Crack It. When the timer runs out, you will literally think that the screen of your phone has cracked open for a few seconds. Moreover, since the software allows you add any picture or sound, there is no reason to limit yourself to the cracking. You can always add other scary pictures or sound effects, thus the joke will never get old. At the same time, you can prank your friends more than once, as the instant shock will still occur before the mind can realize that it is not real and he did not really break the screen.

Cons

To be honest, the only downside of this application is that your friends might panic when seeing the crack and actually drop your Symbian phone from their hands. Therefore, you should always be prepared for this situation and avoid using it when your phone can be dropped from great heights on a rough floor. At the same time, you might want to head off playing the joke on people that panic easily and act unpredictable. In addition, you should ensure that your Crack It is compatible with your Symbian phone’s operating system.

In a nutshell

If you are looking for a prank that will surely have a powerful impact on your friends, then Crack It is the apt application for the job. Due to the realistic features of the screen cracking open, you can be sure that it will be a good few seconds before the person realizes he has been duped. The interface allows a great deal of customization, thus you can make the most out of it. At the same time, there is no reason why you should not download the application since it is free in the Ovi shop. However, it has only been designed for phones with a Symbian operating system so far so I guess it’s actually one of those rare occasions you feel left out if you are an iPhone or BlackBerry user. All in all, Crack It is one of the applications that any respectable prankster cannot afford to miss.

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Sensible Sudoku 2

by MDudra

Overview of Sensible Sudoku 2

It is smart, compelling, looks simply gorgeous and makes all the shared moments a real pleasure. It is not the description of the perfect girlfriend though as some of you might have thought. I’m talking about Sensible Sudoku 2, the number arranging masterpiece from Ludimate developer. Everything that makes playing Sudoku on a mobile a truly enjoyable experience such as hints, pencil marks, undo and auto-save is included by Sensible Sudoku 2. It is a very entertaining game that will certainly keep you focused. Millions of puzzles that can be played in multiple difficulty levels are provided by Sensible Sudoku 2. Fun, fun, fun! Let’s analyze the features of the Sensible Sudoku 2 game for the Symbian-powered smartphones in this quick article.

Developer

There are many different versions of Sudoku but Sensible Sudoku 2 is the best of all of them and it was created by a developer called Ludimate. Their developed games catalogue includes fun and interesting games that boast an unbelievable attention to detail. As a result, they managed to include these characteristics into Sensible Sudoku 2 and gave it an engaging game play that will surely appeal to the masses. Other honorable mentions of software developed by Ludimate include the following games: Tilelander, an interesting combination of puzzle and action, and Geominder. Location-based reminders that stay attached to physical locations can be created with the latter. On their official website, you can find the high scores for these games, including Sensible Sudoku 2, and you can see how you rank up with other players from all over the world. You can add your own high score and compete with other peers. If Sensible Sudoku 2 is anything to stand by, we should see more exciting games from Ludimate in the near future.

Interface

Sudoku doesn’t need a fancy interface with 3D effects and all that crazy stuff. Sometimes simpler is better and the developer of Sudoku 2 kept it simple with their version of this popular game. The menu is simple and straightforward without any unnecessary complications that may distract you from the core mechanics and central idea of the game. A prettier game with nothing but numbers in it is something you have never seen! The carefully picked color schemes, flowing elements and elegantly sophisticated sound effects make Sensible Sudoku 2 a really enjoyable experience. Who thought a brain teasing puzzler could ooze serenity and peace? Sensible Sudoku 2 certainly does so!

A quick look at Sensible Sudoku 2′s main features

  • Millions of Sudoku’s – you only need your logic!
  • Five difficulty settings
  • 14 Sudoku board skins with several visual styles
  • Comprehensive Sudoku statistics
  • Includes simple and full hints
  • Optimized for one-hand use
  • Elegant audio effects

Pros of Sensible Sudoku 2

The origin of Sudoku dates back from the 9th century with several different versions being played in Europe, China and the Arabic territories. The game we played today became very popular in Japan and Sudoku is actually a Japanese word. The concept of Sudoku is simple: a 9×9 square must be filled in with numbers from 1 to 9 but there’s a catch. You must only use once every number in every column, row, and 3×3 box of the whole field. Some of the numbers of the final layout are given to you in order to get you started and it should be only one solution in a correctly created puzzle. Randomly created (correct) puzzles in one of the 5 possible difficulty levels are provided to you by Sensible Sudoku 2. You can also keep a record of solving time for every finished board by entering a unique number for your puzzle. The last few codes, amongst other details, like your average times, best times and all time spent playing this game will be shown to you by the game’s statistics. When dealing with the more challenging boards, you can always use the helpful hint system. Incorrect pen or pencil numbers can be allowed as well of you wish to and you can even ask the correct solution for a certain cell. A great feature implemented in Sensible Sudoku 2 is the auto load/save of unfinished puzzles when starting or closing the game. For mobile phones, this is a vital and extremely useful feature.

Cons

The demo of the game stops at the wrong time. Besides this, I must say that Sensible Sudoku 2 works rather seamlessly without any major glitches.

In a nutshell

All in all, Sensible Sudoku 2 is an excellent that every Sudoku fan should check it out. The endless number of puzzles and flawless design might just make it the best version of Sudoku on the market.

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