Category Archives: Nokia

Is your website mobile friendly?

Did you know Google is ranking websites differently these days? As of 21st April, if your website is not mobile friendly, it ranks worse than a site that is mobile friendly. You can read all about it at Google Webmaster Central Blog.

If you want to find out if your website is mobile friendly then head over to the Google Developers Mobile-friendly test and enter in your sites URL. It will do a quick analyses and give you a result.

Nexus 7 horizontal

I found a great website called MobileTest.me, which showed me what our website looks like on other mobile devices and tablets. One can test on an iPhone, HTC, Nokia Lumia, Samsung Galxy Y, iPad and the Google Nexus 7.

If you are running a WordPress website, there is a plugin called Jetpack, which has allows one to set up a mobile theme, thus making your website mobile friendly.

Ranger Bluetooth Palmtop Keyboard II.

My latest most awesome gadget is a 66g Bluetooth 3.0 Palmtop Keyboard II from Ranger. I bought it in Singapore for $55 at the Funan Digital Store. It connects to anything that has Bluetooth.

Ranger Palmtop Keyboard II Bluetooth Touchpad & laser Pointer

So far I have tested it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and was able to fully control the phablet, and was even able to move the mouse around the screen and click into icons, folders, move forward and backwards, just like one would on a computer. Everything can be controlled with this keyboard and touch pad mouse. If it works this well on my phablet then it must work even better on a Tablet given the size of the screen.

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Goodbye January.

Gosh, January 2012 is already part of history. Time flies when you are having fun. Last month was no exception.

My big news is that I got chosen to be a writer on Daily Mobile, which for me is really awesome as I have always wanted to be a part of a successful mobile site and to be able to contribute in something that I enjoy so much. My first post, entitled “Switching Smartphones – Nokia N900 to Samsung Galaxy S II” was my submission post to determine if I was good enough to join the team and it appeared on their website on the 26th January 2012.

Look out for more posts this February.

Looking back at 2011.

It is that time of the year again when one looks back and reflects on the year that was 2011. I have not blogged as much as I would have liked too, because I have been busy with two new websites mynokian900.com & mysgs2.com, not to mention helping the folks with their website wilkinsonsworld.com. That is not to say the Bowens didn’t get up to mischief this year, far from it and so in one last post for the year I hope to highlight a few memorable occasions.

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Hello world from my Samsung Galaxy S2.

Bowen got a new smartphone recently and for a change it was not another Nokia. Instead I opted for the Samsung Galaxy S2 because it has a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, is super thin, weighs in at 116 grams and has a beautiful super AMOLED toughended Gorilla glass screen.

The SGS2 is an incredible device.

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The above screenshot shows my current desktop in the middle of flick between screens. I have flashed my ROM and running Gingerbread v2.3.4. The ROM is called Lite’ning ROM v6.1 XXKH3 – Fast as lightning.

I am also running Launcher pro application, which is awesome add it allows horizontal views as well.

🙂

Bowen and the Nokia N9 Test Pilot Competition.

I have entered into a competition that is running at the Nokia Sweden website. They are giving the new Meego Nokia N9 to 30 people, but in order to be one of the lucky 30, one has to pitch to Nokia the reasons why they should be given the chance to test pilot the Nokia N9. That is the first part and Nokia Sweden are not making this easy. The second part is for my friends, family, colleagues and website followers to recommend me based on my pitch.  Recommendations must be added to the following website:   http://n9pilot.se/deltagare/mike-bowen#.  Nokia will pick the person with the best pitch and he most recommendations.  Sounds easy!

My pitch is below. Please visit the site and add your comments.

What has Bowen been up to in the past two months?

It’s been a while since I updated this website with some news. Almost 2 months. 🙁  Anyway, that is not to say I am not blogging at all, far from it.

I started a new website called MyNokiaN900.com a couple of months ago, which I thought was a good idea considering I live and breathe this device.

In my opinion if you want a mini device that can make phone calls, text, navigate, surf the internet, listen to music, watch videos, analyze your sleep patterns, facebook, twitter, podcast, ebook reader, blog with qwerty keyboard, then the Nokia N900 is for you. Oh and it fits in your pocket. *

So I have been spending a lot of time getting the website up and running, getting it known to the world, publishing lots of posts and reviews on various applications and utilities. It is a lot of work but has been very rewarding. Do visit the site, if you have a few moments to spare.

OTHER IMPORTANT NEWS:

Our ten year wedding anniversary passed without any hiccups. To celebrate not killing each other for ten years we decided to spoil ourselves and visited the island of Jamaica, somewhere we had never been before. The weather was fabulous the whole time we were there averaging about 28C every day. It truly is paradise. Beautiful white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm sea water, plenty of tropical fish where ever you look.

We were only there for a week, but managed to chill out and relax with a little help from the spa. We spent the day either at the beach sun tanning, swimming, sailing, or in and around the massive swimming pools. The was a swim up bar and plenty of drinks with rum in it!

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Warning: Do not sign up for Groupon email newsletter!

I stupidly signed up for the Groupon.co.uk newsletter with my email address and have been regretting it every since because these ******s do not understand the meaning of “UNSUBSCRIBE”, even though they have a link on their website giving one the option to unscubscribe from the pestering emails they bombard you with every day. I have unsubscribed twice already, once from my phone and once from their website and yet today I get my third spam email.

1st time 24th February 2011, unsubscribed via their crappy website on my Nokia N900:

2nd time 25th February 2011, unsubscribed via their crappy website on desktop computer:

3rd time lucky, 28th February 2011: “The cheeky sods are telling me I’ve received this exclusive offer because I subscribed to the Groupon newsletter”… No I didn’t, actually I have unsubscribed twice before successfully according to your crappy website. Take note this time!


Next time I receive your SPAM in my mailbox from Groupon I am reporting you to Grumbletext or anyone that wants to name and shame spammers like you. I would not recommend this website to anyone. It’s utter rubbish!

I have a new website called My Nokia N900 dot com.

As most of you I have a Nokia N900 device/phone, which I have written extensively about over the past year. I was thinking the other day that it would be awesome to have one site with all the information in one place.

I know there are a few N900 sites already, but you will find most of them offer a few lines on a certain subject or application and that is about it. I am more interested in writing about an application or widget or thing the N900 can do better, so My Nokia N900 (http://www.mynokian900.com) was born.

I will slowly port over all my N900 posts from Lookatbowen.com to that site. Please do visit it and let me know what you think, but it’s live and running.

Three great apps for the N900.

Active Desktop Statusbar Icon by Nicolai: This tiny app can be found in the Application Manager under Desktop. It sits in the status bar area near or next to your wifi signal icon and does one job brilliantly. It tells you which desktop you are looking at, so that you know which way to swipe depending on the number of desktops you have. I currently have 6 active desktops so my 1st desktop would be quickly reached if I swiped right.

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