Tag Archives: Mobiles

How to convert PDF files to use them with Amazone Kindle

PDFs are the most common ebook format. So most of you will be having the pdf formatted ebooks collection. Now kindle is the most common ebook reader. Most of you may also have the Kindle. But if you are a user of kindle, you know how nice is the kindle books with the controls they are giving us with their kindle formats. And PDF files will not simply work along with all those controls and options. So now you need the pdf to kindle format converter! You can read on how to do this conversion. Its pretty easy.

First of all you can do this in several ways.

1. You can use Auto Kindle to convert a PDF to a Mobi file. (Windows)

This project was originally a quick for me to convert my ebook collection in various formats to a kindle compatible format without worrying about the ebook source type. It takes PDF, Lit, and HTML files and converts them to .mobi.

2. Or you can use Calibre. It will convert from most ebook formats to most others. (Windows/Linux)

But its a ebook library management system and it has lots of options which can confuse you if you haven’t been familiar with its functionalities. I cannot say its a converter. Its a management system with all the options. But it is available for Linux also.

Google goggles to come up with Translation of Texts from Photos

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Google demonstrated a new prototype of the technology , which can translate the text from any given photo. Well Google Goggles is Google’s experimental Android visual search application.

Google’s Blog Post about this said,

You may wonder what’s happening in the background. On the simplest level, this prototype connects the phone’s camera to an optical character recognition (OCR) engine, recognizes the image as text and then translates that text into English with Google Translate.Right now this technology only works for German-to-English translations and it’s not yet ready for prime time. However, it shows a lot of promise for what the future might hold. Soon your phone will be able to translate signs, posters and other foreign text instantly into your language. Eventually, we’re hoping to build a version of Google Goggles that can translate between all of the 52 languages currently supported by Google Translate — bringing even more information to you on the go.

Firefox for Mobile Launched

Atlast firefox for mobile has released. Moving right along from the release candidate, Firefox Mobile has arrived in 1.0 form on phones like the N900 that run Maemo. It’s got add-ons, an AwesomeBar, desktop syncing through Weave, and plenty more to recommend it. We just wish it could work on more devices.

Image from jkOnTheRun.

Firefox Mobile’s features are listed and explained at a helpful Mozilla page, but to see what Firefox Mobile looks like in action, check out mobile-obsessed blog jkOnTheRun’s screenshot tour. You can also see the thinking, and a few action shots, of Firefox Mobile in Mozilla’s own video, ported by the folks at the Android and Me blog to YouTube:

Via [LifeHacker] Via Firefox for Mobile Now Available on Nokia’s Maemo Platform! [The Mozilla Blog]

Nokia X6 starts shipping

November 26th 2009, Nokia announced that the X6 is now available in selected markets. This model is the flagship for “comes with music” mobile range. You can simply download as many tracks as you like and keep them forever.

Read the full feature list below. These awesome features makes this phone, to get a fully deserved the flagship title.

Nokia have also provided numerous games pre-installed to the device, Spore by EA, Asphalt4 and DJ Mix Tour by Gameloft, which will surely get used when waiting at the bus stop or something similar.

The X6 retails for £449.00/€449.00 and is available today in Europe, Eurasia, Middle-East and Africa.

Full Feature List:

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 – excl. Lat. America & Brazil
Announced 2009, September
Dimensions 111 x 51 x 13.8 mm
Weight 122 g
Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
– Handwriting recognition
– Scratch-resistant glass surface
Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 32GB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot No
GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Primary Camera 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light
Features Geo-tagging
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Secondary Yes, QCIF@15fps
OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Spore, D Mix Tour, Asphalt4 + downloadable
Colors Blue on White, Red on Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps 3.0
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
– MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
– TV-out
– Voice command/dial
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– T9
– Photo editor
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh (BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 401 h (2G) / 420 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 30 min (2G) / 6 h (3G)
Music play Up to 35 h

Mobile advertising giant AdMob acquired by Google

Google has confirmed their acquisition of mobile ad technology provider AdMob for $750 million USD.

Says the search engine giant:

* The deal will bring new innovation and competition to mobile advertising, and will lead to more effective tools for creating, serving, and analyzing emerging mobile ads formats.
* This deal will benefit developers, publishers, and advertisers by improving the performance of mobile advertising, and will provide users with more free or low-cost mobile apps.
* The mobile advertising space will remain highly competitive, with more than a dozen mobile ad networks. The deal is similar to mobile advertising acquisitions that AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo have made in the past two years.