The Basics of Widgets

The word "widget" has been used in so many contexts in computing and elsewhere, it can sometimes be unclear what exactly it means. On the N900, widgets are simple applications you can add to the desktop, and the video below goes through all the basics.

# Posted by AAM in How To at 0:17 UTC, Feb 18th || Comments

How to add internet radio stations to the Nokia N900 media player

The N900's media player application has an internet radio section which contains lots of radio station bookmarks, but no obvious way of adding more. The video below gives an example of how to add more stations to the list, and how to remove stations too.

# Posted by AAM in How To at 4:08 UTC, Feb 15th || Comments

How to install MSN, Yahoo Messenger, AIM, ICQ etc on the Nokia N900

The N900 has instant messaging and VOIP totally integrated into the interface, but officially it only supports this integration with Skype, Google Talk, Jabber/Facebook and Ovi. Unofficially though, more services including MSN / Live, AIM, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, QQ and others can also be used in an integrated way. The video below shows exactly how to activate them, it only takes a minute and you only have to do it once.

# Posted by AAM in How To at 15:51 UTC, Feb 14th || Comments

How to install Google Talk on the Nokia N900

A companion video to the Skype one, this is another beginner's guide showing how the N900's Accounts system allows you to activate third-party VOIP and messaging services without having to install any extra software.

# Posted by AAM in How To, Hardware at 16:48 UTC, Feb 13th || Comments

How to install Skype on the Nokia N900

"How do I install Skype on it?" - If you or someone you know has been asking this about the Nokia N900, the answer is you don't need to install anything as Skype is built-in. In another video aimed at beginners, All About Maemo goes through how to set up a Skype account, and shows how it is fully integrated into the N900.

# Posted by AAM in How To, Hardware at 21:32 UTC, Feb 11th || Comments

TV Out on the Nokia N900: A beginner's guide

If you haven't already tried it, the TV Out feature of the N900 is potentially very useful and quite a neat party trick too. Despite its analogue signal, the output still looks reasonably good on a large screen. All About Maemo has done a short video aimed at beginners illustrating the basics, embedded below.

# Posted by AAM in How To, Hardware at 23:01 UTC, Feb 3rd || Comments

How to create music playlists on the Nokia N900

The N900's built in media player has a slightly eccentric way of handling playlists, but it is fairly easy once you get used to it. We've done a brief video to show you how it works, you can watch it embedded below.

# Posted by AAM in How To, Software, Hardware at 2:46 UTC, Jan 17th || Comments

How to take screenshots on the Nokia N900

The Nokia N900 has a built-in screenshot function which is very easy to use once you know how. The video below shows you how... :-)

# Posted by AAM in How To at 3:27 UTC, Jan 1st || Comments

How to find freeware for the Nokia N900 from Maemo.org / Maemo Extras

The N900 has a built-in software catalogue called Maemo.org (aka Maemo Extras on some firmware versions) which contains lots of great freeware. Some N900s have the catalogue activated by default, others have it disabled by default. The video below shows how to activate the catalogue if needed, and how to download freeware from it.

# Posted by AAM in How To at 3:22 UTC, Jan 1st || Comments

Nokia N900 - Tutorials, Tips & Hints

This page contains all of All About Maemo's tutorials on how to use the Nokia N900 smartphone. Click on a link to see the relevant tutorial.

# Posted by AAM in How To, Software, Hardware at 13:36 UTC, Dec 31st || Comments
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