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Hermes - software adds contact photos from Twitter, Facebook

Ricky at Maemo-Guru brings news of Hermes, a piece of software which, by pulling information from Twitter and Facebook, allows you to automatically add photos to your contacts. The software works by matching the names between the N900's contact list and your friends list on Facebook and Twitter. The software has been developed by Andrew Flegg, known as jaffa to the maemo.org community.

# Posted by Rafe in Software, Links of Interest at 16:08 UTC, Oct 1st || Comments

Maemo Community Council election results

The results of the third Maemo Community Council elections are now available. The following were elected the Maemo Community Council: Randall Arnold (Texrat), Matthew Lewis(penguinbait), Alan Bruce (qole), Valerio Valerio (VDVsx), and Graham Cobb (gcob). Congratulations to the new council members!

# Posted by Rafe in Miscellaneous, Links of Interest at 16:18 UTC, Sep 29th || Comments

Onedotzero behind the scenes video

The Onedotzero festival, which was held, on London's South Bank featured an N900 powered installation. The installation was a huge projection (on to side of the BFI), which was controlled by an N900 (accelerometer based motion and text entry). Or as the video says 'using a three inch display, to try and control a 70-foot display'. Two videos (via Nokia Conversations), which give a more detailed explanation and take you behind the scenes are embedded in the full story.

# Posted by Rafe in Links of Interest at 22:35 UTC, Sep 28th || Comments

Casing the N900 with CP-321

Devin, writing at the Nokia Guide, points to two official Nokia accessories for the Nokia N900. The Nokia Carrying Case (CP-321) is a slip case for the Nokia N900 and will be available in bacl or white. The outside is made of leather, but there's a soft inner lining which helps 'keep the display clean'. No doubt, there'll be any number of casing options before too long, both official accessories and from third parties. Another sign the the N900 is on the way...

# Posted by Rafe in Hardware, Links of Interest at 18:22 UTC, Sep 25th || Comments

Nokia named as "world's most sustainable technology company"

Nokia has been named as the world's most sustainable technology company according to the 2009/10 edition of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Already rated for several years as the leader within the Europe and Communications categories, this year Nokia was also chosen as "World Technology Supersector Leader", making it number one across the entire global technology sector. See below for extracts from the press release.

# Posted by Steve in Links of Interest, Industry at 8:01 UTC, Sep 21st || Comments

Maemo 5 design documentation on Forum Nokia

Forum Nokia has published a number of UI design documents for Maemo 5. The published documents include Freemantle Layout Guide (introduces the exact layout and graphics of Fremantle), Hildon 2.2 Style Guide (explains the user interface principles) and Hildon 2.2 Widget Specification (specifies the Hildon 2.2 widgets). Early this month Forum Nokia also published a on redesigning Maemo 4 applications for Maemo 5.

# Posted by Rafe in Links of Interest, Developer at 18:32 UTC, Sep 20th || Comments
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China Telecom develop first 3G Maemo tablet not made by Nokia

Maemo is mostly an open source platform and that means that anyone can use most of it on their own products, which means Maemo isn't just restricted to Nokia products. As part of a product range called Optima, China Telecom has developed a pocket computer with integrated 3G (CDMA2000 so it won't work in Europe or America) and Wi-Fi with a 4.3 inch screen and 2600 mAh battery. The specs sound good but compatibility issues not to say language issues mean that it almost certainly won't be available outside China. Video and images below.

# Posted by Tzer2 in Hardware, Links of Interest, Industry at 20:10 UTC, Sep 4th || Comments

Nokia World 09 in your living room

Bah, who need planes, taxis and hotels? You can watch the presentations from Nokia World in the comfort of your own living room or office, thanks to Nokia's events team, with a live page to bookmark and then keep an eye on throughout tomorrow and Thursday. The first keynote kicks off at 8am BST, 9am CET, so you might want to set an alarm if you're in the UK! See also the main AAS Twitter account, which is worth following and which will be feeding you updates straight from Rafe's keyboard....

# Posted by Steve in Links of Interest, Events at 12:30 UTC, Sep 1st || Comments
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