Wednesday, 17 March 2010

T-Mobile Pulse Eye Candy

A couple of gratuitous eye candy screenshots from my Android T-Mobile Pulse (based on the Huawei U8220).

You'll see why I know it as my "Funky Phone":






Operating System
Android 1.5 (CupCake) MoDaCo Custom ROM 1.7 - U8230 Vanilla Style

Apps
All of these applications were downloaded and installed via the Android Market.  Links below are to the developer's website:
To name just a few over and above those that come bundled with Android O/S (Gmail, RoadSync, Google Talk, YouTube etc).

One of the plus points about Android is that there are always more apps to install and play with just around the corner.

AND 99% OF ANDROID APPS ARE FREE! (take that iPhone!)

Here's what the handset (running the stock T-Mobile Android Operating System) looks like:


More Information on the Pulse can be found here: MoDaCo Wiki

Pretty funky I think you'll agree!

Next job is to unlock it as T-Mobile reception here is... well, lets just say it's not the best...

*** Update 19/03 ***
Unlocked a treat!

 Funkadellic.

 - Chris

Thursday, 4 March 2010

CHoogle: Power Searching Google

Google.

Love them or hate them as a company and leaving the privacy issues aside for a moment, you have to agree that Google have built themselves a pretty good search engine.  Given enough time, you can find just about anything using Google.

This leaves all of us with just one problem.  How to use this massive resource to its best effect; how to quickly and effectively find exactly what your looking for.

May I present to you:

CHoogle: Chris' Google Power Searches 

Here are some tweaked Google searches to help you gain the very best results from Google.


File Search
Need a file?  Enter part or the full filename here:

CHoogle File Search


What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" "Last modified" "{User Input}"

-inurl:(htm|html|php) - Instructs Google not to return results with ".htm", ".html" and ".php" in the results.  Effectively, this filters out results that contain just the name of the file being searched for.

intitle:"index of" "Last modified" - Instructs Google to only return pages with "index of" or "Last Modified" in the title of the page.  These pages are generally web server generated file listings.  An example of such a site would be http://downloadue.info/ISO/
Click here for an example search!


Weather
What's the weather like today and for the next 3 days in, say, Reykjavik, Iceland?  Enter the place name here:

CHoogle Weather

What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term:

Weather: - Instructs Google to return weather details and a list of results that contain "weather" and the place name entered.  Click here for an example search!


Phone Book
What's John Doe's phone number?  Enter John's name here:

CHoogle Phone Book

What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term: 

Phonebook: - Instructs Google to open its residential phone book and search for the name entered.
Click here for an example search!


Movies
What time is that movie on in my local cinema?  Just enter your town here:

CHoogle Movies

What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term:

Movie: - Instructs Google to list movies and start times in Cinemas in or close by to the place name entered.
Click here for an example search!


Time
What is the time right now in, say Wellington New Zeland?  Just enter the location here:

CHoogle Time

What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term:

Time: - Instructs Google to return the current time of place name entered.
Click here for an example search!


Dictionary
What does that mean?  Just enter it here:
CHoogle Dictionary

What's happening here?
This search will add the following to your search term:

Define: - Instructs Google to return a definition of the term searched for
Click here for an example search!

Search-tastic!

- Chris

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