Thursday, July 10, 2008

Noki - Extract Data from Nokia PC Suite and Convert it to text, xls, cvs or html

Noki is a utility to explore and extract Phone book, SMS, Calendar, Memo, Bookmark
and other user files from the backup file of Nokia phone (using Nokia PC Suite).

The Noki-extracted info can be saved in text, Excel .xls, .csv or Html
file which is much accessible than the original binary format (.nfc, .nfb or
.nbu). Other files extracted (3gp, image, photo, mp3, mp4 etc) will remain their
original format.

The above phrase is taken from the site, and I have tested Noki with the latest Nokia PC Suite 7 and a backup from N82 and it is working quite well...

Who needs this? Well, let us say you are a businessman and you have about 1,000+ contacts and hundreds of notes tuck away on your E90 and naturally you make a backup. Now Nokia PC Suite V. 7.07.0 just came out and you naturally upgraded to it, and then you decided to update your E90's software. Now, everything work, but when you try to restore your data, Nokia PC Suite now does not recognize your E90, or worse, you cant make Nokia PC Suite to work! This is the time you will need this app...

I will do more testing though, but so far it is fast and works well... this is certainly for those having problems with their Nokia PC Suite installations and with those precious business data that you do not want to loose...

NOTE: the download on the Noki site does not work, click on the Softpedia link on the site to be able to get to the correct download site...

Monday, July 7, 2008

TAT Kastor UI for S60

Today TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) annouced that S60 will use their highly fancied Kastor UI, confirming rumors that has been circulating for almost the past 2 months... I am quoting directly from the news report form TAT.

July 7, 2008

S60 has chosen TAT

TAT’s technology enables S60 developers to push UI boundaries to even greater heights. Developers can now easily add advanced graphics such as 3D, change effects and also add skins without having to change existing software or add expensive hardware.

TAT Kastor, the next generation UI rendering platform, is now available on the S60 mobile platform. The benefits from TAT Kastor address the need to render advanced graphics on any type of color screens. This allows handset vendors to offer devices with sophisticated and graphically animated user interfaces, without major changes to the software or need for advanced hardware. By pushing graphics to advanced screens more efficiently than traditional software, TAT Kastor on the S60 mobile platform makes the user interface look more advanced than the hardware normally would allow. And importantly, it does so without extensive changes to existing software.

News Source-> TAT News

The only question now, is when, where and how are we going to have this in our existing S60 devices?