Nokia Internet Tablet Controls Windows MCE

MCEGuru

MCEGuru is a software for Windows Media Center users which allows to control it from several touchscreen devices. One of those device can be Nokia Internet Tablet – Nokia770, N800 or N810. Once installed on the device and MCE the MCEGuru gives you following options:

  • See your photos
  • List your movies and videos, with their thumbnail image
  • List TV channels configured on your Media Center, as well as the program guide for them
  • List all the music available on your Media Center, and even listening to it directly on your controlling device
  • Manage current playlist on your Media Center
  • Control the currently playing media on your TV, browse in it, etc…

To install MCEGuru on your Internet Tablet use that direct link or check the project page on Maemo site.

MythTV is ported to OS2008

MythTV on N810

Once I blogged about MythTV client for Nokia’s Internet Tablet Nokia770/N800/N810. It was a good chance to watch LiveTV directly on the device. Now I found that the full MythTV front-end was ported to Maemo. It was possible because MythTV was moved to Qt4 (version 0.22 will use it). Author said that Maemo’s port works fine with MythTV 0.21 server. Also he promised to port back-end as well. I think that it’s useless but maybe somebody know how to use it in a practice.

By the way, I use now VDR. So, I’m really interested to have its front-end on N810.

[via MythTV News]

Nokia Internet Tablet and embeded devices

Nokia internet tablet and embedded devices

Powerful Nokia’s Internet Tablets can be used to control embedded devices directly. You can find a few examples here (PDF, 6.4 MB). I found interesting the home automation application using 1-wire USB adapter. Personally, I prefer to do not use 1-wire anywhere except a weather station. In my opinion for home automation it has more disadvantages then merits. In any case, I saw a bunch of examples where Internet Tablets are used as control panel for various A/V and home automation systems (LinuxMCE, for example). But now I know how to use them as controllers for embedded devices to avoid using PC.

[via Kate Alhola’s Forum Nokia Blog]

Live show with Quim Gil

Tomorrow at 9PM Arizona time (6 AM in Helsinki) Quim Gil – a Maemo Development Platform Product Manager will be a guest over Skype in the ThoughtFix live show. If you’d like to answer Quim call toThoughtFix over Gizmo and leave a voicemail message. Or you may use IRC chat room. Most probably your question will be chosen for show.

I won’t be able to wake up so early. So, I’m interested (as many other people) to see the recorded show next day. Hope I’ll have such possibility.

News of the day: Nokia acquires Trolltech

It seems that Nokia decided to add Qt into S60 and GTK acquiring Trolltech – company which develops alternative of GTK – Qt and participates KDE development. Just thinking about the next generation of Internet Tablets. Should we expect N820 with Qt and customized KDE instead of GTK and GNOME? In any case, I’m sure that Maemo will have to get some advantages from Qt and Trolltech’s experience. Will see.

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