Friday, 25 October 2013

Swiss Indoors Basel: Video performance of the Lumia 1020

For the first time ever, I uploaded a video to Youtube :p
When it comes to the content, its probably not very interesting...

However, it shows lots of different aspects of the Nokia Lumia 1020's video performance, so it may be worth watching anyway ;)

The video took place at the Swiss Indoors in Basel (Denis Istomin vs Roger Federer).
It's at the very beginning of the match and shows the events from the players entering the court, up to the coin toss.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Unboxing the Nokia Lumia 1020 & first impression!

Some of you may already heard that I ordered a Nokia Lumia 1020.

I recently posted a Lumia 925 unboxing, which I got for free with a renewal of my contract (it will be a Christmas present for my brother)... now I got to unbox the Lumia 1020 and this time, the phone is for myself (replacing my Nokia 808)!

For the Lumia 1020 I paid 400.- CHF (~325.- Euro) with a renewal (24 months) of another family members contract (letting me use that subscription was kind of a birthday present to me :)).
At this point, I would also like to thank Franz for his generous donation, making the Lumia 1020 even more affordable to me ;)

I pre-ordered the Lumia 1020 at the end of September, which means I will get a free camera grip.
Unfortunately I will have to wait for that accessory, it is not available yet in Switzerland.

Last Tuesday my Lumia 1020 arrived and I took a few pictures of it for this unboxing :)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A few little tools by huellif

Hello there,

I am Fabian a.k.a. huellif and this is my first Blog post :)

Daniel allowed me to share a few of my apps here, if you are intrested into coding tutorials for Symbian (QtQuick, Qt or native C++) please drop a comment and I can make a few tutorials for beginners.

CloseMaps 1.1

This is a little tool to close all maps backgound processes.

The usuage is: more RAM and other apps can use the compass.

By default other apps can't use the compass after you used Maps, the is the unly fix except a reboot.

Some informations:

This app has no UI, just a little popup to show it did run.

It kills following processes:
- smart2go.exe
- s2gvariantserv.exe
- maps.exe
- drive.exe
- syncshare.exe

- odnpserver_0x2001a983.exe

check the source code:via GitHub

Download it from DailyMobile forum

WhatsApp modifier 1.4

This tool brings some extra features for WhatsApp for Symbian.

It can completly close WhatsApp (incl. all background processes and push notifications), what's not possible by default.

Also it's the only app which can hide (and restore) the homescreen popup of new messages, a lot of people don't like it.

As candy you it can replace the WhatsApp icon, you can use multiple icons from a cool coverflow view.

I should stop writing, check the screenshoots ;)

check the source code:via GitHub

Download it from DailyMobile forum



Symbian graphics are stored in .mif files.

You can open, view, extract and replace them on your phone via the free app MIFEditor.

But some are no .svg files, they are .svgb files.

Most editors and webpages don't accept .svgb and you can't edit .svg wiht a text editor (like X-Plore)

On a PC you can convert them via free tools, but this tool provides a way to do this directly on your phon.

You can convert single files or folders, renamed .nvg files or animated .svgb files are not supported, it's not possible to convert them at this moment.

A goodie is .svg to custom size png/jpg/bmp support, usefull to upload graphics or send them e.g. via WhatsApp. You can test a version with this feature here

Currently I am working on a proper preview of the export to png/jpg/bmp feature.

Some screenshoots:


check the source code:via GitHub

Download it from DailyMobile forumandnbsp;


This is a little open source example which shows how to call a native C++ function via a QtQuick UI.

(with and without a value).

also get it via GitHub


currently my only app in Nokia Store, please download it from there and write a review :)

It's a little tool which can show you livestreams of:



- ZDF_neo

- ZDFinfo

- zdf.kultur

in diffrent qualities.

The streams are offical and you have to pay GEZ to use it legally!

Also you can open ARD and ZDF Mediathek in default browser, or TV Movie.

If you like to, you can store 10 own channels on your phone.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Old Hotmail-Account permanently deactivated

Just a short heads-up about a recent change in my Email address.
When I started this Blog, I used an old Hotmail address for personal communication, this address is now permanently deleted.

People finally stopped sending me mails to my old address "" a few months ago :)
So I felt it was time to finally delete my Hotmail account for good.

By the end of last year, I switched to in order to have a fresh start with new Microsoft-Account for Windows 8/Windows Phone 8.

So if you want to contact personally, use "theone1893 at".

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Unboxing the Lumia 925 and my first impression

I recently had the chance to renew my contract and that got me a Lumia 925 for free :)

So here are a few pictures from me unboxing the Lumia 925 and also a few next to the Nokia 808 for size comparison.
Also included in this post is my first impression about this device.

Something up ahead, the Lumia 925 is the most gorgeous Nokia device in a long time!