Sunday, April 3, 2005

IRC on the PSP

You can now chat on IRC as well as browse the Internet on your PSP. Not a bad start, there will be more to come. It'll be good if Sony actually releases updates that provide applications to do these things properly as what is available so far is a bit limited but does the job. Mine should be arriving at home today, but I'll have to wait until next weekend to collect it. It'll be worth the wait though.

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Thursday, September 23, 2004

MMS messages

Since getting my Nokia 6600, I can't send MMS messages. I've even downloaded the configuration settings from the Vodafone website, but it still does not want to work. From the wierd message I get, it looks like it might be related to something on the network & given all the trouble I have been having when trying to use my phone abroad it does not suprise me.

I'm going to have to give Vodafone a call to try and get it sorted out. I've not setup the email side on the phone so I can't moblog at the moment, but I'll get that sorted out shortly.

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Sunday, June 27, 2004

Yahoo! Messenger protocol update

Yahoo! is busy updating the protocol again, in efforts to try and stop people using 3rd party clients such as Trillian. It seems the efforts are wasted as patches are available shortly after.

There are reasons for the blocking, but it just seems like another one of those thing which will just go on & on. I suppose it is down to revenue from advertising as far as Yahoo are concerned, as well as allowing 3rd parties access to the network - which is fair enough.

Anyway, for the people that use Trillian, patches are available so it is all woking again now.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

Bluetooth specification upgrade

The next generation of Bluetooth will support 2.1Mbps, which is quite an upgrade on what is currently available. Known as Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) it is currently in testing. Using compression allows for more data to be transmitted at the same time rather than increasing the rate at which the data is sent.

The current limit is 712Kbps so 2.1Mbps is quite an increase. It can be quite slow transmitting data from one Bluetooth device to another at the moment, but the new technology will not only speed things up but it might also allow new mobile gaming, such as proper gaming on hand held units playing via wireless over Bluetooth or even Wireless USB when it is released.

These developments in technology will certainly help improve what is going to be possible!