Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hackable Y/N


Those clever guys at PSP Hacks found out how to figure out which firmware is installed on an enclosed PSP--the secret is in the label on the back of the box:

Here’s the coding breakdown:
A-1.50
B-1.51
C-1.52
D-2.00 Unconfirmed
E-2.00 Unconfirmed (likely 1.52)
F-2.00
G-2.01

Now you can decide if you go for a "hackable" version, or not. Read more...

BTW: Boing Boing tells us, that firmware 2.01 has been hacked already.



Monday, December 19, 2005

GMail on a PSP


Shortly ago, Google announced a mobile version of their GMail-service. It didn't took too much time till somebody got their GMail into their PSP--nifty!
Check out the screenshots and the source at Dirson's blog...



Thursday, December 15, 2005

Remo - mobile mails, contacts and calendar


Remoba Inc. is releasing the latest build of “Remo”. Remo provides access to email, contacts, and calendar on feature mobile phones with synchronizing capabilities, compatible with Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Lotus Notes, and Palm Desktop software. The email application accepts POP, POP3, and IMAP formats as well as internet based e-mail account such as Hotmail, Yahoo, and gMail.

Remo integrates with the user's email address book, providing access to an unlimited number of contacts from a personal or corporate computer on the mobile phone.
An important features is the “Two way sync”, that allows users to back up the existing calendar and contacts from a mobile phone to the pc and download the new calendar and contacts vice versa at the same time.

For security, Remo supports corporate firewalls, various proxy configurations, and up to 128-bit SSL data encryption.


Sunday, December 11, 2005

PSP Pad Cover-Up for Button-Bashing


Street Fighter Zero 3 (Street Fighter Alpha 3 to North American audiences) will shortly debut in the PSP, a superb 2d-fighting which could be played originally on Dreamcast. Now, PSP's D-Pad could maybe not live up to hours of button-bashing fighting games, Capcom seemed to realise on their own--they are releasing a limited edition of a rubbery D-Pad-cover for Street Fighter in Japan.
No details about pricing or plans about America. Check it out on IGN.




Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mario Mobile Strap


Strapya released a solar powered strap for mobile phones, depicting Super-Mario characters like from the 80's NES Super Mario. Mario, Princess Peach & Kuppa--for only around 10 bucks.

upshot: now this is really something. ;)


Monday, December 05, 2005

Remote Mario


Awright, this is not a game or an add-on for your mobile gadgets. Its a remote controlled Mario figurine, standing 4cm tall. Gamebrink has some pictures of the (not yet released) toy.

Upshot: A must-have! ;))



Saturday, December 03, 2005

Nintendo WiFi Upshot


When figuring out the DS WiFi-stuff you probably stumbled across helpful releases like: "We're using Buffalo AOSS!", "McDonalds!", "You will need USB and a laptop!"...
Now, here are some facts: The DS WiFi will connect to any 802.11b wireless network with or without wep, aoss networks, and nintendo usb adapters. If there is a wireless network, or other internet connection, that the Nintendo DS does not understand (T-mobile hotspots, cable modems, wpas and the like) you will need to put the nintendo USB wireless dongle into a computer so that it can route the Nintendo DSes over that connection through the laptop.

That connector comes at a quite hefty $34.99 and is only available in limited quantities in the United States.

Upshot: besides some criticism about the laptop-stuff, most reviews I read stated, that the DS WiFi is really smooth as silk...