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Last edit: 10. Sep. 2023, 17:01h

3d Pressure from keyboard supports: The one that keeps breaking or getting lost...

Who doesn’t know them: Those little supports on keyboards that make the keyboard stand up and thus improve the typing feel. A tiny part of half a cent, which destroys the whole feeling as soon as it breaks, but of course only accounts for a fraction of the actual device. And, of course, the gizmos have to be slightly different for virtually all keyboards. But this is where a 3d printer helps tremendously: I’ve now printed several different ...
Last edit: 06. Aug. 2023, 16:15h

Sailfish OS: Situations

The Situations app is a very helpful companion for SFOS users. It lets the user respond to different situations with automatic actions. You leave the house? Maybe you want to switch on mobile data instead of WLAN? One is in a meeting? Now all indications should be switched to mute? Situations can do it for you. How this basically works can be seen in this video:
Last edit: 09. Jul. 2023, 13:35h

Sailfish OS: Shake Torch

An app that sounds really good then showed me after a few days that it also has its downsides. It’s about Shake Torch. This is a Sailfish OS app that turns on the camera light when you shake the phone. This works not bad at all (you can see it well in this video here): Only... it works "always". So, for example, even if you are in a hurry and have the phone in your pocket, or you walk with the smartphone in hand and PureMaps / the navigator ...
Last edit: 03. Jun. 2023, 19:59h

Sailfish OS: How to use all 4 cameras of the Sony Xperia 10 III

Users of SailfishOS on the Sony Xperia 10 III have surely already noticed it and at least wondered or even got annoyed that they can only use one of the 3 cameras on the back of the smartphone and the selfie camera on the other side. This is probably due to a limitation of the access options via Sony’s driver, which only allows two different camera stacks. BUT, there is now a workaround for this, which you can activate and deactivate with ...
Last edit: 14. Mar. 2023, 00:52h

Sailfish OS: What is MicroG?

In some cases, Sailfish OS requires the ability to use Android apps. Most of them can be run relatively easily with Alien Dalvic, and they work just fine. However, some check very carefully that Google’s Play Services are installed on the device, and you usually don’t want that as a normal user of SFOS for privacy reasons. MicroG offers a free and independent alternative to the closed and proprietary solutions of Google Services. It is ...
Last edit: 14. Aug. 2022, 11:00h

What are SailfishOS community ports and new ones for the Sony Xperia 1 and 5

Community ports are practically the possibility to use SailfishOS on other devices than Jolla itself provides. And a new and interesting port has now been released, supporting Sony’s flagship and semi-flagship class. You can learn more about it in the following video:

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