I’ve always liked neat hacks that allow me to control my phone from my computer. For instance, having the ability to type up a quick SMS from my computer instead of my phone is sometimes just convenient. My hacked iPhone allows me to control it in various ways just by logging into it like any normal server.
But what if you don’t want to hack your phone? Nokia just took a step ahead in bringing such features to the mainstream. An application called Nokia PC Phone is basically an extension for your browser and it exposes your phone’s contact list. You can use this list to make calls and send text messages directly from your browser.
I wrote up a quick howto on the Nseries workshop blog.