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daveann
11-05-2010, 08:03 PM
Well today has seen loads of apps appear on iTunes :yes: still can't get to apps through the iPad yet but there are tons on iTunes I'm on page 22 so far :yes:

keith
11-05-2010, 08:04 PM
Well today has seen loads of apps appear on iTunes :yes: still can't get to apps through the iPad yet but there are tons on iTunes I'm on page 22 so far :yes:

Wonder why you cant get to them through the ipad though :/ I guess just because theyre not out over here yet. Hope it's nothing to do with the US ipad though

Deafjeff
11-05-2010, 08:08 PM
oooohhh fab!

Thanks for letting us know!

Angry Birds is 2.99 mmmhh

daveann
11-05-2010, 08:09 PM
Think it's because that part of the site isn't active yet, it says not supported. The ones on iTunes are in gb pounds on page 28 now :)

josh.p.
11-05-2010, 11:05 PM
I've only just remembered about using the App Store on a 'foreign device'.. I bought the iPod touch that I had before my iPhone from New York and the app store worked perfectly :yes:

daveann
12-05-2010, 06:34 AM
Cool thanks Josh :) there was 34 pages of apps I have downloaded a few :)

Skywatcher
12-05-2010, 06:48 AM
Apparently from the reviews I'v read the ABC one is good and you can get full eps of some great TV shows - not sure you can get it here though.

:mental: So looking forward to this :mental:

Britchick
12-05-2010, 07:00 AM
15 days.......

Skywatcher
12-05-2010, 07:36 AM
Looks like a fortune will be spent in the App store :lol:

catrancher
12-05-2010, 10:57 AM
Looks like a fortune will be spent in the App store :lol:

and Apple says "Thank You"! :taunt:

Tom (:macwave:... wish I'd thought of it!)

Skywatcher
12-05-2010, 11:06 AM
Lisa is excited as well :D maybe we'll end up as a 2 iPad family as well :lol:

catrancher
12-05-2010, 11:16 AM
Lisa is excited as well :D maybe we'll end up as a 2 iPad family as well :lol:

Yep! :yes:

Get ready! I brought mine home and after I showed it to her, my DW's first words were "I want one!".

I had to go back to the Apple Store and get her one. Fortunately, it was her birthday so I got double brownie points out of it! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... collector of brownie points!)

daveann
12-05-2010, 05:39 PM
I love my iPhone but this is unreal you won't be disappointed

catrancher
12-05-2010, 05:43 PM
I love my iPhone but this is unreal you won't be disappointed

Brilliant! Isn't it. :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... yep. There's an app for that!)

Britchick
12-05-2010, 05:47 PM
i don't know how much more excitement i can take! booked a disney holiday and ordered an ipad in 1 week!

Deafjeff
12-05-2010, 07:33 PM
Just imagine booking next disney holiday via ipad!!!

:mental:

Britchick
12-05-2010, 08:22 PM
Just imagine booking next disney holiday via ipad!!!

:mental:

I will certainly be planning mine on there!

josh.p.
12-05-2010, 10:32 PM
It's slightly weird that I'm not jealous! I'll be 'living the dream' through your posts! :yes:

keith
13-05-2010, 02:26 AM
ok so, do we use the same itunes login for the iphone and ipad? are there any good illustration apps yet? I'd like to quickly draw something, annotate it and show it round the table, stuff like that

what else is good?

daveann
13-05-2010, 06:35 AM
Yes same iTunes login
Got a couple of books and I bought a diary typical girly type diary, also a sports app which has easy access to American sports web sites

Deafjeff
13-05-2010, 08:00 PM
Yes same iTunes login
Got a couple of books and I bought a diary typical girly type diary, also a sports app which has easy access to American sports web sites

British Itunes? or USA ones?

daveann
13-05-2010, 08:48 PM
I used British :)

Deafjeff
13-05-2010, 08:50 PM
Ibooks already?

If so what the books like?

daveann
13-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Got one from the kindle site and it was fine. Really feels strange reading a book that way :)

Deafjeff
14-05-2010, 08:53 PM
daveann, what kind of range do they have?

daveann
14-05-2010, 09:05 PM
Everything and anything I have been using the kindle one as still waiting for apple to launch it properly but they have anything you can think of

Britchick
14-05-2010, 10:32 PM
How much are they to download?

Deafjeff
15-05-2010, 12:00 PM
This seems to be interesting thing to try...

Get a U.S. iTunes Account Anywhere In the World [How To] | Cult of Mac (http://www.cultofmac.com/get-a-u-s-itunes-account-anywhere-in-the-world-how-to/43040)

catrancher
15-05-2010, 12:24 PM
How much are they to download?

If you're asking about Kindle books Brit, here's the link to the Amazon Kindle store (http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Books/b/ref=sa_menu_kbo0?ie=UTF8&node=1286228011&pf_rd_p=328655101&pf_rd_s=left-nav-1&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=507846&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0WKV28YFVA5QMTVMCMAM). Price wise, they're all over the place. From free to many $$$$$$. The Kindle reader app is free also in the Apple iTunes app store.

If you're asking about the apps for the iPad, they too are all over the place price wise. Many are free but some of them go up to a fair amount of money. The most expensive one I've seen so far is $49.95.

Tom (:macwave:... likes books and apps!)

keith
15-05-2010, 02:43 PM
This seems to be interesting thing to try...

Get a U.S. iTunes Account Anywhere In the World [How To] | Cult of Mac (http://www.cultofmac.com/get-a-u-s-itunes-account-anywhere-in-the-world-how-to/43040)

Works fine Jeff :yes: it's what I did to try and reserve an ipad not that THAT worked :) but the itunes account is fine. I'll have to ponder whether to go with a uk one or just top up the US one with an itunes voucher

daveann
25-05-2010, 07:26 AM
The apps store now works direct from the iPad :)

catrancher
25-05-2010, 11:02 AM
The apps store now works direct from the iPad :)

How bout the iBook Store? Is it up and running yet? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... just curious.)

Skywatcher
25-05-2010, 12:37 PM
Not coming up on my itunes yet , nor is pages :unsure:

catrancher
25-05-2010, 12:48 PM
Not coming up on my itunes yet , nor is pages :unsure:

Do a search in iTunes for "Angry Birds". Do you not get results in separate groups for iPhone and iPad? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... curiouser and curiouser)

Skywatcher
25-05-2010, 01:32 PM
yip - there are a lot of HD apps online and iPad apps there - scrabble is 5.99 I think so quite a bit and elements is 7.99- Angry Birds is 2.99

Apple have said iBooks will be avaliable on the 28th so I guess thats when it will come out

daveann
25-05-2010, 01:35 PM
well check the books in a sec and report back ;0

daveann
25-05-2010, 01:40 PM
yes it sure is :)

Skywatcher
25-05-2010, 02:44 PM
what about pages?

Britchick
25-05-2010, 07:05 PM
how do you make sure you just get what you want on the ipad and what you want on your iphone?

Skywatcher
25-05-2010, 07:34 PM
I assume they are different stores - :unsure: or is that not what you meant

catrancher
25-05-2010, 07:40 PM
They sync to iTunes as two separate devices. You can selectively decide which apps go on which devices. At least for the iPhone apps. They're the only ones that can run on both devices. :yes:

Does this make any sense? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... now, which app was that?)

Britchick
25-05-2010, 07:47 PM
oh cool, thank you. :thumbsup:

Deafjeff
26-05-2010, 07:09 AM
This is useful read....

The 8 best iPad apps -- so far - Computerworld (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9175047/The_8_best_iPad_apps_so_far_)

Skywatcher
26-05-2010, 07:12 AM
hmmmmmm

if I buy an app via Itunes rather than the on pad app store

can I then sync it to both mine and Lisas iPad, thereby only having to buty it once :unsure:

catrancher
26-05-2010, 12:16 PM
hmmmmmm

if I buy an app via Itunes rather than the on pad app store

can I then sync it to both mine and Lisas iPad, thereby only having to buty it once :unsure:

As long as you only have one iTunes account and you give each iPad a unique name, you should be able to sync both of them to the same iTunes account. Then everybody ends up with the same programs.

At least that's how it's purported to work!

Tom (:macwave:... too many accounts, not enough iPads!)

catrancher
26-05-2010, 12:25 PM
if I buy an app via Itunes rather than the on pad app store

BTW - it doesn't matter if you buy the app from the app store on the iPad or from within iTunes. The next time you sync, they all wind up in iTunes.

Tom (:macwave:... all roads lead to iTunes!)

Skywatcher
26-05-2010, 12:43 PM
ok, daft as it sounds I don't usually sync the iPhone for anything other than software updates.

interesting that could save quite a bit if I buy scrabble and pages once rather than twice, not that bothered about music TBH

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 07:42 AM
iworks is 5.99 each and it is ready to download now (for those who is lucky enough to have it today unlike me having it tomorrow:thumbsdown:)

Ibooks is also ready to down load but the strange thing is, it said it is only for USA ho hum....

Has anyone managed to download ibooks?

keith
27-05-2010, 04:09 PM
Ibooks is also ready to down load but the strange thing is, it said it is only for USA ho hum....

Has anyone managed to download ibooks?

Well I downloaded and ran it from my US itunes account all fine

I then reset and logged in with my uk itunes and again downloaded it fine but all the books I could find seem to be free ones.

I think it'll be ok, they're probably still working on populating the library

Skywatcher
27-05-2010, 05:37 PM
Pages is cool :yes: not downloaded any of the rest of works yet

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 08:42 PM
Well I downloaded and ran it from my US itunes account all fine

I then reset and logged in with my uk itunes and again downloaded it fine but all the books I could find seem to be free ones.

I think it'll be ok, they're probably still working on populating the library

Can you check if Kevin Anderson the Saga of the Seven Suns is one of the book that you can download...

However, I do wonder if the books will be ready 'properly' tomorrow...

Skywatcher
27-05-2010, 08:50 PM
Jeff iBooks seems to be up and running in total

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 08:52 PM
Jeff iBooks seems to be up and running in total

does it have Mr Anderson?

catrancher
27-05-2010, 08:52 PM
Can you check if Kevin Anderson the Saga of the Seven Suns is one of the book that you can download...

However, I do wonder if the books will be ready 'properly' tomorrow...

Jeff,

There are 3 or 4 of them in the Apple iBook store. The Amazon Kindle store has 7 I think.

Tom (:macwave:.... desperately seeking Dent, Arthur Dent!)

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 08:57 PM
Jeff,

There are 3 or 4 of them in the Apple iBook store. The Amazon Kindle store has 7 I think.

Tom (:macwave:.... desperately seeking Dent, Arthur Dent!)

:tralala:

Britchick
27-05-2010, 08:59 PM
iBooks is beautiful! I think vie been converted! Jeff you're in for a treat!

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 09:00 PM
It like Christmas tomorrow!!!

Also it my first therapy session too gulp!

Skywatcher
27-05-2010, 09:11 PM
There ore 4 Kevin j Anderson books on the uk site but not the one you have asked about

Deafjeff
27-05-2010, 09:14 PM
Nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooo

:thumbsdown:

Skywatcher
27-05-2010, 09:18 PM
There are a few major omissions so far but absolutely tons of free books. It will undoubtedly grow with time as more people realise how amazing it is

You will not be disappointed.

Deafjeff
28-05-2010, 04:02 PM
I'm wondering if anyone have downloaded The Times apps? Is it any good?

Normally I read The Guardian so not sure if it would be nice change for while until The Guardian does the same

catrancher
08-06-2010, 10:35 PM
FAO Skywatcher

Oh Chris,

Have seen Star Walk on the iPad? :unsure:

If not, you must! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... stunning!)

Skywatcher
08-06-2010, 11:10 PM
No I haven't. Believe it or not the free planets app is actually very very good

daveann
09-06-2010, 07:02 AM
I'm addicted to cruise cams it's amazing looking where all those ships are best 59p I spent

Skywatcher
09-06-2010, 08:16 AM
Seem like there are more good ones coming out every day

.... still waiting on that Angry Birds update

Deafjeff
10-06-2010, 09:36 PM
I simply love Gravitarium!

daveann
11-06-2010, 10:04 PM
It's awesome isn't it :) there is a fireworks one too

Deafjeff
12-06-2010, 07:21 AM
What is the firework apps?

daveann
12-06-2010, 08:16 AM
It's called fireworks toy :)

Skywatcher
14-06-2010, 08:41 PM
Re: FAO Skywatcher


Oh Chris,

Have seen Star Walk on the iPad? :unsure:

If not, you must! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... stunning!)


Star walk just uploaded and it is indeed awesome an shows where all those lovely nebula are a veer y nice app indeed

catrancher
15-06-2010, 04:52 PM
Re: FAO Skywatcher


Star walk just uploaded and it is indeed awesome an shows where all those lovely nebula are a veer y nice app indeed

Yes, but what most impressed me was that as you move your iPad around the horizon or over your head, the display scrolls to show you what's in the direction you're pointing! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... amazed!)

catrancher
15-06-2010, 04:54 PM
BTW - for anybody that's interested, Google Earth is now available as a native iPad app. And of course, it's still free. :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... likes to know where he is!)

Poohtle
15-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Now all the excitement over the iPad being on sale is diminished, and the iPhone has taken it's place there, what do you all like best about the iPad? What do you use them for? Any regrets?(I doubt it!!) How would you sell it to someone waivering?

keith
15-06-2010, 06:17 PM
Now all the excitement over the iPad being on sale is diminished, and the iPhone has taken it's place there, what do you all like best about the iPad? What do you use them for? Any regrets?(I doubt it!!) How would you sell it to someone waivering?

You know, it's just one of those devices, I like it more every day I use it and heck I had pretty high hopes before hand!

I use it for my daily diary, all my email, task lists, to do lists, booking movies, playing the odd game (much more than I've played any other games because its so much more enjoyable)

There's just something liberating about having it sitting there, instantly turns on and there's your internet, web pages blah blah

I absolutely love it but I find myself struggling nowadays to remember the good bits because I can't remember what it was like without it!! Honestly it's like someone saying "whats good about having a fridge in the kitchen?" I'm so used to it I'd have to really think about what life would be like without it :lol:

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Re: FAO Skywatcher


Yes, but what most impressed me was that as you move your iPad around the horizon or over your head, the display scrolls to show you what's in the direction you're pointing! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:... amazed!)

Do you need 3G for this?

catrancher
15-06-2010, 06:26 PM
Re: FAO Skywatcher


Do you need 3G for this?

Nope. And that's what amazed me! :mental:

Tom (:macwave:.. no. I'm really amazed!)

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 06:28 PM
So I could take it anywhere I go and can see 'stars'?

catrancher
15-06-2010, 06:32 PM
Now all the excitement over the iPad being on sale is diminished, and the iPhone has taken it's place there, what do you all like best about the iPad? What do you use them for? Any regrets?(I doubt it!!) How would you sell it to someone waivering?

What Keith said! :yes:

In my case, I work in technology but from home so I spend most of my days in my office with my various computers surrounding me. :mental:

But in the evenings, I go into our den and my wife and I watch some TV. Suppose we see an actor and wonder, where have we seen him or her before. I just flip open my iPad, quickly go to imdb.com, look up the actor and there's everything they've ever been in. It's just that fast and easy. Ohhh... and while I've already got it out, I may sneak a peek a my email or pop into Secrets here. Just to see what's up.

It just become an extension of me! Yep, I still love mine! :thumbsup:

Tom (:macwave:... just addicted to technology. I guess I need a life!)

catrancher
15-06-2010, 06:33 PM
So I could take it anywhere I go and can see 'stars'?

It "may" need to be within range of a WiFi hot spot. I'm not sure since I use it here at home. I'll check it tonight after I've turned off my router.

Tom (:macwave:... we'll find out!)

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 06:34 PM
Anyone here who have pages apps is it possible to create leaflets?

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 06:34 PM
It "may" need to be within range of a WiFi hot spot. I'm not sure since I use it here at home. I'll check it tonight after I've turned off my router.

Tom (:macwave:... we'll find out!)

Thanks!

catrancher
15-06-2010, 06:50 PM
Anyone here who have pages apps is it possible to create leaflets?

Not sure what you mean by leaflets Jeff. If you mean flyer's, here's an example of what it can do. This is actually the iPad Pages template for a Flyer. All I did was email it to myself in PDF format but then I had to take a picture of it because it was too big to upload as a PDF.

Is this what you had in mind? :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... it's really pretty powerful!)

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 06:52 PM
I was thinking more of a flyer that you can fold into slim line flyer with information inside rather than one sheet...

That flyer looks fab!

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 09:02 PM
The templates for pages on the mac are absolutely fantastic and look totally proffesional :yes: I'm looking at the mac version and there are a few 'foldable' type leaflets. Obviously not sure if this applies to the iPad version :yes:

The more and more you talk about them the more and more I want one!

Deafjeff
15-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Just realised that it is in the brochures section in the pages (does ipad have the same)?

How do I upload logos onto ipad pages?

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 09:12 PM
I assume you'd have to e-mail them to yourself or add them through syncing with your macbook :unsure:

catrancher
15-06-2010, 09:22 PM
Just realised that it is in the brochures section in the pages (does ipad have the same)?

How do I upload logos onto ipad pages?

Yep! Josh is right. Just treat them as a picture and either mail them to yourself or sync with your Mac.

Tom (:macwave:... need to see if I can put Mac Pages templates on the iPad.)

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 09:34 PM
I'm becoming tempted to put my iMac on eBay :unsure: I don't want to part with it because it was my first mac, but it is becoming outdated slightly and I hardly ever use it because I now have my macbook :unsure:

I hate things being wasted and I think I'd get better use out of an iPad :unsure:

keith
15-06-2010, 09:38 PM
I'm becoming tempted to put my iMac on eBay :unsure: I don't want to part with it because it was my first mac, but it is becoming outdated slightly and I hardly ever use it because I now have my macbook :unsure:

I hate things being wasted and I think I'd get better use out of an iPad :unsure:

The rule with decisions like this is generally to go for it quickly. Every day you wait, it loses more value so if you're really not using it then yeah!

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 09:50 PM
This is going to sound like a bit of a silly thing to say, but the only reason I didn't want to put it on eBay is because I bought it with the money that my Grandad left me when he died :sigh:

It seems silly because it's a computer, but it sort of holds sentimental values too :unsure:

keith
15-06-2010, 09:51 PM
This is going to sound like a bit of a silly thing to say, but the only reason I didn't want to put it on eBay is because I bought it with the money that my Grandad left me when he died :sigh:

It seems silly because it's a computer, but it sort of holds sentimental values too :unsure:

not silly at all mate not silly at all. I still have a hifi system for the same reason

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 09:54 PM
I know technically I'd still have bought the iPad with the money I got from my Grandad, though :sigh:

keith
15-06-2010, 09:58 PM
I know technically I'd still have bought the iPad with the money I got from my Grandad, though :sigh:

that's true yep

josh.p.
15-06-2010, 10:03 PM
It's a hard one but I'll think it over. I usually put stuff on eBay on Friday and Saturday as I assume most people are on it then :unsure:

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 07:00 AM
This is going to sound like a bit of a silly thing to say, but the only reason I didn't want to put it on eBay is because I bought it with the money that my Grandad left me when he died :sigh:

It seems silly because it's a computer, but it sort of holds sentimental values too :unsure:

Not silly at all mate.

Tink
16-06-2010, 07:21 AM
This is going to sound like a bit of a silly thing to say, but the only reason I didn't want to put it on eBay is because I bought it with the money that my Grandad left me when he died :sigh:

It seems silly because it's a computer, but it sort of holds sentimental values too :unsure:

Of course it holds sentimental value! It represents something from your dear Grandfather. However, if you did sell it and used the money to replace it with an upgrade (like the iPad) that would be from him too. It would be like his gift to you allowing you to move to the next sophisticated generation of equipment. It is still from him, because had he not provided you the means to buy the first iMac, then you'd not have the means to have the iPad.

Actually, I think it could be viewed as a fitting tribute to your Grandfather (in the sense of a continuum). :hug2:

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 07:28 AM
I bought a hifi with the money my grandad left me and I kept it for years even though you could no longer get stylus' for it ( google if you are young :rolleyes:) and one of the tape decks stopped working as I copied about a thousand albums ( and they worry about the intenet :lol: ) but I had to let it go eventually

Now if I get any money like that we buy something a bit more timeless , like a painting or an ornament or go on a day out somewhere we wouldn't do normally.

Josh mate you can't keep the iMac forever, the worst thng to do would be for it to reside in your loft for the rest of your life - let someone be anointed to the world of mac whilst you take the essence of your grandfathers gift and pass it on to the next generation

continuing to get pleasure and excitement from his gift to you would, I'm sure, make him very happy

josh.p.
16-06-2010, 09:21 AM
If I had that money now I'd have bought something timeless like you say, or something I would keep forever :yes: But, the iMac is getting old (Only in terms of the newer technology being updated, it runs as well as it did the day I got it! :yes:)

It's this one;
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3222547928_ba197b61e5.jpg

I've updated the RAM to 4gb I think (I'll have to double check) and it's got a 500gb HDD.

Anyone got any idea of a good price for it?

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 09:27 AM
My 27inch only has 4gb of ram

I wouldn't undersell it mate

you will adore your ipad though

you do still have a macbook don't you as you need to sync to itunes

josh.p.
16-06-2010, 09:55 AM
Yeh I've got my macbook. That's the reason I no longer use the iMac, because I use the macbook so much :yes:

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 10:17 AM
Then go for it buddy and don't look back

catrancher
16-06-2010, 10:59 AM
Thanks!

With the WiFi off here at home, Star Walk still worked just fine! It may use your last triangulated location as your current location though. I just don't know on that one. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... still amazed!)

catrancher
16-06-2010, 11:06 AM
Anyone got any idea of a good price for it?

Josh,

You might check these guys (http://sellers.macofalltrades.com/sellers.asp). They specialize in used Macs and have been in business for a long time. Granted, you wouldn't sell through them. But it should give you an idea of pricing. Interestingly enough, on their "buy" page, they don't have any iMacs. Perhaps these are retaining their value better. :unsure:

Tom (:macwave:... a difficult decision!)

josh.p.
16-06-2010, 11:34 AM
Here are the specs;
Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.20f4

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 11:34 AM
Star walk is a great app and I wish I'd had it when I was starting out for 3 quid it's a bargain. The compass won't work for me. But I love how it shows where the nebulas and galaxies are so you can see where they are, you can put it into night vision mode so it doesn't mess up your dark adaption. It should help you see the nit sky so much better.

Go for it

josh.p.
16-06-2010, 11:36 AM
There are some going on eBay that are the old white polycarb ones rather than the alu one for around 530. It doesn't have as good spec as mine either.

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 11:48 AM
It's a lovely Mac to be sure you could get a very good price for that, are you including any iworks for that as well? It all adds up

josh.p.
16-06-2010, 12:22 PM
:yes: iLife and iWorks, probably also will put the magic mouse with it as I have no use for it :shrug: It's running Snow Leopard, too :yes:

Still debating, will decide at the weekend.

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 12:56 PM
You WILL use your iPad so so so so so so so so so so much

Deafjeff
16-06-2010, 01:00 PM
Star walk is a great app and I wish I'd had it when I was starting out for 3 quid it's a bargain. The compass won't work for me. But I love how it shows where the nebulas and galaxies are so you can see where they are, you can put it into night vision mode so it doesn't mess up your dark adaption. It should help you see the nit sky so much better.

Go for it

it is worth getting it regardless if it will work with wifi or not?

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 01:10 PM
Well I thik so but then I'm an astronomy geek in the max and I think its a fantastic way to learn the sky and learn where everything is in space - couple it with a small telescope or a pair of pinoculars and you could have a cracking evening out under the stars, it really is a mobile planitarium in a very useable format

Deafjeff
16-06-2010, 01:11 PM
That what I have been looking for.....

keith
16-06-2010, 01:55 PM
That what I have been looking for.....

me too :yes: sounds like a must have

Skywatcher
16-06-2010, 02:29 PM
2.99 it is a complete bargain cf laptop planatariums

I have to get out again soon its been months and months :sigh:

Poohtle
16-06-2010, 08:26 PM
Can you use Skype on an iPad with Wifi?

Deafjeff
17-06-2010, 07:37 AM
Well I thik so but then I'm an astronomy geek in the max and I think its a fantastic way to learn the sky and learn where everything is in space - couple it with a small telescope or a pair of pinoculars and you could have a cracking evening out under the stars, it really is a mobile planitarium in a very useable format

I am wondering if it would be better to use this apps via iphone4 so I can use 3G unless that will eat up my data tariff?

Jeff

Skywatcher
17-06-2010, 07:39 AM
There is a free Lite version that I use on my iphone that is nearly as good :yes:

Also planets free shows you not only where the planets are but also the constellations and is also free on iphone and ipad - try those first :yes:

I am very behind the times on skype and have never indulged as yet - not even really sure what it is (how sad is that)

Poohtle
17-06-2010, 10:30 AM
Where would you try and buy one from at the moment?

catrancher
17-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Can you use Skype on an iPad with Wifi?

The iPhone version will run on the iPad. Just like on your computer, Skype calls to landlines cost money (although it isn't much), WiFi calls to other Skype users are free. Calls via the 3GS network will eat at your data allowance and after the end of the year, Skype is going to have a "small charge" to make them. :thumbsdown:

Tom (:macwave:... if it's free, it's for me!)

Poohtle
17-06-2010, 11:05 AM
Thanks Tom.:thumbsup:

Deafjeff
17-06-2010, 09:18 PM
I have downloaded the sky walk apps and it is amazing thing!

Can't wait to start using my telescope once again!

Skywatcher
17-06-2010, 10:11 PM
I'm here if you need anything.

If you have. Never seen a nebula before go for the ring in lyra over the summer. Ghostly little smoke ring but just awesome. Visibile in a small scope

Poohtle
19-06-2010, 01:59 PM
Going to get the Star Walk app. What others do you recommend?

Skywatcher
21-06-2010, 07:04 AM
I think we should have a list of ones we have downloaded and like, free and paid for.

Britchick
21-06-2010, 07:10 AM
That would be good, Wimbledon now available:thumbsup: