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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by daveann, May 11, 2010.

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    Then go for it buddy and don't look back
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    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:

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    Josh,

    You might check these guys. 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!)
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    :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.
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    You WILL use your iPad so so so so so so so so so so much
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    it is worth getting it regardless if it will work with wifi or not?
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    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
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    That what I have been looking for.....
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    me too :yes: sounds like a must have
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    £2.99 it is a complete bargain cf laptop planatariums

    I have to get out again soon its been months and months :sigh:
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    Can you use Skype on an iPad with Wifi?
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    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
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    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)
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    Where would you try and buy one from at the moment?
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    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!)
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    Thanks Tom.:thumbsup:

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