A friend of mine at work recently asked a few of us for their favourite iPhone apps.
Admittedly, I have an iPod Touch, but I do use my partner’s iPhone occasionally. So here’s a list of the apps that flooded back her way – not surprisingly most of them are free. Continue reading
Did you know that you can use an iPhone to explore the night sky?
There are lots of apps available, but two of the best are Planets and Pocket Universe.
Planets is a free app that shows you where the planets are in the sky and when they rise and set. It also has a 3D view of the Earth showing where it is day and night.
Pocket Universe costs A$3.99. It displays maps of the night sky for your location, the position of Jupiter’s moon, lunar calendars and the latest space news.
The best feature of this app is that it can help you identify objects in the sky. At night, hold the iPhone up to the sky and the map will display exactly what you are looking at – no more guess work.
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For many technology geeks it’s a given that Australia sits at the end of the roll-out queue. But it hasn’t stopped many from getting their hands on Apple’s iPhone.
Since it was launched six weeks ago, hundreds of examples have made their way to our shores and Australians are paying a high price to get their hands on one.
The 8GB model initially went on sale in the US for $US599 ($713).
Despite this, people aren’t hanging around until 2008, when the iPhone will probably be released in the Asia-Pacific region (Apple won’t say any more than this about the Australian release date). Bids on eBay auctions in Australia have been consistently hitting well over $1000.
Read more at smh.com.au