Posts Tagged ‘iphone app’

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ReaddleDocs Bookmarklet

14/03/2010

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The Google Earth Compass

03/12/2009

Polar Spin

If you’ve used Google Earth on the iPhone or iPod Touch have you ever visited one of the poles?  If you do be sure to check out the compass in the top right corner of the screen.  If for example you zoom in on a point roughly 90°N & 135°W you will see the compass rotate and spin freely.

Obviously the Google Earth compass is not magnetic but I thought it was interesting to note this curious feature and that it is not repeated on the Windows desktop application.

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iPhone and UK Train Times

20/07/2009

National Rail Enquiries in the UK have cornered the market for iPhone apps for UK rail.  It used to be open and there apparently used to be a pretty reasonable app out there for free.  National Rail’s app on the other hand is not as nice and costs a few too many pennies for many people.

I used to use a WAP version on my old phone and I still use it through a WML browser add-on for Firefox when I need super speedy quick access or am on a really slow connection – such as that on the East Coast mainline trains.  However the iPhone’s Safari browser doesn’t support WML.  However there is another alternative that has a lightweight portal for the small screen – National Rail’s PDA page.

I’m not currently an iPhone user myself but I’ve suggested this to a few people and they seem to find it a viable and practical alternative to the National Rail iPhone app.