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Free iPhone and desktop astronomy apps: one day only [u2]

Man on the moon

To help commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first manned lunar missionCarina Software is offering two of their applications as free downloads for a very limited time.

SkyVoyager and SkyGazer are astronomy apps for the iPhone and Mac, respectively. These are excellent tools for people like me who enjoy watching the night sky.

These two apps can be downloaded for free only on July 20th. I’ve already downloaded the SkyVoyager app (retails for $14.99, I think). I’m just waiting for a website update for the SkyGazer software.

Thanks to TUAW.


It turns out I was wrong.

The bad news is SkyGazer is not a free download as I’ve mentioned earlier.

The good news is SkyGazer 4.5 and Voyager 4.5 are on sale for only $0.01 each.

Not exactly free but you can’t beat the $0.01 price tag.

I was also mistaken when I implied that SkyGazer was a Mac only software. Both SkyGazer and Voyager applications are available for Mac and Windows.

By the way, regular price for the downloadable version of SkyGazer is $29.95 and for Voyager, it’s $99.95.

Update 2:

Carina Software has suspended the $0.01 sale of both SkyGazer and Voyager desktop astronomy software for Mac and Windows due to server overload, according to The Mac Observer.

However, their iPhone apps, SkyVoyager and SkyGazer, are still free until the end of the day.


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iPhone OS 3.1 beta 2 released

iPhone OS 3.0Apple has seeded beta 2 of iPhone OS 3.1 to developers. One of the new features include being able to connect to a system through Wi-Fi, according to AppleInsider. This potentially could allow syncing without the use of a USB cable though Apple has warned that physical tethering is still the preferred method for its speed and lesser power consumption.

Voice Control via Bluetooth headset is now possible, eliminating the need to rely on a wired headset or the iPhone’s built-in mic for voice commands. Users have the option of saving original copies of videos that were trimmed using the built-in video editing feature.

Snow Leopard

A new build of the Mac OS X 10.6 (build 10A411) has also been released to developers. This comes less than a week after the release of build 10A402a. This new build is considerably smaller in size (730MB) than the previous one (1.3GB).

Filed under: Apple, Inc., iPhone OS, OS X


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