This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

April 1, 2014

Android sky, star, planet and stargazer apps for HTC, Samsung and Sony phones - April 2014

Here's my latest toy for my Android phone. I like apps about planets and moons and stars.
These Android apps will show you a picture of the night sky on your screen and show you the constellations, where the planets are and what satellites are flying overhead.

Here's the links...

Google Sky Map
Free of course. Easy to use. Fun.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid



Satellite ARL
Free. Quite interesting to see if you can pick out the ISS.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.agi.android.augmentedreality

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There's a bit of trivial fun. Now head away from the city lights and see what you can find.

Also try Star Chart...
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.escapistgames.starchart


I have also tried Planet Finder
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobile.PlanetFinder.com




Gazing at the heavens, hoping nothing de-orbits on me. Cheers. Si.
link corrected 28 May 2012
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