Distant Suns (max) – IOS App Review

On June 3, 2013, in Features, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by David M. Acklam

Distant Suns (max)
App Developer: First Light Design
Version 3.4.3
License: US $8.99 Compatible with iPhone (optimized for iPhone 5), iPod touch, and iPad. Requires IOS 5.0 or later.

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As an amateur astronomer and a volunteer telescope operator at the Flandrau Science Center observatory, I enjoy sharing the night sky with the public. My primary objective, when inviting the public to look through the telescope, is to encourage them to enjoy viewing the heavens and to ask questions. I recognize that not everyone wants to be an astronomer and I certainly understand the magnitude of what is required to pursue a career in this profession. Today, the “buzz word” in education outreach is STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Certainly STEM applies to the curriculum associated with earning the required credentials to be a professional astronomer.

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About David Acklam

I'm a retired professional engineer actively involved in community outreach working with our local educators to help engage our youth in the sciences and mathematics. I enjoy sharing our night sky as an amateur astronomer and volunteer with the Project ASTRO program, the Flandrau Science Center, the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Kuiper Circle and as a docent with the Planetary Science Institute. I've been a Mac user since 2007.

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Back In Time for iPhone
Review

On April 9, 2012, in Apps, iOS, iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPod Touch, Review, by Mark Greentree

Back In Time
App Developer: LANDKA
Version Reviewed: 1.2
License: US$4.99 for iPhone

In November 2011, I reviewed the iPad version of Back In Time. It was one of the most informative and beautiful apps I have ever had the chance to review.

Back In Time delivers history like you have never seen before. By placing the history of everything in the known universe within a 24 hour period users are able to navigate through mere minutes in time that represent thousands of years of evolution.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

Back In Time iPad
App Review

On November 22, 2011, in Apps, iPad, Review, by Mark Greentree

Back In Time
App Developer: LANDKA
Version Reviewed: 1.1
License: US$7.99 for iPad only

Imagine the universe started 24 hours ago…

Back In Time will take you all the way back to the Big Bang and lead you through the formation of the Solar System, Jurassic period, the commencement of human evolution, and deliver us to the present day.

This app is unique in the way it presents what many would regard as general knowledge topics into a very concise and easy to follow process. People at all ages yearning to know more about the genesis of our universe and corresponding procession through time will be thoroughly engrossed with this app.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of www.everydaymacsupport.com. His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

Solar System for iPad
Review

On January 25, 2011, in Apple, Apps, First Look, iPad, Review, by Mike Breed

Solar System for iPad Review
Company: Touch Press
Price: $13.99 USD

I’m nuts about anything that has to do with science. That interest stems from the fact that I’m also an Earth Science teacher and Science Department Chairman at Chenango Valley High School. I spend every working day talking about science to students from every background. To do that, you’d better have a true passion about the subject matter. After having reviewed Touch Press’s app The Elements last year, I was excited to see the release of their latest offering, Solar System for iPad, as the App of the Week on the iTunes App Store. The graphics in Solar System for iPad are just as amazing as they were with The Elements. The 842 MB installation is a testament to the level of detail that Touch Press has put into the application. Installation of the app is lengthy, so much so that I highly recommend that you install by syncing with your computer rather than directly on your iPad via the App Store application.

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About Mike Breed

Writing for MyMac.com since August of 2009, Mike Breed is an Earth Science and Biology teacher at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, New York. He is currently acting as the Science Department Chairman in his school district as well. Mike has received numerous grants to incorporate Apple products into the laboratories and activities of his students, with the hopes of adding a new element of learning to the teaching of science in a demanding learning environment. A lifelong resident of Cortland, New York, Mike enjoys spending time with his family when not busy with his duties at school. An avid fan of the Macintosh platform, Mike also spends a great deal of time reading and working from his iPad and iPhone, where he is reading his way through the entire chronology of Star Wars novels. Mike is also passionate about fishing and enjoys spending time each weekend fishing with his father on the waters of central New York State’s Finger Lakes.

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