Pizzey & Knight

To: David Adams <>
Subject: Pizzey & Knight
From: David Richardson <>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:27:16 +1000
I don't understand a lot of that. I can only do one thing at a time on my
computer. I turn it on and click on the e and it goes to google. From there
I use gmail and can get to birdline and facebook and google things. That's
as far as my computer knowledge goes. I put the cd for pizzey and knight
into the slot on the computer and I now have a picture of a rosella next to
the e that I can click on and it shows the pizzey and knight electronic
version. I had to turn the speakers off because I keep hearing bird
calls.Will the  "PC "pizzey and knight I have work on an iphone or whatever
they are if I get one?  Or is it only for the big computer at home and I
will have to buy another one to use on a phone?

david Richardson

On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 5:03 PM, David Adams <> wrote:

> > PS  I don't know what "Android "is apart from in sci-fi movies. Im not
> > being silly, I genuinely don't understand the differences.
> Fair enough. There's now to summarize a big subject like this one without
> skipping something important or saying things that while approximately true
> aren't complete. Even still, I can offer you a sketch that might help.
> Android and iOS are the two dominant operating systems out there for smart
> phones and tablets. For an end user, they're more the same than different.
> Which one is better? Yes ;-) They have fans and detractors on both sides,
> such is how it goes. Both are geared towards small screens, conservation of
> battery life, and nearly instantaneous startup. If you know how to use one,
> you could easily figure out the other. Apps on Android and iOS often look
> and behave very nearly identically. They are both very different from
> desktop computers of whatever sort you might be using now. Instead of a
> mouse and keyboard and apps in different windows, you generally use one app
> at a time on a small screen using your fingers.
> Android is developed by Google and then more-or-less given away to phone
> makers to include on their handsets. The dominant Android smartphone maker
> is Samsung...but there are dozens of others.
> iOS is developed by Apple and used exclusively on their hardware: iPhone,
> iPod Touch (iPhone without a phone), and iPad.
> Apple and Samsung have been in a court battle for years that you may have
> seen in the headlines. It's pretty much about Apple suing Google by proxy
> for cloning the iPhone. None of that matters much to us as users.
> You can buy a cheap Android phone at Woolies or Coles for $40-80 on sale
> but it probably won't have the memory to run the Pizzey app...or most any
> serious birding app. Apple doesn't make low-end devices but, in many
> markets, completely owns the high-end. (High end laptops? They own it. High
> end phones? They share it.) If you're in the price range of Apple's
> products, their kit is competitively priced with comparable gear. If you
> want something cheaper, they just don't do that. I've got a couple of
> Android phones (love them), an old iPod Touch (works great, even years
> later), and the new iPad Mini. I have to say, the Mini is the greatest
> gadget in the history of gadgets, so far as I can tell. With a sturdy case,
> it can go in my bag and I've got thousands of pages of birding info, sounds
> and pictures from around the world. Magic. Oh, none of these devices are
> easy to read in bright light. So, books and pads of paper still have their
> place, to be sure. (I prefer paper guides for areas I don't know as I flip
> through the pages a lot.)
> To buy apps for either platform, you go through a store. In the case of
> iOS, it's Apple's iTunes App Store. For Android, you've got choices. The
> biggest and most trusted is Google's Play store. Many apps are free. When
> you buy an app, it's usually licensed for one account on multiple devices.
> So, if you have a tablet and a phone you can often buy one copy of the app
> and legally use it on your two devices. With Apple, the license is always
> for 5 devices, so far as I know. For Android, it depends a bit. If you buy
> an Android version you don't get a license for iOS or the other way around.
> Just like buying Office for Windows doesn't let you run Office for Mac.
> Different OS, different license. And, yes, Microsoft does make a phone
> operating system and just finished buying Nokia something like yesterday.
> Windows Phone isn't Windows, is getting increasingly positive reviews...and
> has a trivial market share for now. So, you don't see so many apps for
> that.
> Colin R asked: "why is it cheaper for androids?"
> Probably because Android users are, as a market, far, far, far less
> inclined to spend money on apps. I assume that Guy Gibbons is attempting to
> get the best price he can for his efforts, and fair enough. Also, if the
> Android version is licensed for two devices and the iOS one for five...some
> people will find it cheaper on iOS. Birding apps as a category are some of
> the more expensive apps I've seen on either platform.
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