Thank-you everybody. If I hadn't won the free cd of it I think I would
carry on with my books and my calls on ipod. Infact, I can read my field
guides in bed which I cant do with the computer. And a book has lots of
birds on each page and following pages so I find it easier to look for a
bird Im trying to identify.I guess Im not used to how computers work and am
more comfortable with a familiar field guide. I thought I was going high
tech when I bought an ipod 7 years ago and my neice put my BOCA calls on it.
On Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 5:46 PM, storm <> wrote:
> It depends on what kind of phone you buy.
> If you buy an iphone, no (assuming you do not have a apple mac at home).
> If you have a PC and buy an android then maybe.
> On the computer you have at the moment you can have the internet, the
> email and maybe an excel spreadsheet or word document all open. You can
> move between the programs with the mouse.
> On a phone you pretty much need to close one program before you open
> That you can hear bird calls when you doing other things means you have
> the Pizzey guide open. If you close the program, then the sounds should
> stop. You might need to eject the cd from the computer.
> good luck
> On 26 April 2014 17:27, David Richardson <>wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> > skipping something important or saying things that while approximately
>> > 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
>> > phones and tablets. For an end user, they're more the same than
>> > Which one is better? Yes ;-) They have fans and detractors on both
>> > 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
>> > you could easily figure out the other. Apps on Android and iOS often
>> > 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
>> > 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
>> > is Samsung...but there are dozens of others.
>> > iOS is developed by Apple and used exclusively on their hardware:
>> > iPod Touch (iPhone without a phone), and iPad.
>> > Apple and Samsung have been in a court battle for years that you may
>> > seen in the headlines. It's pretty much about Apple suing Google by
>> > 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
>> > 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.
>> > 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
>> > it can go in my bag and I've got thousands of pages of birding info,
>> > 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
>> > place, to be sure. (I prefer paper guides for areas I don't know as I
>> > 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.
>> > you buy an app, it's usually licensed for one account on multiple
>> > So, if you have a tablet and a phone you can often buy one copy of the
>> > and legally use it on your two devices. With Apple, the license is
>> > for 5 devices, so far as I know. For Android, it depends a bit. If you
>> > an Android version you don't get a license for iOS or the other way
>> > 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
>> > Windows Phone isn't Windows, is getting increasingly positive
>> > 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
>> > people will find it cheaper on iOS. Birding apps as a category are some
>> > the more expensive apps I've seen on either platform.
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