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.
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 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
> > 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 sides,
> > such is how it goes. Both are geared towards small screens, conservation
> > 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 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
> > 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: 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.
> > 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. When
> > 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 always
> > 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 yesterday.
> > 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
> > 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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