Since late 2012 I found more of maritime work causing me the overwhelming desire to share, like a few novels described in this topic 'Read'. Today this feeling resumes me, in any other order of idea, the reading of the excellent Hors-Série n ° 48 of Voiles et Voiliers : app " Understand and use the electronic mapping ". (continue…)
In previous entry I presented the SHOM raster charts provided by many publishers on iPad. In recent weeks the German charts Editor NV Verlag offers two new areas ending coverage of the coasts of France Atlantic and English Channel. These charts are usable in iNavX on iPad/iPhone, GPSNavX and MacENC on Mac OS X.
You remember the launch of TimeZero in June 2013 and the interest aroused among the many users of MaxSea on PC. I wrote then :
MaxSea is already planning future developments in its application. The next major release will probably see the connection to external instruments WiFi, file transfers (waypoints, routes and tracks files) with other applications, perhaps openness to other charting editors
We waited, hoped, and then Pschiiitt ! More no developments since that date other cosmetic improvements in November 2013 before the Paris boat show. More no contact for me with the developers (I was tester for beta versions). More no news for a year until reported rumors of the last METS of Amsterdam stating that integrating ongoing development (finally) the AIS, and also the WiFi radar DRS4W Furuno. It is now made from the 23 April. (continue…)
At the present time Apple iOS 8.3 no longer works with external Bluetooth GPS receivers. It seems that the Apple Location Services in latest version iOS 8.3 doesn't transmit the GPS data received from these GPS receivers GNS2000 to the application for navigation.
Apple Inc.. is aware of this bug iOS and promises a solution as soon as possible. I hope that this problem will be solved in the next few days.
Several manufacturers applications for navigation have warned before update iOS 8.3 as BadElf, see : http://bad-elf.com/blogs/bad-elf/18013536-alert-compatibility-issue-with-apple-ios-8-3-and-external-gps-receivers
Hope for users impacted an iOS version 8.3.1 will come quickly fix this bug. Can be expected because an update must quickly fix another bug much more important for Apple : the troubleshoooting of the Touch ID on many devices.
Navigation Mac's tutorials collection is enriched by a new opus, a multimedia user's guide iSailor (*) in French : charting and settings, options and subscriptions, basic functions, advanced functions, instruments connection. From purchasing and loading charts to TCP/IP connection, a step by step teaching helps you master all the functions of the application.
- 33 double-pages
- 74 screenshots
- 17 video tutorials
Read with the Apple iBooks on iPad and Mac OS X application 10.9 . Pricing : 8,99 € on iBook Store.
WARNING : This guide is intended for users of French-language. It is a complement to English help available on the developer's website. Free preview allows you to see all of the topics summary.
(*) See entries about iSailor
Iridium will reset the system on its satellites time the 3 March 2015. Iridium calls this "re-epoching" after this date, the Iridium mobile (as the Iridium Extreme, 9555, 9505At, 9505 and 9500) display a time incorrect system until users enter a string of numbers in their device, for the two most recent, either reset the date and time for the other older. (continue…)
You are more likely to wonder about the choice of an iPad to use navigation. Unfortunately did not have time to respond to every request (retirement is still beyond my horizon), a ticket is required. Almost three years after a similar article (¹), of course now completely obsolete, It was time to redo this issue. (continue…)
Iridium announced in its distribution network shutdown late February router WiFi AxcessPoint (¹) which allows an iPad or an iPhone to connect to an Iridium phone to access a messaging service.
No need to worry to have for current users : the associated Iridium messaging service will remain active and accessible to all users. Those who would like to buy this device can still find it in stock at iTabNav and other distributors in France, but it can no longer be ordered from the 25 February. (continue…)