The first tutorial Navigation Mac appeared on the iBook Store in French : «Take the weather satellite phone – MacBook – iPad – iPhone ». Download from an iPad with iBooks app or from a PC / Mac with iTunes. Playback with iPad only (*).
Available on French language iBook Stores at price 8,49 €.
How to query GRIB weather files from a Mac, a [...]
Spanish society PrepaidSatphone had the great idea to develop the application Satway available on iTunes AppStore in July, with a French version.
Satway allows, from iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, send SMS to a satellite phone number of networks Iridium, Inmarsat (IsatPhone) or Thuraya. These SMS are free for the transmitter, and free at the reception for the recipient.
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As promised in my post on 15 July, here are the results of the comparative test conducted aboard "Prince d'Oc" for our trip from Port Leucate to Dubrovnik.
Thanks to the loan of a full IsatPhone Pro, with cradle and external antenna (a big thank you to @ PYG voilier_xhosa, who sent me all this from Belgium), and the presence of a similar facility Iridium on board Olivier's boat : Iridium [...]
The use of Iridium takes a growing place among offshore sailors. Safety at sea to join his family at all times, or be able to contact a medical emergency, arguments are often raised by purchasers. More, satellite phone offers data services to send and receive text messages and emails, and especially to query GRIB weather files. Unfortunately, [...]
I just read, in the latest issue of Sails and Sailing dated May 2012, a comparative Inmarsat Iridium-which leaves me dissatisfied. Quite interesting on the form, it has many approximations on the bottom, and does not allow the reader to form an opinion on elements of accurate and quantitative comparison. On the other hand, no offense to Francis Xavier Ricardou, software solutions have been around for Mac [...]
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Iridium announced on last 7 Last September the creation of a free service called Iridium AxcessPoint Mail & Web will be available before the end of the year 2011. This will be a mail and web compression service, hosted by Iridium, [...]