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by PirateRock
18 June 12 10:12 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Caching with Nokia E51
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

Re: Caching with Nokia E51

Having had this handset in the past, I can't see how it is possible. It runs a Symbian platform and has no inbuilt GPS. There was a "app" called JoKuspot that allowed it to be turned into WiFi Hotspot, but I don;t know if this will help you or not. Your best option might be a cheap Android handset. ...
by PirateRock
22 January 12 1:54 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: In Car Navigators - Which is best?
Replies: 25
Views: 6527

Re: In Car Navigators - Which is best?

Just a different way of thinking - we primarily use a Garmin Colorado 300, however we have more and more been using our Samsung Galaxy Tab for Geocaching. Driving from South Australia to Victoria over Christmas (and back) we used Google Navigation and it was nothing short of brilliant, and when we g...
by PirateRock
02 January 12 2:33 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Milestone Ministro!
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Milestone Ministro!

Wow, that was quick. Just goes to show how much goes on behind the scenes that you don't think about (plus all the archiving etc that goes on).
by PirateRock
23 August 11 10:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caching in our Schools
Replies: 32
Views: 6247

Re: Caching in our Schools

I'd think it would be better for everyone if they place caches in their school or local area and distribute information about their hides internally, not on a public site. That way they get to play and have fun, and no-one gets upset at : a) kids leaving stupid logs b) cachers going and seeking cac...
by PirateRock
23 August 11 10:29 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Which app to use on Android?
Replies: 9
Views: 2291

Re: Which app to use on Android?

I think you got it right first time. I haven't seen anything on Android that comes close. The c:geo developer(s) responds to gc.com change stupidity quite quickly. I second that. While my current work supplied handset is a iPhone, I use a Android handset on weekends or in a tablet, as I don't think...
by PirateRock
21 August 11 10:05 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: c:geo to stop further development
Replies: 17
Views: 4095

Re: c:geo to stop further development

Today an update to both of the c:geos was released on the market! :shock: The new one has been fixed to reflect the website changes The old one (which I didn't download) just has "Final release" in the update notes :shock: Any ideas? :-k The new version (c:geo - opensource) I think was a nightly bu...
by PirateRock
24 July 11 9:31 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Caching in our Schools
Replies: 32
Views: 6247

Re: Caching in our Schools

Black Bunny wrote: ...snip...

It would be better if a local cacher became involved with the particular school and offered some guidance and support to the teacher and students who are involved.
+1 =D>
by PirateRock
16 July 11 9:14 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Google Street View cache
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

Re: Google Street View cache

That's a classic, and you can;t deny that he's caching... thanks for the chuckle =D>
by PirateRock
14 July 11 11:04 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Android phones for geocaching
Replies: 37
Views: 9826

Re: Android phones for geocaching

I've used a HTC Desire which worked really well (but sucked the battery), but I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab while we're driving around with the windscreen mount and car charger for driving directions. You couldn't use it for much more, the accuracy seems to be metres out at a time, but we also prefer "...
by PirateRock
04 July 11 10:18 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: c:geo to stop further development
Replies: 17
Views: 4095

Re: c:geo to stop further development

What a shame... it's the app that made me buy a Android handset in the first place. If Groundspeak could implement just some of the great features it would be nice.

Bit of a shame, it's an app worth paying for.
by PirateRock
26 March 11 9:39 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Android Geocaching Apps
Replies: 184
Views: 66162

Re: Android Geocaching Apps

c:geo is fantastic! I loving it. And it's free! Cachemate worked so much better in my Palm T|X, so I'm still using it for paperless caching. I tried the Windows Mobile Cachemate, I did not like it. I tried the Android Cachemate, same problem. I could not add anything to the description for multi ca...
by PirateRock
24 March 11 9:03 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Handset for the bush
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Handset for the bush

....snip... . I know telstra pulled the blue tick but I'm still happy to recommend it. As an aside, the GPS works very well, I have found a few caches with it now and accuracy doesn't seem to be an issue. I don't think there is a better 'smartphone' for coverage on the Next G network at the moment ...
by PirateRock
23 March 11 8:47 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Web Hosting Costs?
Replies: 17
Views: 4775

Re: Web Hosting Costs?

I guess that is true, and not for the faint hearted. I'm not a expert but I've VERY careful with my firewall and port forwarding, plus when I did run one from home it was for family only, and restricted by .htaccess....

So ignore my previous post #-o
by PirateRock
23 March 11 8:39 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Handset for the bush
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: Handset for the bush

Hi, The Motorola DEFY is a great handset for dust/water resistance, but it just had it's Bluetick pulled by Telstra. Regardless, it get better reception than my iPhone 4 (which apparently is Bluetick with a bumper case). I love Andriod as a OS, so I'm biased, but I love WiFi Hotspot tethering. Havin...