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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sites Wed 24-Mar-2010 – Office & Live Skydrive, Photos & Live Skydrive, Office 2007 upgrade to Office 2010, Easter emoticons, Malware delivered via ads, Data centers in a box, Xbox hard drive

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Sites Tue 23-Mar-2010 – Live Hotmail for the new busy, Microsoft ICE & Photosynth, Excel Web App collaboration, Editing in Live Movie Maker, Ayrton Senna remembered, Perth freak storm

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Sites Mon 22-Mar-2010 – Live Wave 4 themes, Complete guide to Windows Phone, Natural user interfaces, WorldWide Telescope resources, Canberra War Memorial photosynth panorama, Thoughts on U.S. health care, Personal dev Mon-Fri pattern

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Sites Sun 21-Mar-2010 – Live Photo Gallery Wave 4 news, Live Web Messenger Wave 4, Personal weather stations, Writing or just practicing

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Sites Sat 20-Mar-2010 – Bing Maps for broadcast, New Bing app for iPhone, Windows PC Scout, GigaPan Epic, Live Wave 4 Messenger Companion, Malware targeting Facebook, Panoramas on Photosynth

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Sites Fri 19-Mar-2010 – Panoramas in Photosynth, Image Composite Editor updated, Mt St Helens panorama, IE9 Preview Platform, RCH News March 18, Gary Flake & Pivot, More

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Sites Thu 18-Mar-2010 – Bing Maps & WorldWide Telescope, IE Platform preview, Password-stealing virus & Facebook users, Live Wave 4 leak, St Pat’s day synthed, Flying Scotsman model, WP7S programming for students

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WorldWide Telescope now part of Bing Maps – Look up and see

A new application has been added to Bing Maps, namely the WorldWide Telescope app that enables us to look up and see.

To use this app, follow these steps:

Go to www.bing.com/maps/explore.

If this link doesn’t work (e.g., if you’re in Australia, you’ll end up at the Australian version of Bing Maps), you’ll need to change your country location to United States. To do this, start www.bing.com, up in the top right corner click the name of the country showing (e.g., Australia) and a page of optional countries. At the bottom right of this page, choose United States – English. Now call up www.bing.com/maps/explore.

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At the bottom of the left-hand pane, click Map Apps.

 

 

 

 

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Choose WorldWide Telescope.

 

 

 

 

 

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Click the Start Here button to get going.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image Allow a few seconds for things to load and the bottom half of the left pane gives more options as to what you can easily view.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image After clicking the Start Here button, if you want, you can enter a location in the search box from which to view the sky or use the telescope icon.

 

 

 

 

 

image Move the telescope icon to the location of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

image The left-hand pane shows what’s in the sky above at this time (1632 from High Street Rushworth. webDotWiz clicked the telescope icon on High St Rushworth; the time is shown at the bottom left of the sky view).

 

 

 

 

 

image Now you can zoom in/out and pan around the sky. Alternatively you can click on any of the sky objects suggested in the left-hand pane. The green line in the screenshot to the left is the ecliptic (the sun’s path across the sky). Note that Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, is difficult to view in the sky because it’s always so close to the Sun.

 

 

 

 

 

image Choose Venus on the left pane, for example, and you can Fly in for a close up of Venus.

 

 

 

 

 

image Zoom in for a closer view of Venus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s a start to viewing the sky from wherever you choose.

WorldWide Telescope can be downloaded from www.worldwidetelescope.org or there’s an online version at www.worldwidetelescope.org/webclient.

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Sites Wed 17-Mar-2010 – Internet Explorer 9 platform preview, MIX10 day 1 & 2, Live Messenger Wave 4 & Facebook, Microsoft TrueColor, Online safety, Malware protection, Photographing old documents, More

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Sites Tue 16-Mar-2010 – Windows Phone developer tools, MIX10 day 1, Internet Explorer 8 the safest browser, Geosense, Live Writer picture effects, More

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