iPad / iPhone


Which iPad for navigation ? [Update-10]

So many of you are still wondering about choosing an iPad for navigation use. Unfortunately do not have time to respond to every request a post is required. Each year it is advisable to review this Read more …

GNS 3000 Bluetooth GPS receiver for mobile

The new GNS 3000 announced by Global Navigation Systems since last spring is finally available (¹). It replaces the GNS 2000 More. Now equipped with a Bluetooth transmitter 5.0, it has an SD Card slot for recording position data in Read more …

Simultaneous Wi-Fi and cellular connection [Update]

In coastal navigation, so often within range of a cellular network, we can download GRIB files, weather maps, or simply communicate with friends. But what if our smartphone or tablet is already connected to Wi-Fi Read more …

Controlling a Windows PC from an iPad [Update]

(First published on 8 December 2010) Dear friends macusers, the approach of Christmas, we need to be charitable, particularly to users of Windows PCs. Indeed, in the face of the influx of requests concerning the methods of control of a Read more …

Start with an iPad / iPhone

For all browsers start with the use of an iPad, and who do not yet know the basics of handling. For all those who ask me : How to load an application ? How to load a purchased app on a second Read more …

iOS 11 and navigation applications

Among the many new features provided by iOS 11, I particularly enjoyed the improved multitasking functions. The addition of a retractable "Dock" in the MacOS way, the "SlideOver" function associated with the "SplitView" function already present in iOS 10. This will greatly improve Read more …

Iridium Mail & Web : GRIB weather files on iPhone and iPad in open sea [Update-2]

[Update 15 February 2019] The recent update of the Iridium Mail app & Web gives me the opportunity to refresh the ticket originally written in December 2011. RedPort's Wi-Fi Optimizer gateway allows owners Read more …

GALILEO and the Apple mobile

Within a month of the launch by Ariane 5 four new satellites of the GALILEO constellation to 18 satellites, manufacturers of components of location have already presented their new chips of location supporting the European GNSS. This has Read more …

GPS and iPad Wi - Fi + Cellular

Early January 2011 I wrote started the year in a bad mood (¹) After finding repeated incompetence of Apple sellers, during Christmas, concerning devices they sold, mainly iPad and iPhone. I note unfortunately as 5 years Read more …

iTabNav.fr

The 14 March 2011 I had announce the opening of an e-commerce website focused in accessories, mounts and connexion devices dedicated to iPhone and iPad for marine navigation : iPadNav.fr. Since then, its founder and I have maintained close Read more …

iPad GPS far away from networks

For those who do are not yet fully convinced, despite my assertions in many posts (¹), Here's another example of the accuracy of iPad GPS, Cup of any terrestrial cellular network or Wi - fi. Already lived in 2011 Read more …

"Navigate with a digital tablet" iBook version

Cahier Technique Navigating with a digital tablet, published in the special edition of Voiles et Voiliers, is now available on Apple iTunes iBookStore. "Revolution in the navigation. easy, fast, touch, autonomous, digital tablets are not lacking quality ! Read more …

Protections for iPad (4)

I've already written the greatest good that I think sealed boxes Andres Industries iPad Case (¹). It remains for me the top of the protection in all weather conditions, at sea and ashore. Bulky and fairly Read more …

The aiShell waterproof case for iPad Mini

This time, it came up ! The new waterproof case for iPad Mini by Andres Industries, to whom we owe the famous iPad Case, is finally available. Smaller, lighter, more discreet, but equally robust, in the evening Read more …

French press and iPad phenomenon

This year, at Nautic Paris Boat Show, nautical press was not alone to be interested in the navigation with iPad, but also technical and general press. Pierre-Yves Lautrou, Express journalist and editor of the blog "At Large Read more …

iNAVConnect links iPhone or iPad to Raymarine chartplotters

Digital Yacht society continues to offer new products for pleasure (¹). One, iNAVConnect, allows to connect by WiFi iPad or iPhone, featured iNavX, Navionics Marine, or any other compatible application, to Read more …

Why I'll keep my iPad 1 [Update]

I use an iPad 1 for a little over two years for two reasons : the first and foremost as a navigation device, the second as viewer for many PDF documents related to my job. I'm using Read more …

Seasmart WiFi connects the NMEA 2000 on your iPhone

Le SeaSmart WiFi, presented by iTabNav.fr at the Nautic in Paris last week, allows a WiFi connection to iPad , iPhone or any other computer via WiFi to a NMEA 2000. Designed by Chetco Digital Instruments, to Brookings in Read more …

Navigation with iPad : a complete solution

Avec Weather4D PRO et AxcessPoint, associated with an Iridium satellite phone, we now have a complete solution, reliable and low cost to receive, display and manage GRIB files in open seas with iPad. iNavX and Navionics Read more …

Plan2Nav the C-Map charting on iPhone/iPad

The application Jeppesen Marine Plan2Nav arrived on iTunes AppStore during September for iPhone and iPad. As I detailed in a previous post (¹), the Italian company C-Map has been owned 2007 by the US Jeppesen, leader in aerial mapping, dependent Read more …

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Iridium - iPad connection – is coming out !

I dont like to advertise products or features before they are available, but in this case the subject can guide choices or postponements of purchase among potential users. Iridium announced on last 7 last September the Read more …

Curious price changes in Navionics

Bad news : changes in the price of Navionics charts for iNavX iPad appeared on the site x-traverse.com, and unfortunately for regions that concern us directly : Folios 46XG 43XG Mediterranean and Europe (replacing the old Read more …

Installing an iMux aboard "Lady Jane"

My Fischer 37 "Lady Jane" is equipped at the base of a conventional antenna Raymarine GPS, the trio wind, depth, speed instruments, and a multi chartplotter / Radar C70 : In November 2010, Reading this blog has me Read more …

Crossing the Pacific with an iPad

After my first post Crossing the Atlantic with an iPad here are some screenshots provided by Christophe Mahé between Panama and the Marquesas Islands, during its passage last month. Dream a little history, and convince the remaining recalcitrant Read more …

How the iPhone knows where you are

This entry was posted on Macworld.com by Glenn Fleishman. It explains in a very precise and didactic way the functioning of the location services of Apple iPhone and iPad devices and sheds light on the data that Apple recovers Read more …

Protections for iPad (2)

I presented in the first article on the coverage tailored to the boat waterproof housing Andres Industries (*). This manufacturer has responded quickly to comments and criticisms of its product. He was kind enough to send me to Read more …

Imray charts are coming on iPhone and iPad

A bit of history Imray, Laurie, Norie & Wilson LTD is private publisher of charts and nautical books the best known of England. It is also the oldest, heir of the first private publishers of nautical charts of the 18th century, the Read more …

Protections for iPad on boat

IPad is not watertight, we know. Apple has not designed for that purpose, one suspects. The creative genius of Steve Jobs certainly not to imagine that the sailors would use its tablet as positioner / drive Read more …

iTabNav.fr

This is an excellent initiative that we owe to Dominique Gauthier : iTabNav.fr is a brand new French e-commerce site mainly dedicated to iPad accessories (and iPhone) useful for maritime use of these devices. Rather than looking on the Read more …

iPad 2 and IOS 4.3 – What's new for boaters ?

Since the introduction of this new iPad and installing the new OS on my devices (iPhone 3GS et iPad 1), I wondered about the benefits that could draw boaters users, from the model and Read more …

iPad, cases and mounts for yachting[Update]

In my first article on the iPad used as player-plotter, I mentioned two or three essential accessories to handle on board. The mounting remained unresolved, few products was then available. On board a Read more …

A test onboard with Navigation Mac

During a weekend of January a little sad, we joined the port of L'Herbaudière, Isle of Noirmoutier, via the picturesque Gois passage at low tide. We, that is to say, a boating journalist, my wife and myself. Greeted by two Read more …

iPad, GPS and 3G cellular network subscription

I start the year in a bad mood ! Unfortunately I have seen, through the experiences of many of you, ignorance, if not incompetence, many sellers iPad. Not only specializes supermarkets, but also in some Read more …

Crossing the Atlantic with an iPad

I cannot resist the urge to show you some pics (*) iNavX of an iPad just crossed the Atlantic, from Mediterranean to Martinique. The sailor has abandoned his MacBook Air, which it uses MacENC Read more …

An external GPS for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad

The German company Bad Elf offers for sale since 28 October, Amazon and eBay, the first external GPS approved by Apple. The Bad Elf GPS adapts to the dock connector for Apple devices that are not Read more …

Control a Mac from an iPad [Update]

By creating a VNC connection (Virtual Network Computing) it is possible to control a navigation application like MacENC or OpenCPN from an iPad. This latter becomes an active screen repeater, and offers the possibility, not only view the screen Read more …

iPad, a Chartplotter Killer ?

With iPad 3G finally in hands, iNavX equipped and (beta) XL version AyeTides during beta testing, I'm going to give you my first impression, previously to perform an extended test at sea. Read more …

Navionics charts 2010 for iPad

The list of Navionics for iPad and their price is now available on-site x traverse.com. The good news for us western Europeans, is that the card sheets are the same price as those of Read more …

Navionics Gold charts : new pricing 2010

The company Fugawi, Navionics distributor through its website X-Traverse, has just released information on the forum on the new policy iphonesailing.net price maps, mainly on Navionics for iNavX 3.0 with iPad.

iPad 3G : Initial information about built-in GPS

Since my post 20 2013, we looked forward to the dismantling of the iPad to discover its 3G communication components (3G, GPS). From the first delivery, our friends from iFixit rushed on the "beast" Read more …

Question of choice

A reoccurring question comes regularly by email from my visitors : which computer equipment to choose for yachting ? Actually, cope with the dramatic growth of material available for yachtmen, the Read more …

iPad : new support for iNavX ?

Can not join the chorus of comments on the Apple iPad presented yesterday. For our purposes, for us yachtsmen, this new touch pad does not seem to represent anything other than an iPod Touch with screen Read more …

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