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Space Images iPhone app Review

Description:

Download the Space Images app today and see how incredible our universe is!  You will be blown away with how impressive and mind boggling these photos are!  This app includes photos of stars and planets that were taken by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.  They are all real images and you can scroll through them as much as you like. You can also get images of planets in our own galaxy such as Mars, Saturn and Jupiter as they are updated by other NASA surveillance spacecraft.

Features:

  • You can view a variety of different images of galaxies that are millions of light years away
  • The pictures are in high resolution and are brilliant and beautiful to look at
  • You can go through the images and rate which ones are the best and also which ones are globally on top of the favorites list
  • You also have some search functions that are available so that you can find specific images
  • You can also browse  by category which includes galaxies, types of pictures, and much more
  • There is the option to view the top rated pictures out there as well as the newest pictures that have been added to the Space Images app
  • If you find a really impressive photo then you can email it to your friends and family or just save the photo on your phone to use as a background for your display
  • There are links on many of the pictures that you can click on in order to get descriptions of each of the pictures and you can also toggle resolutions as well

Conclusion:

If you love learning about the stars then this app would be a good fit for you.  It is loaded with tons of cool space photos, and more are uploaded to the app all of the time.  It is fun to see these crazy space anomalies and then learn more about how they are formed.  The only lacking part in this app is the variety and depth of information that is given.  It would be nice to have a more dummy-friendly synopsis of each of the photos so that normal people can understand better how they are formed and what makes them look the way they do.  Overall, one of the better education apps out there about the mysteries of space.

Voted 3 1/2 stars by iPhone education app users and can currently be downloaded for free.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by professor-apps - April 2, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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Graphing Calculator iPhone app Review

Description:

The Graphing Calculator iPhone app is a great way for you to get all of your math homework done without having to spend hundreds of dollars on bulky, outdated calculators.  The app only costs one dollar and has a variety of different features and functions to help you graph any equation.

Features:

  • This education app has a very easy to use calculator that is powerful and can handle a lot of inputs
  • You can use the keyboard to customize your equations and have them work faster
  • Just like on a regular graphing calculator you can plug in multiple equations for the graph you are using
  • Has a trace mode that you can use to find the exact coordinates of x and y for intersections and roots
  • Find the x value at any point on the graph that you have created
  • Use the pinch function to zoom in on your graph and you can also drag the screen to see all the parts of the graph
  • You can view the graph in both landscape and portrait mode
  • If you have a graph that you will need to go back to you can take screen shots and email them to yourself
  • You can graph both parametric and polar equations with ease
  • Has a variety of different functions that you can plug into it including sin, cos, tan, asin, acos, atan, tanh, cosh, sinh, exp, log, ln, square root, floor, ceiling, absolute value, log2, log10, degrees to radians, and much more
  • This update also includes a redesigned calculator that is much more simple than the original
  • The buttons also have been made bigger so it is easier to navigate the page
  • You also have a square root button right on the main keyboard because it is used so often
  • You can zoom in on either the y or x axis, depending on what you need it for
  • You can save your calculator history so you can go back to earlier steps
  • The equation editor as also been revamped and improved
Conclusion:
Rather than going out and buying a $100 graphing calculator, you can spend a single dollar and have it on your phone for whenever you need it.  This app is a great deal for everybody, especially those that are using it for their math classes.  These education apps can do wonders to help kids, and this app is no exception.
Voted 3 1/2 stars by iPhone education app users and can currently be downloaded for $0.99.

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