Mac app changes desktop to local satellite image

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27 Responses to “Mac app changes desktop to local satellite image”

  1. Ian Wood says:

    Useless without Drone Camera View.

  2. Saltine says:

    Requires Mac OS 10.7.

  3. ComradeQuestions says:

    How does it figure out your location without GPS?  Surely IP whois info isn’t that accurate.

  4. Angryjim says:

    dangit. It doesnt work in “snow leopard”. (i tried to install lion once and it slowed my computer down to the point of being impossible to work with). This is so far the first time an app I wanted required lion. booo hoo.

  5. This is really cool.

  6. That_Anonymous_Coward says:

    Cue someone working on their mac in an airport and having the misfortune of a crazed person flipping out over an aerial picture of the airport on the screen and reporting them as a terrorist….

    • John Vance says:

      I keep hoping something like that happens to me. I need my fifteen minutes of internet fame goddamnit!

  7. Slowermo says:

    At first I thought this was cool but then I remembered I never go anywhere. Just seeing my house all the time would taunt me.

  8. Michael Robinson says:

    Doesn’t work on dual screen either

    • Jim Schmidt says:

      Works on my dual screen just fine. The only problem is the map it pulled up shows that I’m working in a hole in the ground. Bing’s sat photo is so old that my place of employ is just a construction site, and we’ve been moved in here almost two years now.

  9. miguelnino says:

    Would like to see continuous/1 per minute images from a satellite as it scrolls across the sky.   Your desktop would turn into a view out the space station (pinhole like) window.   Hell, a continuous view from the Space Station would be just as nice.

  10. Thomas Thurston says:

    Nice. Now I can spy on myself.

  11. Andrew Justice says:

    This needs to be an iPhone/iPad app!

  12. Anthony Vila says:

    Job #1 – go outside, lay Macbook on the ground with screen facing up.  Wait for the satellite to take a picture. 

  13. Gyrofrog says:

    Without looking… is that Heathrow?

  14. pjcamp says:

    I’m sure it doesn’t use Google.

  15. nitko says:

    Is this something like live maps on android active background that everybody’s using for years now?
    Wouldnt it be far more useful on mobile then on desktop – looks like we have to wait few more years for apple to copy the idea properly, as usual.

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