Star Wallpaper
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National Geographic wallpapers.   Shareware ($1.99)
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Star Wallpaper is a utility that finds great photos from National Geographic website and allows you to use them as your desktop Wallpaper. It updates your desktop background wallpaper from your choice of image sources, including National Geographic's photo of the day. Refresh the image daily.
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Add apple certificate for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Star Wallpaper User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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burypromote

+329
Tim27 commented on 25 Nov 2012
Developer, I would like proof that you are allowed to redistribute these photos through your app. Per the National Geographic website usage guidelines, you are not allowed to do this.
[Version 2.3]


burypromote

+30

Spudboy reviewed on 25 Nov 2012
Well this version doesn't do anything. Weird, use to work. Oh well at least it was cheap.
[Version 2.3]


burypromote
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LizBo reviewed on 07 Aug 2011
ganjaji. The developer's site is typical of the the other scam artist converter companies.

This is the link you asked for - http://who.godaddy.com/WhoIs.aspx?domain=star-watermark.com&isc=ALEXADOM

Registrant:
star-watermark.com

beijing
beijing, None Selected 100000
China

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: STAR-WATERMARK.COM
Created on: 20-Mar-11
Expires on: 20-Mar-13
Last Updated on: 01-Aug-11

Administrative Contact:
hu, jeff macdvdbackup@gmail.com
star-watermark.com
beijing
beijing, None Selected 100000
China
+86.13988888888

Technical Contact:
hu, jeff macdvdbackup@gmail.com
star-watermark.com
beijing
beijing, None Selected 100000
China
+86.13988888888

Domain servers in listed order:
NS65.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
NS66.DOMAINCONTROL.COM


Registry Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Registry Status: clientRenewProhibited
Registry Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Status: clientUpdateProhibited
[Version 1.6]

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burypromote

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alas! replied on 22 Aug 2011
@LizBo,
While the developer's website might be registered in China, what evidence do you have that the developer is scamming anyone? Are all China registered websites questionable? If some are scams does that mean that all websites there are to be tarred with the same brush?
Dunno if developer is using NG copywrited photos sans permission(How did you determine that he hasn't got permission or that National Geo cares about that?), but he's asking just $2 for Star Wallpaper and certainly doesn't stand to make a lot of money at that price point.
I've installed his app and have gotten a fresh image each morning(some incredible photos, too) so Star Wallpaper does work as advertised.
Anyway, no doubt that National Geo's got a lot of expensive legal muscle at their disposal so if NG wants to they can make things difficult for the developer.
burypromote

+290
Cgc replied on 18 Sep 2011
I would assume if they were nefarious they'd hide the fact they are Chinese...just to alleviate the possibility of being stereotyped as copyright infringers/haxors/etc.

Contact the National Geographic if you're worried but I wouldn't accuse them of anything without better proof.
burypromote

+311
alas! replied on 27 Oct 2011
Well, it looks like the photos are now marked with the NG logo and the name of the photographer as well as "©copyright material National Geographic Society. All rights reserved".
So everything seems to be on the up and up.
burypromote
+1

+49
Fishboy commented on 19 Jul 2011
Beware: It appears the site is registered in China, and they are using National Geographic's ©copyrighted photos without permission.
[Version 1.5]

2 Replies

burypromote

+77
Doc-Renaud replied on 19 Jul 2011
WOW!!! Thanks for the advice!
burypromote
+3

+311
alas! replied on 07 Aug 2011
Fishboy,

Could you provide a link...or links to your information?
burypromote
+4

+97
Thresher-The-Shark commented on 18 Jul 2011
If this were free fine. But you shouldn't charge money just to download and set as a wallpaper someone else's work.
[Version 1.5]


burypromote
+5

+33
Tice commented on 14 May 2011
Are you trying to make money with the National Geographic website or is this an official National Geographic app?
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote
+3

+5
Gmax replied on 27 May 2011
I was wondering about the same thing. Obviously, this is not an official app from NG.
burypromote
+1

+1
Fili E Annie had trouble on 20 May 2011
Version 1.0 doesn'y work anymore.
1.1 Update crashes on start
[Version 1.0]

1 Reply

burypromote

+1
Fili E Annie replied on 20 May 2011
Now it works. Great.

+7

JohnKHeath rated on 29 Oct 2011

[Version 1.9]



-72

LizBo rated on 19 Jul 2011

[Version 1.5]



-13

Thez rated on 15 Jul 2011

[Version 1.5]



+329

Tim27 rated on 11 Jul 2011

[Version 1.5]



daveluck456 rated on 06 Jun 2011

[Version 1.3]



-38

apple.fans rated on 05 Jun 2011

[Version 1.3]


Downloads:2,533
Version Downloads:839
Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Shareware
Date:25 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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Star Wallpaper is a utility that finds great photos from National Geographic website and allows you to use them as your desktop Wallpaper. It updates your desktop background wallpaper from your choice of image sources, including National Geographic's photo of the day. Refresh the image daily.


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