HourWorld Live Deskpicture X
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A dynamic, ever-changing desktop image of the earth.   Shareware ($20.00)
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HourWorld Live Deskpicture X is a dynamic image of the earth for your desktop.

Stop using that static, unchanging picture on your desktop, and put on a dynamic image of the earth that updates as the world turns! High resolution maps and beautiful, specially-generated graphics are individually crafted for 14 different monitor sizes from VGA (640x480) all the way up to the 23"Apple Cinema HD Display at 1920x1200 pixels or a 20"Apple Cinema Display at 1680x1050 pixels.
What's New
Version 3.1:
  • Increased the number of annual time zone map transitions from 2 per year to 21, to be less USA-centric and more closely reflect reality as DST begins and ends in various countries around the world.
  • Pre-loaded the program with time zone maps through Dec 31, 2008.
  • Updated DST rules for USA/Canada, Western Australia, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Tunisia
  • Added support for 1280x800 and 1440x960 monitor sizes.
  • Tested for compatibility under Rosetta emulation mode on Intel Mac. No issues found. Launch and response times were found to be slightly faster on a 2.17 MHz Intel Core Duo-based MacBook Pro than on a PowerPC-based 1.67 MHz G4 PowerBook.
  • Extended the operation time for unregistered copies to two hours.
Version 3.1:
  • Increased the number of annual time zone map transitions from 2 per year to 21, to be less USA-centric and more closely reflect reality as DST begins and ends in various countries around the world.
  • Pre-loaded the program with time zone maps through Dec 31, 2008.
  • Updated DST rules for USA/Canada, Western Australia, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Tunisia
  • Added support for 1280x800 and more...
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later



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ver. 3.x:
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Marioz commented on 08 Apr 2007
No problem w/h Rosetta??

Pity that Rosetta keeps a lot of computer resources (RAM, processor cycles, etc...) just for him(her? :-)

My opinion is I like the idea of the app but I don't like a lazy developer who has not respect for his possible customers. What is the problem of using the new dev tools for assembling the app when building it?
They are free.

I reject this behave.
[Version 3.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Apr 2005
HWLDP (They really need to come up with a simpler name), is quite a bit nicer than OSXPlanet, the maps are higher quality and there is time zone info as well. It does feel a bit old with the white prefs window. OSXPlanet does have clouds... hopefully HWLDP and EarthDesk will get clouds too as they have nicer maps overall.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 2005
I concur. OSXPlanet. Way better and free. I just donated to Gabriel, the developer. You should do the same if you like it and use it.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 2005
I have made my choice : OSXPlanet is great ; don't forget you can donate via PayPal. The developper is a 14 years old boy.
[Version 3.0.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Mar 2005
Soo not worth that much money, use OSXplanet.
[Version 3.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Nov 2004
Pay to test a beta ware, no way.
[Version 3.0b20]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jun 2004
Not worth $20!

Instad, go for a free version that is essentially the same. OSXplanet can be found on this site, and it is FREE!!
[Version 3.0b14]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 May 2004
Love the App. As a Geochron owner for many years, this is right down my ally. However, developer should consider a price reduction. Looks great on a 23" Cinema display.
[Version 3.0b4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 25 May 2004
Not worth the money. I change desktop more often than changing my underwear (at least for me). I'd rather to pay $25 for DragThing and $15 for DockIt. $25 for the world map??? That's a tank of gas.
[Version 3.0b4]

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Anonymous commented on 31 May 2004
Your car must have a tiny tank!
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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Aug 2003
It's OK. It's cool to look at but unless you really need to do something that requires you to know the position of the earth, It's not worth $20.
[Version 2.0.4]


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Downloads:19,147
Version Downloads:2,698
Type:Utilities : Wallpaper
License:Shareware
Date:07 Apr 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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HourWorld Live Deskpicture X is a dynamic image of the earth for your desktop.

Stop using that static, unchanging picture on your desktop, and put on a dynamic image of the earth that updates as the world turns! High resolution maps and beautiful, specially-generated graphics are individually crafted for 14 different monitor sizes from VGA (640x480) all the way up to the 23"Apple Cinema HD Display at 1920x1200 pixels or a 20"Apple Cinema Display at 1680x1050 pixels.


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