Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Is there a product similar to digiguide for Mac


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2013, 10:57
Koala
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Scotland the brave
Posts: 5,958

Is there a product similar to digiguide for Mac ?

I will have to renew my pc when XP ceases to be supported April 2014. Windows 8 is an absolute nightmare, so I am going to buy a Mac. Only thing is, Digiguide is not available for Mac. Is there a similar product for Mac?
Koala is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 06-04-2013, 10:59
TheBigM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: moon
Posts: 12,700
Yet another person, making proclamations on a product they haven't used.
TheBigM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 11:04
Koala
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Scotland the brave
Posts: 5,958
Yet another person, making proclamations on a product they haven't used.
Wrong....i have used it. Tried it almost non-stop for 2 days on my neighbour's machine.

Absolute nightmare
Koala is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:14
mred2000
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,770
None that I'm aware of but, then, i just use the Radio Times website and an app called TV Guide on Android/iOS.

XP won't suddenly stop working in 2014, though, and a fair few manufacturers still install Win7 as an option. But if you're seeing this as an ideal reason to just get a Mac and DigiGuide is that important to you then look into BootCamp.
mred2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 12:51
Koala
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Scotland the brave
Posts: 5,958
None that I'm aware of but, then, i just use the Radio Times website and an app called TV Guide on Android/iOS.

XP won't suddenly stop working in 2014, though, and a fair few manufacturers still install Win7 as an option. But if you're seeing this as an ideal reason to just get a Mac and DigiGuide is that important to you then look into BootCamp.
Thanks for that
Koala is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 15:50
moongravy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cardiff
Posts: 56
TV-Browser. Not as good as Digiguide, but it is free.
moongravy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 16:19
radioanorak
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Faliraki,Rhodes, Greece
Posts: 1,704
www.tvguide.co.uk
You can set it for the channels you receive
To do that, just register for free
radioanorak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 16:47
mred2000
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,770
www.tvguide.co.uk
You can set it for the channels you receive
To do that, just register for free
Ah, that's the app I mentioned. I'd never been on their website before. No registration required on their apps.
mred2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 17:02
ibatten
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 297
I just use the Digiguide web interface from my Mac. What is it that the app does that the website doesn't?
ibatten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 17:41
IvanIV
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 21,185
Yet another person, making proclamations on a product they haven't used.
Well, if they have the money, lots of it, and don't mind that _everything_ will be different not just the start screen.
IvanIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 20:25
TheBigM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: moon
Posts: 12,700
Well, if they have the money, lots of it, and don't mind that _everything_ will be different not just the start screen.
Probably didn't even discover the desktop tile.
TheBigM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 22:35
alan1302
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: West Yorks
Posts: 5,784
Is there a product similar to digiguide for Mac ?

I will have to renew my pc when XP ceases to be supported April 2014. Windows 8 is an absolute nightmare, so I am going to buy a Mac. Only thing is, Digiguide is not available for Mac. Is there a similar product for Mac?
Have you used a Mac before?
alan1302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2013, 22:38
1saintly
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,199
Wrong....i have used it. Tried it almost non-stop for 2 days on my neighbour's machine.

Absolute nightmare
Wow, 2days versus years of using xp, plenty of time to make youre mind up!
1saintly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 12:33
Koala
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Scotland the brave
Posts: 5,958
Have you used a Mac before?
No...I haven't
Koala is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 13:06
mred2000
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,770
The jump to OSX with no experience might be a tad more jarring than what you've experienced with Win8, then... Might be worth hitting an Apple Store and having a go...
mred2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 13:10
Philip Wales
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Wales
Posts: 3,154
I would suggest to go and try one for a few hours at least in an Apple Shop. They are easy enough to use, but do take some getting used to like all new OS's.
Philip Wales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 13:27
MassiveDynamics
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: England
Posts: 473
If you are certain you don't want Windows 8 then you can still buy Windows 7 DVD's and upgrade your existing PC.

Do spend some time researching replacements for your Windows programs before you commit to OS X - a lot of common Windows programs are not available on OS X (or look very different).
MassiveDynamics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 13:58
IvanIV
Forum Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 21,185
If your issues with W8 isn't just your justification to yourself why to get a mac, I would seriously consider if you really dislike the W8 so much and if yes what options you have to make it more W7-like. Because parting ways with Windows for Mac means high costs and having to find (and probably fail) mac equivalents of all programmes you currently use and want to keep using. That's a lot of troubles for, IMO, nothing.
IvanIV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 14:33
neo_wales
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: South Wales/Gran Canaria
Posts: 7,420
Is there a product similar to digiguide for Mac ?

I will have to renew my pc when XP ceases to be supported April 2014. Windows 8 is an absolute nightmare, so I am going to buy a Mac. Only thing is, Digiguide is not available for Mac. Is there a similar product for Mac?
I totally disagree that its a nightmare but... why not buy a PC and put Windows 7 on it? Or use 8 and put the free 'start button' software on it.
neo_wales is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 14:40
Daedroth
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,957
If you can't deal with Windows 8, then certainly don't jump to Mac OS X if you've never used it. Or, do it, just don't come here for advice.

Tvguide.co.uk is an excellent site, and it has an app for iOS, Andriod and Windows Phone.
Daedroth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 16:25
MassiveDynamics
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: England
Posts: 473
If you can't deal with Windows 8, then certainly don't jump to Mac OS X if you've never used it. Or, do it, just don't come here for advice.

Tvguide.co.uk is an excellent site, and it has an app for iOS, Andriod and Windows Phone.
I would happy to help Koala with the transition to OS X if needed and I'm sure there are plenty of other forum users also willing to help.

If you have used an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch then you are going to find OS X visually pretty similar.
MassiveDynamics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 17:29
TheBigM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: moon
Posts: 12,700
I would happy to help Koala with the transition to OS X if needed and I'm sure there are plenty of other forum users also willing to help.

If you have used an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch then you are going to find OS X visually pretty similar.
How is OS X similar to iOS on a UI front?

One is full-screen apps versus windows.
One has a grid of icons versus a dock.
One has a "settings app", the other has a permanent toolbar.

If you said gestures then maybe.
TheBigM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 17:43
ibatten
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 297
How is OS X similar to iOS on a UI front?

One is full-screen apps versus windows.
One has a grid of icons versus a dock.
Although Launchpad, if you use it, is taken directly from iOS.

And Mountain Lion is also moving heavily towards encouraging full-screen use, with every application having a full screen button (which also occludes the menu bar at the top and the dock at the bottom).
ibatten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 17:53
MassiveDynamics
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: England
Posts: 473
How is OS X similar to iOS on a UI front?

One is full-screen apps versus windows.
One has a grid of icons versus a dock.
One has a "settings app", the other has a permanent toolbar.

If you said gestures then maybe.
When I'm use OS X I tend to use the programs in the full screen mode.

I keep plenty of icons on the desktop with my favourite programs on the dock.

The dock in iOS looks the same as the OS X dock, it even has some of the same icons on it by default.

The notification bar in ML is exactly the same design as the one in iOS.

Although I personally don't use Launchpad it is modelled on iOS.
MassiveDynamics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 18:05
pfgpowell
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,104
Is there a product similar to digiguide for Mac ?

I will have to renew my pc when XP ceases to be supported April 2014. Windows 8 is an absolute nightmare, so I am going to buy a Mac. Only thing is, Digiguide is not available for Mac. Is there a similar product for Mac?
Although I far prefer Macs to Windows machines, I use a PC at work and must say Windows 7 is half-decent. Still around the houses in many ways when you want to sort something out, but an advance on XP. So you don't have to go all the way to Windows 8.
pfgpowell is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:08.