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carpetshark3
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reply to AVD

Re: [Rant] Ipods are Garbage

I'd still want anything I purchased where the vendor can't get at it.
Suppose an artist decides someone pirated and you lose your favorite song? Amazon or B&N pulled a book.

If you have the original purchase stashed elsewhere, you still have it.



Hall
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People speaking of things they know nothing about....

You can convert your purchased iTunes songs to MP3 format and stash them away anywhere you want.



AVD
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said by carpetshark3:

I'd still want anything I purchased where the vendor can't get at it.
Suppose an artist decides someone pirated and you lose your favorite song? Amazon or B&N pulled a book.

If you have the original purchase stashed elsewhere, you still have it.

works both ways. If there is an error in the book, your stashed away copy won't get corrected.
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dennismurphy
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said by AVD:

right, like there wasn't media aggregating software before iTunes was invented.

What, Winamp? Total garbage software. iTunes is (on the Mac, anyway) the most elegant way I've seen yet to keep music organized, full stop.

The key here is using iTunes on a Mac. Media services are built in to the OS and provide sharing across applications. Treating it as a system service and not a standalone mess makes all the difference.

itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA
reply to Hall

said by Hall:

Again, I have Apple devices and Android devices. You can swap a battery in an Android device in minutes, no tools (or skill ?) req'd. Definitely can't do that with an Apple device.

Not for long. Many (most) of the new Android phones are sealed for memory as well as batteries.

itguy05

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Carlisle, PA
reply to Hall

said by Hall:

Since this is about a Motorola device (they like to destroy the standard Android way of doing things !), I could be wrong here, but the stock Android software allows you to tell the phone to always use the USB storage option when connected to a PC. Yes, I understand - maybe one only wants to charge the device. It will still charge if you pick the storage option though.

The DX would remember the setting but it was a pain in the ass.

Android use case:

At work I would listen to podcasts through Doggcatcher. If I wanted to charge my phone I would simply connect it to my PC. Since in Android all the media has to be on the external storage, I would have to select the Charge only option. Do my listening.

Going home I'd want to listen to music. In order to make use of my car's system (Ford Sync), I need to hook to USB so I can use voice commands. Plug in the USB and would have to switch to Mass Storage mode. And of course would almost always happen after finding nothing on the radio.

iPhone 4S use case:
At work listen to podcasts. Plug phone into computer. Phone charges.

Going home, plug into the car and can use voice commands.

I'll take the iPhone way every day and twice on Sundays.

itguy05

join:2005-06-17
Carlisle, PA
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said by StreetSpirit:

Android supports flash fully.

Actually, Flash for Android has been shitcanned by Adobe. It will not be available after August 15th.

»arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/06/···gust-15/


AVD
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said by itguy05:

said by Hall:

Again, I have Apple devices and Android devices. You can swap a battery in an Android device in minutes, no tools (or skill ?) req'd. Definitely can't do that with an Apple device.

Not for long. Many (most) of the new Android phones are sealed for memory as well as batteries.

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r81984
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said by dennismurphy:

The problem is that you're still thinking in a file-based world.

My music library has been exactly that - a library, not just a pile of files - for a dozen years since iTunes launched.

I don't care - at all - where the files are stored, what they're named, or what the folders look like.

It truly doesn't matter.

.... But then again, you Windows people are still dealing with Winsock.dll, so if you can't grasp libraries, I understand.

Computers are all about files. A library is just a directory.
I dont get what you are trying to say.

Itunes is a horrible databased program. What makes it worse is Apple has not adopted new technology like usb file transfer where you can connect to any computer and transfer files without any extra software. They still use a proprietary program for transfering files like you had to do with serial devices back in the 90s.
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carpetshark3
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said by AVD:

said by carpetshark3:

I'd still want anything I purchased where the vendor can't get at it.
Suppose an artist decides someone pirated and you lose your favorite song? Amazon or B&N pulled a book.

If you have the original purchase stashed elsewhere, you still have it.

works both ways. If there is an error in the book, your stashed away copy won't get corrected.

I can always correct a book the way the Vatican made owners correct their copies of De Revolutionibus (written by Copernicus)