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BronsCon

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·SONIC.NET
reply to dave

Re: [Rant] Ipods are Garbage

said by dave:

said by r81984:

I dont see flash as resources hungry on my pc.

iPAD != PC. iPAD RAM = 1GB. iPAD CPU = ARM. iPAD battery = smaller.

Desktop Flash != Mobile Flash
It runs fine on my Atrix 4g and doesn't seem to impact battery life anymore than any other non-idle use of my phone.


pcdebb
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reply to r81984

this thread is terribly entertaining!

(posting from beloved iDevice)
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reply to r81984

said by r81984:

I dont see how anyone can argue with this.

put CM9 on your touchpad
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reply to pcdebb

said by pcdebb:

this thread is terribly entertaining!

(posting from beloved iDevice)

Apple vs. everyone else thread... must be bulk garbage day.
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itguy05

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

said by Subaru:

You missed the point.. it's not about it not working it's about over-saturation.. the whole thing with apple if say your itouch stops working or it has an issue they can't fix they just give you another.

Opening a macbook is no fun trying to get to the screen :-/

Still confused. You can replace the battery in an itouch or iPhone. Other than that it's no different than other consumer electronic device. If my cordless phone poops the bed and it's not the battery, in the trash it goes. We're even at that point with things like TVs. We had a power board go on our plasma tv and did it were not under warranty it would have been $800 according to the tech...

Been using laptops forever and never had to get to the screen. Even hard drive replacement on my PowerBook G4 wasnt that hard, it just took a level head and good organization.

itguy05

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

said by redxii:

All I had to do is plug it in and copy the music over. The music player picked them automatically. Wasn't that difficult.

That's how I did it but it was a PITA to change that music. Even isyncr which was the best of the best was a PITA. With the BS on the Droid X of having to select charge only or USB Mass storage when you plugged it in, I gave up on loading music from my computer. Streamed from Slacker or listened to Podcasts.


Hall
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said by itguy05:

Still confused. You can replace the battery in an itouch or iPhone.

The average person can't change the battery in an iPod touch or iPhone. Besides the fact that the cases are generally not user-serviceable, from my research (I have two iPod touch units that need new batteries), soldering is required as well. I love to tinker with things but soldering is something I never got very good at. No way will I try and replace the batteries...

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.


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said by itguy05:

With the BS on the Droid X of having to select charge only or USB Mass storage when you plugged it in...

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.


r81984
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reply to AVD

said by AVD:

said by r81984:

I dont see how anyone can argue with this.

put CM9 on your touchpad

already did.
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reply to itguy05

I'm with hall.. i had to change the battery in my ipod video and it's not a easy 1-2-3 job.



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I own a Tegra-3 Asus Transformer Prime. A friend owns an iPad 2 and swears at Apple daily. That's one person that won't buy anything Apple again. His BT keyboard works.. Sometimes.. His iTunes works.. Sometimes, and so goes that story.

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Android supports flash fully. It actually gives the user of the tablet a choice whether to support it, or keep the old buggy thing off and not render half the websites you visit.

It's their platform of course (iOS/Apple) but at least allow users to load something which can help them surf websites. Or are tablets for some other reason, if so refresh my memory. I thought they were to surf, check email and watch an occasional clip or two.

Itunes is just.. UGH One of the reasons I went with Android was iTunes and I'm so glad I did.



StreetSpirit
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reply to BronsCon

said by BronsCon:

said by dave:

said by r81984:

I dont see flash as resources hungry on my pc.

iPAD != PC. iPAD RAM = 1GB. iPAD CPU = ARM. iPAD battery = smaller.

Desktop Flash != Mobile Flash
It runs fine on my Atrix 4g and doesn't seem to impact battery life anymore than any other non-idle use of my phone.

It also runs fine on Tegra2 (dualcore) and Tegra3 quad+1 platforms. It runs on all my phones and tablets... Which happen to be Android.
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reply to StreetSpirit

Re: [Rant] Ipods are Garbage

said by StreetSpirit:

Android supports flash fully. It actually gives the user of the tablet a choice whether to support it, or keep the old buggy thing off and not render half the websites you visit.

Just so we're clear.. there has been exactly one website my first gen iPad wouldn't load up...a local brewery site entirely done in flash. Oh well!
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how about all the streaming porn sites?



dennismurphy
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reply to r81984

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.



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



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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.



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reply to carpetshark3

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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reply to AVD

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

join:2005-06-17
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

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Carlisle, PA
reply to StreetSpirit

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/


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reply to itguy05

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.

no
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r81984
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reply to dennismurphy

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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reply to AVD

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)