Linked by David Adams on Wed 12th Jul 2017 13:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless One of the chief annoyances of Apple's closed ecosystem is the limited ability to move files to and from your device using iTunes. Utilities that open up file management have been available for ages, but generally cost money, so stingy people like me just make do with iTunes. To commemorate the iPhone 10 year anniversary, MacX is offering OSNews readers a free license to their MediaTrans tool (in exchange for your email address). It's good for moving files of various types, backup, and removing media DRM. If any OSNews readers can recommend other options for working around Apple's restrictions and managing files on their iOS devices, I'd love to read about them in the comments.
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Comment by qunying
by qunying on Wed 12th Jul 2017 17:09 UTC
qunying
Member since:
2008-06-04

Normally, I just use ifuse with http://www.libimobiledevice.org/, and rsync to backup photos/videos.

Edited 2017-07-12 17:09 UTC

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v Comment by raom
by raom on Thu 13th Jul 2017 00:18 UTC
RE: Comment by raom
by fmaxwell on Thu 13th Jul 2017 12:21 UTC in reply to "Comment by raom"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

lol at buying apple devices

Stop acting like a 13 year old.

Edited 2017-07-13 12:23 UTC

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New story icon
by Adurbe on Thu 13th Jul 2017 08:57 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Can we have a new icon for stories that are adverts or "offers"? Its nice to be able to distinguish them quickly from news

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RE: New story icon
by David on Thu 13th Jul 2017 17:55 UTC in reply to "New story icon"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

Yes, I should probably do that.

FYI, this wasn't an advert, as we weren't paid to run it. When people offer to give free stuff away to readers we sometimes pass those deals along.

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MacOS X Only
by rft183 on Thu 13th Jul 2017 18:19 UTC
rft183
Member since:
2005-08-11

It appears to be only for the MacOS. I was hoping it would be available for Windows. I really hate having iTunes on Windows as it seems to slow the entire system down. When I used to have a Mac, I didn't mind iTunes there.

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