Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 17:58 UTC
Apple As I was casually browsing around today, I came across this blog post. It's about the recently released VLC media player for the iPad, which you can use to play just about any video under the sun on your iPad. The blog post is a complaint about a bit of help text that's not properly rendered inside the application - annoying, but no dealbreaker. Until I actually read the text - this is how you're supposed to get content on your iPad?
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This isn't new...
by nathbeadle on Wed 22nd Sep 2010 19:13 UTC
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I heard about this "feature" a while ago, either through a keynote speech or some tech review (probably Ars) but this is how it was going to be for any app that wants to have its own file storage capabilities.

As much as I'd love to drag and drop files under my computer, I can't really knock this method. BESIDES this example, EVERYTHING else for an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad is done through iTunes. Want to sync music? iTunes.. want to synch your calendar and choose what groups of contacts to sync.. iTunes.

Sure, us tech minded people don't like this... but everyone else, they have been trained to think one place, so a few steps isn't as big a deal to them then to remember "Okay, what do I use iTunes for and when do I go to My Computer and create a folder"

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