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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Give Them Time
by robco74 on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 09:54 UTC
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Apple is still working on iOS for iPad. It's still running an older version. They did release an update to iWork that will allow it to pull files from iDisk (or any WebDAV server). There's still no printing, multitasking, etc. I'm sure file management is on the list somewhere, but it's not going to happen overnight.

Perhaps things will be all better when someone actually releases an Android tablet (or HP releases a webOS one) that isn't tied to a carrier contract. For now, try using Handbrake to convert to a format that works and plays well with iOS.

This is a relatively new platform, there are going to be some "major problems" for some time. There was quite a bit of functionality missing from earlier versions of OS X. It's been around for ten years now and it pretty mature. It will take time for iOS to reach that same level. I know folks with Android phones and they like them, but it ain't all sunshine, rainbows and lollipops there either. Every platform is going to have its share of weaknesses. It comes down to which ones you can live with or work around more easily.

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