Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Jun 2013 23:13 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Apple held its big keynote event thing at WWDC earlier this evening, but since I was away with friends I've had to read up on it later in the evening. The company announced iOS 7, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and they gave a preview of the new Mac Pro. Especially the Mac Pro impressed me, and while iOS 7's new Holo/Metro-inspired theme looks messy and garish to me, I do commend Apple for finally breaking the mold. This news item will focus on iOS 7 - I'll dive into the Mac Pro and OS X 10.9 tomorrow (it's late here now).
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RE: Ugh... Bing
by darknexus on Tue 11th Jun 2013 04:54 UTC in reply to "Ugh... Bing"
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Still no word on going completely PC-free (Post PC my ass!!), since it looks like it'll still be dependent on a Mac/PC with iTunes installed for transferring files and media. Sucks for people who don't use an iTunes compatible operating system.

Heh, I have an iTunes compatible os and I've gone iTunes-Free because I hate it so much. The important thing, when going iTunes-free is that you need to use apps that have alternative file transfer mechanisms. I like Air Sharing (which lets you copy files via web dav and open them in any application that registers as being able to handle that file type), Goodplayer (FTP file transfer and a jack of all trade media players for iOS), and other such apps. Most every app (aside from the built-in ones, funnily enough) will register the filetypes it can open. Of course, this also means that you want to limit your use of the iTunes ecosystem to apps only, but purchasing from iTunes is generally a rip-off (lossy music, expensive movies and books with drm, etc). Going iTunes-free is quite possible and worth doing, imho. How Apple can be behind some of the best software in the world (OS X, iOS, iWork for iOS, etc) and still produce that horrid festering pile of shit they call iTunes still baffles me to this day.

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