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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Shkaba
Member since:
2006-06-22

In this case the text issue isn' even Apple's fault but somehow you found a way to blame it on them anyway.

One would expect, if you are going to provide different orientations for a device you would take into account proper scaling. It is not a rocket science


So you have to use itunes to sync your media, I have to use a BES server to sync my Blackberry with Outlook, big fucking whoop.


You are waaay into the left field with this one! Lets see ... BES is only one way of synchronizing emails, for outlook you can also use blackberry desktop manager. But what is even more important is that blackberry, also exposes its mass storage where you can drag and drop files, which is what Thom is talking about

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Shane Member since:
2005-07-06

One would expect, if you are going to provide different orientations for a device you would take into account proper scaling. It is not a rocket science


iOS provides lots of different options for scaling and positioning. This is a simple mistake by the developer. VLC will no doubt fix it soon.

Edited 2010-09-23 04:10 UTC

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apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

Yeah but the importan bits that I want to get to, the email is not accessible this way. I have to use RIM's crappy sync tools or the much better BES In-order for this to work properly. My point is that everything has it's limitations. My real point in my comment is that Thom seems to basically do these articles to get page hits because otherwise they are pretty damn stupid when you read them.With little actual substance and lots of opinion. If I want to see that shit I'd go to slashdot. Basically these "articles" are exactly what people accuse Apple of being, all hype an no substance. If he has such issues with Apple how about be stop bitchig and buy something else and spare us. The only thing I can think of is that Apple must of bitch slapped Thom at some point to inspire such ire.

As for the iOS comment. I personally hate ITunes. It's slow, bloated and designed horribly. That we all agree on. But it does manage content fairly well and when you have a 400gb library like I do dragging and dropping doesn't cut it.

The text issues is an issue fromthe developer of the VLC app. Even the article says as much. There Are many apps on the app store and this doesn't seem to e a rampant issue byte iPhone documentation is very specific on how to handle text placement to avoid just these issues.

Edited 2010-09-23 05:41 UTC

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

Yeah but the importan bits that I want to get to, the email is not accessible this way. I have to use RIM's crappy sync tools or the much better BES In-order for this to work properly. My point is that everything has it's limitations. .... Basically these "articles" are exactly what people accuse Apple of being, all hype an no substance. If he has such issues with Apple how about be stop bitchig and buy something else and spare us. The only thing I can think of is that Apple must of bitch slapped Thom at some point to inspire such ire.
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As for the iOS comment. I personally hate ITunes. It's slow, bloated and designed horribly. That we all agree on. But it does manage content fairly well and when you have a 400gb library like I do dragging and dropping doesn't cut it.


I am going to make a couple of assumptions here.

1) You were using Outlook 2010 and older versions of blackberry desktop manager(up to and not including 6.0) couldn't sync emails. Even with upgrade to get it to 6.0 problem remained. I had to clean up some RIM folders to get 6.0 to synchronize with outlook 2010

2) You have never used blackberry as mass storage to transfer media files

As far as number 1 goes, I was royally pissed off with RIM especially considering that outlook 2010 beta was around for quite a while, and they didn't communicate well with the users as to when exactly this would be fixed. Having said that RIM's sync software is primarily what it says it is. A software used to synchronize a device with some applications. It is not a media player, shopping gateway, content sniffing, installer for a whole bunch of unwanted software, that doesn't work well in other operating systems.

As for Thom's motives to post Apple related articles, I will not speculate, but you might be right. He might be a masochist as well, exposing himself to the "pains" of Apple products. Who knows? I subscribe to a very simple principle: Vote with you wallet!! I do not/will not buy anything from Apple. Not because of any one product in particular, but because in my view Apple is an unethical company. As for managing/consuming content, I am somewhat satisfied with Win7/PS3 setup

What a lot of Apple fanboys are missing is that with the growing popularity of Apple products, they (Apple) will come under a bigger scrutiny then they were when they were catering to a smaller niche. This inevitably leads to a lot of people complaining, demanding etc. Couple that with few recent flops (iPhone4) and you have a wave of negative publicity of some sort. And for some reason this bugs fanboys in a way I do not understand, nor will I try (not a psychiatrist

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