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

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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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. .... 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

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Your assumptions are wrong. First I work in IT, I have to support and deal with Blackberrys on a daily basis and have been supporting the device since its second iteration. My current work device is a Blackberry Storm, which hardly gets used because it sucks donkeys balls. I know exactly what I'm talking about when I speak about the blackberry.

Second you missed my point entirely, you still have to use Blackberry's software to get it to sync emails, am I right? You still need Desktop Manager, right? How is that different than iTunes? Its still a piece of software forced upon users to be able to sync their information with out much alternatives, which was the point I was making. Be it BES, or Desktop manager you are not syncing emails without either. Take the fact that we are talking about Outlook out of the equation. What is the fundamental difference in practice between the two? Now take RIm out of the equation and drop in any other company with inane sync tools forced upon their users.

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Shkaba Member since:
2006-06-22

My current work device is a Blackberry Storm, which hardly gets used because it sucks donkeys balls. I know exactly what I'm talking about when I speak about the blackberry.


Agree completely about Storm. Questionable second sentence, see further down


Second you missed my point entirely, you still have to use Blackberry's software to get it to sync emails, am I right? You still need Desktop Manager, right? How is that different than iTunes? Its still a piece of software forced upon users to be able to sync their information with out much alternatives, which was the point I was making. Be it BES, or Desktop manager you are not syncing emails without either.


It would seem to me that you are missing the point of Thom's rant, which if I understood correctly (please Thom correct me if I am wrong) is more like :
When syncing a device with media files if the process is not just A click then at least provide a way to just transfer a file, like a file: as in use the device in a mass storage device mode. RIM provides you with 2 ways to sync your emails, (totally not related to the article but nerveless illustrates differences) and also provides 3 ways to manipulate your files and does none of these pretends to be : media player, shopping gateway, content sniffing, installer for additional software etc .

If you still can't see the difference then:

Questionable second sentence

becomes:
I seriously doubt it

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