Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Mar 2012 22:59 UTC
Apple And it was that time of the year again - Apple held one of its product announcements. This one focussed on the iPad mostly, and while some will call it a disappointment merely because virtually everything had already been leaked, I'm still in awe over the fact the newly announced iPad has a 2048x1536 display. My mind is blown.
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RE: Still Crippled.
by WorknMan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 01:07 UTC in reply to "Still Crippled."
WorknMan
Member since:
2005-11-13

Can anyone tell me why in the world I or anyone else should want to connect to an external just to get my video podcasts to my iPad? Never mind the various mp3s and other movies I may or may not have--why can't I use the internal iTunes to get my freaking podcasts???


You can sync stuff wirelessly if you want. Plus, with some apps (like AVPlayer and GoodReader), you can set up an http and/or ftp server to beam your files over, no iTunes required. Trust me, I hate iTunes, and the syncing with iOS5 is not as horrible as I thought it would be ;)

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RE[2]: Still Crippled.
by bornagainenguin on Thu 8th Mar 2012 03:54 in reply to "RE: Still Crippled."
bornagainenguin Member since:
2005-08-07

WorknMan replied...

You can sync stuff wirelessly if you want. Plus, with some apps (like AVPlayer and GoodReader), you can set up an http and/or ftp server to beam your files over, no iTunes required.


I don't want to have to use special apps, I want to use the apps the manufacturer included and optimized for the device. I also don't want to have to use any ludicrous workarounds to use the device.

It comes with iTunes. Why can't I use the iTunes it comes with to get my podcasts? Isn't that what the app does? Isn't that how you're supposed to get podcasts in the Apple ecosystem, from within iTunes?

Why do I have to use an external iTunes to download and then copy over the podcast when the device is capable of getting it and storing it all within itself. Is the iPad a computer or not?

WorknMan posted...
Trust me, I hate iTunes, and the syncing with iOS5 is not as horrible as I thought it would be ;)


Actually I don't mind iTunes so much as I mind syncing itself. To me it just seems like a 90s era technology that made a lot of sense for PDAs, made some sense for music players, made a bit of sense for phones, but makes no sense for a tablet computer. If it is a "real" computer (and having the complete iLife suite seems to imply it is) then why do I need yet another computer to make it work?

--bornagainpenguin

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RE[3]: Still Crippled.
by WorknMan on Thu 8th Mar 2012 05:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Still Crippled."
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Why do I have to use an external iTunes to download and then copy over the podcast when the device is capable of getting it and storing it all within itself. Is the iPad a computer or not?


Sorry, I misunderstood you. If you want to listen to podcasts on your iPad, there are several podcasts apps available on the iPad that will download the podcasts straight to your device. You don't need to use a 'traditional' PC for that.

If it is a "real" computer (and having the complete iLife suite seems to imply it is) then why do I need yet another computer to make it work?


Well, this is not a 'real' computer in the traditional sense. It does not replace a 'traditional' PC anymore than a bicycle replaces a car (although it CAN for some people. That's not what it is designed for.

That being said, you don't NEED a computer to use this. The only time I've had to interface with my PC is for file transfers. If you want to get a file from a PC to a tablet, you're obviously going to need a PC, unless you use Dropbox or something. As for app syncing and stuff, you can do all that in the cloud if you want.

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RE[3]: Still Crippled.
by kristoph on Sat 10th Mar 2012 05:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Still Crippled."
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Why can't I use the iTunes it comes with to get my podcasts? Isn't that what the app does?


iTunes app > More > Podcasts

Is that what your looking for? Glad to be of help. Any other issues?

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