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[2]: Still Crippled.
by gan17 on Thu 8th Mar 2012 10:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Still Crippled."
gan17
Member since:
2008-06-03

I know about PC-free updates from iOS 5 onwards. but....

Most of my music I rip from CDs and encode myself. Most of the movies on my hard drive are torrented (yes, pirated)

Is there a way to transfer my music and movies to an iPhone/iPad running iOS 5.x without iTunes or any other software? I'm a Linux & BSD user, in case that matters.

Genuine question here. Last iDevice I owned was a 3G.

I don't mind using iTunes on the actual iPhone/Pad but cannot/will not install it on my computers.

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RE[3]: Still Crippled.
by calden on Sat 10th Mar 2012 16:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Still Crippled."
calden Member since:
2012-02-02

The iPad should be the last device you should get then. Apple is closed up tighter then a Dolphins butt. Buy a Android tablet, you can get Asus Transformer next to nothing now. They play pretty much play every codec you can through at it. Transfering files is a breeze as Android has a real filemanger that can see the entire drive, and mount any network drive. You'll spend at least 80 bucks in the Apple Store to even match the Multimedia capabilities and free software that the Asus comes with. If you have a DLNA compatible tv you can just stream your movies directly to the TV. If you don't then you can buy a device for 20 bucks that will add DLNA to any tv.

As a Unix guy myself who also has questionable media files don't even look at a Apple you'll kick yourself. Android is a open source OS, Android tablets you can hack the crap out of go to XDA and download a Kernel for overlooking the Asus to 1.6 GHZ. Plus with the keyboard attached you get 15 hours of battery, a real terminal that you can install a LAMP server on, and when the tablet is plugged into any computer its mounted as a storage device, no crappy itunes problem.

The list goes on and on, Apple is bad for a hacker, Android better.

My Android tablet suggestions are:

Samsung Galaxy 8.9
Motorola Xoom 1st or 2nd both good
Asus Transformer and Transformer Prime
Asus Slider, my favorite
On the cheap Arcos G8

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RE[4]: Still Crippled.
by nefer on Sat 10th Mar 2012 17:32 in reply to "RE[3]: Still Crippled."
nefer Member since:
2012-02-15

As a Unix guy myself who also has questionable media files don't even look at a Apple you'll kick yourself.


Just get Plex. Makes your entire library available, without the need of having to synchronize or copy trough a wire.

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