Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 16:51 UTC
Apple The Verge reviews the iPod touch, and it's as good as ever. "This year's iPod touch is the best one ever, without question - Apple updated all the right things, and by giving the touch a big screen and good camera has made this mini tablet a more versatile device than ever. As a gateway drug into the iOS ecosystem, it does a great job of showing off all the iOS 6 features and apps, on a really solid piece of hardware. It's also a great way to get into the huge iOS ecosystem without putting an expensive data plan on your account - and thanks to iMessage, FaceTime, and Skype, there's a lot of communicating you can do just over Wi-Fi." The iPod touch rarely gets the spotlight, but I think it's actually one of the best and most clever products in Apple's portfolio. Not only is it simply a fantastic product, it also has zero competition. My best friend is pretty much in love with her iPod touch, and it gives her everything a smartphone has to offer without the burden of expensive contracts. For people like her, who do not want a smartphone and prefer a sturdy Nokia feature phone, the touch is a godsend.
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RE[2]: Galaxy Player, 5.0
by zima on Wed 17th Oct 2012 03:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Galaxy Player, 5.0"
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under Ubuntu (12.04) it's easier to get music on my iPod than it is to get music on my Google Nexus.
Banshee and Rhythmbox see the iPod out of the box [...]
When I plugged the Nexus in, nothing happened. Apparently it doesn't show up as a standard Flash storage device, it uses MTP and you have to do a bunch of "fun stuff" to get it to connect and automount.

That is... unfortunate, considering that iPod support is a reverse-engineered hack, and MTP is an official standard USB device class for half a decade.

MTP should be the proper way for OS and applications by now.

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