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Thread: You MAY NOT Sync Without iTunes
11-26-2008, 01:17 PM #21
figures... Apple restricting thier customers? no way
This isn't a very big surprise. While I like apples products, I would LOVE to see them loose a large legal battle over something like this.
It's this business model that's restricting them too. Imagine the market share they'd gain over night if they released OS for any PC?
Last edited by dr.stevil; 11-26-2008 at 01:17 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-26-2008, 06:41 PM #22
isnt this infringment on there right to free speech? i would think so.16gb iPhone4 black
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11-27-2008, 12:39 AM #23
apple likes to control everything
11-27-2008, 02:26 AM #24
this is awful, i personally can't stand itunes. it does so many trivial things so *** backwards. like when i drag and drop an album dir to the library to import it it will add duplicates if the directory has a playlist file in it. that is just the very tip of the iceberg with itunes though. the whole replace when syncing thing is just beyond me, you'd think it would be easier and more logical to add. hitting the sync button scares me as i'm never sure what it's actually doing.
i paid for the damn phone let me use it how i god damn want.
11-27-2008, 03:51 AM #25
11-27-2008, 09:42 AM #26
But Apple's position (that the aim of the discussion is about circumventing DRM) is frivolous. It's patently untrue. I can circumvent DRM and still use iTunes. They are completely unrelated. This argument is not only frivolous, it is also logically fallacious. Hopefully the Electronic Frontier Foundation will let Bluwiki know this and encourage them to put the discussion back up.
And yes, this is an infringement on our rights of free speech. And to you scoffers that say our right to free speech is a protection to keep the government from infringing on our rights, who would Apple use if this website ignored their demand? The courts. That's the government. So this most certainly infringes on our rights. I would counter-sue Apple if they tried to make good on their threat. As an American Citizen, I can talk about anything on the internet, even overthrowing the government.
11-27-2008, 10:09 AM #27
Check out gtkPod for Ubuntu-- does everything iTunes does.
11-27-2008, 10:23 AM #28
Now the real question is this: If someone was able to get a bill passed for a car, could the same be done for a digital device such as an mp3 player? I am heavy on Xbox-modding, and M$ just laid down another ban-hammer on a lot of people. Unfortunately, not all modding is a bad thing. Some people actually do like playing BACKUP copies of their games, to avoid ruining the actual product. I think that could pose a liable argument that may hold up in courts. Guess we just need to give this time, and wait for someone to step in who is willing to fight hard. Then, we might see companies like Apple and M$ needing to back down.
With that said, I'm glad to hear about Apple at least making an effort to get DRM-Free. But will this mean that you can at least sync your iPod/iPhone with other computers as a "guest"? That's the HUGE advantage I have with my Zune over my iPhone. I can take my Zune and wirelessly sync it with my library, and then go to my friends house, and get music off his computer as a "guest". Re-sync with my library, and not lose any of his stuff. I think if it wasn't for the iPhone at all, I would ditch Apple and stick with the Microsoft Zune. Everything about it, IMO, surpasses the other iPod models (except MAYBE the Touch, which is lacking hard drive space).
11-27-2008, 11:48 AM #29
11-27-2008, 07:10 PM #30
actually there is a free, alternative to iTunes, and it is called sharepod. I talked about it in another post some time ago.
So far the developer has been able to remove media from the ipod touch and iphone, but not been able to upload.
He has been quite succesful on all the other ipods, except for the nano i think it is (the one without the screen).
Check him out: SharePod
Apple can want all they want, but that doesn't mean they are going to get.
There are more of you, then there are more of them.
Oh, and I think there is an iTunes equivalent on Ubuntu... I remember seeing somewhere in the repos.Herp a derp a derp a doooo!
11-27-2008, 08:00 PM #31
2G ftwItís sad that a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of wild dogs.
11-29-2008, 07:21 PM #32
Other than the fact that iTunes is slow as hell and ugly as all get out...it works for what I need it for. Restoring.
Hopefully Apple didn't skin all of their apps with the same GUI as iTunes.
12-01-2008, 12:57 AM #33
12-05-2008, 10:41 AM #34