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05-01-2010, 01:09 AM #21
I third that. I stopped getting music of itunes after I lost my downloads when my computer broke. No free download the second time around.
05-01-2010, 01:57 AM #22
Apple has been working too much on shutting down/******* over concurrents and enemies..
I'm afraid that we'll be stuck with iTunes for ever :s
05-01-2010, 02:39 AM #23
Apple has become the "Big brother" establishment which they stood so firmly against in 1984.
Microsoft became the evil giant using its muscle to bully the manufacturers that sold M$ products. Apple was the company of principle and good. Who would have thought that the roles would have reversed?
I never thought I would say that I have more respect for Bill Gates then Steve Jobs, but it is true. Don't get me wrong, I love Apple products but I am not feeling the love for Apple. Every company has the right to do what they have to in order to survive and grow in today’s market, but not squashing the competition. I hope Apple changes it practices.
Last edited by reddawg; 05-01-2010 at 03:22 AM."When I die, I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather did...not kicking and screaming like the passengers in his car." -- Unknown
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05-01-2010, 05:07 AM #25
jesus apple needs to stop buying competition...
ffs apple, competition is healthy
05-01-2010, 06:08 AM #26
We all saw this coming. I for one would be more than happy to pay $5-10 per month for a service where Apple hosted my entire library (47,000 songs, 200 audiobooks, and countless movies and tv shows) and allowed me to stream any track or video over 3G or broadband to either my iPhone or computer (either through iTunes or a browser portal). This presents Apple with a unique decision: either continue to sell high capacity iPhones/iPods/iPads in order to subsidize the cheaper models, or make more revenue over the life of the contract ($5/10 per month over 24 months). The streaming model is likely a more costly one for Apple, as they would have to maintain huge server farms with massive bandwidth costs.
AirVideo is currently the best solution for streaming video. It utilizes your computer as a server to stream video with live encoding. It's fantastic, but my upload bandwidth (computer is uploading while iPhone is downloading) is substantially less than what Apple could provide with a dedicated service, and this compromises video quality.
There are a couple choices for streaming audio from your computer to your iPhone. Orb's solution is less than elegant and lacks many features. Simplify Media had a comparable solution, but has since removed it from the AppStore.
I believe Google has the storage capacity to provide similar solutions for video and audio, and they don't have the record companies to appease, so that shouldn't be a constraint. Apple should get the ball rolling on this sooner rather than later. I might even consider $15 per month if unlimited video and audio was provided, with guaranteed reliability and quality service (high bandwidth/low latency).
05-01-2010, 08:13 AM #27
I knew it spelled bad news when Apple bought out a service that was much better than theirs. Of COURSE Apple doesn't want you listening to an entire song, they make their money from people that assume the song is actually good after the first 30 seconds.
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05-01-2010, 08:15 AM #28
sounds like Lala users need to sue -- if there were enough of them and they could prove they lost something that has a measurable value.
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05-01-2010, 09:42 AM #32
This is basic business (just like what car companies do, cola companies do, information companies do), and it doesn't make Apple the AntiChrist. Apple is in business to make money. they have shareholders to satisfy (I own 5 shares, so I guess I'm one of them), why be surprised when they do things to increase profits? They are NOT in some sort of touchy-feely enterprise to make consumers happy (though most of us love our Apple products). They want us to buy Apple stuff, and then buy more Apple stuff. The iTunes store is competing with BestBuy and Target and other brick and mortar outlets for YOUR dollar. If someone comes along and has a better deal, and Apple buys them out, is Apple the bad guy? I may not like it, but it makes sense to them. I'd be madder at the other company for selling out their ideas and responsibilities TO Apple. Apple is no different than any other company, and to assume it is is foolish, and shows that their advertising works. I'm not a fanboy, and I'm sure some fanboys here will flame me for this, but accept the fact that all Apple wants is your money. I saw a quote recently from a coworker of Jobs saying, in effect, he has utter contempt for anyone he can't control. And it doesn't say how he feels about those he CAN control. The world is a cold, dark, scary, mean place. Oh, and torrents and Rapidshare are excellent ways to get music or other media for free. The only problem is that you can't see/hear if you like it first. When I was a kid, you could go to a record store and listen to a record before you bought it. Or it was played on the radio and you could hear it that way. Now, pig in a poke.
Oh, yeah- $.10x10= $1.00x5=$5.00. 50 songs=$5.00. Several thousand songs would be several hundred dollars. Let's not let someone use emotion to color our thoughts.
05-01-2010, 10:04 AM #33
This is why cloud-based services are a flawed technology, all it takes is one completely misguided move by an over-controlling company and thousands (millions?) of people lose their music library.
05-01-2010, 10:10 AM #34
Sorry, but this article seems biased by the particular interest of it's author. First of all, Apple has put every technology it bought(or almolst) in to good use for the benefity of it's user base. Second, everybody is aware that Apple is about to do a big jump into cloud computing with it's big-*** server farm, at whicht Lala tech will probably be put into good use.
05-01-2010, 10:10 AM #35
I was wondering when this story would finally be posted here...21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
iPhone 4 32 GB l TV 160 GB l 32 GB iPad
05-01-2010, 01:02 PM #36it aint that bad...
woah hold on now... a song from itunes is nothing like a song from Lala. of course an itunes song is going to cost ten times more. You can download that song, import it onto an mp3 player, burn it to a disc (typically), etc. lala is nothing different from listening to a song on youtube or grooveshark, except it costs money for no justified reason.
I'm all for shutting down this silly service and providing the same money back you paid, not give one itunes song for each lala song. doing that would be crazy.
05-01-2010, 05:18 PM #37
I wasn't inferring I paid for every song I had up there via Lala, but I still no longer have access to them on the go. This was one of the best features of the service.
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05-01-2010, 05:18 PM #38
I once prayed to God for an iPhone, but quickly found out He didn't work that way...so I stole an iPhone and prayed for His forgiveness.
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. - Josh Billings
05-01-2010, 05:57 PM #39
raw deal for surekillall Terminal
05-01-2010, 06:59 PM #40