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Flawed iTunes Stands Out Among Apple's Products 390

Posted by Soulskill
from the maybe-if-it-only-had-one-button dept.
waderoush writes "On top of all the other features that it has crammed into iTunes, Apple this week added Ping, a Facebook-like social network for music discovery. It's all part of the company's plan to dominate the world of consumer media, but Xconomy argues that this time, Apple may have gone a bridge too far. iTunes, nearing its tenth birthday, started out merely as a program for ripping CDs, and has grown increasingly creaky and impenetrable as Apple has added more and more cruft, the article argues. The company won't have a stable base for its new media empire until it rebuilds iTunes from scratch — perhaps along the lines suggested by its other new product this week, the revamped Apple TV."
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Flawed iTunes Stands Out Among Apple's Products

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  • by MyLongNickName (822545) on Friday September 03, 2010 @11:08AM (#33465592) Journal

    What isn't there to like about an application that wants to update itself twice a day and requires you to agree to a new EULA each time?

  • by Geeky (90998) on Friday September 03, 2010 @11:29AM (#33465938)

    I still can't get over the fact that you can't use in iPad without iTunes. When you first switch it on, you have to sync it to iTunes before you can do anything, and you need it to apply updates to the OS.

    I got an iPad purely as a portable photo portfolio - the rotation makes it better than a netbook as you can show portrait and landscape format photos full screen. Sadly the built in photo gallery software is poor, especially if you have to sync with iTunes (you have more control if you use iPhoto - on a Mac).

    I kinda feel dirty for buying in to the whole Apple thang.

  • by BasilBrush (643681) on Friday September 03, 2010 @12:38PM (#33466814)

    I plugged in my wife's iPod, and it synched up the tunes she'd bought from their store, but not anything we'd ripped from CD. How do I do that?
    How do I deactivate the old computer so it doesn't take up one of the five "computer licenses" Apple allows me?

    What OS are you using? If a Mac, then just restore everything at once from your Time Machine backup.

  • by RMingin (985478) on Friday September 03, 2010 @12:52PM (#33467048) Homepage

    Odd, I have iTunes on a Core i7 running Windows 7 and 6GB of ram and it moves very nicely. It sometimes gets hung temporarily while syncing my iPad, but not often, and it has always recovered.

    I haven't used iTunes on my one Apple-branded computer in quite some time because my iMac will not charge my iPad. Battery draining while syncing is very lame.

It's a naive, domestic operating system without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.

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