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#1 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Go Ravens!

My setup. Watching the Ravens game on DISH on the TV, the Packers game on the DISH Anywhere app on the iPad and the Cowboys game via NFL Sunday Ticket Digital Version on the Mac. Football heaven :)

#2 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

@jdh5153 said:

@believer258 said:

@sinusoidal said:

7 is out already? Does it let you not use iTunes yet? Probably not... iOS was an amazing innovation when it came out, and for a few iterations, but they've done absolutely nothing significant with it since... 3 maybe? I switched to Android a few months back, don't miss iOS one whit and won't be switching back anytime soon at this rate.

You know what's awesome? I can plug my phone into my computer, and drag and drop files no problem in Windows Explorer without having to "sync" or manually change libraries or some shit. I can't count the number of stupid problems I had using iTunes, especially since the wife and I were both using iPhones on the same computer. What a fucking nightmare that was!

I can drag any sound file into a directory on my phone and make it a ringtone with a couple more clicks. With iTunes, I had to import the file. Then make a copy of it in a different format that was cut off at the thirty second mark. Then export that file. Then change the file extension. Then re-import THAT file, and then finally sync it to my goddamn iPhone to make a ringtone with a couple more clicks.

I finally got an iPhone last year. It's been a fine device and I really like actually using it, but I really hate it when a company forces me to use their software. I wanted to put an album on my iPhone after updating this morning, but couldn't because now only iTunes recognizes the phone, not Mediamonkey, and I'll have to sign into the PC and connect this iPhone to that iTunes and... ugh. This is especially annoying when half of your music is on one PC and the other half is on a laptop. I'm probably going to go with Android next time just because of that.

Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my iPhone overall. I like iOS 7's look and feel a lot better, if only because it's fresh and new. I don't like that music doesn't go Artist - Album - Song anymore, it just skips straight to songs.

Can't wait for a jailbreak.

iTunes Match will make your life a lot easier. All of your music will be matched in the cloud and can be downloaded to any iDevice at any time (or streamed). I'm pretty sure you can do it from multiple iTunes libraries too. Then you don't have to plug the phone in, just add something to your iTunes library (even if it's not from iTunes) and if it's in the iTunes store (which it probably is) you can download it on all of your other devices.

But what if I just don't want to use iTunes period?

I got an iPhone because I like using iPhones and could just use Mediamonkey to put music on it. I don't want to have to set up Apple's special program for people that have music on multiple computers when I've already got several different ways that I could conceivably do that ready to go. Mediamonkey, just plain dragging and dropping, or doing it the old fashioned way and copying it locally if I feel like it.

iTunes will be much more convenient if you use it properly with WiFi syncing and all the features. Honestly using anything other than iTunes is just being stubborn.

#3 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Tinfoil hat much? Anyone who expects any privacy in today's world is crazy, go back to the 1800s and stop using technology then. We live in an always on, always social world. Trying to stop it or avoid it is just silly.

#4 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

@sinusoidal said:

7 is out already? Does it let you not use iTunes yet? Probably not... iOS was an amazing innovation when it came out, and for a few iterations, but they've done absolutely nothing significant with it since... 3 maybe? I switched to Android a few months back, don't miss iOS one whit and won't be switching back anytime soon at this rate.

You know what's awesome? I can plug my phone into my computer, and drag and drop files no problem in Windows Explorer without having to "sync" or manually change libraries or some shit. I can't count the number of stupid problems I had using iTunes, especially since the wife and I were both using iPhones on the same computer. What a fucking nightmare that was!

I can drag any sound file into a directory on my phone and make it a ringtone with a couple more clicks. With iTunes, I had to import the file. Then make a copy of it in a different format that was cut off at the thirty second mark. Then export that file. Then change the file extension. Then re-import THAT file, and then finally sync it to my goddamn iPhone to make a ringtone with a couple more clicks.

I finally got an iPhone last year. It's been a fine device and I really like actually using it, but I really hate it when a company forces me to use their software. I wanted to put an album on my iPhone after updating this morning, but couldn't because now only iTunes recognizes the phone, not Mediamonkey, and I'll have to sign into the PC and connect this iPhone to that iTunes and... ugh. This is especially annoying when half of your music is on one PC and the other half is on a laptop. I'm probably going to go with Android next time just because of that.

Other than that, I'm pretty happy with my iPhone overall. I like iOS 7's look and feel a lot better, if only because it's fresh and new. I don't like that music doesn't go Artist - Album - Song anymore, it just skips straight to songs.

Can't wait for a jailbreak.

iTunes Match will make your life a lot easier. All of your music will be matched in the cloud and can be downloaded to any iDevice at any time (or streamed). I'm pretty sure you can do it from multiple iTunes libraries too. Then you don't have to plug the phone in, just add something to your iTunes library (even if it's not from iTunes) and if it's in the iTunes store (which it probably is) you can download it on all of your other devices.

#5 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Best update ever! I love everything about it, especially the look and feel of the apps and the way it looks when switching between apps. The multitasking and automatic updating is pretty amazing also.

I really want to trade in my iPhone 5 for a 5C though, I think it'd look a hundred times better against a blue case than a white one. Loving it on the iPad 4 too, it feels like I just got two brand new devices for free.

#6 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

360 - DarthGumballz (Gamertag Darth Gumballs)

#9 Edited by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Traded in 16 games for $95 today (30% extra trade in value toward GTA V +10% for being a rewards member). I only really play a handful of games so they really had no value for me. Paid for GTA V and got Red Dead Redemption and a $20 Steam card. I don't know why the picture is sideways, it's right way up on my desktop.

#10 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

None, all games are better on console.