Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

Palm and the iTunes Mistake – Updated 3x

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

I have been wanting to write something about the recent issues with Palm, Apple and world of USB. The problem is, I had this idea in my head that this needed to be a detailed post, with a high word count. It is an important story after all. But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not figure out how use a lot of words to say that I think Palm is nuts. So here is the short version.

Palm wants to have their device, the Palm Pre, sync through iTunes. Palm even said it would on their own site (via Wired). The problem for Palm? Apple does not want that to happen. So, Apple has broken the ability when they update iTunes. Now, I have no problem with Apple doing that. They wrote the software and Palm can do the same.

Here is where it gets interesting…


iTunes 9 and iPhone 3.1

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

This week Mr. Jobs made his return to the stage as Apple announced iPhone OS 3.1, iTunes 9 and a slew of iPod updates. Good to see he’s feeling better.

Lets start with the iPod changes, which I think are imporatant ones. Well, at least some of them are. The exception is the announcement of third party headphones for the iPod Shuffle. I mean, think about the size of the iPod shuffle. It’s about as big as a piece of Trident gum. Now, think about the size of the Apple headphone’s inline iPod controls. Now glue them together and what do you get? A (still) really small iPod that can be used with any headphones because… and this is the critical part…