Which Intimidator is better?

Friday, April 23, 2010 12:03 PM
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djDaemon said:
To me, the lack of a music ecosystem on Android results in a far less cumbersome experience than using iTunes for anything. For a company that does many, many things incredibly well, iTunes is atrocious (on Windows anyway).

Seriously? I never even touch iTunes. It's just a conduit to get music into the devices. It really doesn't "do" anything.


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Friday, April 23, 2010 12:27 PM
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I used it to update my phone, and to try and push my outlook contacts to it. When that didn't work, I exported my outlook contacts, imported them in to GMail, and set up Google Sync. Done, and easy.

Now my GMail contacts will automatically update to my phone, and back, along with my calendar. Who needs to use my work outlook for personal contact sync anymore?


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Friday, April 23, 2010 12:44 PM
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Outlook (or any desktop e-mail/calendar client) blows. There, I said it.


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Friday, April 23, 2010 12:50 PM

Jeff said:
It really doesn't "do" anything.

That's sort of the point. ;)

Even for the very little I've used it for (primarily the automatic downloading of podcasts), it's absurdly heavy and buggy. Again, this has been my experience on Windows (XP, Vista & 7), so I obviously can't speak to the "native" experience in a pure Apple environment.

I have recently started using Zune, but it behaves strangely. After using it to auto-download podcasts, trying to drag-and-drop those podcasts onto my device via WMP (since Zune only syncs with Zunes) sporadically fails, acting as if the file I'm trying to sync isn't compatible. So for now, I'm still downloading podcasts piecemeal. Oh, and Amazon's MP3 store rules. :)

Originally, I wasn't completely sold on Gmail. Until I got my HTC Hero, and was able to import, manage and sync my contacts from Outlook & BB with delicious ease. I'm now content giving in to The Goog. :)

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Friday, April 23, 2010 12:56 PM
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Zune's interface has improved significantly over the past couple of years. I'm on my 2nd Zune in 3 years, but only because I upgraded to the HD - I sold my old 30 GB to my buddy, and it's still ticking. Talk about solid devices.

That's 1/2 the reason I'm so impressed with them. The other half is that kick-ass $14.99/mo for unlimited songs. Sure, their availability is somewhat limited in areas, but mostly everything I want is there.


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Friday, April 23, 2010 1:25 PM
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Tekwardo said:
I don't care if it was real or staged, I don't like how Gizmodo handled it myself.

Well ironically the fact its real or staged plays into a huge part of how Gizmodo handled it..

And im a Google fan for many reasons.. Especially on my Crackberry where I can integrate it with my Google Voice application. Sadly, my iPhone doesnt integrate as easily.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 2:54 PM
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Well, but even if it was a controlled leak, Giz didn't know that. I just didn't care for how they flaunted it with a "Oh and we also hope the guy doesn't get fired" as an afterthought. Real or staged, that's just wrong. (Of course, I would never leave my personal iPhone lying around, and in 2 years never have, so maybe he deserved it)

Have you tried Black Swan for iPhone for Google Voice? I use it quite often. I hate the way the icon looks, but it integrates well enough to make you think it's a real app. I wish more people would make weblications.


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Friday, April 23, 2010 2:57 PM
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There was something inherently douchebagalicious about how they did it, mostly the part about forking over some money for it. Even as an enthusiast blog-style site, that crosses a line that puts you in company with celebrity tabloids, and that feels dirty.


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Friday, April 23, 2010 3:47 PM
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Yeah, paying money, posting photos of him, linking to his Facebook, demanding that Apple admit that it's theirs and they want it back. All of that just really made me angry.

They didn't need to go that far. Then to kind of just take the attitude of "Haha Apple! We gotcha!" That's just being smug and arrogant and in the end all we know is what it (possibly) looks like. Seems like there was more info about the guy that lost it and how Gizmodo got it than there was about the actual phone. (did any of ya'll read about the person that found it? They claim they called Apple countless times before selling it, and that they did all they could do to locate the owner, but the bar owner said they should have let him know he had it, as the Apple employee called numerous times to see if it was turned in)

I wonder if the seller of the merch tried to get Engadget to pay. They got pics, but Gizmodo ended up getting the phone. Did Engadget refuse to pay, or not offer enough, I wonder.


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