OK so despite being adamant that I would resist the lure of the iPad, I failed! It was a terribly impulsive purchase but so far not regrets. What I can absolutely confirm though is that it is indeed just a big iPhone.
I recently went through the pain of transfering my iTunes library from one PC to another, never again! The music industry needs to sort it’s act out and quickly when it comes to DRM and Apple just needs to sort out all of their software!
After finally figuring out how to “obtain” my own content from my own iPod and import into the new library I noticed that none of my playlists were in order on the iPod. After much googling it seems that you need to set the Copy To Play Order on the playlist in iTunes and ensure shuffle is turned off on the iPod. Apple?…usability?…give me a break!
Next I noticed that all my podcast videos were appearing correctly (and now ordered) in my playlists but nothing was appearing below the Video Podcasts section. After much head scratching I found out that poscasts are not syncronised by default although everything else is! You have to enable this in iTunes; back to the usability again!
I now have an iPod that syncs to my new library and a new level of hatred for all software that Apple spits out onto the unsuspecting public.
Having picked one up before Christmas I can now say I am officially hooked. My poor wife has become an Xbox widow and the kids haven’t eaten for a week due to my choosing between buying food or Gears of War.
I’ve played the odd game in the past whether on a console or PC but never really got into it. I’m sure like my kids I’ve got A.D.D and therefore a game needs to grab me from the first seconds of play and keep hold for a decent amount of time. So far the two games to deliver on this are Gears of War and Project Gotham Racing 3.
If you’ve read this far you’re probably wondering where the eBay reference comes from. Well, Xbox live has achievements and eBay has feedback. Both of which I’ve been/am a victim of pursuing with an unhealthy relentlessness.