Archive for the ‘iTunes’ Category

iPad Review

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

I got my iPad in Florida when I went on a trip to Disney world. When I got it someone had just returned this one still packaged up because their kid wanted one with more room on the solid state drive.

When I got the iPad back to my hotel I synced it with my laptop. I couldn’t use the app store as I am Canadian but I was lucky today to be able to use the app store for the first time this morning at 10 am. I downloaded a bunch of apps. It was really fast and easy to do. The only problem I had was that it was hard to find apps that looked good and were free. I got the wordpress app right away so that this review comes right from it.

Wifi is great plus it comes with 802.11 N which has a longer range than its predecessor 802.11 G. Wireless with long range is perfect for a guy like my who loves to be online a lot every waking moment of the day.

The video playback is better then my laptop as the colors are better much like a LCD television. Which we have at my house. The iPad has even better display then a lot of televisions that are around at this time. I have watched quite a few movies on this iPad and all of them look really good. I find the Latest Harry potter movie to be really dark even with the screen brightness turned up all the way but I guess that is what it is meant to be like.

The speakers are really nice too. I usually don’t wear headphones anymore as I can listen to them with my speakers. The speakers are not tinny at all and they are enjoyable to listen to.

The icons for apps are really big. I really like that so I can see the apps better. A picture is posted at the bottom to show you what it is like.

The speed of the processor is really fast. After a few days of playing on the iPad, I went back to the iPod, problem was it seemed just so slow.

The photos application is a better fit for me as I can adjust the pictures, flip them around, swipe them back and forth much easier then with my iPod touch first generation.

Battery life is phenomenal it lasts for me over 11 hours when I am playing on it and watching movies. It took a long time to get home from florida which was over 10 hours not including the car trip to the airport and from the airport to my home.

The maps application works great too as my mom and I got lost a few times when we went to Florida and I found a way to get back to our hotel from the maps application that is on the iPad.

Overall I have this where ever I go as I can use it just about anywhere with wifi. It is easy and fun to use. It has a lot of potential to be the number 1 tablet out there.

Ryan Orser.

iPod Touch App Review: WordPress

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Where to begin? How about all that trouble I have had with this very application. I tried using this one back in August and never got it working at all.

That all changed last Friday as the winds were blowing past my house. I decided that I would give it one final try. I guess that was enough to get it to work as here I am writing a post using the application to just post it!

I would highly recommend this one to those who would love to write posts from your iPod to your wordpress installation in the cloud.

I guess as this must be my new philosophy: “if at first you don’t have success keep on trying”… or return it for a refund before the warranty is up…. Mind you I don’t usually do that last one unless it is completely hopeless to continue on.

Ryan Orser.

How to get your iPod working in Ubuntu

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Here are these simple steps to getting your iPod working in Ubuntu using the application GTKPod. As usual I take no responsibility for whatever happens to your computer and/or iPod.

Step 1: Back up your iPod’s songs, podcasts, photos and contacts.
Step 2: Restore your iPod to factory settings.
Step 3: Plug in your iPod into your computer.
Step 4: Go and start up your GTKPod.
Step 5: Find your mount point of your iPod and tell the computer where to find it.
Step 6: Tell what kind of iPod you have, for me, it is under 5th generation white nano.
Step 7: Create directory structure.
Step 8: Load up your iPod with your songs, photos, contacts, and podcasts. (If you did not already know you cannot use the songs bought from iTunes unless they are DRM-Free)
Step 9: Click on the save button.
Step 10: you have your iPod full of what you like…. Enjoy!

How to get iTunes working in Ubuntu Gutsy

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Did you ever want to use your iPod without Windows or Macintosh? Have you tried to run iTunes in Linux but never could be able to? Here is the answer:

  1. You will need to get iTunes 7.4.3.1 which you can download here.
  2. After you download iTunes 7.4.3.1 install it with wine. (any wine that is later then 0.9.45 will do)
  3. After your installation of iTunes is done go to your wine menu and click on Programs>iTunes>iTunes.
  4. Go through the steps which you agree with the license agreement, click if you want to keep the files organized with yourself or iTunes will do it for you, it may say that the registry is not working so it needs to be reinstalled ( its just fine) click next and go through until you finally launch itunes and make sure that all of your music is there.
  5. Yahoo its working.

I hope this helps the average Linux user with an iPod

warning may cause your computer to run slowly.