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We would have gotten away with blocking out syncing if it wasn't for those meddling OS updates!

Early last week Apple rolled out iTunes 8.2.1, a sneaky little update with a hidden agenda -- to kill the Palm Pre's syncing with Apple's iTunes software.  As the owner of the majority of the MP3 player market, Apple's iPods can only officially sync with iTunes.  This means that most users, for better or worse, use iTunes and have all their music preloaded into it.  Thus it was an attractive feature for the Pre automatically sync with iTunes, with no messy importing or folder-searching necessary.

Apple managed to block that feature for a bit, but not for long.  Palm has now released webOS 1.1.0, an update to the Palm Pre's operating system.  The update does many nice things; among them it unblocks iTunes and restores syncing.  Palm innocently describes the one-up stating that the update "resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with latest version of iTunes (8.2.1)."

Other improvements include proper deletion of emails via push, smoother list scrolling, new drop-down animations, corrected folders within IMAP Gmail accounts, and faster application load times.  The other big improvements are the addition of emoticons and Microsoft Exchange.  Palm also has released its 31st application for the phone -- NFL Mobile Live for watching games and audio from the device.

It seems a natural question to ask how long it will take before Apple releases iTunes 8.2.2 and tries to lock out the Pre once more.  However, as the latest update goes to show for all the embarrassment that its anticompetitive tactics bring, locking the Pre out of iTunes may be a losing battle.



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RE: Lawsuit time
By rudolphna on 7/25/2009 8:30:18 AM , Rating: 2
If you ask me, 90% of the population is so stupid when it comes to computers asking them to install a program to use their phone would either...

A. Stump them completely

B. Cause them to completely screw up their computer.

C. Make them so frustrated they vow to never buy that companies products again

D. An extention, tell all his/her friends/family how awful the product is and how annoying it is to lose, thus costing said company revenue.

In my opinion, there is absolutely no reason I shouldn't be able to sync my Samsung Eternity cell phone with itunes or something. Everything would be much easier. Instead of having burn all my songs I want to CD with itunes, and then re-ripping them with Windows Media Player as MP3. Since it can't play protected AAC files. Oh while I'm thinking about it- Apple should allow all users to (for free) convert all their old purchased songs that still have DRM crap on them to no-DRM versions.


“And I don't know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don't even get it. What are they trying to say?” -- Bill Gates on the Mac ads

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