David Coulson on 27 Dec 2012 09:36:04 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] iDevices

You realize iTunes is probably the simplest way to manage content on an iOS device? Even if you never buy anything from Apple (as far as content goes), it's easy to manage your stuff and sync it to the device(s) over wifi.

I hate DRM as much as the next person, but frankly iTunes does a decent job, and I don't have time to manage some other way to do it - Plus who knows if the next iOS update will break it.

There is more options if you jailbreak it, but since it's a work device you probably can't do that.

On 12/27/12 12:16 PM, jeff wrote:
The world *is* actually going to end shortly, as evidenced by work getting me an iPad.

I am not the least bit interested in iTunes. I don't want to dig up Steve Jobs and ask permission each time I want to put a media file on my device. No syncing needed - just xfer files and play/view/display them.

Plugging into Win7 allows me access to DCIM but I can't actually put anything there. Plugging into Xubuntu 12.04 finds a USB device but that's it. Xubuntu 12.10 fully identifies the iPad and that's it. I have Googled, installed libimobile, fuse, gtkpod and whatever else, to no avail.

Apparently one cannot simply use a File Manager to manage files. Every manager I found wants you to use ITS file system.

I know these things are pretty popular.  How does PLUG use them?


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