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Offline Emmett The Crab

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #135 on: May 06, 2010, 11:51:19 am »
I usually make sure they are well organized in the meta-tags.  Like I don't want compilation albums to get separated, so I fill in the "album artist" category with the name of the album--stuff like that.  You can do it in batches by group-selecting files and pasting in what you want.  I do it with album art often, when iTunes can't find the cover art, or it's something I recorded from a bootleg vinyl.

How did you get so much, is it all your CD's and online purchases?  If they were bit-torrents with bad meta-data, then you would have a rough time organizing them.  If you import them from CDs, iTunes does most of the work, then I just do a little tweaking to make sure they get put where I want them.
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Offline George

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #136 on: May 06, 2010, 11:54:11 am »
about 40% are cds, 30% digital back up of vinyls and the other 20% are pirating, last 10% are purchasing digitally.

Not too bad.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #137 on: May 06, 2010, 12:22:06 pm »
Wow George, that's an impressive amount of music.

I know of ways of overcoming the concerns you're describing, but you probably wouldn't give a shit anyway lol
I do think iTunes is getting old. It definitely needs some more organization options, instead of almost forcing you to do it it's way.

My collection is about 50/50 CDs and torrents, I started it about 2 years ago. I must add that I HATE downloading music. The sound quality is not good enough.
So I don't know if I should get into the whole digital purchasing thing. I can get CD's for a corresponding price.. I do have some 40 bucks in coupons to buy music online. But it's from the Nokia Store. It sounds really lame and I wonder if I can put the songs in my iPod.
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Offline Emmett The Crab

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #138 on: May 06, 2010, 12:51:21 pm »
To get back on topic, I only got to use my iPad for 1 night.  The next day the wireless network function turned gray and stopped working permanently.  There's no Apple Store here, so I brought it in to a local reseller, and they are shipping it off to Apple for Warrantee replacement.  I'm afraid I won't get it back in time for my Washington DC trip (it would have to come back tomorrow).  

I went through Apple's Support forums, and no one else has had this problem.  Some people complain about poor reception, that's it.  The advice I got from other users was terrible.  One told me to drive it over to an Apple Store.  (2000+ miles) Someone else told me to turn off Airplane mode.

 I think I'll get along okay with books, ipod, iPhone, DS and PSP.  My Macbook's battery is no good anymore, so I'll probably just put it in my suitcase.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #139 on: May 06, 2010, 02:16:51 pm »
Did you call apple support? They usually help.. That is something strange to happen to your iPad.
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Offline Emmett The Crab

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #140 on: May 06, 2010, 04:26:02 pm »
No, I just took it in to our Mac reseller that also repairs Apple stuff.  of course repairing this thing really means sending it back to Apple and getting me a new one.
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Offline George

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #141 on: May 06, 2010, 04:33:52 pm »
Apple is really good with exchanging stuff. My brother, out of warranty, took his iphone in to the store and they just gave him a new one when they could not fix it. No questions asked.

They replaced one of my old old ipods too via mail, though it was a battery issue and i heard they were getting sued for it. SO i guess not bad either way.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #142 on: May 06, 2010, 04:45:39 pm »
I love how they say that it will take one month to repair, and it always takes exactly 30 days to come back to me.

I've been rather unlucky with iPods. I guess carrying them around every single day for 2 years may have something to do with it. Still, Apple always gets it fixed/replaced so it's great.
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Offline Emmett The Crab

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #143 on: May 06, 2010, 07:25:40 pm »
I turn my iPod on "Manually Manage", then I play the songs from the iPod through the computer at work, even though it is synced at home.  So I play mine sometimes 8 hours per day or more.  It's been a pretty good work horse.  I also back up my documents on it, in addition to a couple of external hard drives.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #144 on: May 06, 2010, 07:45:11 pm »
I read that first as 'Manually Massage'. That would be a pretty cool feature.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #145 on: May 07, 2010, 08:15:31 am »
Yes, but my malfunctions are always hardware related. I usually have the iPod in my pocket/backpack at all times. So it gets wet/dirty/hit quite often. So 2 years of full functionality actually sounds a rather long time to me.

I'm for 'Manually Massage' on the next iPod.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #146 on: May 07, 2010, 08:34:06 am »
Give the iPad a vibrate feature and then slip it under your shirt.
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Offline Monkeroony

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #147 on: May 08, 2010, 03:06:07 am »
After owning my iPhone for about 4 months, one day I turned it on silent and the button flew off. I took it to o2 and they sent it off to be replaced. Took about 2 weeks if I recall.
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Offline Emmett The Crab

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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #148 on: May 08, 2010, 03:34:25 am »
The replacement is supposed to arrive Monday.  I leave Sunday, though.
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Re: iPad: Who gives a shit?
« Reply #149 on: May 08, 2010, 05:54:37 pm »
Quote from: "Barry the Nomad"
Give the iPad a vibrate feature and then slip it under your shirt.

How about in your zipper?
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