I guess it's not really a pda yet...

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  1. grega

    grega New Member

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    Got the new 1.1.3 update on my virgin, never jailbraked ipod touch and paid
    the 20 bucks for the new apps. But where are the docs? It seems Apple thinks
    everything is so "obvious" that no explanatory docs are ever needed. And while
    that mostly _IS_ true, not everything is so obvious.

    I try to sync my outlook 2000 contacts and calendar, but it doesn't work.
    Probably not supported for such an old app, but why can't they spell out
    what does work? Offering to sync with "Outlook" seems pretty simple
    and obvious, but it doesn't work.

    I'm excited about the "notes" app, but find that it's pretty useless. There's
    no way to sync a bunch of text notes I've used for some time with my pocket pc,
    yet alone a search tool to find some string in all your notes files that
    would make it really useful.

    The maps app looks cool, but whenever I try to find my current location, it
    tells me I'm somewhere in Sacramento California. (I'm in Portland
    Oregon). Where are the docs to explain how it works and why this would
    happen? I can believe it might not know where my home wifi connection is
    located, but even roaming to other wifi spots that should be well known doesn't
    work.

    Lyrics are now supposedly supported, but I've yet to find anything anywhere
    that tells me how to enable it.

    Try safari web surfing. Touch a link to somewhere else on a website, it opens
    a new window, scrolling over to the right for the new page. But when you close
    it, it scrolls further to the right again to some other website instead of the
    more obvious back to the left where you were before... Clueless. Not to mention
    nothing's cached so you could see anything if you're not still wifi connected
    at the time.

    Since Firefox is so popular, where is the option to sync bookmarks with it?
    The only choice is IE which I hardly ever use now that Firefox is around.

    Why is photos sync so lame? You can only sync one directory? If you select
    another one to add, it deletes the previous one replacing with the newly
    selected one. Do you really have to make a new single directory on your
    pc with duplicate copies of all the photos you want to sync?

    Yes, I guess it's just an Ipod music player and it excels at that, but all these
    features teasing us into thinking it could be a cool fully featured pda just
    aren't cutting it yet. The capability is certainly there, it's just not
    fully implemented yet. And now that the first update costs us all 20 bucks,
    who knows how much more we'll get dinged each next time for apps that
    might actually work and include at least a help file or some kind of
    printed docs to help figure out how to use 'em?
  2. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    1. Docs - that's when the SDK comes out, they're not going to do that yet.
    2. Outlook 2000 - It's 2008, buddy, it's REALLY old.
    3. Jailbreak and get MobileTextEdit (also kind of serves the docs purpose)
    4. Maps - That router or whatever was previously located in SF (according to Skyhook)
    5. Lyrics - When you tap the song when you're listening to get to the scrubber, stars, etc. Should be there. What does this have to do with PDA?
    6. There is a cache. Look in settings. It's there. What does this have to do with PDA? It's also an iPod, do you think they're going to use that much space?
    7. Because FireFox isn't so popular. IE sadly has 60 something % of all browser share, and their browser is Safari, so where's Firefox to go?
    8. You put the photos IN that one directory and you have multiple folders. WOW! MAGIC!!! What does this have to do with PDA?
    9. WTF did you upgrade, Jailbreak and you get so many more features and possibilities that make it more like a PDA.
  3. IpodTouchMexico

    IpodTouchMexico New Member

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  4. Mindfield

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    According to w3schools' statistics, Firefox is still the second most popular browser around, peaking at just over 36%. IE comprised just under 56%, with the rest being Safari in 3rd (1.7%), and Mozilla and Opera tied for last place (1.4%). (Stats here).

    Apple would still only ever use Safari though, because it's theirs.

    Nevertheless no, the Touch still isn't a PDA in the traditional sense, but it's pretty close, and the SDK has the possibility of making it so.
  5. Nt1440

    Nt1440 New Member

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    to the OP, who the hell marketed the ipod to u as a PDA??

    its a damn media player for christs sake use some common sense
  6. grega

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    >>Yup, that's right. But they succumbed to offer sync with IE, so why not Firefox too for the >>rest of the world who isn't on an Apple with Safari?
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    I read somewhere on Apple's website that bookmarks can be sync'd but only with Safari on your computer.. (which can be freely downloaded)
    Safari is used, because it's theirs..
  8. grega

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    Well, when they offered a $20 update with email, maps, notes, stocks, weather, and originally supposedly included a working calendar and contacts, what was one to expect? Don't get me wrong, I love the touch interface on ipod touch. Just a bit more work and I could retire my pocket pc (which still never had the productivity for "notes" and its searching capabilities that Palm provided.)
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    i still dont see how one could assume an iPod was a fully functioning pda....


    i believe apple is trying to stay away from PDA's after the newton.....
  10. Jazz2

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    Dude, its an IPOD, not a pda. If u try to ask the salesman, they would tell u that dont expect it to be a pda. Den y didn't u buy something with windows mobile? lolx.

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