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The end of the iPod, the cult of gPodder and the beacon of freedom

Jan 07, 2010, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Rosenberg)

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"Some people think the iPod and iTunes are podcasting and portable, digital music. Others chafe at the restrictions placed upon the user by Apple. Count me among the latter.

"I do have an iPod. It cost some $300 about seven years go. I don't know if I ever wrote my post about how I used to use it as a backup drive, barely as a music/podcast player, until I removed its protective rubber cover, let it get suitably scratched and then used the hell out of it for a subsequent year.

"But ... I couldn't load it with files from any of my computers. No, it was and still can only be updated from the iBook G4 on which we run iTunes. I can't drop a music file or podcast onto it from my iTunes installation on my Windows PC, from which I manage the iTunes portion of the Daily News' growing number of podcasts."

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