I agree with your comment on syncing contacts, but I just plug the BB in (phone or Playbook) with the USB and I can explore the file contents with the normal windows file manager software, I don't need Blackberry Desktop Manager, I can copy and paste pictures, music, documents and so forth.
Originally Posted by RogerG
With regards to changing I have used an IPod since they first came out, and haven't changed yet, if you are happy with the Apple Ecosystem which millions of people are, then stay with it, it certainly is nice to use if you don't want to mix and match, I still look at the Apple hardware from the Macbooks, to the IPods and they are really nice. That's the problem you can never get the best of all worlds
My problem with the article was not really so much what it said more the things that have been happening with various manufactures, software companies and so forth where they are beginning to impose what they think you want (like Facebook changing your default email address which means they just went into your personal account and modified it, if they do it others will follow. It's getting to the stage where automatic updates are being pushed to your computers and unless you make an effort to turn things off (which most people don't) they get installed, you are never informed of what the updates do or why you need them, I don't mind so much with the security updates but others I wonder about, and wonder if they are actually 100% compatible with my hardware, since the companies very rarely test them fully. Microsoft security updates upload to your computer but rarely can you find what the changes are and sometimes they stop other software working. Apple updates the IPad with new hardware, all the app builders have to improve their apps, that leaves people with the original IPad finding that they cannot load certain apps and others have slowed down considerably, it's not really Apple's fault but it leaves people needing to change their IPad's which of course benefits Apple. So I ask what are our rights??
Now with the Cloud coming more and more prominent (all seems to benefit the consumer) only it doesn't really because you have to use data to move things back and forth and there are these cyber criminals that are constantly wanting to write viruses and attack/take stuff like passwords to get into banking sites.
Sorry for the Rant.
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