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In Reply to: RE: But the iPhone is still an iPod with a phone it it... posted by Ivan303 on June 03, 2017 at 14:59:13
... and look where Microsoft stands in the smartphone market. ;-)
was driving down the road with a PDA in one hand and a Motorola Flip Phone in the other saying, "Why can't they be in one device?).
Steve Jobs saw a much larger number of people walking around with MP-3 players, some with NO phone at all, and the rest is, as they say, is HISTORY!
An engineer I used to work with and I had a big bet as to who would win the PDA format war, Palm or Windows.
What do engineers know? :-)
sometimes very little how their customer base uses the products. :)
I have zero need for my phone to be a file management device.
That would be because...
But there was a time when the Palm Treo's file handling ability was a huge issue. I was able to carry most of the companies currently active documents, contracts, proposals, patents, results of clinical trials, everything, on a chip plugged into the phone and to easily receive, edit and attach to email, any of those documents.
And yes, with a bit of work, one can do most of those things with an iPhone and the use of what-was-not-existent-at-the-iPhone's-introduction, the 'cloud'.
Also happy to report that I'm now on my third iPhone and my 'Music' library is still completely EMPTY!
For a bunch of old Geezers y'all sure are smart.
Thankful though all your help with this computer stuff.
I the guy who couldn't get my Raspberry Pi to work without 'phone support' from inmate 'Bullethead'.
I appreciated talking to an elder audiophile.
However all I remember from the conversation was you asking me to give you my Harbeths, lol. I don't remember helping you at all.
My advice to you is to enjoy the 'pen' and check out some Shpongle. Tales from the Inexpressible.
It was worth a try!
Much like the Meridian Explorer 2 DAC, you said you were no longer using them. :-)
I have some bel canto long in the tooth equipment and the Harbeth Compact 7ES3, ready to go for a second system. I just have to get off my chair.
I plan on hooking up an unmodified Sonos connect to the Bel Canto DAC, and call it a day, however I might have to get it modified, I don't think I would be able to deal with a non-modded connect after hearing the Wyred 4 sound connect.
beat the stock SONOS connect in every respect.
And cheaper as well.
yes! I forgot about the RPi after I was done with it, I'll just hook that up instead.
Not bad at all...
Could maybe be better with the right drugs.
Might have to make a few phone calls.
Oh, and the Pi is now 'rockin' a new iFi iPower switching wall wart pictured above.
Thinking it might be better than the 24,000 mAh battery I was using before.
that's the one I have. I was all done with the RPi experiment a few months ago, it does sound fantastic. If I was to compare to Sonos modded, probably the same or a tad bit better, that is the RPi compared to the Sonos modded, the hacked up RPi sounds a tad bit better. At least using Rune Audio.
Hacked up how?
At this point, my MacBook Air USB + Jitterbug to my AudioGD DAC still seems to be 'slightly' better than the RaspberryPi HiFiBerry Digi+ Pro S/PDIF to the same DAC and that's with any and all PS upgrades I have attempted so far.
Any future 'hacks' are appreciated.
Just Digi+ pro, IFI power supply, and I say Rune Audio.
That's Rune Audio 0.4 beta, I've blabbered about it before.
Looks like a lot of file management here.
"Text files are stored in Notes
Photos are stored under - well photos
Videos are stored under - well videos
PDF Files are stored using a number of applications - I use iBooks."
If mere file handling is sufficient, they why bitch about the lack of "...a full-function file manager app" and go elsewhere?
New iOS 11 app, appropriately called... (wait for it)
for those challenged using specific apps I guess. :)
Guessing it is more an attempt to sell some, make that ANY, iPads.
The march of iOS merging with OS-X continues but the fact is, the iPad is a poor excuse for a laptop.
Great for controlling LMS on my Raspberry Pi and some LIGHT evening catching up on the 'twitter feed' before drifting off to sleep, but....
laptop functionality, why not buy a laptop? :)
I use an iPhone, iPad and Win10 based laptop. Wifey uses an iPhone, iPad and MacBook air.
Each serves a different purpose . Hence, their existence.
Do you want to carry an LTE based laptop in your back pocket?
My wife loves her iPad Pro 9.7 so much more than her 13" MacBook Pro. I also bought a keyboard for her iPad Pro and she spends hours on it daily.
I'm just the opposite. I use my Mac laptop daily for pretty much everything. I have it hooked up to a 22" LCD screen on my desk along with a bluetooth keyboard & mouse. In those situations when I need to run off on a quick errand or whatever I take my iPhone which tucks into my pocket.
I rarely use my iPad except for occasional web browsing and as a remote control for Roon/Tidal, Audiravana Plus, iTunes, etc.
She loves the iPad as her go-to daily driver. I much prefer my Mac laptop.
In those rare occasions where I "need" Windows, I just launch a Windows 7 or Windows 10 virtual machine on the Mac using Parallels Desktop.
My wife is the same way. She is a university administrator and uses hers around campus for a number of tasks and meetings in lieu of carrying around the Macbook. She has always used a keyboard/case with hers as well.
I have a slightly newer Air version with this keyboard/case . Similarly, I prefer it for business travel to my larger laptop needed only for product demonstrations. I use the pad as movie theatre, music playback system, internet browser, email client, and use Keynote for presentations (along with iPhone as remote). For two different conferences I attended this year where I was a presenter, it was a no brainer to use the pad in that role. I use the HDMI adapter for the external display.
At home, mine lives on my bedside table and used for a range of tasks including Roku remote. With the iPeng app, it serves as a renderer to my LMS based system for listening via my Shure 535 IEMs. An older one (actually wifey's first also with keyboard ) lives upstairs using iPeng as primary remote to control uRendu in main system. While also allowing checking of SPL, email and surfing while listening.
I would never schlep my laptop to the bedroom or upstairs to do those things! Although I am anything but a visionary (my wife has always taken that role with mobile electronics in my household!), I get why Ive says that he's not impressed with hybrid tablet/laptop computers.
I use the iPad Mini 4 around the house including in the bedroom to read. However, I still schlep my laptop around for meetings but I will generally carry my smaller MacBook Air 11-inch. I use the typical PowerPoint, Excel, and Word (MS Office Mac version) since my company has standardized on MS Office. Some co-workers use iPad on travel but I never warmed up to it personally.
The 11-inch MacBook Air in the Incase bag fits vertically under the airline seat in front of me so I still have plenty of leg room.
"Steve Jobs told Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher in 2005 that "eventually, the file system management is just going to be an app for pros and consumers aren't going need to use it."
I could be an Apple guy yet !
While E-STAT and Abe are just amateurish 'consumers'. ;-)
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