|Quoting baldwin471 (Reply 2):|
This is the problem. Apple make this so people continue to use their products. They make things incompatible with other platforms. I really hate them
Not true at all you have a Windows PC
you can freely install both QT
and iTunes (admitted iTunes often performs like a bag of **** on overly customised Windows !)
Whilst you need to buy via the iTunes store all MUSIC files Will play on ANY AAC compatible device. Just slide load via finder or explorer .
Myth 999999 AAC is Apple propriety - No in isn't its subject licensing from the same organisation as MP3 also not FREE. Apple,Nokia.LG,Sony and even Microsoft pay license fees to VIA
to use this technology!
Want a free codec you could try OGG
As said by Klaus DRM or at least very restricted EULA
agreements cover all forms of film distribution.
NOT legally strip DVDs to your PC
/Mac hard drive and change formatting, nor can you easily convert any Blue Ray.
As for iTunes purchased and some (not all) DVDs there are ways to re encode (NOT legal) such as Handbreak on the Mac.
Comparison DRM coded Microsoft Media files can not be played on a Mac, Linux or generic MP3 player in fact there are two sub sets of Microsoft DRM that can't even be shared across players installed with certain MIcrosoft Media players !
Plays for Sure - (NOT) or Zoom (Failed) neither are cross compatable !
The other media service well you own and control NOTHING - Adobe Flash !
Known to not work on iOS and won't work on android beyond Ice Cream Sandwich (even here you may have to side load on some devices).
Now as for the device the Samsung S3 in it differing guises for differing markets well its functional .
Personally i find the S3 too wide in my small hands also find my 4S sharp and uncomfortably hard. Actually like the 3GS on ergonomic grounds
Android widgets are nice for a few seconds and then you forget about them - Just like on OSx and W7
iOS static look does save battery power and i do tend to use folders to reduce clutter and prioritise apps.
And yes i have invested in the Apple ecosystem for over a decade but that's me.
If i do look to move my phone at next upgrade in 2013 i will certainly look at the Windows phone8 products i think as phones/mobile media devices these have great potential to damage the Android march more so than iOS
I will NOT consider Andriod with its stealing ways and Google Adword under scoring.