Recently I signed up for Dropbox.com and I found it useful since I found a way to save and since saved photo’s off of my iPad. Then after doing that I found through the Apple discussion forums I found out that I could have use iPhoto that came with my Mac Laptop. It was a “discovery” or a “ah-ha” moment on my part that “should have” made about a year ago.
It’s when I have these “ah-ha” moments that I feel behind the time’s or I could have looked up on the web sooner but didn’t.
By using Dropbox, I found a work around to get pictures that I took on to my iPad. Even though I could sync picture’s with Aperture through iTunes and every time I do that I keep getting an error message about needing to delete pictures from my iPad. I have used the Photo Stream (from of iCloud) and have some saved photos already on my iPad, still iTunes wants to delete pictures that have been synced with iCloud. So, in the end I found a way to get pictures on to my iPad without the possibility deleting any pictures on the iPad.
Though I signed up at a time that I’m unable to pay for the monthly fee for Dropbox. I’ve been looking to use the Amazon Cloud Drive and use that for the rest of my photos since I would be able to pay (I like to pay on a yearly basis) for the size I need. I know I could use blank DVDs to back up my pictures, along with some stuff from my computer.
In the end I might just end up using both services (Dropbox and Amazon Cloud Drive), one as a free service and the later one as a paid service at some point.
Though at this point I’m rambling on to much with this topic.
Over this last weekend I installed the current version of iTunes on to my Windows XP system and half way expecting an error of some kind while installing the Quick time part of the install package. Luckily that there was no problem while the installation took place.
If you want to know what I’m talking about please take a look at this post. Not that I mind using the Windows
OS, it can be a pain.
I finally got a new LCD display for the Windows PC which is nice, now there could be more than one person on-line at the same time on the home network (or LAN). Now all I need to do now with my Windows PC is to add a second hard drive primarily for the itunes library and to place future application that would take up more than what I have on my C drive.
I’m glad that Apple fixed the Quicktime install part of the iTunes 7.6 installation.
When installing updates to programs on a computer whether its a Windows PC or on a Macintosh computer there’s always a chance that any upgrade would go wrong. I got around upgrading iTunes to version 7.5 on my Windows PC and after the installer updated Quicktime I kept getting errors that were important iTunes files that weren’t found in order to run. After looking in the support forums on Apple’s website and from what I could tell that there seems to a problem with part of the update installation package. While reading the posts on the iTunes forum it seemed – to me at least – that the problem lied with the Quicktime installation of the iTunes package.
It seems that the only way to “fix” this problem if upgraded to iTunes 7.5 while getting various errors is to downgrade to install an earlier version of Quicktime – like version 7.2 – I think is the last version that is / was available.
The thing is that I didn’t get any errors while upgrading iTunes on my MacBook Pro lapto. It also seems like that 9 out of 10 times there are no problems while the remaining time there is a problem while upgrading software and or hardware. But then I never really liked to get my hands “dirty” that much while doing upgrades in some matter on my computers whether its my Macintosh computers or my PC.
These problems happened after I got my PC back from the repair shop, while this problem while upgrading to the current version of iTunes I thought to myself that I don’t need to take the computer back into the repair shop just yet. The only “major” things to do on my PC is get another hard drive (larger hard drive – like around 500GB – would be nice), and get some expansion ports put in, and a new video card too. But those upgrades would have to wait. Though I would have preferred to have or get things done at the same time but things like this never do, and yet it might be to much to do everything at once. After doing this next set upgrades would be it for my PC in regards to hardware upgrades.
Though I’m thinking of getting a new Windows PC at some point over the next couple of years but at this point I’m not certain if its going to happen. If I do get a new PC, I think I would try to get a mid-range system that would have a number of possible upgrades that I could do, I’ll just see what happens over the next couple of years about getting a new PC.
I discovered a new internet based radio site named Slacker that works on a Macintosh system well through – at least – Firefox 2. Granted its in beta, but its not like Yahoo! Music that doesn’t support Mac in regards to its Radio part of its site. The music video’s on Yahoo Music do work in Firefox on the Macintosh system which is nice.
Anyway, now its nice to have some place to listen to the radio on the internet besides ITunes. Here is the link to the story on how found Slacker.com.
Now if Yahoo! would add or improve support for the Macintosh platform on it music site, which I doubt that its going happen anytime soon. Well sort of Apple buying a larger company, but then again its wishful thinking.
Well I got some 5 new CD’s today and no wonder on why CD sales are going down – as far as I last heard. On some of the prices is like almost US$18.00 for at least 3 of the 5 cd’s that I’ve gotten and the total of the 5 cd’s were sort of $80.00.
After I got these 5 cd’s the price reminded me of a Zits cartoon on the music downloading and buying cd’s in a music store of some kind it something to the effect of being “grand larson” or something to that effect about the topic of the specific strip which was sometime ago. Though it did reflect about much things cost today in at least in buying something simple like cd’s.
I’m halfway tempted to buy music thru iTunes and get an iPod at somepoint. As much as I like buying cd’s, I think its gotten to the point where I want to forgo on getting anymore cd’s at some point in the near future and convert my 400 cd collection to the iPod of that’s even possilbe or even legal. Though I would be looking into that even before I buy an iPod. But then I doubt that I will have my cd collection on any iPod that I might get, since I don’t have the time to do put my collection on an iPod that I may or may not get. Sure I want one, but its just a matter of buying an iPod.
I just have to see how thing’s go over winter break and what school is like next term in the spring about getting an iPod or not. Let alone buying music thru iTunes.