iOS 5, and it’s 200+ changes, has been loaded onto my iPad. After Apple’s build up over the last few months, the results are a little underwhelmed.
First, Upgrading from the Windows edition of iTunes was a pain in the arse. It took a magical hour to backup and upgrade to the iOS. Boring and relatively painless, except…
It ended up effectively removing all of the downloaded apps in the process. Also, since this iPad hadn’t been plugged in for a few months, it also meant iTunes was missing a lot of the purchased apps. Why iTunes didn’t sync automatically before the upgrade is beyond crazy.
Thank goodness for the “purchased” feature that allows previously purchased goodies to be re-downloaded at no charge. Instead of spending time looking for the 5 apps I should have downloaded, and being the lazy person that I am, I clicked the option that downloaded anything missing from iTunes, since storage on my computer is cheap. This included apps I downloaded on my iPod Touch years ago, and used maybe once. Once the hundreds of apps that iTunes was missing were downloaded and updated, it was now time to sync.
Okay, at 2 hours into this, it was finally time to use of the new features of iOS 5, wireless sync, which is something Android has had forever. After trial and error trying to figure out how to turn it on (it’s on the first page of the iPad sync settings BTW), the iPad was finally free of the cable! Success!
The actual sync took the longest time, because all of the apps that were just downloaded from iTunes tried to sneak back onto the device because it thought all of the apps I had just loaded were new, meaning most of them had to be deleted. This process was a time consuming. Sad times at Ridgemont High.
Once I have played around with it some more, I’ll post my impressions.
Anyone that can prop themselves up next to a computer and can formulate an opinion has an entertainment website. And of that anyone, most wait until the end of summer to give out awards for the summer movies. Not I!
In the spirit of being above the average, I’ve devised a new tradition to break next year . . . The (Mid-Summer) Summer Movie Awards! Also, since I think boring awards like “Best Actor” and “Best Movie” are more than covered by that aforementioned “Anyone,” I’ve opted to make my own awards!
Spoilers, Ahoy! If you care about that sort of thing!
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a fun filled adventure movie that many will love. The “Big Damn Ants” scene was incredible, as was every action sequence in the movie. The comedy was there, especially when Indy insisted they call a snake a rope before he would grab onto it. However, there are a few things that set it apart from the other movies in the series, in a bad way.
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I’ve been messing around with Inkscape, trying to get used to it. Who needs Fireworks anymore?
I was going to do more with this feature, but really, all you want to see are pictures and results. Yeah, I went with Vista! Since Microsoft gives away Ultimate edition like water (if you know where to look*), why the heck not?
*I got mine going the Windows Feedback Panel route, but I also got a copy from going to the “Hero’s Happen Here” conference (ah, the perks of being a developer ).
Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate Service Pack 1
Case: Antec Solo Black/Silver Steel
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC. CROSSHAIR
Processor: 3.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6400+ (Black Edition)
Hard Drive: Seagate ST350063 SCSI HDD (500.11 GB)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-S183L SCSI CD/DVDW
Memory: 2GB X2 (4GB total) of Patriot DDR2 RAM
Graphics: ASUS EN8600GTS SILENT