“In an unusual twist for Apple, which understandably directs the vast majority of its resources at Macintosh-users, the iTunes update is more significant for PC users,” Eric Convey writes for The Boston Herald. “A nifty – if often overlooked – feature of iTunes has been the ability to load calendars and address books onto iPods. It’s extremely convenient. Unfortunately, it was limited to Mac users.”
“Now, Windows users can synchronize address books from Outlook Express and address books and calendars from Outlook with iPods,” Convey writes, “A sad note: this seems to cut into the market for a wonderful program called iPodSync. Its producer stepped in before Apple did to allow Windows synchronizing with iPods and in doing so created what may be the nicest interface of any Windows application. If you have the time, look at it just for fun via: http://www.ipod-sync.com
Convey’s preferred method for loading music onto iPod is to use iTunes and “buy old-fashioned CDs. You then can load your songs onto as many players as you like. Moreover, if you use a standard such as Apple’s ‘Lossless’ format, you get higher fidelity, albeit limiting the number of tunes you can put on your iPod due to the bigger file size.”
Full article here.
Apple acknowledges iTunes 5 for Windows issues, update due early next week – September 15, 2005