07-12-2008, 09:46 PM
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Join Date: Jan 08, 2003
I've just had time to post again. But I actually did finally get the 2.0 software installed about 11:30 PM last night. It all worked just like it was suppose to, including the backing up and then restoring of the iPod contents and settings. I did have to actually do a hard shut down before my music files showed up, but that was no biggie. It appears they really should have forced the iPod to do a hard shut down as many folks are having problems that are often fixed my just doing that shut down and restart.
I've downloaded several applications. Some of which I am impressed with and others not so much. Pandora is really cool, thus far my favorite. AOL music, I find the volume is to low, but the mix of stations is excellent. AIM works good, I've had no problems with it. A sports and news gathering program both of which work good. A video news program, but it seems to freeze up a lot so I deleted it.
The 2.0 software supports my head unit in my car, so that is good.
My only disappointment with the radio programs this far is that they don't play in the background. So, if you go to check your email, it just shuts the music off. Hopefully they will update these things to give you a configuration setting to fix that.
I also tried the Mobile Me for push email, but thus far I've not been impressed. I think the web user interface is terrible compared to the web interface that I currently use for my business email through Mailtrust. No ability to tie domains to the service except if you want to use some software for uploading your web pages. I found that often times my Mailtrust account which are in fetch mode actually notified me that I had mail sooner than the push service on Mobile Me. There method of deleting email makes no sense to me either. For example I delete multiple email messages via the iPod Touch, then when I log into Web Mobile Me, the messages are in the trash, but also in the inbox as if they were never deleted. I don't get it. Unlike any imap service I've used. I've got 60 days to play, but at this point, I don't think Mobile Me is for me! No pun intended.
I am really happy with the 2.0 software and what it offers, along with the applications. Wish they had a better weather application, but I am sure The Weather Channel or Accuweather will come up with one soon. Weather Bug Sucks!
I just found out through Mailtrust that they actually do push their email to users. I am not sure how that works, but they say it does on the iPhone/iPod, I get my email from them quicker than I do Mobile Me. There are times that it takes Mobile Me up to 5 minutes to notify me of an email after my Domain Mailtrust account. I do love being able to download and save pictures sent through email, though you don't need Mobile Me for that.
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Last edited by DAB; 07-12-2008 at 09:52 PM.