Is Apple the new AOL? I’m not talking about the contant busy signals I’ve heard so much about, but Apple wants the “Walled Garden” for it’s devices. I currently have an iPhone as well as a MacMini and a couple of iPods. I’m not a Apple Fanboy. Especially not now. I know I’m not part of Apple’s target audience. I love to tinker. Scripts can give you great power. I like to automate things. That’s what computers are for. Apple makes it so hard to do things like scripts, even in Mac OS X. Even Microsoft realizes that people script. That’s why DOS is still around in today’s versions of Windows. The iPhone and iPad both lock you down to what they will allow you to run. For supporting a device that’s fine. I rarely ever call a company for support, and that’s only if a service is interrupted. I never call for software support. Fine Apple, don’t give me support. Just let me do what I need to. Granted, even Google Phones are locked down. But even Google knows the power of scripting. They even allow you to run Python on their phones.
Honestly, I didn’t buy the iPhone to make telephone calls. The iPhone sucks at that. It’s a mobile computing device that happens to make phone calls. I will be getting rid of my iPhone. I need something that doesn’t hinder me from getting things done. I know that Android is not quite the answer I’m looking for. But, it’s the best thing out so far. I want something that just works… for me, not against me.
What’s with Facebook and Groups? I use Groups all the time on the main website, and, I’m sure I’m not alone. If you use the iPhone App or the Lite version of the website, Groups are either extremely limited or just not working. I’d like to make a post or just find out how many members are in one of the groups that I belong to. But, no. You have to go to the main site. Ok, fine. But please Facebook, set a cookie, an entry in the database or something so I don’t have to go through so many hoops just to get to the regular site on my iPhone or other mobile device. If I wanted to go to the lite website, I’ll type the URL. At least give me a splash page or something asking me what site I want to go to instead of assuming that I want the stripped down, reduced functionality site.