Edit: podcast solution doesn't fully work - as you can't download new episodes from your device without using the podcast app, but if you have the podcast app you can't have playlists. Seems you have to make a choice. Looks like I'm still searching for a proper solution. Any tips appreciated.
It kind of reminds me of when Facebook makes changes and for the next week or so you see nothing but people complaining. Honestly, there is no way they can please everyone. It is inevitable there will be people who love it, people who hate it, people who love only a few things, people who hate only a few things, etc. I'm sure it wasn't Apple's intentions to piss people off. Again, it is impossible to please everyone.
Hey, I'm not diehard anything. My phone is Android and I just resigned my position as an administrator on an Android forum. But, if Google said maps aren't allowed to be included as a standard app anymore on Apple products, then that is just life. I use what works for me. My iPad does everything I need it to do. I started out with an Android phone, them went to iPhone and am now back to Android again. But, as soon as I am able, I am going back to iPhone because it just works, out of the box. No constant battery pulls, etc., is awesome. And, from what I have seen and based on Apples history, I am confident they will be improving their map app. When I get my iPhone, if I don't find the stock map to be what I need, I will just download another one from the App Store.
thanks, I downloaded Downcast. Is there a way to import the podcasts I've downloaded into iTunes, or do you have to download always directly into Downcast? I prefer to download into iTunes, because ITunes is in the freezone with my internet provider. Nothing I download from iTunes counts towards my data allowance.Kaykaykay said:For me, Apple ruined several music and podcast functions with iOS 5, so I resorted to alternatives. For podcasts, I bought the Downcast app, which I recommend.
Bummer that Apple breaks things as it tries to improve, forcing users to buy apps to replace what were existing features, but there it is.
Agree, i know they cant please everyone, but when they break things that worked well, you can't expect pple not to complain. What if, without explaining this would happen, they broke Siri or any other Apple function or Apple App that you loved & used daily, as part of the next iOS upgrade? It was feature you had yesterday, but now you don't. The music and podcast playlists were a key feature for many users, so to many, this is a big deal. Someone mentioned it's like learning something new, like when we first got our iPads. It's not! I don't mind change and learning new ways, and if someone can teach me a workaround to get mixed content into a playlist, I will be very happy to learn new ways.susanlackey said:It kind of reminds me of when Facebook makes changes and for the next week or so you see nothing but people complaining. Honestly, there is no way they can please everyone. It is inevitable there will be people who love it, people who hate it, people who love only a few things, people who hate only a few things, etc. I'm sure it wasn't Apple's intentions to piss people off. Again, it is impossible to please everyone.
roman1608 said:I cannot believe how much worse IOS 6 is!!!! All videos on other sites buffer consistently! What was apple thinking? i am disgusted! No YouTube app either? Everything worse! This is not an upgrade! It is a downgrade! Apple should be ashamed!
Jamanic said:IOS6 update does not allow user to listen only to a video's audio. I used to be able to exit out of watching YouTube (in the YouTube App, or through iCab browser, for example) and then select play from main iOS controls to play audio of a video without watching the video. This allowed me to multitask while playing the video audio. I can no longer get this to work with any App using iOS6.
I hope this is not intentional and will be fixed with the next release.