Originally Posted by SolipsismX
If anything is called iAnywhere — which I think is a stupid name — I'd like to see it be a service that allows for all your iTunes media to be accessible securely from anywhere
, not unlike Back To My Mac works. Preferably, I'd like this to be an Apple Home Server run off iOS but with a full integrated version of my iTunes library and other home server features accessible by at at least 2 HDDs.
PS: I'd also like to an option to share an iDevice display the way I can share a Mac's display via a chat service, and ideally I'd like this to be an option via FaceTime instead of having to connect with AIM or GTalk, the way I have to now to connect into a friend of family member's Mac to assist them.
Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum
As to the "I'd like to see it be a service that allows for all your iTunes media to be accessible securely from anywhere
We use StreamToMe
on our iDevices -- it has a free component, ServeToMe
, that runs on our Macs.
Thru this portal you can access any iTunes Movies, TV shows, Music, Podcasts, etc.
In addition, you can display photos in your iPhoto/Aperture libraries.
will allow you to watch videos in codecs not supported by iTunes by streaming them through a web browser.
It ain't perfect -- but it's a good start!
I also use Stream To Me... and yes it works flawlessly.
I'm also experimenting with BitTorrent Sync, as a private and free-to-expand DropBox for various file types, which is also working great between multiple iOS and OSX devices.
IMHO (and I've stated this for the longest time here)... Apple must, MUST... come up with an elegant server and personal cloud solution. Something as easily configured, admin'ed from an iOS-only family as well as by power users with OSX devices.
iOS IS the new consumer OS. Not tomorrow... or in the future... it IS TODAY.
It is the car (or bicycle
that everybody needs (and wants whether they admit or not!) for communications, entertainment, education and creative mobility. Many people outside of their work or jobs need nothing more. And if they ARE in a creative occupation, iOS devices absolutely are the best "for the job" of creation, whether music, photo, paint, writing, film, theater, sports, dancing, education, and countless other cultural arts and disciplines.
iOS IS everything, and defines more than, the simple Steve Jobs dream for Apple and his famous quote, "The intersection between liberal arts and technology".
The idiots and fools that think and analyze that The Apple Team at some point in the near future is going to bastardize everything THEY HAVE worked and sweated over for the last decade, just to appease thier Schadenfreude Fetish AKA "I'm-Butt-Hurt-Because-We're-Always-Losing-Because-Apple-Is-Doomed-I-Say!... DOOMED!" ... are simply delusional!
A lot of folks like to second-guess Tim Cook and The Apple Team and it's ability to carry on the SJ legacy starting with, "IF Steve Jobs were alive... blah, blah..." and "Tim Cook should be fired for... "blah, blah (another fictional crisis). Well IMHO, TC and Team is doing an INCREDIBLE and INSANELY GREAT job by simply ignoring this unending tsunami of "popular" opinion, analysis and the stupid suggestions of what to do that comes with it!!!!
Please, go tell Microsoft, Google-Samsung and Amazon what they "should" be doing instead. You understand their desire for growth at all costs; the flooding of the market of crappy products to gain market share without profit; frosting over FACT with fictional wanna-be false advertising and questionable marketing tactics; deceptive benchmark-boosting; claiming to take over markets with nonexistent products and vaporware; and a host of other shady business tactics that the investment community, Wall Street and banks can relate to.
How sad that this is all at the expense of consumers that continue to believe the snake-oil and used-car salesman pitch, "it's the same but only cheaper" tripe! It's not the same... Apple is not the same... and it's users and fans are FAR from the same! We've been enjoying more from our tech purchases for YEARS and value the idea that Apple will continue to amaze US... not the analysts, bloggers, wanna-be visionaries... us. Thus staying true to the founder's vision of technology and not succumbing to stupid "Been there... done that.. have the t-shirt... but threw it away after one wash" used up machine of failed tech strategies.Summary for TL;DR:
The patent looked interesting, maybe useful in 2008,
but will never happen 'cause it's way past the "due date".
***Woo! Glad to get that off my chest!.... because now I have to write some Valentines cards... the above was practice... Oh Shite!