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MacBytes
Jan 24, 2008, 04:32 PM
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Link: Analysis: Why You Should Buy the iPod touch Upgrade (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20080124173258)
Description:: Enough whining about the $20 upgrade Apple announced for the touch during Steve Jobs' Macworld keynote last week. If you step back and take a look at what you get, it's well worth the price. Here's a rundown of all that you get--from maps to e-mail--and why it would probably be worth well over 20 beans.

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jayducharme
Jan 24, 2008, 05:28 PM
The four main icons at the bottom, though, are fixed, so you can't exile the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store in favor of something else.

Wrong. The dock icons are like any of the other icons. I rearranged them to the apps I use the most.

if you aren't used to typing on the iPod's touch keyboard, you'll want to keep your replies very short

No, you simply practice a bit more. The keyboard works beautifully.

But the e-mail app alone makes it worth the cost.

That's actually the app that I don't use. The problem for me is not being able to block-delete messages. Scrolling through fifty spams and having to swipe-and-punch each one is a royal pain. My web-based e-mail is much more efficient, even if I don't have "rich" HTML messages.

shadowfax
Jan 25, 2008, 08:40 AM
That's actually the app that I don't use. The problem for me is not being able to block-delete messages. Scrolling through fifty spams and having to swipe-and-punch each one is a royal pain. My web-based e-mail is much more efficient, even if I don't have "rich" HTML messages.I would agree that it was Mail, and not Google Maps, that should have been rewritten from scratch for the latest iPhone update, but that said, you sound as if you haven't been introduced to the magic of Gmail and IMAP--highly effective server-side spam filtering that supports corrections from any program that supports IMAP. It's pretty nifty, it turned Mail from a thorn in my side to a reasonable mail client. Still needs lots of work though.

jayducharme
Jan 26, 2008, 09:43 AM
you sound as if you haven't been introduced to the magic of Gmail and IMAP

No, I haven't. I already have three well-established accounts and I don't want to add yet another. But if I went the Gmail route, I probably would just use it directly off of Google's site, since it's been re-worked to look gorgeous on the iPhone/Touch.

Once Apple fixes their Mail app -- mainly so that I can block-delete messages -- then I'll set it up with my accounts. For now, my Web mail options are much more versatile and effective.