Apple's iPod was designed to combat the music piracy, although Apple have made it very easy and friendly to use, but there might be some inconveniences in certain situations.

For example, if you have two Macs (or one Mac and one Windows machine), and syncing songs between two computers can be a pain when you set your iPod to autosync.

In order to keep record companies happy, songs can only be transfer to iPod from iTunes, not other way round to prevent copying (pirating) music.

Third party developers have developed some tools to allow user to copy songs from iPod back to computer, such as iPodRip (Mac) and CopyPod (Win). Now a plug-in for iTunes - iPodDownload (Mac), freeware. All you have to do is drag songs from iPod to your iTunes.

> Get iPodDownload - free plugin for iTunes



Posted by Antony at September 16, 2004 1:22 PM

>> more MacCentre701 September 2004 reports.