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Old 09-24-2009, 03:07 AM
Jason Dunn
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Default Wireless Sharing Feature Dropped from the Zune HD

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.cnet.com/8301-13526_3-10352637-27.html' target='_blank'>http://news.cnet.com/8301-13526_3-10352637-27.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"There were also a couple of mild unfortunate surprises. First, Microsoft has removed the "squirting" feature, which let you send songs directly from one Zune to another. This feature was supposed to be a big selling point of the first Zune but was crippled by unreasonable rights restrictions that let you play songs only three times or within three days (whichever came first)."</em></p><p>This isn't something I noticed missing when I was doing my videos on the Zune HD, but it's definitely not there. Even if someone decided it was no longer a feature they wanted to offer for sharing music due to pressure from the music studios, why remove it for sharing pictures and podcasts? The wireless sharing feature wasn't something I used daily, but at least a dozen times a friend of mine has brought his Zune over when we've been hanging out together and we've shared music back and forth. It's a feature that the iPod doesn't have, and if the Zune HD becomes a success, it's a feature that would have become more useful as the market grew. So why did they take it out?</p>
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