It's gotten to the point where iTunes is simply something that we, as Windows users, have learned to live with. It's a bloated, poorly-written, poor performing pig of a program. But it's also an absolute necessity for the hundreds of millions of us who use iPhones, iPods, and iPads every day. That's because Apple's digital media solutions, while ubiquitous, are also curiously unsophisticated. There's no wireless sync, no way to simply manage your Apple device from the cloud. No, if you want to use any i-Device, you need to use iTunes.