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chinieman2002

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Don't know why, but I want it to to be able to put up an option in which requires you to put in a pin number at start. It would be confusing, but i'd be hapier if i knew it was safe from people who are too curious and just wanted to use it with out my knowledge.
 

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I think it's a useful option, especially that ipod can take care of some functions of PDA. There is one problem, since iPod doesn't have keyboard, your pin code will be visible, so you need to be careful when enter it. I hope the functionality will be added in 2.03.
 

chinieman2002

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i think it should be more like of a key order like, FFW, PLAY/Pause, Stop, Play/Pause.

That's what i meant, keyboard not really neccessairy
 

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Do you have confidential music on there or something? If someone's got your iPod in their hands and you don't know about it, it's as good as stolen anyway, isn't it?
 

deftdrummer1

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who cares if they use it or not. And what's with "be careful when you enter the pin" as if someone would really stand over your shoulder while you secretly access your mp3 database lol.
 

chinieman2002

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True,

I don't have confidential music, although i have lots of music that my parents don't want me to listen. And if i ever forget it at home, they can't go swooping through my files and see what i'm listening to.
 

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They should make it a scroll padlock type interface. eg. right to 32, left to 15, right to 29.

I don't really care about the security of my mp3 files, but I would like to protect my contact info and calenday info, not to mention, I'd like to screw any would be thieves.
 

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deftdrummer1 said:
who cares if they use it or not. And what's with "be careful when you enter the pin" as if someone would really stand over your shoulder while you secretly access your mp3 database lol.

You should read carefully, he is saying that if you store information such as your PIN number in your ipod, then when your ipod is stolen, the theif will know your PIN number.
 

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Er, no, I'm pretty sure he was suggesting that the iPod should (optionally) require a PIN to make it work, not that the iPod should be used to store PINs for other things.
 

musicroom

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Well PIN would be usefull if you want privacy, but aint the ipod for one user only? Also if you had stolen the ipod, the person who stole it and then sells it to someone else, will just wait until the battery drains, and all info erased, and if it has a backup of somekind, someone will make a proggie to get the PIN out of the ipod when connected to the computer.
 

deftdrummer1

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how did this subject get to the point at which thiefs would develop a program to extract ipod pin's so that they can go on a wide scale ipod thieving operation? calm down you people.
 

dextercrabtree

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it would also be cool if the made some sort of voice Recognition since they have voice recording capabilitys :D
 
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