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2622 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2010 9:42 PM by pwilson
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2009 9:39 PM (in response to pwilson)Sorry for your misfortune... That is a huge bummer
it could be worse if the thief was able to acess important info from your e-mail, you may want to reset that password as well.Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 5:09 AM (in response to pwilson)Bummer for sure.
To avoid these worries in the future, I would suggest using the passcode lock so you have to put in a passcode before you can access the Touch. I have mine set to require the passcode immediately, although there are other settings. There's also a feature to erase the data after so many failed attempts, which I use.24" iMac, MacBook Air, iPod Touch 16g (1st gen), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2009 1:07 PM (in response to pwilson)Did you call into apple and see if someone had re-registered your device's S/N?Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 9:46 AM (in response to pwilson)Password protection was enabled about 90% of the time but there were times when I would disable it to let someone use it. I am the ONLY Mac user of over 150 employees at my plant. (Coal-Fueled Power Generation). These folks buy Zune's and such and laugh at how much I pay for Apple products, but everyone wanted to try it out and I didn't want them to hassle with a password so there were times that I would leave work and it be disabled but still securely kept or so I thought. It was stored in a locked office, inside of a locked drawer, inside of a locked storage cabinet and there was really no personal info kept on it just mainly music.
I have tried to contact Apple a couple of times but as usual am having extreme wait times....longer than my patience or my schedule will endure unfortunately. I'll try again later or email.
I am interested in knowing how easily a Mac formatted iPod can be "cracked" with a Windows machine. I am not familiar with any file restoring or recovering apps, etc., for Windows. It may not even be possible.
I do though, wish that Apple would require a password to download and install ANY app, paid or free....maybe add that feature in the preferences. And also permit an iPod to be de-authorized online without that iPod being connected. (Forbidden from purchasing or downloading any files through an Apple account.) I'll pass this suggestion along to Apple.
Thanks for the replies.Mac Pro 2.66 GHz, 6 Gb Ram, ACD 23", Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 9:53 AM (in response to pwilson)
I am interested in knowing how easily a Mac formatted iPod can be "cracked" with a Windows machine.
A Mac formatted iPod will work on a PC. All he'll have to do is plug it in.
I do though, wish that Apple would require a password to download and install ANY app, paid or free
I know whenever I download any app on my iPhone (free or otherwise), it always asks for my password.Don't Panic
Currently Being ModeratedAug 28, 2009 9:56 AM (in response to pwilson)
I do though, wish that Apple would require a password to download and install ANY app, paid or free....
I'm always asked for a password any time I download (or update) ANY app - even the free ones.933mhz G4 Quicksilver with 10.3.9 - 1.33Ghz G4 12 Al PowerBook with OS 10.4.11., Mac OS X (10.4.11), I DO NOT receive any form of compensation from my recommendation or link.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 15, 2010 9:42 PM (in response to pwilson)Thanks for the condolences and info. Still no further progress. Can't explain the 'no password on free apps' situation. Later.