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Thread: two useful tweaks
10-27-2010, 12:18 PM #1
two useful tweaks
i dont know if these exist or not, but 2 useful tweaks i'd like to see are:
1 - no password for app store free downloads or updates
2 - MMS video not to be compressed
10-27-2010, 11:42 PM #2
Yes. It's dumb to have to enter in your password, over and over again, just for free download/updates.
11-01-2010, 09:37 PM #3
also would like to see ability to get magnifying glass for texts for clipboard.
11-02-2010, 03:27 PM #4
The only reason you have to put in your password on "free" apps is to attach the app "purchase" to your AppleID.
Why? -> It's just the way the AppStore works.
There is no way to get around this unless you want your phone to save your password and type it in for you (serious security hole that I wouldn't touch.)
11-02-2010, 03:36 PM #5
11-02-2010, 04:39 PM #6
Personally, I don't save my passwords in my webbrowser, email to many isn't as critical cause I don't store personal info in there, but more importantly it would require someone I don't know to create a 'bypass' to use my purchasing authorization whenever it felt like it. Call me paranoid, but I don't just hand my credit card to anyone that says they won't use it, they will just hold it and pull it back out only when I need it.
11-02-2010, 04:53 PM #7
There's always a tradeoff between security and convenience, but considering that most people pretty much sleep with their iPhones, I would say that they're more worried about someone holding (or being separated from) their Precious than they are about having their password fall into the wrong hands. Assuming that the password was dotted out, it's unlikely that the evildoers would be able to do much with it other than try to buy a few fart apps and download it to your iPhone. Most people use weak passwords anyway, and the password problems that people have had with iTunes usually resulted from a phishing attack, rather than some nefarious hacker using a trojan horse or keylogging software to obtain the password. Considering that people give their credit cards to complete strangers, everyday, and trust them with that information (as in buying, well, pretty much anything), it isn't a stretch to imagine that people at least should have the choice to have the password automatically available and filled in for FREE DOWNLOADS. Surely Apple (or a third-party developer) could develop a script that can distinguish between free and purchased apps, and require different authentication for each type of transaction? No question you have different security concerns than I do, but being overly concerned with something that has a very low probability of happening, is, as you put it, paranoid.
11-12-2010, 10:21 AM #8
does anyone know if there's something to prevent mms videos from being compressed?
11-12-2010, 10:37 AM #9
11-12-2010, 10:39 AM #10
11-14-2010, 03:59 AM #11
Why is this so hard for you to understand? Perhaps it's because you didn't read my prior posts, and your thinking cap momentarily fell off. Perhaps you don't understand complexity, or that some people have different needs or approaches to how they handle sensitive data. Perhaps you fell into the trap of believing that "This is the way Apple does it, it must be best, so why bother jailbreaking/doing it differently?" If you're going to be condescending, at least make an effort to think before you post so you come off sounding less like a idiot with the "Yo, bro! +1" and "Why don't you get what I fail to understand myself?" approach.
11-14-2010, 07:48 AM #12
Funny, iTunes on my phone asks me for my password even when I update apps. I also was forced to input some sort of payment info when I set up my iTunes account, even though I pretty much only download free apps. Not sure how you did it.Quaerite et invenietis.
11-14-2010, 07:50 AM #13
You sound like a real sweetheart, by the way.Quaerite et invenietis.
11-14-2010, 08:33 AM #14
For no compressed mms, carriers have limit to mms size so If it's too big, it won't send. Also, the chances of someone taking ur iPhone and downloading a bunch of apps on it is unlikely..I mean how many people even have time to sit there and do all that knowing that they don't profit from it? Only kids...
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11-14-2010, 02:37 PM #15
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