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    I'm thirteen but when I was young I knew not to buy crap I still do parents should just learn what password protection is it's not complicated

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    Well theres a restrictions page in settings... you know... to restrict kids from let's say... in-app purchases? So I guess it's the parents fault for not knowing what their device is capable of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Finally! There is already a way to prevent this. However, I do agree that Apple should be a little be clearer about inapp purchases and whatnot... a simple popup when first activating/restoring the phone would even be an improvement. They need to expand the features of it to include spending limits and such for Apps/Tunes. I let my younger sister us my iTunes and Cydia accounts b/c I know what a nuisance it can be in dealing with my parents about buying games/music and I don't mind at all when I see in my iTunes email that she's spent a few bucks getting a new song or two or bought a new game once in a while, but from time to time she'll have a brainfart and go spend $20 on ringtones or something else absolutely ridiculous. That's when i get annoyed by it.

    I'm curious about the smurf game though b/c multiple sources have said that it seems to be much more deceiving than any other app in regards to the in-app purchases. I believe it was the cause of the app dethroning Angry Birds finally, albeit only temporarily.
    You can limit any account to X number of dollars already using the Allowance feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    You can limit any account to X number of dollars already using the Allowance feature.
    Is that account specific or device specific?

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    It is iTunes account specific.
    About iTunes Store Allowance

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    They need to make it device specific.

    Thank you for the info though Capt.
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    You are welcome. I am not sure I follow you with the device specific idea. Unless you are syncing more than one device to one iTunes account. I use this for my children. They have their own devices and their own iTunes account.

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    Michael needs to title this article "America's dumbest parent." How hard is it to password protect the iPhone to keep kids from using it. Another useless post by Essany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
    You are welcome. I am not sure I follow you with the device specific idea. Unless you are syncing more than one device to one iTunes account. I use this for my children. They have their own devices and their own iTunes account.
    That's precisely it, I have 4 or 5 devices synced to my account. All but one of them are mine (iPhone, iPad, and older models i just tinker with) so it doesn't matter for them, but I'd prefer keeping the devices linked to one account rather than having to purchase apps multiple times. It isn't a big deal, as I only have my little sis added to my account, but whenever I used to help my family with their devices, it's a pain in the *** dealing with 4 or 5 different accounts and what apps are authorized for each device/account.


    On an entirely different note, I wish Apple would identify already purchased apps. There's a number of apps I've installed in the past but could not recall whether I had used the lite/free version or if I had bought the full version. There doesn't have to be a list of purchased apps or anything (though that'd be nice), but rather simply having the "Install" button identify if the app had been purchased already or not.

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    If my 5 year olds did the same thing with their iPod touch 4G, I would be supportive of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    That's precisely it, I have 4 or 5 devices synced to my account. All but one of them are mine (iPhone, iPad, and older models i just tinker with) so it doesn't matter for them, but I'd prefer keeping the devices linked to one account rather than having to purchase apps multiple times. It isn't a big deal, as I only have my little sis added to my account, but whenever I used to help my family with their devices, it's a pain in the *** dealing with 4 or 5 different accounts and what apps are authorized for each device/account.


    On an entirely different note, I wish Apple would identify already purchased apps. There's a number of apps I've installed in the past but could not recall whether I had used the lite/free version or if I had bought the full version. There doesn't have to be a list of purchased apps or anything (though that'd be nice), but rather simply having the "Install" button identify if the app had been purchased already or not.
    I agree. It sucks browsing back through your passed purchase history to see if you had an app or not.

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    whats the source for " apple boot logo" in cydia?
    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klipsch View Post
    whats the source for " apple boot logo" in cydia?
    thanks.
    Why do you spam threads? GDIAF

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    Why do you spam threads? GDIAF
    Spam?? Also gdiaf? is it honestly that hard to write stuff out sorry I mean "agiihthtwso"? Why do people post lllooooonnnnggg abbreviations?

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    Spam?? Also gdiaf? is it honestly that hard to write stuff out sorry I mean "agiihthtwso"? Why do people post lllooooonnnnggg abbreviations?
    Go Die In A Field.

    Could be wrong, but it works in context with his post...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
    Spam?? Also gdiaf? is it honestly that hard to write stuff out sorry I mean "agiihthtwso"? Why do people post lllooooonnnnggg abbreviations?
    Spam 
    noun, verb, spammed, spam·ming.
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    There, I even spared you the hassle of having to use that horrific search function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
    There, I even spared you the hassle of having to use that horrific search function.

    Spam | Define Spam at Dictionary.com
    Obliviously I know what spam is I'm asking how the hell thats spam

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