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Date: 05/06/08 10:01 PM

34 Responses to iHound

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
    1620 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 6:02 pm
    Link: iHound - Pasty-faced computer geek develops software that tracks down your lost or stolen iPod. Thanks, geek.
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    Mitchster Male 18-29
    544 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm
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    aBISS Male 13-17
    506 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:03 pm
    Lol, I totally saw the Dateline episode on stolen Ipods a few months ago.
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    Monsdurr Male 13-17
    741 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Too bad for Mitchell Henderson, eh?
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    baddogsmaste Female 30-39
    380 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:06 pm
    I could have used that a month ago when my daughter lost hers... why am I always a dollar and a day late on this stuff?grrrrrrrr!
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
    342 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm
    So if an Ipod is lost and theres no way to know who it belongs to, and the person plugs it in their computer out of curiosity of what music they listen to, it sends a message to that server and accuses of them of being a criminal? genius.

    If criminals were smart enough, they would use the way around that software though I won`t say how. Even if apple incorporated an Itunes software idea to track down these Ipods, its not like people don`t use Itunes alternatives right?

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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
    224 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:36 pm
    steal it send it to china. What are you going to do now.
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    NicoNico Female 18-29
    444 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 10:52 pm
    lol, At first I thought it had some GPS tracking device on it. I was just thinking, "Gee, I lose mine in the house all the time. What a tool." Bah.

    Not all that useful, personally. I like the idea, but there are so many ways around that.

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    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 11:02 pm
    i still don`t have an ipod
  10. Profile photo of CharliMonsta
    CharliMonsta Female 18-29
    128 posts
    May 6, 2008 at 11:23 pm
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    green_oboe Female 18-29
    6 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 12:10 am
    So what happens if you install this software and then have to plug your iPod into another computer to offload files e.g school or work? Do you then get alerted that you`re a criminal for plugging in your own ipod somewhere?
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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 12:17 am
    awesomeness. let someone borrow it XD

    what if you dropped it though and someone found it, then a bunch of cops showed up at their door? Sucks for them...

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    Oshidutako Male 18-29
    272 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 12:21 am
    oh nvrm, it only tells you where they live, you then print out the report and give it to the cop, but still what if you dropped it an someone found it, an you thought they stole it but they didn`t really...

    ima let someone borrow it and next day be like, *whispers* "I know where you live...." XD

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    RodneyJason Male 18-29
    170 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 1:29 am
    The RIAA would have a field day with this in their hands....


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    Bananahammoc Female 18-29
    309 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 1:46 am
    I don`t care enough about my iPod to bother with this stuff.
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    Marram Male 18-29
    316 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 2:49 am
    Oh man, I just started laughing when I watched this. "When the criminal plugs in the Ipod, we flash a message and send their IP address, the name of the computer, and the name of the user to our server which then alerts you with the approximate GPS location based off the IP address." Oh, really? Anybody who stole an Ipod and is about to put it into the computer would probably think twice about doing so in fear that something bad might happen anyways. That`s why you unplug your internet connection. Sure, flash your stupid message! What are you going to do? Create a background file that will be sent after you connect again? People with Vista will stop it through UAC (Sucks!) and people with XP are likely to notice the new file anyway. Am I the only person whose antivirus software tells me when a single hardware / software change takes place? This iHound is pure crap!
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    stevenash Male 18-29
    124 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 3:22 am
    Maybe it`s a pure crap...maybe it`s not good enough...and maybe there`s a way around...but at least there is a way and a hope for people who lost it or got it stolen to recover their Ipod that cost almost as much as a laptop ( asus ee pc?) stop critising this dude for doing something great...a bad system is better than nothing...and btw...not all thieves are clever/geniuses...
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 4:06 am
    personally if someone whos stupid enough to buy one of these overpriced mp3s and then leave it on a plane, i think they could do with learning a lesson there.

    but at the same time, thats pretty sweet, very handy gadget

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    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:35 am
    Apple WILL NOT make anything like this
    Lost ipods=more profit
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
    2720 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 5:54 am
    now invent a haircut.
  21. Profile photo of necros
    necros Male 18-29
    453 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 6:44 am
    Evry person i know has had their ipod stolen, the white headphones are a dead givaway. now using an IRIVER and proud of it, (iriver is a korean brand that was developing mp3 players when ipod was first realeased), The "I" (asin; iphone, imac, ipod) was around at the time and apple took it onboard . Plays my mp3`s without bloody itunes and works as a decent hardrive, Sad about being robbed, happy about getting a superior product ^_^/
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
    1289 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 7:01 am
    I`m not sure if it would work for the ipod touch or iphone, they both aren`t recognized as external hard drives on computers unless they`re jailbroken (and they said it only works because it`s recognized as that?), and once you jailbrake it it`s out of warranty and...i don`t think apple would care if you lost it or not!
    but....i don`t know =]
    great idea non-the-less!
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    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 7:24 am
    Why did the narrator see fit to shout at me? Why couldn`t he just speak normally?
  24. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 7:37 am
    Sounds like a hacking tool to me. This iHound is a bull5hit idea and it WILL be shut down due to privacy violation.

    Anyway what`s to stop me from just uninstalling iHound from the iPod before I plug it in?

  25. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2551 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 9:06 am
    I like the idea.
    Lazyme - uninstall it how? On my sisters (stolen now) ipod, you couldn`t even delete pictures without it being plugged into a computer.

    But yes, if you loose your iPod, leave it on the plane, just drop it and don`t realise, if someone picks it up and takes it to there house, it is, by law, considered theft, only because they didn`t report it to the police.

    Green - A message will pop up onto your computer and the computer you`re using, as you know it`s not stolen, you ignore it.

    But yeah, with Vista and all that out, which if anything happens, it will alert the user beforehand, that may be a problem, but as vista is still not used much and quite unpopular, there isn`t much chance of that happening.

    Lazy - Whos privacy is it invading? The person who owns it? Nope, they get told where it is. The person who stole it? Yes, but no one cares, they were breaking the law, they shouldn`t have taken it.


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    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 9:47 am
    i`ve been waiting for this for a while.
    Now go cut that gross hair.
  27. Profile photo of ClearSky87
    ClearSky87 Male 18-29
    227 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 11:42 am
    i think the program assumes that ur ipod will most likely bestolen by just some guy in ur school...not some hacker that steals ipods for a living

    the normal moron who steals ur ipod probly wont have the forsite to disconnect his computer and uninstall software

    though if ipod encrypts your music so u can only play itunes songs on an ipod...they should encrypt ur ipod so it needs a password or something if it plugs into a new computer

  28. Profile photo of ranon
    ranon Male 18-29
    295 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 1:36 pm
    This has serious privacy issues. It logs any connection you ever make in it`s server
  29. Profile photo of at0mic88
    at0mic88 Male 13-17
    1 post
    May 7, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    I just put it on my Ipod. i dont think the whole GPS thing will work but you can put a message that says that its your ipod and list your home address. That way if you leave it on a plane and someone finds it they could get in touch with you and send it back to you if they arent tools.
  30. Profile photo of shreder23
    shreder23 Male 18-29
    799 posts
    May 7, 2008 at 8:41 pm
    yes ranon, we all know charging your iPod is a very personal matter
  31. Profile photo of GloineFiodh
    GloineFiodh Male 18-29
    252 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm
    eh, that guy was scary looking. Alright idea though.
  32. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 6:54 pm
    i honestly think its a good idea. especially for kids in school or college. think about how many kids get their ipod stolen. you would freaking care if some one stole your 300 dollar piece of equipment.
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    houseonfire0 Male 13-17
    11 posts
    May 8, 2008 at 11:46 pm
    I made one of these for myself a long time ago..
    This is crazy easy.
    Except i used email.
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    JoeBored Male 13-17
    102 posts
    May 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    that was hot

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