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Finding a lost iPod touch

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Friday, July 23, 2010
Articles Categories: Ask iLounge, iOS, iPod touch

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Q: I lost my iPod touch somewhere in my home. Is there any possible way to set an alarm on it from the PC or somthing?

- Faten

A: It is possible to do this only if you have a MobileMe subscription and have previously enabled the “Find my iPod touch” feature in your MobileMe account setup on your device. If this is the case, simply log onto your MobileMe account in your web browser and choose the “Find my iPhone” section, which despite the name includes all iOS devices.

From here you will be able to locate your device on a map, display a message on its screen, play a sound, or remotely wipe it entirely.

Note that this feature is only available if you have a MobileMe subscription and had specifically enabled it on the device before you lost it.

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1

RE: the TomTom car kit, I recently bought and returned one for my 3GS.  I found it to be less than ideal and not worth the $120.  The speakerphone/speaker didn’t work very well, it was difficult to use on the windshield and it would let my iPhone get very hot on some days.

I had previously had a rental car with a stereo that had bluetooth phone and audio streaming capability (a Mazda 3) and I really, really liked it.  I could stream music from my iPhone, use my GPS App (I have the Navigon app) and make and receive calls when they came in and listen to all of this over the stereos speakers.  When listening to music, the audio would mute and a new GPS direction would come through.  When a phone call came in, everything would pause, I’d talk and when the call ended, everything picked up where it left off.  Very slick.  I simply used a cheap Arkon IPM129-ST vent mount ($10 on Amazon) with a Griffin PowerJolt charger ($20) for long trips.  I found that the GPS App worked fine without an extra GPS chip from the dock and even worked when sitting down by the drink holder if not in the vent holder.

When I had to trade in the car for a different one (no bluetooth, only an AUX jack in the stereo) I tried about 4 or 5 different options (TomTom car kit, Griffin TuneFlex AUX, etc.) and nothing worked anywhere as well as the stereo with Bluetooth audio streaming and phone functionality.

When my consulting job ended, I went back to using my own car and looked around for an aftermarket solution. I found the Kenwood KDC-BT945U.  It allows bluetooth audio streaming, has an included microphone and it all works just like that Mazda 3’s stereo did (although without the steering wheel controls, which my 2000 Civic never had).  I’m very happy with it.  It only cost $230 from Crutchfield and I still use my vent mount and charger when I need to.

Some things to note: I don’t think the iPhone 4 will fit in the TomTom Car Kit.  It will probably fit in the Magellan one though.  Also, the next update of the iOS 4 should bring better Bluetooth support and allow skip ahead and back and metadata support for stereos that support it (the Kenwood will).

Posted by JJ McJJ on July 26, 2010 at 5:15 PM (PDT)

2

Dear Sir,
How i can i store telephone numbers in my iPod. Please help.

Posted by Sibi on July 29, 2010 at 1:45 AM (PDT)

3

Please help is there anyway to recover pictures from the iphone 3gs. i had over 200 one day and the next day i only had 84. i dont know what could have happened. I didnt do anything different. I remember after they werent there i hooked up to computer to download pics that were left and the page that comes up to import pictures never came up. So it didnt download pictures and i had to wait several days before it would download these pics to my computer. I sure hope there is a way to recover these lost pics.

Posted by what183 on July 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM (PDT)

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Hi,

I have two iPhones and I have found the podcasts feature to be extremely useful. Once set up correctly, whichever iPhone I have viewed a podcast on, that podcast will be deleted off iTunes when I sync, and the second iPhone as well if I sync the second iPhone next time. Perfect. I just got an iPad and initially a couple of podcasts worked the same way. Now it won’t even load any podcasts let alone do proper housekeeping. My settings are the same on all 3 iDevices as well as their iTunes individual settings. Something is amiss.

Posted by George on July 29, 2010 at 9:28 PM (PDT)

5

I recently updated my 3GS to the ios 4.0.1. I have not seen any changes to the looks of the email folder. I have 3 email addresses. The only real change I noticed is in the files that I made on the home pageis the norm for this update.
John

Posted by John Galo on July 30, 2010 at 8:54 PM (PDT)

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