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Mac: Toggle iPod Battery Status 1.0 released

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2004
News Categories: Mac Software

This is a tool to switch between the two options (including one hidden option) for iPod Battery Status display. Your two options are the default “Icon” view, showing a picture of the battery with the dark part filled to indicate how much current you have left. The other view is a “Numeric” view. It shows a number between 0 and ~500 to indicate your voltage. This software automatically detects which setting you are currently using and switches to the alternate method.

License: Shareware $1.00
System Requirements: This script will only work in Mac OS X and it is Panther compatible

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Comments

1

pointless

Posted by dave on March 10, 2004 at 11:30 AM (PDT)

2

Doesn’t work on my 2G 20gb

Posted by 10bellies on March 10, 2004 at 11:49 AM (PDT)

3

A gay product for gay people.

Posted by 15bellies on March 10, 2004 at 12:02 PM (PDT)

4

15beliies.

is this for homosexual use only? i must have missed the warning labels. 

prat

Posted by meatmcguffin on March 10, 2004 at 12:31 PM (PDT)

5

15GB 3G showed a reading of 502!
Hardly seems very accurate.

Posted by ahill on March 10, 2004 at 3:18 PM (PDT)

6

how is that not accurate? thats the max, and ~200 being the minimum

Posted by tariq on March 10, 2004 at 5:34 PM (PDT)

7

$1 is not much to ask, but for something useless it is $1 too much.

Consider the fact that just a few days ago, there was an article about a hack that does the same thing. If you really want the numerical indicator, get that hack. Still, unless you’re still using the old 4 chunk battery meter, both aren’t of much use.

I’m tired of how every time there’s something great and free out there, someone has to make a non-free version of it as well. Take for example the tons of iPod to iTunes transfer utilities out there that are free, and the tons of utilities that do the same thing that are not free. Then there’s the whole XOplay selling text messages for atrocious prices while you could make your own, or download some that are of much better quality for free.

I’m not saying that these products are scams, because they’re perfectly legitimate, however, I find it insulting that just becuase we, the iPod users have an easy-to-use, high-end (expensive) device, many want to make profit thinking that we’re clueless moneybags who can’t do anything with our own two hands.

Posted by Sraphim on March 10, 2004 at 7:40 PM (PDT)

8

Meatmcguffin you’ve got no issue with the gayness seeing as you’re the biggest fairy around.

Nobbie.

Posted by 19bellies on March 11, 2004 at 2:15 AM (PDT)

9

lol, this product is flaming gay

isn’t this feature in Eupod ?  I remember trying it once.. but maybe if i payed for it, it would be more useful?

Posted by rainbow on March 11, 2004 at 2:33 AM (PDT)

10

what’s ridiculous is that this “hack” is possible simply by creating an empty file with a certain filename (i don’t remember offhand what it is, but it’s well-documented) within the data structure of the ipod, which you see whenever you dock your iPod.

in windows all i had to do was create a god damn textfile with the right name, and boom.  people need software to do everything for them now that they’ve got their ipods; now all their time is spent cataloguing their music and defragging their hard drives.

Posted by timmer on March 11, 2004 at 10:55 PM (PDT)

11

This hack could be done without an app using the Mac OSX terminal, I heard about it before this App even existed.

Posted by NetworkShadow on March 12, 2004 at 3:27 PM (PDT)

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