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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Puffin remembers me!

I downloaded puffin & after the free flash trial was over I uninstalled it. however, now when I reinstall it, it seems to remember I have used the 14 day free trial! How can this be? Have cleared my cookies!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:16 PM   #3
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I downloaded puffin & after the free flash trial was over I uninstalled it. however, now when I reinstall it, it seems to remember I have used the 14 day free trial! How can this be? Have cleared my cookies!
If you like it, buy it. They use APIs within the app to identify your device/reinstalls.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 03:46 PM   #4
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If you like it, buy it. They use APIs within the app to identify your device/reinstalls.
" API"? I'd like to try it abroad first before I buy it hencethe desire to keep it enabled for a few more days! is this API thing like a cookie on a normal computer? must be a way of erasing it?
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They seem to be doing something with sharable codes, check out the comments for the app; there are tons of codes there. They claim if you use it both you and they get 4 more weeks for free.

It's $2.99 to buy, if you've used it that long, sounds like you should buy it.
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" API"? I'd like to try it abroad first before I buy it hencethe desire to keep it enabled for a few more days! is this API thing like a cookie on a normal computer? must be a way of erasing it?
I think you would have to log into the App Store with another account and download it again.

API meaning that the app has an identification on file for your device and it probably checks if it's valid via its servers. Kinda like what Adobe does with its software.
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I think you would have to log into the App Store with another account and download it again.

API meaning that the app has an identification on file for your device and it probably checks if it's valid via its servers. Kinda like what Adobe does with its software.
Is there some way in which I can hide this identifier then? I don't like the idea of this quite apart from the app we are discussing here!
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Is there some way in which I can hide this identifier then? I don't like the idea of this quite apart from the app we are discussing here!
Apple doesn't allow developers to use UDIDs anymore, but developers still have right to use DRM measures. So no.
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Apple doesn't allow developers to use UDIDs anymore, but developers still have right to use DRM measures. So no.
Hmmm, so say I sold my ipad, the new owner trying to download puFfin would find they couldn't have a free flash trial? & etc?
This seems bizarre! There is no way a PC would behave in such a way!
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Hmmm, so say I sold my ipad, the new owner trying to download puFfin would find they couldn't have a free flash trial? & etc?
This seems bizarre! There is no way a PC would behave in such a way!
Depends on what the author did to protect themselves. But at this point I recommend you stop your conversation here. Asking people on how to bypass the DRM of something is against the TOS of the forums.

BTW, you've obviously never used any Adobe product on a PC before, because it does basically this. It ties itself hard to the machine, yes is a way to "untie it" but it's not so easy. And Microsoft just announced that the new version of office ties itself to the machine and ONLY that machine forever. Thus you buy it, you install it, and that is the computer that can use that license. No more upgrading your computer and reinstalling, nope.
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