iPod

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Paolo, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. Paolo macrumors regular

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    The iPod can be used for software pirating... okay so you've probably all discussed this. But I read in an article that a kid walked into an applestore and plugged his iPod in and stole office X (good on him). How could the apple staff let him get away with it... Have you ever tried to discreatly plug in a firewire plug into a computer.... it just doesn't happen.

    Which brings me to my point... Do the staff members in apple really know what there doing?

    Everytime I've been to an apple store, the people in there have no idea what there talking about... Apple need to get better sales staff in there store?

    (this seems like a whole lot of babble... but that's for reading anyway)
     
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    It was a CompUSA, not an Apple Store...and I think that explains why it was possible for the kid to do it. No offense to anyone who works in a CompUSA (I know there's a couple of you out there ;) ), but service in the Apple section of the store is still a joke.
     
  3. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    Yo row-dog... Dead on with [in]compusa... :eek: :D Except that most of the time when I go into [in]compusa the Apple section is devoid of any assistance. You can be standing there forever, and not have anyone come over to see if you need assistance. Do that in the peecee section, and they flock to help you. :rolleyes:
     
  4. crazylb1 macrumors member

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    I totally agree with you alpha except something has been curiously going on in my local CompUSA. I was there yesterday and the entire time i was there, 30-60 minutes, at least 10 customers and 2 employees were in the mac section! There was one employee who I was listening to that was even really knowledgable about macs, go figure! (And no he wasnt the Apple Tech guy, I know the Apple Tech guy and it wasnt him.) I was also in CompUSA last week and the same thing was true, it was both weird and really cool at the same time. They also have everything in stock, and have about 10 computers running all on OS X. Then in the front they have another iPod in the mp3 players section playing tunes hooked up to a five piece stereo system that can blast music to a bunch of the store. They also have mac classes for those who dont know much about macs, they can learn on 6 Powermacs and 3 eMacs. I was impressed yesterday! To top it off and to have a little fun, I downloaded the "Blue Screen of Death" Switch ad on the Powermac with the 22" screen and soundsticks and played it really loud so all the pc users near me could hear it... Bwahahaha!

    OK I'm done:p :D
     
  5. big macrumors 65816

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    <gleaming in pride>played it really loud so all the pc users near me could hear it... Bwahahaha!</gleaming in pride>

    <salute>Good Job soldier, go out and carry on</salute>
     
  6. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    It's good to hear that some of the [in]compusa stores are at least moderately well done... All the ones I have been inside of in both MA and NH have been pitiful for Mac support. This is spanning the past few years as well, so it's not a recent occurrence either.
     
  7. sprocklingcat macrumors member

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    swiping office

    A friend and I were talking about the same story (about DL'ing office X on an iPod), but he pointed out that the firewire cable would be the least bit of your worries.

    Have you ever seen how much crap office scatters across the hardrive?

    Try searching for all the office components w/ sherlock sometime

    cat
     
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  9. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    All you need is the Office folder and a valid serial.

    The prefs files will automatically be replaced if it finds them missing.
     
  10. big macrumors 65816

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    >All you need is the Office folder and a valid serial.

    Oh- sorry, oyu said valid, not legal.

    what would happen if the iPod went bluetooth? you could wear headphones with no cord, and it could automatically talk to your radios (car house etc) really throwing off the people at circuit city

    "Hey, were the hell is Michael Jackson coming from"

    or you could plug the firewire antenna into your mac at home and automatically launch the ipod when you walk into the house, (this would help when stealing files too, no cord)
     
  11. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    Blutooth is slow, you'd have to stand around for 36 minutes assuming Bluetooth was using 100% of its bandwidth, but an hour sounds more reasonable.

    I pity any store that doesn't notice a 'customer' lurking for 60 minutes!
     
  12. drastik macrumors 6502a

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    This is true, except the one in Central Square has the Mac Section placed before the PCs:D
     
  13. peterjhill macrumors 65816

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    I don't think that they use a serial code for Office for the Mac, do they. Maybe because we have an open license version, we don't need it.
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    We have a site license on campus, as well, but you definitely need a serial for Office v.X.

    Come on...an MS product that doesn't require a serial? Get real.:p
     
  15. Paolo thread starter macrumors regular

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    oh we've got the perfect build up

    All we need now is for someone to post a MS serial... it would really finish this thread off on the happy note that, alot of people are ripping MS off with apple products.

    That's a pretty good company idea, your moto could be 'Think Different - ways to steal microsoft products'.

    Although you'd probably have a law suite on you pretty quick (I'm just waiting for a judge to appear in the switch section of apple.com)
     
  16. bidge macrumors 6502

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    Hey look, Apple promote this as a feature of the iPod.
     

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  17. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    You don't need an iPod to steal software from a store. All you need is a network place to dump it to. Sure, it may be slower, but you're not stealing with anything physical.

    Just cover up your transfer with another window like you're another dumb consumer.
     

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