Friday, September 15, 2006
Posted by Jon Westfall in "ARTICLE" @ 01:15 PM
All that changed with the AKU 2 release. Now that administrators could control the password policies on your device, more control was added to this time-out thing. The most annoying of which was the way it handled always-on power. Now if the device was powered on, but received no input within a set amount of time, BANG - password screen. Effectively annoying GPS users around the world, and promoting lax security habits (for example, I simply stopped using a PIN number - not a good idea!). Now I can see perfectly reasonable arguments why this is a good thing - devices left in a cradle at the office come to mind. Your desktop computer locks automatically after a period of non use, why not your Pocket PC as well. But for some of us that didn't find ourselves in that situation, the new 'feature" was more annoyance than anything.
I'd been mulling over the issue for months, searching bulletin boards for solutions, and finally gave up somewhere in May of this year. But today a ray of hope dawned and what I was searching for was finally found - how to turn back the clock and make things the way they SHOULD be!