My iPod was doing a curious thing lately. Every now and then, it’d make a low pitched sound, then skip to the next track. Sometime it would do it in quick succession. I’d try to go back to the previous track, but no dice. Most confusing. I was getting really worried that it was a problem somewhere – iPod screwed, was it a couple of tracks in my library… what was causing it? It was a mystery… until I did what most people never do… read the manual. (Well, more accurately, I fired up ye olde Google.)
And… it’s actually a feature called “Shake to Shuffle” which is OS3.0 is switched on by default.
So if your iPod Touch or iPhone is acting a bit odd, fear not… you can turn it off.