What to Do If Your iPad Gets Stolen

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If your iPad was stolen from you, here’s what you need to do in order to keep your information safe and hopefully get your device back. Millions of mobile devices get lost or stolen every year. In fact, between January 1 and September 23 of 2012, 11,447 devices were reported stolen in New York City […]

Find My iPhone Upgrade Could Trick Thieves

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This summer we expect to see iOS 9 deliver many new features to the iPhone and iPad, and a Find My iPhone feature could trick thieves and make it easier to find your lost or stolen iPhone — even when they think the iPhone is off. Find My iPhone currently tracks the iPhone’s location using GPS, and […]

What to Do If Your iPhone Gets Stolen

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If your iPhone was stolen from you, here’s what you need to do in order to keep your information safe and maybe get your device back. Millions of phones get lost or stolen constantly, and usually there’s not much you can do about it other than to try and go back and find it. If […]

How to Remove a Device from Find My iPhone

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If you’re no longer using an iOS or OS X device, here’s how you can remove it from Find My iPhone so that it can be deactivated and sold or given to someone else. Find My iPhone is a service that comes free with every iOS device and Mac computer, and it allows you to […]

How to Bypass iCloud Lock

Here is how to bypass iCloud lock on an otherwise useless iPhone.

iCloud lock or Find My iPhone Activation Lock prevents someone from stealing an iPhone, erasing it and using it as their own. It can also lock out users who forget their information or who buy a used phone from an owner that did not remove their information from it. There are two ways to bypass […]

iPhones, iPads, and Macs Hacked and Hijacked for Ransom in Australia

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Today Apple device users Down Under are dealing with a serious hacking issue that looks to be tied to iCloud, Find my iPhone, and password reuse. A number of Australian and New Zealand iPhone, iPad, and Mac users are reporting that they were awakened by or noticed an alert from Find My iPhone that delivered […]

Android & iPhone Theft: When it Happens & How to Stop It

Android and iPhone theft is a big problem. Here is when and where it happens most and how you can stop it.

iPhone theft and Android smartphone theft is a growing problem for smartphone users that rely on their smartphones to hold life moments, banking information and much more. A new survey of smartphone owners show a majority of theft victims would likely pay $500 to $1,000 just to get their photos and data back. We’ll take […]

iPhone iOS 7.1 Bug Allows Thieves to Disable Find My iPhone

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Apple added on a layer of protection with iOS 7, requiring those who want to delete their iCloud account from their iPhone or restore it to factory settings must disable Find My iPhone first. Find My iPhone then requires you to enter your Apple ID password in order to do that. However, video proof shows that […]

How to Turn Off Find my iPhone From Computer

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The Find my iPhone feature is used for locating lost devices and is automatically enabled by all iPhones running iOS 7. While the Find my iPhone service is a very helpful tool for those who have misplaced their iPhone it sometimes is a nuisance to disable. There is a setting under iCloud on the iPhone itself […]

Find My iPhone Should be On By Default in iOS 7 Argues DA

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iPhone theft remains a major problem in many cities, leading a renewed push by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón to separate violence and iPhones by locking down the iPhone by default in iOS 7. Gascón is behind a major push for better smartphone security which started earlier this year, before Apple added an Activation Lock […]

Apple Updates Find My iPhone and Podcasts with iOS 7 Redesign

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Hours after Apple announced new products yesterday, as well as redesigns and updates to iWork, iMovie and GarageBand, the company updated its Find My iPhone and Podcasts apps for iOS, as well as the iTunes Movie Trailers and it made the Keynote Remote app free. The Podcasts app includes a new feature that lets it […]

How to Use Find My iPhone to Locate a Lost or Stolen iPhone

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Millions of phones get lost or stolen constantly, and usually there’s not much you can do about it other than to try and go back and find it. If it’s stolen, you’re kind of out of luck, unless you can find a way to somehow locate it and get it back from the perpetrator. However, […]

Android Device Manager Tool for Finding Lost Android Devices Goes Live

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Android Device Manager, the new online tool that allows users of smartphones running Google’s Android operating system to be tracked and erased in the event that they are lost or stolen, is now available for free to users of Android 2.2 and up. Google first detailed the tool last week and was one of the […]

How To Find a Lost Android Smartphone

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Smartphones are an expensive life accessory. Though they can empower everyday users to stay connected to their loved ones, and keep them informed on the latest weather and news stories, smartphones have become an essential part of everyone’s lives. Because of this, users need to protect their device with more than just cases. They need […]

Top Cops Charge Apple With Failing to Prevent iPhone Theft

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According to those in charge of fighting crime in the United States’ largest cities, smartphone manufacturers like Apple, aren’t doing enough to prevent the theft of their users devices. That’s the gist of a report from the New York Times, as they took an in-depth look at the growing problem of cellphone theft and how […]

Like Taking an iPhone From a Baby (Video)

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Security cameras at a clothing store in England caught a man reaching into a stroller to take an iPhone away form a 20 month old baby. The child’s mother handed her the iPhone to watch Barney while she shopped for clothing, something that’s not out of the ordinary with so many apps and videos for kids. […]

How to Set Up Find My iPhone

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We all have heard the horror stories of a friend who has misplaced their phone or maybe even had it stolen. With banking information, emails and other sensitive data being stored on our mobile devices it is more worrisome than most people realize. Luckily Apple has built a service called Find My iPhone to help assist you […]

GottaBeFunded: Last Alert – Find Your iPhone Even When It’s Dead

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Dan Shapley spends an inordinate amount of time looking for his iPhone. It’s not that he’s prone to losing it himself so much, he just lives in a house with game-obsessed kids. “I’ve got three kids that continually sneak off to some corner of the house with my iPhone, play games until the battery dies, […]

Get iOS 5 and iCloud Features On Your Android Phone and Tablet

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Yesterday was the big day for Apple device owners as the iOS 5 update hit. Though the upgrade didn’t go smoothly for everyone, many are enjoying their updated iPhones and iPads right this second. Android owners are looking at the lack of Ice Cream Sandwich in their lives and thinking: “Where’s Mine?” Even if you […]