How to Find a Lost or Stolen Android Smartphone or Tablet

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When it comes to protecting your smartphone from loss or theft there’s plenty of apps in the Google Play Store, but like Apple’s Find My iPhone, Google has its own Android Device Manager users should know about. Tracking down a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet can be a daunting task, not to mention […]

Planned Samsung, LG Kill Switch May Help Deter Smartphone Thefts

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Following Apple’s Activation Lock feature that is debuting in iOS 7 this fall, rivals LG and Samsung are planning a smartphone kill switch that would make it hard for smartphone thieves to activate and use stolen phones. By making this difficult, tech companies are hoping that thefts of mobile phone would be less appealing–if the […]

Violent Cell Phone Thefts On the Rise in U.S.

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Smartphone owners should be more wary of their surroundings, especially in major metropolitan areas as cell phone and smartphone thefts are on the rise. But it’s not just cell phone thefts that concerns us, it’s that these thefts are sometimes violent and may come with violent threats. IDG News Service reported that in San Francisco, […]