President Obama announced a new executive order to stop gun violence in the US, with several new policies including a national registry for gun vendors. But he also called for gunmakers to “update firearms technology,” which would include not only biometric locks but a new idea to track guns with an app.
A strange rash of virtual iPhone kidnappings in Australia recently spread to the United States, and boy, are they strange. Hackers appear to be using Find My iPhone to lock iOS devices remotely, and then demanding a ransom to unlock them. Said ransom is payable through PayPal. You should not pay it.
The iPhone has a fingerprint scanner now. Great. It will make your iPhone more convenient (or a pain in the ass) to unlock. But unlocking is sort of beside the point when it comes theft. The truth is, Apple didn't give the iPhone 5S the one feature that could actually help get a stolen phone back—one that goes…
Las Vegas, the amazing place that sucks souls, wallets and dignities, is also really good at swallowing cell phones. Drunk, partying, WHOOPS. And whenever a phone is lost, people who use location services to find their lost phones always seem to track it back to the same place: Wayne Dobson's house. But the thing is,…
Lost your iPhone, iPad, or Mac? Well, butterfingers, now you can hunt it down in your car, because Find My iPhone will give you driving directions to your misplaced device.
Here's a nominee for silliest way to get caught for committing a horrible crime of the year: A man stabbed a woman in a domestic dispute in Los Angeles and then stole her iPhone. Unfortunately for him—you already know where this is going—the police used Find My iPhone to determine the man's location and promptly…
A military airplane with 21 people aboard was lost over Chile's sea this weekend. It disappeared from radar and the authorities didn't know where it crashed. Surprisingly, they started to recover their bodies thanks to Apple's Find My iPhone feature.
Patents can mean everything or nothing, so take this with big ol' salt grains, but Apple's thinking about seriously beefing up its Find My iPhone service. Most notable? New ways to spy on a thief and remotely scramble your stuff.
MobileMe will die someday. Just not anytime soon, since apple will keep MobileMe operational until June 30, 2012. But now that iCloud is here (and free), all MobileMe subscriptions from the last year, will be free until they expire.
When New Jersey little league umpire Carl Ippolito couldn't find his iPhone, he did the completely reasonable thing: went into a rage, used Find My iPhone, and started personally tracking someone who he assumed had robbed him. Didn't end well!
Cant remember if you left your MBP with Kandalaria or Sauceray? Well, you're in luck! It looks like a Mac-specific version of the popular Find My iPhone app, which locates and locks your iOS device remotely, could roll out with the release of OSX 10.7 Lion. While there's already been plenty of speculation that Apple…
Hailing from Australia myself, I know first-hand how slowly life trickles by. "A stolen phone? No worries mate, we'll juzz git the 'elicopter outta the shed, fire 'er up, and chase that drongo down fer ya using GPS. True blue!"
Was it really only last June that Apple introduced the Find My iPhone feature? Since then it's stopped thieves and more than paid for itself. Now there's an iPhone app (for installing on iPhones other than your own, obviously).
On Tuesday, programmer Eric Boehs arrived at work and realized he didn't have his iPad or iPhone with him. The last time he recalled seeing the gadgets? On top of a pile of boxes he was throwing into the trash.
In today's Remainders: a celebration. Photoshop turns 20 and reminds us why we love it with laser-eyed babies and an Earth with AT-ATs. We've also got possible iPad preorders, definite MobileMe and Chromium OS improvements, PMA bummers and more.
Find My iPhone to the rescue again! Pittsburgh Police nabbed three robbery suspects over the weekend, after the man they allegedly robbed used the MobileMe online service to point police to their location.
The Find My iPhone feature? It works, as evidenced by Kevin and his two friends, who went an adventure that involved Lego, a dive bar and some fast urban walking. Read on to see how everything played out. – JC
Find My iPhone was one of the best things Apple showed off on Monday at WWDC—track your phone, send harassing messages, etc. It works, but whoever pinched your iPhone can just turn off tracking right from the phone.