Apple Missed the Best Use for a Fingerprint Scanner

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… » 9/11/13 3:04pm 9/11/13 3:04pm

Some Guy Always Gets Blamed for Lost Phones That He Never Stole…

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,… » 1/16/13 2:00am 1/16/13 2:00am

If You Stab Someone Don't Steal Their iPhone Because the Police Will…

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… » 9/04/12 10:00pm 9/04/12 10:00pm

"Find My iPhone" App Locates Lost Apple Gadgets

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). » 6/18/10 4:38am 6/18/10 4:38am

Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: Happy Birthday Photoshop Edition

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. » 2/19/10 6:59pm 2/19/10 6:59pm

Whoever Steals Your iPhone Can Just Turn Off Find My iPhone Location…

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. » 6/12/09 5:20pm 6/12/09 5:20pm