Find My iPhone
‘Find my iPhone’ Helps Victoria Police Track Down Surprised Jacket Thief
The Victoria Police Department credits the quick thinking of a robbery victim and Apple’s Find my iPhone app as reasons why a thief was easily caught red handed with stolen goods. Officers were called to the 1400-block of Denman Street early Sunday morning on a report of a break and enter. When officers arrived and...
Podcasts and Find my iPhone Updated with New iOS 7 Design
Apple has released updates for its Podcasts and Find my iPhone iOS apps to sport a new design for iOS 7. Also updated was iTunes Movie Trailers (US only). Podcasts 2.0 actually comes with new features, not just a redesign for iOS 7. These silent updates go along with all iLife and iWork iOS updates released...
Security Firm Claims iOS 7 ‘Bug’ Can Bypass Find my iPhone Remote Wipes [u]
Reuters reports German security company Security Research Labs has devised a way to bypass Find my iPhone and its remote wipe feature within iOS 7. Ben Schlabs, an SRL project manager, told Reuters his new method can thwart security features of Find my iPhone from being initiated on an iPhone 5s: He was able to put...
New York Police Really Want You to Download iOS 7
The iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C launched this past Friday, September 20, and there were crowds of people lining up in front of Apple stores. Jim Rosenburg reports that New York police were handing out flyers, urging people to upgrade to iOS 7, to those in line at the iPhone launch. Here is a picture:...
A Shell Company In Texas Sues Apple Over “Find my iPhone” Service
Remote Locator Services LLC, a shell company in Texas, has filed several lawsuits this week against Apple for its “Find my iPhone” and "Find my Friends" services and also against Google for its "Latitude", claiming that its 1996 patent gives it a monopoly over such services, GigaOM reports. The firm has also sued some major phone carries including Verizon, asking the court to...
“Find My iPhone” Update 2.0.3 Requires Developer Account to Access the App [u]
Apple today has pushed out an update for Find My iPhone, with a redesigned iOS 7-like icon. The icon is the same that you can find in the beta.icloud.com, updated earlier this month with a new set of iOS 7 icons. (more…)
Find My iPhone Comes to the Rescue After Man Recycles iPhone into Compost
A Saanich man has Find my iPhone to thank after the app was able to successfully locate and recover his missing iPhone. After noticing his iPhone was missing, the man was unaware whether it was lost or stolen. So along with Saanich Police, the Find my iPhone tracked the smartphone moving around town--on a truck from...
Man Fights With iPhone Thief After Tracking Him With ‘Find My iPhone’ [VIDEO]
After locating the alleged thief of his iPhone using ‘Find My iPhone’ feature, 26 year old Kenneth Schmidgall from San Diego got into an 18-minute fight, which was captured on video by Mr Torkelson, an amateur photographer who also pepper sprayed the alleged thief, reports The Telegraph. In an interview with a local TV channel, Kenneth said […]
Find my iPhone Updated With Driving Directions to Locations
Apple has pushed out a minor update for its Find my iPhone app to add driving directions to device locations, supported on devices running iOS 6 or later. Also, various buttons now appear separately in map view, specifically Play Sound, Lost Mode and Erase iPhone. Full change log below: What’s New in Version 2.0.1 • […]
Apple Enhances & Adds More Web Apps To Its iCloud Website
Apple is actively working to enhance their iCloud Beta website as today they’ve added and upgraded five web-based applications. We have the Mail, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, and Find My iPhone web-apps all receiving minor upgrades. We previewed a few of the upgrades back during July, if you remember. This is simply an overview of the features […]
Police Track Stabbing Suspect Using Victim’s Stolen iPhone
The iPhone can do wonders for its users, even track down a stabbing suspect, or killer if needed. In an interesting report from DailyNews a citizen was stabbed and the suspect fled the scene with her iPhone. With the technology the iPhone has that wasn’t a very brilliant choice. DailyNews has the details: Investigators used a […]
Ottawa Police Say That Find My iPhone & Other Tracking Apps Aren’t Enough For A Search Warrant
Find My iPhone is an Apple developed app that enables users to track their iOS device via GPS. In addition, with the launch of Mac OS X 10.7, users can now also track their Mac. Well according to Ottawa police, a mobile tracking app like that of Find My iPhone is not enough to knock […]