"Find My iPhone" Tracks Down Gun-Toting Thieves

Aug 31, 2009 Full story: technologyexpert.blogspot.com 7
It's unclear how many MobileMe subscriptions Apple has sold, but this might produce a sales bump. Last weekend, an unidentified victim, robbed at gunpoint of his wallet, PIN, and iPhone, used MobileMe's "Find My iPhone" feature to track them down. Full Story

“Pompous pontificator”

Since: Jun 08

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#1 Aug 31, 2009
What fine, upstanding young men. Why is society concocting these technologies to thwart youngsters from having a little fun?

BTW, when you are out and about in Shady-ville or any-ville, remember to carry your self-defence tool as well as your communication tool. Armed robbery should exact a death penalty...immediately.

“Infinitely Interesting”

Since: Jan 09

Kalamazoo, MI

#2 Aug 31, 2009
I just had my phone stolen and my carrier said, "we don't have the technology to track down phones at this time, we have people ask about that all the time." I responded with, "well at least your insurance and phone replacement divisions should be very healthy then." My phone had GPS and they can't track it down...Looks like the Iphone has another great perk to it.

“So, what's the speed of dark??”

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Aug 31, 2009
Schnozzy wrote:
I just had my phone stolen and my carrier said, "we don't have the technology to track down phones at this time, we have people ask about that all the time." I responded with, "well at least your insurance and phone replacement divisions should be very healthy then." My phone had GPS and they can't track it down...Looks like the Iphone has another great perk to it.
Well the 911 center can sure track you down thru your carrier. Seems to me that they could find your phone, or get pretty close. But with all the lost and stolen phones every day, I'm sure they'd end up doing that for a major part of their day if they started it...

“Infinitely Interesting”

Since: Jan 09

Kalamazoo, MI

#4 Aug 31, 2009
jumpinjack wrote:
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Well the 911 center can sure track you down thru your carrier. Seems to me that they could find your phone, or get pretty close. But with all the lost and stolen phones every day, I'm sure they'd end up doing that for a major part of their day if they started it...
I know, right?? That's what I thought too... Surely this can't just be on TV!!!:)
Adrian in Tacoma

Lakewood, WA

#5 Aug 31, 2009
Generally triangulate via nearest cell tower signal, we had a young daughter in this area find her dad's stolen phone thru some google gps application - meddling kids...wink

“Hello De La Muerta”

Since: Dec 08

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#6 Aug 31, 2009
Check out the big brain on Brent.

Samuel L. Jackson

“So, what's the speed of dark??”

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#7 Sep 1, 2009
Schnozzy wrote:
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I know, right?? That's what I thought too... Surely this can't just be on TV!!!:)
Nope not just TV, they can track people to a house, mall, intersection "most times". We use it at work. Now it can't pick out a certain person, but it gets you within a reasonable distance. But I'm sure it's a pain in the a$$ for them and they will only do it for serious stuff. And with the number of phones lost and stolen everyday, I couldn't inagine the time needed to try and track them... lol Your best hope is somebody uses your phone in a major crime and then we need to follow them..lol

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