3 hrs ago
The Huffington Post
'American Idol' Contestant's iPhone Stolen: Woman Sentenced To Jail For 8 Days
A woman has been sentenced to eight days in jail for stealing a former "American Idol" contestant's iPhone while the singer was performing at a California elementary school.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
The Fresno Bee
Sentencing in theft of 'Idol' contestant's iPhone
City News Service reports 47-year-old Bertha Alicia Avalos of Santa Ana pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor theft charges.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
The Hartford Courant
Kevin Hunt: Mortgage-Audit Scam Victim Gets Her Money Back
Money lost in a scam is usually money lost forever. Mari Merwin of New Britain , a victim of a "mortgage audit" scam, now knows that's not always true.
The Baxter Bulletin
iOS 7 could be heaven for Apple users
Think Apple's critics struck a raw nerve with the company? "Can't innovate anymore, my ."
Sun Jun 16, 2013
International Business Times
iOS 7: Six New Security Features to Protect Data and Privacy
Apple launched the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 7 beta, at the high-profile Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Heed strategies to outsmart Staten Island smartphone crooks
The Staten Island Ferry passenger wanted to be helpful. When the gentleman approached and asked to briefly borrow her cell phone for an emergency call, the tourist, standing in line to speak with the concierge at the Ferry terminal, complied.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
St. Augustine Record
iOS 7 improvements
Craig Federighi, senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple talks about the features of the new iOS 7 during the keynote address of the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, June 10, 2013, in San Francisco.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
App saves the day after phone stolen from pool
After two reported thefts from city pools this week, officials want people to know there are ways to protect your valuables.
Former 'AI' Contestant Says App On iPhone Stolen At OC...
The "Find My iPhone" application led a former American Idol contestant and a school security officer to a mother who allegedly stole the singer's cell phone during an event at an Orange County elementary school.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Christian Science Monitor
NYC, San Francisco aim to stop 'Apple picking' phone muggings
Men are silhouetted against a video screen as they pose with the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Nokia Lumia 820 and the iPhone 4 smartphones in this 2013 photo illustration.
Smartphone Makers Nationwide Getting Smart About Security
A third of robberies involve the theft of a mobile device. Top law enforcement officials across the country are asking for help from the companies that make those devices.
Save Our Smartphones Kill Switch Promoted
In the U.S., one-third of robberies involve the theft of a mobile device, the FCC reported last year .
State and City Officials to Investigate Anti-Theft Practices of Cellphone Makers Following Summit
Several state and city law enforcement officials are teaming up to launch an investigation on why smartphone manufacturers including Apple have not done more to combat device thefts, reports the Huffington Post .
Wed Jun 12, 2013
New iOS 7 Lockout Feature That May Save Lives Won't Arrive Until Fall
NEWS ANALYSIS: Activation Lock for iOS 7 allows an iPhone to be locked against reactivation if it's stolen or lost, but you have to wait until this fall and then upgrade to iOS 7 to get it.
Prosecutors Probe Smartphone Makers' Failure To Deter Thefts
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said top state and city law enforcement officials will encourage the smartphone industry "to be good corporate citizens and take responsible steps to ensure the safety of our consumers."
iOS 7: What We Wanted vs. What We Got
After months of speculation, Apple on Monday finally unveiled iOS 7 , which is "the biggest change to iOS since the iPhone," Apple CEO Tim Cook said at its Worldwide Developer Conference .
The new Apple features you didn't hear about during Monday's developers conference
With such a plethora of fancy new features from the iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks operating systems that Apple Inc. unleashed upon the world at this week's Worldwide Developers conference in San Francisco, it was inevitable that a lot of intriguing new services would be lost in the shuffle.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Apple adding 'kill switch' to iPhones
It's called "Apple picking," a growing wave of crime in which thieves target mobile devices, particularly iPhones and iPads.
The Arizona Republic
Apple's new iOS 7: 10 new features
Apple announced a raft of new features coming to its iOS software, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Apple launches iTunes Radio, introduces revamped iOS
Apple has launched the iTunes Radio internet radio service and iOS 7 at the annual developers conference in San Francisco, US.