Not again (iPhone content).

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  • Not again (iPhone content).
  • Premier Icon D0NK
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    shrimp ceviche

    sounds tasty

    TiRed
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    Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.

    Anyone else find this a little worrying?

    Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.
    Anyone else find this a little worrying?

    Nope. All the current iphones and iPads have a find my phone function. It would have been pretty remiss of Apple had they not set up their own phone properly.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    Anyone else find this a little worrying?

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Anyone else find this a little worrying?

    tagging your prototypes so you can find them when idiot employees lose them sounds a shrewd move, apple being able to do this with a retail handset would be slighty worrying yes.

    M6TTF
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    z1ppy
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    djaustin – Member

    Apple electronically traced the phone to a two-floor, single-family home in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, according to the source.

    Anyone else find this a little worrying?

    Didn’t Singletrack staffer’s use it to great affect when there laptop & bag were stolen from a bike race – got the laptop back at least IIRC

    TiRed
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    Then there was the offer of cash, no questions asked when they didn’t find the phone. 😆 It’s academic for me – I’m a Blackberry fan and my next phone is still delayed.

    Dibbs
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    PR stunt

    Probably.

    Premier Icon transporter13
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    im remembering a film called

    Antitrust

    😉

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    apple being able to do this with a retail handset would be slighty worrying yes.

    It’s a built-in service on iPhones and iPads called “Find My iPhone”.

    You register it with the service (for free) and then you can display the location of all your registered devices on a map (in an app or at http://www.me.com ). You can then send them messages, lock them or wipe them completely.

    ‘droid has similar phone recovery apps available.

    http://lifehacker.com/5832947/five-best-phone-recovery-tools

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Yeah thats me being able to find my phone, I’ll repeat apple being able to do this with a retail handset would be slighty worrying yes
    🙂

    edit – and to clarify, apple being able to do it if I’d switched it on “find my iphone” would be worrying, apple being able to do it without me activating “find my iphone” is rather more worrying.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Well Apple wrote the code and run the service. So yes they can do it.
    Legally they’d be on very dodgy ground though.

    Bear in mind that ANY mobile phone can be tracked by the network operators, even without GPS.

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