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 perfectly with a fingerprint scanner. Read More >>

Some Guy Always Gets Blamed for Lost Phones That He Never Stole Because of a Horrible Location Glitch

Las Vegas, the amazing place that sucks souls, wallets and dignities, is also really good at swallowing mobile 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, Wayne Dobson never stole a phone. Instead, a glitch with the US network Sprint is making it appear as if their phone is inside Dobson's house—even if it's not. Read More >>

Man Tracks Down Stolen Phone Just to Get His Head Kicked In too

We've heard quite a few happy-ending tales of how people have gotten their thieved gadgets back. Yes, you might be able to track your stolen phone with Find My Whatever, but remember you're not Liam Neeson. Let this be a lesson for you: criminals are dangerous, and confronting them is certainly not a good idea, without the police at least. Read More >>

If You Stab Someone Don't Steal Their iPhone Because the Police Will Use Find My iPhone to Catch You

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 arrested him. Read More >>


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