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New app brings turbocharged ‘Find My iPhone’ features to Android and iPhone

29
May
2014

According to the mobile security experts at Lookout, more than 1 in 10 smartphone owners in America have had a handset stolen at some point. Of them, 68% were unable to recover their stolen devices. The issue of smartphone theft is clearly a serious one. In fact, the NYPD recently stated that thefts of Apple’s iPhone and iPad were to blame for the increased crime rate in New York City last year. Thieves aren’t going to stop stealing smartphones anytime soon, so it’s time to take theft prevention and recovery systems more seriously. Some smartphones ship with stolen phone recovery systems built in. The most well-known among them is likely the “Find My iPhone” feature on Apple’s handsets, which allows users

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