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We've read countless stories about Find My iPhone and how it has helped police recover a stolen iOS device. The service is great for this type of field work, but did you know that Find My iPhone can help you find an iOS device that's been misplaced around your house? If you are a parent of little...

May 8th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Apple has released an update to the Find My iPhone app that allows users to track their lost or stolen iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac. The 2.0.1 update adds some UI tweaks to the button layout. Now the Play Sound, Lost Mode and Erase buttons appear separately from the map view. A bigger feat...

December 11th 2012 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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It's another case closed for Find My iPhone. Hollywood police, along with the owner of a stolen iPhone, used the free app to track down the device and ended up nabbing four robbers in the process. CBS Los Angeles reports that an LAPD helicopter helped officers locate the thieves in a parked c...

November 12th 2012 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Updated. Former Gizmodo writer & current Wired Gadget Lab staffer Mat Honan is having a pretty bad day. As you can read on his Tumblr post (not to mention elsewhere), hackers compromised his iCloud account. They used that access to reset his iCloud password, reset his Gmail password, gain c...

August 4th 2012 at 1:40am 0 Comments
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Developers who are enrolled in the iOS 6 beta are now able to see a new iCloud Beta portal at beta.icloud.com that is complete with new versions of Calendar and Find My iPhone, as well as two new iCloud additions -- Reminders and Notes. The expected timeframe for the general release of the ne...

July 3rd 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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There's been a flurry of software activity from the Apple mothership today, and just when we think things are settling down, some new software appears. If you're on an iOS device you'll see a new version of iBooks, now at version 2.1. It's a redesign to support the new iPad Retina Display and adds...

March 7th 2012 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Don't walk past police with a stolen iPhone in your boot. According to the New York Times, a quick-thinking police officer and Apple's Find My iPhone managed to retrieve a woman's stolen iPhone. The woman was in a handbag store in Manhattan when a thief allegedly held her up at gunpoint and took he...

January 27th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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The nominations are in, and the poll is ready to go! The TUAW Best of 2011 awards are all about you -- the readers -- and what you think is the cream of the crop of Apple or third-party products and software. To vote, select one entry from the top nominations made by readers. We'll be announcing t...

December 24th 2011 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requi...

December 12th 2011 at 2:15pm 0 Comments