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CNET is reporting that the San Francisco Police Department is poking around local bar Cava 22, the same establishment where a prototype iPhone was supposed to have been lost a little while ago. The owner of the bar says that the SFPD came by asking for surveillance videotape of July 21 and 22 (...

September 26th 2011 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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Last week, a CNET report kicked off the wild tale of a lost iPhone 5. This baffling story tracked the phone from a bar to an apartment in San Francisco. It even included a controversial search conducted by Apple security employees with the San Francisco police department. Though this is an entert...

September 6th 2011 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Update 2: SF Weekly kept digging, all the way to the man who claims "investigators" stormed his house and searched his stuff. SF Weekly obtained a phone number, one for a man who appeared on LinkedIn (before the page was pulled) as an Apple "senior investigator." When SF Weekly called the man,...

August 31st 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Plan A, we suspect, is not losing your phone. Plan C is biting the bullet and buying a new one. Plan B, on the other hand, is an Android app that helps you locate a missing handset even if you don't have it installed when you misplace the device. Sounds too good to be true, right? Turns out the t...

August 7th 2011 at 7:32pm 0 Comments
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If you've been following the seemingly-massive Gmail outage, you'll know that it's actually not as massive as it sounds. Google's revised its estimate again to say that only "0.02% of Google Mail users" -- roughly about 38,000 by our calculations -- were affected by the issue in total, claims that...

February 28th 2011 at 6:22pm 0 Comments
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It's reassuring to know that while some things may change dramatically, others will and do stay the same. Overreliance on GPS is one of those highly consistent trends, as exhibited most recently by one Robert Ziegler, a full-time van driver and part-time goat track explorer. The unfortunate gent fo...

September 29th 2010 at 10:09am 0 Comments
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If you believe in the kindness of strangers, this tip might be for you. Most laptop users fear that their computer will be lost or stolen. Assuming that the right sort of person finds your laptop, however, they might be willing to return it to its rightful owner, if they knew how to contact you. It...

September 23rd 2010 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Compressing six seasons of twists and turns into one $280 set ($195 on Amazon) surely wasn't easy but ABC and Disney have somehow managed to bring Lost home one more time with a 36-disc package for the all-in-one shot, and a Sixth Season standalone for those just looking to complete their set. Afte...

August 24th 2010 at 5:11pm 0 Comments