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PaulB2005
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:14 am    Post subject: iPhone thieves collared by GPS Reply with quote

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A trio of blundering brigands have been busted after an iPhone they had stolen betrayed their whereabouts.

This tale of technology overcoming uninformed criminality comes to us from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which reported Monday that an unnamed victim was robbed of his iPhone and wallet early Sunday morning.

Apparently, the three thuggee wannabes were unaware of the Find My iPhone feature of Apple's MobileMe online service, which uses the iPhone's GPS to pinpoint a lost or stolen iPhone.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sounds great, but IIRC MobileMe is quite expensive.

Are there other apps that can do this for a reasonable price?
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