Items tagged with find my phone

These days, smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. Many of us can’t even go a few hours without a smartphones attached to our hip, so it stands to reason that a lost smartphone is enough to send someone over the edge. Luckily, smartphones running popular operating systems like Android and iOS have built-in apps that make it easy to locate a lost or stolen smartphone. And wouldn’t you know it, people actually take advantage of the features to track down their lost digital appendages. However, one Atlanta couple’s home has become an unwanted destination for people looking for their lost smartphones. And as you would imagine (for someone who thinks that their stolen smartphone is at... Read more...
Here’s a nifty little tip for you Android users out there. While Google already makes available Android Device Manager to locate a lost or stolen smartphone or tablet (after which you can Ring, Lock, or Erase the device), the search giant now has an even easier way accomplish the same task. All you have to do is type “find my phone” without the quotes into Google’s omnibox and you’ll be presented with a map showing the current location of your smartphone. Of course, the features won’t work if you have Location Services disabled (I ran into some issues getting the feature to work initially, only to realize that my recent update to Lollipop had disabled Location Services).  Besides giving... Read more...