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Triathlon Swimmer’s Pants Stolen, Uses Find My iPhone, Retrieves iPhone And Wallet

Triathlon Swimmer’s Pants Stolen, Uses Find My iPhone, Retrieves iPhone And Wallet

Install this app, right now, especially if you’re planning on leaving your iPhone in your pants on the beach somewhere.

Ah, thank Apple for iCloud, Find My iPhone, and open water swimming. Wait, scratch that last bit.

Redditor and triathlon competitor pnine yesterday was out for a training swim in the ocean. He left his pants on the shore when diving into the water in his wetsuit, his keys in his shoes, his wallet and iPhone in his pants.

A bit of the way out, he had a premonition that some of his stuff had been taken. Upon returning to shore, he found out that his hunch was right. His keys, shoes, and towel were still there, but no pants. Which, of course, meant no wallet and no iPhone.

Instead of panicking like many of us would, he remembered he had his laptop and a handy mobile Wi-Fi hotspot in his car. No word on whether the laptop was a Mac or not, but that’s how we’re envisioning it.

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Walkthrough Of Apple’s New Notes, Reminders And Find My iPhone Web Apps From The iCloud Beta

Walkthrough Of Apple’s New Notes, Reminders And Find My iPhone Web Apps From The iCloud Beta

Apple unveiled its beta.icloud.com website today after the portal went live briefly a couple months ago. Developers can log into the beta iCloud website now and test out Apple’s two brand new web companion apps for Notes and Reminders. The Find My iPhone web app has also been updated with a new look and slight improvements.

We’ve got a quick walkthrough (including screenshots) of the changes revealed in the iCloud beta website today.

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This Police Chief Sent Out Ten Of His Officers To Find His Son’s Stolen iPhone

This Police Chief Sent Out Ten Of His Officers To Find His Son’s Stolen iPhone

Meehan made officers work overtime to find his son's stolen iPhone.

The first thing the vast majority of us would do in the event that our precious iPhone is stolen is load up the Find My iPhone feature within iCloud and then call the Police and tell them where the shameless thug is located, in the hope that they’ll find the time to go and recover our device. Some of us may even take matters into our own hands and try to recover it ourselves (but that’s not really recommended.)

But when Michael Meehan’s son had his iPhone stolen, he took advantage of his position as Chief of Police in Berkeley, California, and ordered ten of his officers to track it down. All off the books.

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This Charming TSA Agent Has Been Stealing iPads Out Of Travelers’ Luggage

This Charming TSA Agent Has Been Stealing iPads Out Of Travelers’ Luggage

Left: the face of national security. Right: an iPad.

Next time you’re making a flight through Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport you might want to keep your iPad in your carry-on rather than leave it in your luggage. Or hope Transportation Security Administration agent Clayton Dovel isn’t on duty that day – which he probably won’t be because he just got busted for stealing a bunch of iPads from travelers’ luggage.

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Chinese Firefighters Use iPhone To Rescue Two-Year-Old Toddler From Well

Firefighters in China’s Yunnan Province have rescued a two-year old toddler from a 40-foot well with the help of Apple’s iPhone. After the child kept slipping out of a rescue harness that was designed for adults, an iPhone was lowered into the well so that the rescue team could use its camera to see the boy’s position.

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Clever 8 Year Old Uses Find my iPhone To Recover $350k Worth Of Stolen Items

Clever 8 Year Old Uses Find my iPhone To Recover $350k Worth Of Stolen Items

No one likes a thief who gets away with stolen items and especially not 8 year old Landon Crabtree. After a burglar broke into his family’s house to get away with the family’s iPad and a few other items, the family got insurance money for the lost goods. But Landon wasn’t going to stand for someone else having his iPad and used Apple’s free Find my iPhone to recover the iPad. However, that’s not the only thing police found.

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Find My iPad Leads Cops To $35 Million Dollar Stash Of Meth

Find My iPad Leads Cops To $35 Million Dollar Stash Of Meth

We’ve seen Find My iPhone lead to some pretty funny arrests over the past few years, but one thing we haven’t seen Apple’s device tracking software do is lead the police to a haven of narcotics. Until now that is. San Jose Police were tracking down a single stolen iPad when they accidentally came across one of the biggest piles of crystal meth the county has ever seen.

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Does Your Grandma Keep Getting Lost At Wal-Mart? There’s An App For That [CES 2012]

Does Your Grandma Keep Getting Lost At Wal-Mart? There’s An App For That [CES 2012]

Does Your Grandma Keep Getting Lost At Wal-Mart? There’s An App For That [CES 2012]LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – We’ve seen countless solutions to finding lost car keys over the past few decades, but this latest solution from Treehouse Labs makes the attempt to be practical and fun while solving one of mankind’s greatest problems through an iPhone app. Bikn is a location tracking solution to help you find anything that has a tendency to get lost: dogs, purses, cameras, your grandparents at Wal-Mart, you name it. By attaching a small location tracker to any item you tend to lose, Bikn makes finding things easier than ever.

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Porn Star Reclaims Lost iPhone Using iCloud And Borrowed Muscle

Porn Star Reclaims Lost iPhone Using iCloud And Borrowed Muscle

Porn star Jesse Jane has become one of the latest iOS users to recover a stolen purse — with her iPhone inside — using Apple’s Find My iPhone feature. After her device was stolen, Jane took to Twitter to inform her followers that she had successfully tracked down her device, and she kept them updated on its recovery.

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Apple Launches Find My Friends Ahead of iOS 5 Release, But You Won’t Find It In the App Store [Gallery]

Apple Launches Find My Friends Ahead of iOS 5 Release, But You Won’t Find It In the App Store [Gallery]

Alongside the unveiling of its iPhone 4S at an event in Cupertino on October 4, Apple announced a brand new service called Find My Friends. Similar to Find My iPhone, Find My Friends allows you to see where you friends are based on the GPS location of their iOS device. Ahead of the launch of iOS 5 later today, Apple has made the Find My Friends application available, but you won’t find it in the App Store.

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