Stolen iPads can be found

 

Two iPads were stolen from neighboring homes here in Dubuque. One owner activated "Find my Mac" on his device. It indicated it was near the harbor. Police followed the lead and found one occupied vehicle. Meantime the owner activated the sound alert which allowed the officer to check the vehicle where they found the two iPads plus three others and a GPS that had been reported. The guy was charged with second degree theft. Shows this idea can work.

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Cool

Great to hear some of the interesting technologies are being used properly.

Norton Mobile

I have this on my Nexus 7 with Norton Mobile. I can even log in on a computer then take a photo of the person using it. That is so neat...

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If the thief wipe out the

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

ABC news

Last year ABC did a sting operation with Ipads in the luggage. Security cameras showed an employee stealing the ipad. The news crew went to the guy's house and questioned him. No, he said. Then they punched up the alarm. The guy said it was a mistake but gave back the ipad. I think the guy got fired.

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thanks

thanks for the info. will it help me find my car keys too?

Not Just iPads

This basic capability is also available on some (all?) of of the newer Apple laptops and there are several Android apps that provide this capability.

It's not a panacea - I know someone who had a MacAir stolen at an airport and it was tracked to an apartment building in New York City but not to a specific apartment. However, it is better than having nothing at all.

With best wishes,
- Tom -

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Stolen

Unfortunately the city I live in the police would not even bother to do anything.
It literally has to be some big time crime.

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I used it

to locate my misplaced iphone. But as stated with no network connection it's useless.

Steal the tech, turn it off (put it in airplane mode), get it somewhere with no connection and wipe it.. Voila.

I still keep a record of all my equipment serial numbers in a safe location.

Ipads or Iphones with Wifi won't help but if with Cellular you

can turn it on even if it is off but only you are subscribed the data one.

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dtran1 wrote:

can turn it on even if it is off but only you are subscribed the data one.

Ok, give me your iPhone/iPad with mobile broadband. I'll remove the microSIM/nanoSIM and do a factory restore. See if you can track where I am.

"physical possession" is the king

Unless you have the physical possession of the device, nothing else can guarantee you will ever see it again.

You would think

It's about time for this type of program to become a boot up option.

OK but

stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

All these various scenarios are true but what I thought was interesting was that this did work and in our relatively small town.

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Wow

Thats really cool

GPS

stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

The GPS has something to do with the tracking I think.

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Something that can be

Something that can be useful...no wonder they're expensive.

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GPS has nothing to do with the tracking

Those devices can be only track with active internet connection, the GPS has nothing to do with the tracking.

mgarledge wrote:
stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

The GPS has something to do with the tracking I think.

It's true

It's true. By the time it show up location on your screen, it may be already half way around the globe and there nothing you can do about it.

cameotabby wrote:

Unless you have the physical possession of the device, nothing else can guarantee you will ever see it again.

Uhhhh really?

stevennguyen wrote:

Those devices can be only track with active internet connection, the GPS has nothing to do with the tracking.

Sure does on the iPhone.. Granted the Wifi only iPad and iPod Touches need a network to get a geographical location, and no one is arguing that point.

But to say the GPS has nothing to do with tracking as a blanket statement is just not right

GPS....

stevennguyen wrote:

Those devices can be only track with active internet connection, the GPS has nothing to do with the tracking.

mgarledge wrote:
stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

The GPS has something to do with the tracking I think.

This is a quote from Norton, GPS does have something to do with the tracking.

''Keep in mind, though, that the location will only be as precise as your lost phone's location capabilities. So, for example, if you've got GPS turned off, the phone will find its location via triangulation techniques, which is much less precise.''

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surprising

stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

It's surprising how little some folks understand...like what you point out, put it in airplane mode first to make sure there's no connection to the outside world, then wipe. If a thief wants to steal and continue to use as if he's someone else, then I suppose he gets his just desserts.

There's an entire generation now who don't behave as if everything they say can and will be used against them. I was at a Costco, and there were a shipment of stones dumped at one area of the parking lot. An older gentleman (maybe 60-80) was loading them up into his Cadillac XTS. Does he not realize the entire lot is covered by HD security cams???

As the saying goes, law come to get you if you don't act right.

Gonna Try

mgarledge wrote:

I have this on my Nexus 7 with Norton Mobile. I can even log in on a computer then take a photo of the person using it. That is so neat...

I'm going to try Norton.

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Winston Smith Rejoices

While I'm usually against tracking technologies and 1984-ish things as I'm a Luddite and a tin-foiler grin , this is an excellent example of a great use of technology.

If you have a Verizon Wireless Plan..

If you have a Verizon Wireless Plan and have "ASURION - Total Equipment Coveage plan, you can get "Mobile Recovery" for free.

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I disagree

stevennguyen wrote:

Those devices can be only track with active internet connection, the GPS has nothing to do with the tracking.

GPS improves the accuracy of the device location. GPS alone (without internet connection and an Apple ID) will not help the owner track the device.

Many cities are like that

Melaqueman wrote:

Unfortunately the city I live in the police would not even bother to do anything.
It literally has to be some big time crime.

Just announced today

New iOS 7 security feature announced today. Turning off Find My iPhone or erasing the device requires owner's Apple ID and password.

Surprising

johnnatash4 wrote:
stevennguyen wrote:

If the thief wipe out the ipad or the stolen device then there no way you can track it. Also if it not connect to the cellular network or internet.

It's surprising how little some folks understand...like what you point out, put it in airplane mode first to make sure there's no connection to the outside world, then wipe. If a thief wants to steal and continue to use as if he's someone else, then I suppose he gets his just desserts.

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Right on. Anything that done via an app can be wiped. I use Android Lost but it would take a pretty dumb thief not to just wipe the device. Stuff like this could be done in read-only memory pretty easily, though. Considering the number of smart phone thefts, I'm a bit surprised that hasn't been done.

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T(housands) S(tealing) A(nything)...!

spokybob wrote:

Last year ABC did a sting operation with Ipads in the luggage. Security cameras showed an employee stealing the ipad. The news crew went to the guy's house and questioned him. No, he said. Then they punched up the alarm. The guy said it was a mistake but gave back the ipad. I think the guy got fired.

They don't call the evil "T"(housands) "S"(tealing) "A"(nything) by this name for nothing!

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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That's why I always lock my iPhone/iPad with a passcode. If someone tries to unlock it and puts in the incorrect passcode, I get an e-mail with the persons photo and where they are at.

You can't wipe it if it's locked.

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yes you can do reset. new

yes you can do reset. new sim only way is if ime is registered and the cell company checks. stolen ph is useless.