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How to set up and use Find My iPhone

How to set up and use Find My iPhone

Find My iPhone lets you remotely track your lost, stolen, or misplaced Apple device — be it an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac — from virtually anywhere, as long as the device in question has some kind of internet connection. Not only can Find My iPhone help you locate a stolen or lost device, it...
How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

How to use Family Sharing with Find my iPhone

The new Family Sharing feature in iOS 8 not only lets you share iTunes and App Store purchases but also makes it easier for you to track all the devices in your family with the help of Find My iPhone. So next time mom can't find her iPad or dad leaves his iPhone at Starbucks, anyone in your...
New, updated, and discounted apps: iOS 8 updates incoming!

New, updated, and discounted apps: iOS 8 updates incoming!

Today iOS 8 launches, and along with it, a whoooooole bunch of apps are being updated to support the new software. It's a veritable avalanche of updates, but we're going to dig up the very best ones for you. Give us a shout in the comments if you find any more! iOS 8 app updates TextExpander...
How to find the owner of a lost or stolen iPhone

How to find the owner of a lost or stolen iPhone

Every once in a while I have a reader ask me what they should do with a lost or stolen iPhone they've somehow come across. In most cases their biggest concern is finding the original owner, as it should be. Unfortunately that task sometimes proves to be a little tougher than some people imagine,...
How to disable Find My iPhone or iPad

How to disable Find My iPhone or iPad

Find my iPhone is a great tool for keeping track of, and recovering, a lot or stolen iPhone or iPad. However, if you need to restore your iPhone or iPad in iTunes, or you want to give it away or sell it to someone else, you'll need to disable Find my iPhone first. Luckily, it's easy to do....
Family Sharing on iOS 8: Explained

Family Sharing on iOS 8: Explained

iPhones, iPod touches, iPads everywhere — everyone in the family has devices and uses them for everything. One of iOS 8's key improvements is more convenient family sharing. This is what it is and how it works. Easier media sharing and better parental control You've been able to share media...
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Apple confirms iCloud breach not the reason behind Apple ID hijack

Yesterday, we reported that several iPhone and iPad users in Australia were locked out of their devices. Apple issued a statement today clarifying that the iCloud service, which forms the backend for the Find my iPhone service, was unaffected, and that users impacted by the hack should change...
Bizarre Australian iPhone, iPad hijack serves as yet another reminder to use unique passwords

Bizarre Australian iPhone, iPad hijack serves as yet another reminder to use unique passwords

There are reports coming out of Australia about iPhones and iPads somehow getting locked down by Find my iPhone, in some cases with a message claiming the devices will only be unlocked if a AUS$100 ransom is paid. What makes this bizarre is that it appears to only be happening in Australia (and...
Don't risk your safety, leave finding stolen iPhones and iPads to the police

Don't risk your safety, leave finding stolen iPhones and iPads to the police

Find my iPhone, a technology that allows you to track down your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Mac to the last place it was connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network, has unsurprisingly lead to incidents of "hero complex" over the years. That's when an every day person, not affiliated with law-...
Find my Mac passcode lock brute-force attack: What you need to know!

Find my Mac passcode lock brute-force attack: What you need to know!

When Apple launched Find my Mac as an extension to their Find my iPhone system back in October of 2011 they included the ability to lock a Mac down so that it couldn't be accessed or rebooted into alternate modes. The lock, however, was implemented using a simple 4-digit passcode (PIN). That...

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