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(Daily Mail)   Not news: Passenger loses iPad on Horizon Air flight. News: Uses app to track it. FARK: To flight attendant's house   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 63
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2012-09-23 05:27:21 PM  
dwade: I'm the type of person who wears his keys around his neck so he doesn't lose them. Its called being an adult.

That actually sounds more like "retarded guy on the bus," but okay.
 
2012-09-23 05:37:00 PM  

farkityfarker: All this over an iPad?

Just turn it in to the airline's lost and found or dump it in the trash.


The lost and found is full of Samsung tablets that nobody wants.

dwade: Im with the flight attendant on this one. He left it so finders keepers. If I lose my wallet its my own damn fault. Ill go after anyone who uses my credit cards (that's identity theft) but the cash in it is fair game. I don't see how this is a crime. If the self important douche on his iPad cant put down his $10 nonfat low carb latte long enough to make sure hes not leaving behind his $500 toy behind its his own fault. Protip: If i cant afford to replace something, DON'T FORGET IT. I don't own an iPad (proud to have never own any overpriced underpowered apple products that are more about status symbols than actual functionality.) but i do own a Caanoo and I don't want to lose so if its not in my hands, its in its case in my backpack. This woman's life is screwed up just because this self entitled idiots thinks his $500 toy is more important than a woman's freedom.


So the iPad user should get the shaft because of your irrational hatred of Apple? You iHaters make those legendary "Apple fanbois" look like stable, sane individuals.
 
2012-09-23 10:52:10 PM  

KellyX: Dinjiin: OriginalGamer: Neat, but a thief could still wipe the phone and get around that? Even without the tracking app you could still report the device stolen to Apple and they can blacklist it by IMEI/serial.

Yeah, they could wipe the phone.

I'm curious who is responsible for issuing a stolen item blacklist, and how far does it go? It would suck if my AT&T smartphone was stolen, only for somebody to jail break it and remove the carrier lock, then waltz over to T-Mobile. If the carriers share blacklists domestically, then I just sell it to some dude across the border as a Rogers phone.

And blacklists don't mean as much for tablets since people tend to use the WiFi more than the cellular radio. And you can always enable the hotspot mode on your smartphone and share it with your tablet.

If Apple really wanted to, they could flag the serial for anything reported stolen, and when said device popped up trying to connect to the App Store or something, they could trace it.

And it doesn't need to be a 3G version for the GPS to work, the standard Wifi versions have working GPS on it, you can pinpoint your ipad without it.


The wifi only version of the iPad does not have a GPS receiver. It can approximate your position by use of the Wifi networks it detects.
 
2012-09-23 11:05:21 PM  

dustman81: KellyX: Dinjiin: OriginalGamer: Neat, but a thief could still wipe the phone and get around that? Even without the tracking app you could still report the device stolen to Apple and they can blacklist it by IMEI/serial.

Yeah, they could wipe the phone.

I'm curious who is responsible for issuing a stolen item blacklist, and how far does it go? It would suck if my AT&T smartphone was stolen, only for somebody to jail break it and remove the carrier lock, then waltz over to T-Mobile. If the carriers share blacklists domestically, then I just sell it to some dude across the border as a Rogers phone.

And blacklists don't mean as much for tablets since people tend to use the WiFi more than the cellular radio. And you can always enable the hotspot mode on your smartphone and share it with your tablet.

If Apple really wanted to, they could flag the serial for anything reported stolen, and when said device popped up trying to connect to the App Store or something, they could trace it.

And it doesn't need to be a 3G version for the GPS to work, the standard Wifi versions have working GPS on it, you can pinpoint your ipad without it.

The wifi only version of the iPad does not have a GPS receiver. It can approximate your position by use of the Wifi networks it detects.


You sir, are correct. There are 3rd party GPS Bluetooth devices one can use but true built in GPS is only on cellular iPads (The GPS is literally built into the cellular receiver).
 
2012-09-24 01:22:22 AM  
Once had my cell phone stolen at work - under a bunch of surveillance cameras.

Gave the cops the guys name, address, phone number, birthday, license plate number, and mapquest directions to his house...

Nada...

/csb
 
2012-09-24 01:43:29 AM  

propasaurus: JonZoidberg: Since when do the cops follow up on petty thefts like this one? I've heard of many stories like this where people go to the cops with their iProduct's location only to find out that the cops don't care. Unless it's dead Steve's iProducts, of course.

What else is there to do in Clackamas County?


Crack mostly.
 
2012-09-24 01:58:14 AM  
Thread was going well until dwade knocked one out of the park with his epic trollolololool. Then it got even better.
 
2012-09-24 08:04:33 AM  

Dinjiin: My complaint with most device location programs is that they usually have an icon in your app list. And they're obvious things like "Where's My iPhone/Droid/phone" or "Location Tracker".

Any thief worth their salt will remove such apps or just wipe the device before they bring them home.


I manage about 550 iOS devices for a school district where about half the district would be considered "urban schools". We use an anti theft app called "Prey" which is actually pretty spiffy. Has a stealth mode so when you open it it looks like a video game. Also has front facing camera support so you can snap pictures of the bastard that stole your toy if he's using it. I have only had to crank it up twice so far this school year, thanks to teachers being diligent, and recovered the device both times.

Like most anti-theft devices though it will only keep an honest man honest. If the person is determined to get it, they will.
http://preyproject.com/blog/2011/11/prey-for-iphone-and-ipad-how-it-w o rks
 
2012-09-24 09:30:24 AM  

OriginalGamer: dustman81: KellyX: Dinjiin: OriginalGamer: Neat, but a thief could still wipe the phone and get around that? Even without the tracking app you could still report the device stolen to Apple and they can blacklist it by IMEI/serial.

Yeah, they could wipe the phone.

I'm curious who is responsible for issuing a stolen item blacklist, and how far does it go? It would suck if my AT&T smartphone was stolen, only for somebody to jail break it and remove the carrier lock, then waltz over to T-Mobile. If the carriers share blacklists domestically, then I just sell it to some dude across the border as a Rogers phone.

And blacklists don't mean as much for tablets since people tend to use the WiFi more than the cellular radio. And you can always enable the hotspot mode on your smartphone and share it with your tablet.

If Apple really wanted to, they could flag the serial for anything reported stolen, and when said device popped up trying to connect to the App Store or something, they could trace it.

And it doesn't need to be a 3G version for the GPS to work, the standard Wifi versions have working GPS on it, you can pinpoint your ipad without it.

The wifi only version of the iPad does not have a GPS receiver. It can approximate your position by use of the Wifi networks it detects.

You sir, are correct. There are 3rd party GPS Bluetooth devices one can use but true built in GPS is only on cellular iPads (The GPS is literally built into the cellular receiver).


Stand corrected on the GPS aspect, but if they connect at home via wifi, they'd still send up a flare, no?
 
2012-09-24 09:43:54 AM  
I wonder who can spot the troll in this thread?
 
2012-09-24 11:19:22 AM  

KellyX: OriginalGamer: dustman81: KellyX: Dinjiin: OriginalGamer: Neat, but a thief could still wipe the phone and get around that? Even without the tracking app you could still report the device stolen to Apple and they can blacklist it by IMEI/serial.

Yeah, they could wipe the phone.

I'm curious who is responsible for issuing a stolen item blacklist, and how far does it go? It would suck if my AT&T smartphone was stolen, only for somebody to jail break it and remove the carrier lock, then waltz over to T-Mobile. If the carriers share blacklists domestically, then I just sell it to some dude across the border as a Rogers phone.

And blacklists don't mean as much for tablets since people tend to use the WiFi more than the cellular radio. And you can always enable the hotspot mode on your smartphone and share it with your tablet.

If Apple really wanted to, they could flag the serial for anything reported stolen, and when said device popped up trying to connect to the App Store or something, they could trace it.

And it doesn't need to be a 3G version for the GPS to work, the standard Wifi versions have working GPS on it, you can pinpoint your ipad without it.

The wifi only version of the iPad does not have a GPS receiver. It can approximate your position by use of the Wifi networks it detects.

You sir, are correct. There are 3rd party GPS Bluetooth devices one can use but true built in GPS is only on cellular iPads (The GPS is literally built into the cellular receiver).

Stand corrected on the GPS aspect, but if they connect at home via wifi, they'd still send up a flare, no?


Yes.
 
2012-09-24 11:46:30 AM  

dwade: ideamaster: dwade:

Where did you leave your car? Is it on your driveway? Finders keepers.

Wow, could you be any more of a dumbass? Please reply and let us know, farking minds want to know.

If i leave my keys in the ignition then yes it deserves to be stolen. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.


Dude....maintenance dose
 
2012-09-24 12:18:45 PM  
NicoFinn: Thread was going well until dwade knocked one out of the park with his epic trollolololool. Then it got even better.

I recognized it for what it is and put him on ignore.
 
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