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Thread: "Find My iPhone" - We're Watching. And Can Delete.

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    Default "Find My iPhone" - We're Watching. And Can Delete.

    photo courtesy: engadget

    Here's a cute little newly announced feature of 3.0 - Find My iPhone. Users who have the 3.0 firmware and MobileMe will be able to log in to MobileMe, see a map with their iPhone's physical location, and send a message to the iPhone instructing whoever has it to call a number.

    And you can use a Remote Wipe feature to erase all data on your iPhone, and restore it to factory settings. Here's hoping Apple never decides to take over the world....

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    Im getting that fasho!
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    Now that is very cool. Can't wait.

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    Can someone tell me the benifit of that please....I aint knocking it but I just see me getting my phone nicked and logging into the app...getting a call telling me to "go ahead and wipe it cos I was going to anyway soon as I got it home...oh and thanks for the phone errrr is this a freephone number ?"

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    So they have taken what localis have been doing for a year or so then.

    I thought they said background apps take power....this is a background app! Oh silly me of course they just mean they don't want to let the user decide what they run in the background

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    How do you install?... Somethings better than nothing i guess.lol

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    ^Install? Its a 3.0 feature.

    Now if you could remote detonate your iphone in case it was stolen.....that would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjr View Post
    ^Install? Its a 3.0 feature.

    Now if you could remote detonate your iphone in case it was stolen.....that would be great
    +1

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    sell ur phone on craigslist and erase it everyday
    DFU Restore Mode:

    1. Power phone OFF. 2. Hold power + home for 10 seconds. 3. Let go of power and continue to hold home until iTunes finds the phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddevilseye View Post
    sell ur phone on craigslist and erase it everyday
    I'm pretty sure that wiping the phone would also then wipe out your ability to control any aspect of it.

    I mean, as soon as you wipe the phone, you're account is no longer saved on the phone, and therefore you have no power to wipe anything anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_Quads View Post
    So they have taken what localis have been doing for a year or so then.
    Apple have learned a lot from the jailbreaking community, the app store idea was the biggest rip off, and now they just mimic all the best jailbreak apps in a watered down but authorized way
    Eric's iPhone 4 4.01 offically unlocked

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    Wouldn't this be better if you could shutdown/lock the phone remotely once you get it's location? WIping it just makes it shiny new for whoever has/finds it.

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    I have a bigger fear of dropping my phone instead of losing it or having it stolen .

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    Is that y ur called fallguy, cos u drop everything?

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    I hope this system never gets hacked.

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    been able to wipe blackberry smartphones for years... it's actually a great feature when you r device contains sensitive material. glad to see that apple has improved on the system by allowing you to track your phone... i don't think people really appreciate the time and talent put into something like this.

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    appreciate what, the time it took to copy ilocalis. They love to steal from the jailbreakers.

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    well i agree that it's not an original idea... but glad it's been added to native functionality.

    i feel sorry for the developers of ilocalis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post

    photo courtesy: engadget

    Here's a cute little newly announced feature of 3.0 - Find My iPhone. Users who have the 3.0 firmware and MobileMe will be able to log in to MobileMe, see a map with their iPhone's physical location, and send a message to the iPhone instructing whoever has it to call a number.

    And you can use a Remote Wipe feature to erase all data on your iPhone, and restore it to factory settings. Here's hoping Apple never decides to take over the world....

    via Engadget
    its already up on me.com. just activate it in settings> mail> your me account> turn on find my iphone.

    well thats if you have 3.0. And well i tried Find my iphone out and works like a charm!!

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