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The New York Daily News reports on “an internal NYPD directive” from February 6 that showed cops how they can use Siri to return lost iPhones to their original owners though the phone is locked. Apparently, the directive even outlined the steps (press the home button) and included what questions to ask. Now that every […]

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The NYPD is cracking down on people they believe are reselling Apple’s newest gadgets. After several days of waiting in line for the iPhone 6 release, a Chinese woman was apprehended by the cops near the Fifth Avenue Apple store. She tells the Daily News that the officers fabricated the story. Hui Lin, a 51-year-old […]

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According to a report released by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, there has been a marked decrease in the amount of iPhones stolen in the city since Apple incorporated a “kill switch.” This makes it harder for criminals to turn off the “Find my iPhone” feature or erase data. And it’s working: In New […]

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ANIMAL presents Stupid Calculations, a new series where practical statistics get rendered into utterly useless ones. Look forward to such topics as orange peels, whales, high-priced escorts, elevators, swimming pools, and tears of joy. Who among you haven’t wondered how many dried tears it would take to fill a salt shaker or how long it […]

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The nicer your phone is, the more likely you are to drop and damage it. It’s pretty much a fact by this point. If you’re an iPhone fan, though, you might have less problems with cracked screens in your future. Apple has filed a patent for a “Protective Mechanism for an Electronic Device” that, should […]

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Does the New York Times have a rich people problems beat reporter? That job has to be so luxurious. Anyway, the latest article about a problem that really isn’t a problem in context: taking pictures of your food at restaurants is getting tacky. The whole thing’s worth reading, but here’s the most noteworthy part of […]

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“The smartphone is the 21st-century pet, and we are just making that crystal clear with Hatch,” says the creator of your new favorite app, of the way we shower attention on our iPhones. “A great pet relationship is already there, and we’d like to bring that out.” And how do they play on doing that? […]

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Nick Siae in a Los Angeles-based rock musician who lost his iPhone in the back of a cab on a recent trip to New York City–unfortunate, to be sure, but a situation many people are all too familiar with. Most of us would probably work for a while to get the phone back, then chalk […]

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A Brooklyn college student says he was the victim of an NYPD sting operation when he was duped him into buying a new iPhone for $20 and then arrested. According to Rob Tester, 19, the man selling the device said he needed the cash for Christmas and never mentioned it was stolen. After he handed […]

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According to a “shocking” new NYPD study, the iPhone is the most stolen device by NYC transit-riding thieves and the Daily News reports that it accounts for “over 70% of all stolen cell phones on subway and buses.” […]

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