Apple’s “Find my iPhone” and “Find my iPad” features are extremely handy around the house—I’m not ashamed to say I use it regularly to help me figure out where I last set my phone down—but it’s got somewhat more of a mixed record in helping with the recovery of stolen iDevices. Police departments are sometimes unsure of exactly how the technology integrates into their established procedures for dealing with stolen property, and often have to painstakingly re-verify what a “Find my iPhone”-wielding victim tells them about the whereabouts of their devices. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.