Tag: ActivationLock

iOS 7: Activation Lock secures your device in case of theft (Updated)

Find My iPhone in iOS 6 was great for locating your lost or stolen phone and for locking down your data, but it had a major flaw. A tech-savvy thief could restore the phone, remove the SIM card and walk away scot-free with your phone. Thanks to an enhancement to Find My iPhone called Activation Lo...

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Daily Update for September 19, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

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Apple's Activation Lock draws praise from US prosecutors and NYPD (Updated)

While some frustrated potential iOS 7 upgraders are cursing Apple this fine September day, prosecutors in San Francisco and New York are giving iOS 7 rave reviews thanks to the inclusion of Activation Lock in Apple's new mobile operating system. San Francisco DA George Gascón and New York ...

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SF's district attorney: iOS 7's Activation Lock offers 'clear improvements' in anti-theft tech

Smartphone thefts have been on the rise over the last several years, particularly in big cities such as New York, London and San Francisco. Last week, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón and New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that they were going to test new ...

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State, federal governments testing Apple's anti-theft tech

With smartphone thefts ever on the rise, Apple introduced a new feature in iOS 7 called "Activation Lock" which prevents thieves from turning off the "Find my iPhone" feature without first entering a user's iCloud credentials. As an added security layer, iOS 7 also prevents thieves from wiping a d...

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Lawmakers are cautiously optimistic about iOS 7's 'Activation Lock' feature

In response to an increase in iPhone thefts nationwide, and particularly in large US cities, a number of lawmakers have proposed that smartphone manufacturers include a "kill switch" on mobile phones so that stolen devices can be de-activated from afar. On Monday, Apple unveiled a new iOS 7 featu...

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