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#160035 21-Dec-2014 11:39
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Reading this article in the Herald today. Can anyone work out what exactly happened, technology-wise to give the alert?

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11377473

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  #1201428 21-Dec-2014 11:51
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If they were really clever they could just have visited Android Device Manager to get even an address:





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Wouldnt it be a good idea if either there was a locater that was the default or if every phone sold had instructions how to set up the locater.

I know I know human rights violation yadadyada , or something like that

hmmmm

I actually dont know if i have anything set on my phone? One of the clever ones should create a app or something quick test to see if your phone can be loacated if lost or stolen





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I am not sure if this was new google brand phone bought in her name. It doesnt really say.  I have sold android phones and never had any notification that someone else has now opened an account with that phone.

But as above Android Device manager would have given an address so Police would have had name and address at the start




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  #1201513 21-Dec-2014 14:43
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Ok that was easy
Google locate your Android




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  #1201514 21-Dec-2014 14:44
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gnfb: Ok that was easy
Google locate your Android


Oh Freitsam had beaten me to it even had nics pics!




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  #1201518 21-Dec-2014 15:05
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gnfb: Wouldnt it be a good idea if either there was a locater that was the default or if every phone sold had instructions how to set up the locater.

I know I know human rights violation yadadyada , or something like that

hmmmm

I actually dont know if i have anything set on my phone? One of the clever ones should create a app or something quick test to see if your phone can be loacated if lost or stolen



Android, iOS & Windows Phone all have this built in already FWIW

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  #1201522 21-Dec-2014 15:18
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nathan:
gnfb: Wouldnt it be a good idea if either there was a locater that was the default or if every phone sold had instructions how to set up the locater.

I know I know human rights violation yadadyada , or something like that

hmmmm

I actually dont know if i have anything set on my phone? One of the clever ones should create a app or something quick test to see if your phone can be loacated if lost or stolen



Android, iOS & Windows Phone all have this built in already FWIW


I would not be at all surprised if less than 20% of people knew they had that feature!

Have you ver asked the question or have any idea of the answer mobile phone reps on here?




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