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App Leads Woman to Grisly Discovery: Her Husband's Body

He had been crushed when his car fell off the highway

(Newser) - A California woman's phone led her to her missing husband's body before the authorities could find him. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the unnamed woman reported her husband, 49-year-old Jayesh Patel, missing when he didn't come home Friday. Using a find-my-phone app, Patel's wife traced him... More »

Abducted Teen Found Thanks to 'Find My iPhone'

Mom was able to track her location

(Newser) - When an 18-year-old Pennsylvania woman went missing in East Stroudsburg on Tuesday, her mother used technology to help police rescue the teen. The unnamed woman texted her mother for help and told her she'd been abducted by her ex-boyfriend, NBC News reports. "The mother was able to track... More »

Lost-Phone Apps Weirdly Keep Pointing to One House

The Atlanta couple who lives there is very confused

(Newser) - People keep showing up at Christina Lee and Michael Saba's Atlanta-area home at all hours of the day and night looking for their stolen phones—or even missing people, Fusion reports. "Three young men came by, really frantic," Lee recounts one occasion to the BBC . "They... More »

Friends Track iPhone to Find Missing College Student

Jimmy Hubert was found severely injured next to some train tracks after two days

(Newser) - A couple of tenacious women armed with the Find My iPhone app tracked down their severely injured friend Sunday, two days after he disappeared following a sorority party at Georgia Tech, WSB Atlanta reports. According to ABC News , it was extremely fortunate 24-year-old Jimmy Hubert accidentally left the party with... More »

Weak iPad Password May Have Saved Woman's Life

'Tech geek' cop guessed it, allowing him to track Melissa Vasquez's iPhone

(Newser) - A California woman can credit her iPhone and a police force's "tech geek" with saving her life after a car crash left her stuck hundreds of feet down a ravine. Though OnStar alerted police that Melissa Vasquez's car was involved in a rollover accident Monday afternoon, the... More »

Mags Blast iPad's No-Nipples Policy

'Today the nipple, tomorrow editorial content'

(Newser) - Magazine publishers are complaining that they may as well be working in Iran under Apple demands that content be cleaned up and nipples vanish before editions will be allowed on iPad apps, reports ShinyShiny . It's ironic because the iPad is being touted as the future savior of magazines. But Steve... More »

iPhone Feature Catches Thieves

Stolen phone recovered thanks to new software

(Newser) - Apple addicts were excited by the new Find My iPhone feature, and that excitement paid off for one Colorado teen, who used it help catch a thief, Mashable reports. Dustin Simantob, 15, pinpointed his phone, stolen after his father’s car was broken into during a camping trip; police recovered... More »

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