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Apple Gadgets Have Built-In Antitheft Technology
A typical burglary involves crooks coming into a house, then looking around for valuables that are easily movable. They’ll often grab portable electronics, such as laptops or tablets, because they’re portable and expensive, and they can be easily sold.
That’s the good news. Why? Because these devices are trackable. There are ways to have mobile gadgets report back to you about their locations, and even send you pictures of the crooks as they use your computer. If you catch the guy who stole your trackable gadget, you also may get everything back, as was the case with the Jobs family.
It was Apple's iPad and iTunes Store technology that enabled detectives to find the burglar who stole from Steve Jobs. This capability comes automatically with all mobile Apple products.
If you're an Apple user and would like to see it for yourself, simply go to iCloud.com, log in with your Apple ID and choose "Find My iPhone." Even though the service specifies iPhones, it will actually show you all your mobile devices, including laptops, on a map. By clicking on the "i" on the device, you can remotely lock or even wipe your device. If your devices aren't there, you can add them by following these simple instructions.
To wipe means to permanently erase all the software and files on your system. (Another reason to keep a good backup.) This will keep your personal and business files from getting into the wrong hands.