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iPhone locating app unveiled

iPhone locating app unveiled

A new Apple application promises to make mislaying an iPhone a lost less painful and could even reunite owners with handsets that have been stolen.

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Users will need to own another Apple device, such as an iPad or an iPod Touch, in order to activate the app's features on their lost or stolen iPhone.

However, once they have the app up and running they will be able to find out where the phone has ended up, thanks to the iPhone's built in GPS receiver.

iPhone owners will also be able to initiate a full lock of the phone, making it inaccessible to a third party, or alternatively delete all of the stored data.

To achieve this, they will be required to sign up to Apple's MobileMe service which will set them back £59 for an annual subscription. If this sounds a little steep, users might want to try out the 60 day free usage period to see if it is a sensible investment.

Replacing a lost or stolen iPhone can be expensive and you will have plenty of personal information stored on it, so the locating and deleting capabilities of the new Find my iPhone app are particularly useful.

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