Former Apple engineer wants credit for contributions to Find My iPhone, Passbook tech

Former Apple engineer wants credit for contributions to Find My iPhone, Passbook tech

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, Darren Eastman, a former Apple engineer, is suing the tech giant for failing to include his name as an inventor of five patent applications filed by the company, including the ideas behind the "Find My iPhone" and Apple's Passbook technology. 

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The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and what to do if they’re lost, stolen or broken

The Travel Series: Keeping your devices safe and what to do if they’re lost, stolen or broken

In my last travel post, I talked about digital security of your devices on unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Today I’m looking at physical security of your Mac or iOS device; how to keep them from being stolen or lost, what to do if they are, and how to handle devices that are broken while traveling.

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Find My iPhone does much more than its name implies

Find My iPhone does much more than its name implies

Find My iPhone is a default app included with iOS and it can be used for much more than simply finding a lost iPhone.

The app is at the core of Apple’s phone security if you lose your iPhone or it is stolen. You can log onto Find My iPhone from another iOS device signed into your Apple ID or with a web browser at http://www.icloud.com. After launching the app or clicking on Find My iPhone on the iCloud website, you’ll be asked to log in with your Apple ID. If you have two-step authentication enabled for your Apple ID you will be asked to enter the secondary passcode.

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