Although we never like to see anyone's Apple gear get stolen, sometimes it can have a different kind of happy ending -- such as a laptop that secretly starts sending images from its new home for the entertainment of others.
Well, that's embarrassing! As part of a sting operation conducted by ABC News, an iPad left behind at a security checkpoint in Orlando was tracked 30 miles to the home of the TSA officer who last handled it.
If something feels off today, blame it on the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday. (If you live outside of the U.S., feel free to insert an excuse of your own.) Should you be unable to get much accomplished in a post-firework haze this fine Friday, take heart: The weekend is here, which gives most of us two more days of goofing off before we face a full five-day work week on Monday. So let's wrap up this Independence Day week with a few tech stories for Friday, July 6, 2012!
Despite the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, it sure feels like a long week already here at MacLife.com. But fear not, because “hump day” has arrived, and with it a heaping helping of tech news you’re sure to want to peruse. So without further ado, let’s follow up on that iPad prototype sold on eBay, a couple of new app updates and more for this Wednesday, April 30, 2012.
Sally Hootnick collected her family and luggage from the airplane at JFK International Airport, but forgot her iPad. She believes she left it on her seat after grabbing her stuff from the overhead. Ouch! After leaving two messages with American Airline's lost and found department, Hootnick did what the rest of us would probably do: she began to stalk her stolen iPad.
Who needs the rumored “Find My Mac” feature in the upcoming Mac OS X Lion? In the case of a stolen MacBook, all that was required to catch the thief who nabbed it was the built-in iSight camera and a blog outlining what the suspect was up to.