App leads to stolen iphone

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - By JESSICA MAD­DOCK

A Queen­stown man is hail­ing smart tech­nol­ogy af­ter an iPhone ap­pli­ca­tion and sin­gle-minded de­ter­mi­na­tion led him to his stolen mo­bile. Lawyer Graeme Todd had not given the Find my Friends ap­pli­ca­tion an­other thought, af­ter be­ing shown it by a friend. But it came in handy when his friend was able to track his phone to a Queen­stown house, af­ter he left it in a taxi and it was stolen. Mr Todd said he turned up at the house and when its oc­cu­pants told him they knew noth­ing about his phone, he left his wife’s num­ber in case it should turn up. He then went to the po­lice who told him to bring them his friend’s mo­bile, which gave the lo­ca­tion of his own phone, the fol­low­ing morn­ing. He dropped by the house again to in­form the sus­pects he had no­ti­fied the po­lice and they would be in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fol­low­ing day. His wife later re­ceived a phone call from the res­i­dents of the house to say they had in­deed found Mr Todd’s phone. He said the ap­pli­ca­tion was ‘‘deadly ac­cu­rate’’, lead­ing him di­rectly to the house where his phone was, de­spite it be­ing one of two flats on the prop­erty. He has not laid a for­mal com­plaint with the po­lice.

PHONEHOMEAGAIN: Lawyer Graeme Todd used an iPhone app to track his stolen mo­bile.

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