Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:24 UTC
Google Android gets a 'find my phone' service from Google, for 2.2 and above.

Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or forgot it in a restaurant? Or maybe searching for your phone before you rush out the door is part of your morning routine? Later this month, the new Android Device Manager can help you out. It's one of a few simple features you can use to keep your device - and the data you store inside - safe and secure.

About time.

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Even safer bet...
by cmost on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 14:44 UTC
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Off topic soap box rant. An even safer bet is to simply leave the phone home when you're out socializing with friends, dining or running errands. Too many people have a phone glued to their hand 24/7 and to me that represents a much bigger problem than cell phone theft. While people are out in public or supposedly spending time with friends or family, they're not really where they are because they are engrossed in texting, social media or other time wasting, social skill sapping nonsense. I can't tell you how tragic it is when I see two young people on a date at a restaurant and both of them are silent with their noses stuck to a smart phone screen most of the time.

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