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Apps help Bristol police recover stolen mobile devices

Rating: Three apps – Locatemyphone, Findmyiphone and Prey seem particularly effective
It seems that the Avon and Somerset police in the Bristol area are enjoying considerable success re-uniting smartphone and laptop owners with their stolen property. A report on the Avon and Somerset Constabulary blog here shows that three apps in particular have enabled them to [...]

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Don’t lose your mobile phone in unsocialable hours

Rating: Epsom woman has nightmare experience with Carphone

A young woman was reduced to tears by staff at the Epsom branch of the Carphone Warehouse when her handset was stolen in a nightclub. The staff at Epsom Carphone Warehouse demanded to know why she hadn’t visited Epsom police station within 48 hours of losing her mobile phone in the early hours of Saturday morning? The best bit is when GoMo News sent a request for comment to the Carphone Warehouse late on Friday, they took until the following Wednesday. Which is exactly how long it took to get a report from the police about the stolen handset. Continue reading

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