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Apple Tackles Thieves With Remote iOS 7 Kill-Switch

Source: Chris Jager / LifeHacker.com

Apple unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system at WWDC: iOS 7. The major update ushers in a host of new features including a new control center, a completely redesigned user interface, improved multitasking and a male voice for Siri. But one of the neatest new tricks is the ability to lock your device remotely: take that thieves!

If you’ve ever experienced the pain of having your iPhone stolen, one of the coolest additions to iOS 7 is the Activation Lock. As its name implies, this allows you to set your phone so it can’t be activated again without your iTunes password.

New security features in iOS 7 make it harder for anyone who’s not you to use or sell your device. Now turning off Find My iPhone or erasing your device requires your Apple ID and password [and] your Apple ID and password are required before anyone can reactivate it. Which means your iPhone is still your iPhone. No matter where it is.

In other words, you can stop would-be thieves from enjoying your property at the press of a button.

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