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Find my phone apps
#1
Just wondering about stolen phones and the apps which claim to pinpoint where they are on a map.

Are these apps any use to gardai if a phone is reported stolen and can they information they provide be used to track down the phone?
Happened a friend of mine who reported the theft to a garda station but the garda on duty said they couldnt use that information. The app had pinpointed an address afaik. Not familiar with these apps myself, but id imagine its shaky legal ground?
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#2
App is good if you use it to follow the phone and then when your close to it set off the alarm on the phone, you'll find a lad with a stolen phone ringing on him.

As for getting a warrant for a house, I wouldn't risk it as it's not that accurate
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#3
How much do these apps cost?

Also can they be disabled easy by the thief?
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#4
I have seen them used effectively a few times but the info has to be live, not where the phone was an hour ago, etc and it may or may not be enough for a warrant depending.

Also, I wont use my personal phone for work
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#5
Had it one day and drove around with the I/p and the app said it was in this specific house. Turns out it was the house behind it. So I don't trust it.
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#6
How did you find that out Silop? Did you get the phone afterwards?
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#7
Yeah it turned out that the kids in the house had been playing with kids in that house and they had "found" it.
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#8
Got an iPhone back for a lady last week.. Address was coming up on the app at number 21 but the lad at 19 just lit up pulse.. Knocked on door chancing my arm an told pal to gimme back the phone or I'll be back wit a warrant.. He pulled it straight outta his pocket
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#9
Fair play, good result!
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#10
It is a great technology but we don't have the facility to use it unless you are going to use your own phone to do it. The google option might be useable as at least we should be able to use PULSE machines to log in.
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#11
You can access google through pulse?
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#12
no no you cant.
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#13
I thought you fancy southsiders were getting more than me for a second
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#14
Lord knows i've asked for it.
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#15
I was issued with a map a few weeks ago... Maybe that's the way forward!!
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#16
(10-03-2014, 10:08 PM)Administrator Wrote: You can access google through pulse?


Once you have internet access you can access Gmail. I'm guessing that you should be able to access the control panel too. I also applied for the expanded internet access and got it. I'll try tomorrow and let you know.

And don't forget you can do your ITSU applications on the portal now rather than paper at local level.
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#17
Yep you can access Google through the portal just type it into the address bar
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#18
If you have the required access you can, the majority dont.
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#19
eh lads I think you have additional access then already, us regular grunts cant access gmail or google
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#20
you can get it if you ask admin, its actually quite handy to have
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