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Half of all phones stolen in London are iPhones

The iPhone is one of the most coveted phones in the UK. The sleek and stylish sensibilities of Apple's flagship product have attracted consumers in their millions. Nonetheless, the popularity of the handset also has some downsides. Government research based on London Metropolitan Police datasets from August 2012 to January 2014 found that over half of

By | September 17th, 2014|Categories: iPhone, Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Half of all phones stolen in London are iPhones

‘Honour among thieves’ finds burglars reluctant to steal from neighbours

How can you avoid burglars? You might think living in a quiet, affluent area far away from criminals might make you less susceptible to burglary, but research by Confused.com has found this is not necessarily the case. In fact, a poll of ex-offenders by the company found that burglars have a 'code of conduct' that

By | August 22nd, 2014|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , |Comments Off on ‘Honour among thieves’ finds burglars reluctant to steal from neighbours

Holidaymakers ‘regularly telling strangers their home is unoccupied’

Although a huge number of people know that if they want to avoid having their gadgets stolen while they're on holiday they should not post social media updates about their vacation plans, Brits cannot resist the temptation to tell their friends about their trips abroad. Research from the Co-Operative Insurance found that 75.5% of UK

By | July 30th, 2014|Categories: Technology research|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Holidaymakers ‘regularly telling strangers their home is unoccupied’

What to do if your phone is stolen

In the UK around £1.5 billion worth of gadgets are lost or stolen each year, according to recent research by O2, with mobile phone thefts in particular being blamed for an 8 percent rise in personal thefts covering England and Wales.  Losing your mobile phone can be a distressing, painful and costly experience - those without insurance find

By | April 14th, 2014|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What to do if your phone is stolen

If you think your phone might be lost or stolen, make a report

Pickpockets and other thieves will be working overtime over the Christmas and New Year period, and this will see countless people throughout the country confused as to where their mobile phone is. Many will wait for their phone to turn up, hoping that it will be soon found in a lost property bin, behind the

By | December 27th, 2013|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , |Comments Off on If you think your phone might be lost or stolen, make a report

Most homebuyers ‘do not change their locks’

A burglary is invariably a stressful and expensive experience, and can make people feel insecure in their own home years down the line. Homeowners should take a few simple proactive steps to reduce their likelihood of being burgled and losing their smartphones, laptops and other important gadgets. Research by Ocean Finance has shown that more

By | December 6th, 2013|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Most homebuyers ‘do not change their locks’

Bedford teen loses headphones in robbery

Two people have been charged in connection with a robbery in Bedford. On November 14th at around 10:30pm, a 19-year-old man was robbed of his tobacco and headphones as he walked along Alexandra Road. Although arrests have been made in this incident, Detective Constable Surinder Ram wishes to trace other people who may have witnessed

By | December 4th, 2013|Categories: Gadget|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bedford teen loses headphones in robbery

Pershore College student assaulted and has laptop stolen

Laptops are incredibly important for university students, and the theft of one can have devastating consequences. Weeks' worth of complicated work and thousands of priceless files are stored on students' laptops, and losing this data can have serious implications. West Mercia Police are appealing for information after a Pershore College student had his laptop stolen

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: Laptop|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pershore College student assaulted and has laptop stolen

Man fights thief and retrieves stolen iPhone in viral video

A San Diego construction worker used the Find My iPhone app to relocate his stolen iPhone, and the subsequent violent struggle with the thief, filmed by his friend, later went viral on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uK7EG23G0w Kenneth Schmidgall, 26, was at a reggae concert on December 28th when his phone was stolen. With the help of friend

By | November 25th, 2013|Categories: iPhone|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Man fights thief and retrieves stolen iPhone in viral video

Mobile phone thefts mar Northampton Madness concert

When going to a concert, you will naturally want to bring your mobile phone out with you, allowing you to find friends after the event, take photographs or record videos of the band, and arrange transport to get back home. However, mobile phones are frequently stolen at concerts, and the best way you can protect

By | October 25th, 2013|Categories: Mobile phone|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Mobile phone thefts mar Northampton Madness concert