If You Love Your iPhone Then You Really Should Watch The News – You Might Be Targeted

Every year, no matter if it is Apple or one of the many other tech companies that are out there, new devices come out to impress the masses. That is the way that these tech companies are able to make record profits every year. They release a product and soon the public is there to eat it up. After they have bought and used the product for awhile they then wait for the new and improved version of the item. And this same cycle keeps on going year after year. It keeps going until the product is not as popular as it once was or something on the market comes out to replace it. It can be a better device or a totally different type of product all together.

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But when you have a product that is very popular you have to worry about other people wanting one as well. And when it comes to very expensive products not everyone can afford them. And it is not only electronic devices where we see this phenomenon. We also see it when it comes to expensive sneakers and other items as well. So some people, and we mean a small minority of people, do something very drastic and they try to rob another person for their device. And that is what is going on with people who use one of the many popular Apple devices right now. When it comes to the IPhone and the IPad there are a record number of thefts going on. This is especially true when you are talking about cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. When it comes to mobile phones and computers Apple has the hottest products right now and people want to get one very badly. And that means that they will sometimes do whatever they have to to get one.

That is why you must remember to protect yourself when you take your device out to use in public. There are people out there who are watching your every move and they are waiting for you to either look the other way or to be alone in a secluded area before they get the chance to make their move. When you are walking down the street with your device you still want to pay attention to what is going on around you. There are people who will read books on their Kindle or IPad while they are walking down the street oblivious to the danger. They will only look up when they hear the sounds of an upcoming street corner. That is a great way to attract the interest of thieves who would want to take your device. And if you are riding public transportation such as the subway or the bus the same rules apply. Make sure you are paying attention because all it takes is one second for the thief to grab the device and run off the train. Just because you are sitting down does not mean that you can ignore your surroundings. You are among a bunch of strangers and you never know what the intentions of these people are.

Also remember to prepare yourself just in case your device is stolen. There are a number of apps out there that will allow you to find your device just in case it is stolen. Install one of these apps as soon as you purchase your device. That way if the worst does happen you will be ready for it. You may not get your device back but at least you will be able to catch the person who stole it.

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About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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