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Free apps to track phones/thieves

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(WMC-TV) - Smart phones are worth a lot of money and having one could make you a target.

Downloading one or more of the following free apps could help you find your phone if it is ever lost, and could even help you identify a suspect if your phone has been stolen.

Where's my Droid:
(FREE -- Designed for Android devices)

This app makes it easy to find your missing Droid. This app can turn the ringer volume up and make your phone ring. The app can also get the GPS coordinates with a link to Google maps if you're not near enough to your phone to hear the ringer. You can also track your phone from anywhere with a text messaged attention word.

Learn more here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alienmanfc6.wheresmyandroid&hl=en

Find my iPhone:
(FREE -- Designed for Apple devices)

This app will let you use another device or your computer to track your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. It will use GPS to track your phone, play a sound, display a message, or remotely lock your device and/or erase your data in case it is in the possession of a stranger.

Learn more here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-my-iphone/id376101648?mt=8 

Lookout:
(FREE -- Designed for Android and iOS)

If your phone goes missing, this app gives you a chance to retrace your steps. It can also take a photo of the person who has your phone if they make an attempt at your passcode. The photo and location of the suspect will be e-mailed to you after the passcode is entered incorrectly three times.

Learn more here: https://www.lookout.com/

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