Smartphones are devices that rule our lives. They now cost more than a mortgage payment to purchase. They hold everything important to us. They’ve become so fundamental to everything we do. When we lose one, it can feel like we’ve lost an appendage. This summer, I left my phone behind at a park and it […]
When I joined the writing team at MovieViral in late 2013, I had aspirations of writing about the other topic I enjoy: movies. My interest was twofold; Get some experience writing for a larger site, and eventually work toward earning money for that work. For a time, the writing was difficult to keep up with, but I persevered. Eventually, the site would sell to a new and, British, group. In return for supporting them, they would steal from me. Let me explain.
Today, I learned that the same database has progressed far enough that the general public can run lookups using IMEI numbers. While the database is still a waste of money, being able to find out more on a blacklisted device is, at least, a good thing.
Yes, stupid. It’s not news that global theft of smartphones and other high-end electronic devices is a growing problem. These devices are becoming smaller, more powerful, and more expensive. As targets for theft go, you’re probably at the top of the list if there’s an iPhone 5 in your pocket. This is a serious problem on so many levels […]