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It's easy for tech items to go missing. Most are small and pretty simple to drop or leave on a store counter 300 miles from the office. Also, because of the price tag that's attached to most electronics, thieves often seek out a lot of these items. Currently, there's an entire industry based around "Apple Picking." We're not talking about the favorite fall activity, but the act of lifting someone's iPad or iPhone.
These are pricey, sought-after items that predators can sniff out. It's probably not a great idea to leave gadgets in your car, especially out in the open. If there's no alternative, don't leave the window open, the car unlocked, or even have an iPhone sitting out on the seat. Don't give anyone a reason to reach into your car. Now, accidents do happen, but thieves can be caught. There are several devices, services, and apps that help to track down stolen tech items.
Of course, there are no guarantees in life, but sometimes it pays to be proactive. If you're willing to invest hundreds or even thousands of dollars on electronics, you may want a little insurance. Let's take a peek at eight different ways to track lost and stolen tech gear.
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