Imagine you have recently lost your iPad. There isn’t a whole lot you can do to recover it (if you don’t have the “Find my iPhone” app installed on your iPad). Now, imagine that, a few days later, the ghost of your iPad is appearing to you in the form of new pictures sent to your photo stream of smiling strangers, mugging for the camera. This is exactly what happened to a Cloves, California woman last month.
According to the L.A. Times, the victim “lost” her iPad at the local Costco on February 18. Assuming this was the end of her tablet relationship, she went on with her life, trying not to think of her tragic loss (I’m interpreting here). Only a week later, the woman was scrolling through pictures on her iPhone when she saw 17 snapshots of a lovely-looking family that she didn’t know.
Apple lets users store photos in iCloud, where they are immediately sent to all other devices that are connected to the same account. Whenever I go on a road trip, I send pictures back to my family at home by taking pictures on my iPad that immediately appear on my Apple TV’s screen saver. It is very easy to set up.