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POSTED: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 9:35pm

UPDATED: Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 9:15am

In this generation it seems everybody has a cell phone and they always have it on them, well until its lost or stolen.

Fortunately there are new Apps that help you find it.

It seems that a new cell phone comes out every couple months and a new App, every couple days.

Some people hold onto their phones like gold, while others can't seem to keep track of them.

With today's technology there are Apps to help you find your lost or stolen cell phones.

Kyle Bowzer, East Texan, told KETK that he had his phone stolen from a co-worker. He said, "Well we kinda searched around for it for
a little while, and after being unsuccessful for about half a day, we had our IT guy use a little tracker App and give off a sonar beam
and we found it hiding in one of our friend's office there."

Apps such as "Find my iPhone" has multiple features to help find a stolen phone. In addition to the load sonar sound, this App gives you the
option to wipe your phone of any information remotely. It can also show you where your phone is on a map.

Another East Texan, Chris Wood told KETK that he had four phones either lost or stolen in the last six to eight months.

We spoke with AT&T who told KETK that people waste so much money buying new phones before their insurance kicks in because they just can't live without
them.

Wood said, "I actually went back to AT&T where I bought another phone,roughly three hundred to four hundred dollars."

Instead of spending three hundred dollars on a new phone you could spend four dollars on "Gadget Trak."

This App will actually take a picture of the person who is using your phone and email it to you.

Now, if you don't want to use these Apps and you don't want to spend money on buying a new phone, your only other option is to not lose your phone to
begin with.

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Wish they would come up with an App to tell the American people who, when and how much money our government is spending wastefully. I would like for it to alert each and every American on a daily basis.

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