Smartphones, Tablets, and Cheating Significant Others

Today’s cheating and extramarital affair stars beware! Today’s smartphone / tablet technology can get you caught. The same technology that the unscrupulous uses to aid and abet in nefarious activities can and is being used to unveil those activities.

Consider our guy whom we’ll call Jay. Jay, a 36-year-old IT manager, was at home in Indiana with their 5-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son when he made a jarring discovery.

Jay’s daughter had misplaced her iPad, so Jay used the app Find My iPhone to search for it. The app found the child’s missing tablet without a problem. It also located all the other devices on the family’s plan – including Jay’s wife, Ann’s smartphone.

Ann was supposed to be out of town on business – however the Find My Phone app showed her phone to be five miles down the road at a hotel.

His suspicions raised, Jay, who knew Ann’s passwords, did what any suspicious spouse boyfriend or girlfriend would do. (Don’t say you wouldn’t – you know you would). He read through her e-mails and Facebook messages.  He didn’t find anything incriminating, but neither could he imagine a good reason for Ann to be at that hotel. So Jay started using Find My iPhone for an altogether different purpose: to monitor his wife’s whereabouts.

Anticipation and adrenaline running in high gear, Jay used the app to locate Ann’s phone two nights later when she was working late. The app located the phone in the same five mile radius as before. Jay drove down to the hotel and parked in the parking lot. He called Ann down to the parking lot and demanded to know what she was doing a hotel.

She told him she was posing for some sensuous photos that were going to be a birthday present for him (talk about a lady that thinks fast). She said the photographer was up in the room waiting for her.

A word about being suspicious of a significant other cheating. To avoid facing the truth, most people who initially confront cheating partners with their suspicions oftentimes accept any lie the cheater concocts to explain their out of bounds behavior. People don’t want to believe that their trust and intimate security has been breached. This is especially true among men. We refuse to believe another man has breached that sacred ground that we thought was reserved exclusively for us. Our friend Jay was no different. The logical and secure that are reading this are already way ahead of the question you’re going to read next. What photographer do you know works out of a hotel room?

Standing in the hotel parking lot, Jay didn’t press Ann for proof. After her explanation he got in his vehicle and drove home. After all, he had uncovered an e-mail related to some photos.

Still something wasn’t right. Those that have been in Jay’s position know that knawing at the pit of the stomach feeling all too well.Jay had that feeling.

Decades back, Jay could’ve employed the services of a private investigator,or took to the covert act of following his wife around at night, hiding in shrubbery, sitting outside of her job, so forth and so on. Today none of that is necessary. Find my phone led Jay to research other available apps and technology that would confirm or dispel his suspicions. He decided to go with a text recovery app know as Dr Fone. Dr Fone enabled him to recover texts messages from his wife’s smartphone.

After downloading her texts unto his laptop and reviewing them he couldn’t deny the truth. The thousands of text messages literally detailed an affair his wife was having with a co-worker. Jay said he could watch the affair progress by the text messages alone. Ann was busted by the very device she herself had often used to facilitated her illicit affair.

Jay didn’t really need a third party app to catch Ann. He could have simply stuck with Find My Phone which would have taken him at some point to a hotel or other place where he would have caught his wife in the act.

Jay’s story is not exclusive. Cheating spouses getting nailed by the very technology in their purses and pockets is commonplace in today’s world of GPS and wireless enhanced devices. It makes one wonder how tech savvy perpetrators get busted – they of all people should know they’re leaving open doors and tracks. There are even apps aimed at people who want to scrub their devices of incriminating data.
Apparently some cheaters think they’re above getting caught, think their partner is too dumb to catch them, or they just don’t care. Whatever the case, infidelity is becoming the battlefield for the war of the surveillance and cover-up apps.And in every instance where someone is suspected of of partaking of ill gotten booty, technology could be the key to getting caught or getting away.

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Published by: Geo Gee

I'm a curious one that finds politics, social issues, and diverse progressive solutions interesting. I believe information and education are the most powerful weapons one can arm himself with. Those two dynamics alone open the doors to opportunities. I also subscribe to each one teach one for a better world for all.

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