New Service from HTC Allows Remote Phone Wipes
Along with announcing a couple of new phones today, HTC unveiled a new service for their phones that gives users more control even when their phones aren't handy.
Basically, HTCSense.com is a remote interface for HTC smartphones. It can be used to trigger the phone to ring if you can’t remember where you put it; it can even flag the phone's location on an online map if it's lost.
In the case of stolen phones, HTCSense.com can be used to lock the phone or, if dealing with sensitive information, wipe the phone's memory completely. And wiping the phone may not even be a big deal given that HTCSense.com also automatically backs up data from the phone, including contacts, text messages, call history and data files.
All this is available through an Internet connection, after login of course.
There are also additions to assist with managing media. For instance, customizing wallpapers or sounds is easy, but there are also multimedia options for easier uploading and sharing of pictures and video taken on a phone.