$5 to Find Your iPhone
Panic attacks typically begin suddenly, without warning. They can strike at almost any time — when you're driving the school car pool, at the mall, sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting ― or when you realize you've lost your phone.
TekTrak today launched its iPhone app that allows GPS tracking of an iPhone remotely from any web browser. For $4.99 a year you can lose (and then find) your phone as often as you like.
“Today’s mobile device is more than just a phone – it includes a lot of important information, including contacts, passwords, e-mails, pictures and more. Your iPhone should be a utility, not a liability,” Arik Waldman, TekTrak's CEO said in a statement.
The online connection provides real-time location tracking of your phone’s location via Google Maps plus location history of your phone, i.e. where it was and when. TekTrak runs in the background and activates the phone's GPS only when needed to reduce battery drain. You can ring your phone remotely through the app when you're certain it's nearby or send a text in hopes that a good Samaritan has it in hand.
Otherwise, call AT&T (and soon perhaps Verizon ) to report your iPhone has been lost to avoid unauthorized charges.
Apple's Mobile Me service provides similar functions, but it costs $100 a year. TekTrak has plans to make the app available to "all major smartphone platforms."
TrekTrak is now available in the Apple App Store for $4.99 per year.
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