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GadgetTrak PhoneBak – Sony Ericsson Edition Beta
Thursday, November 29, 2007


We are pleased to announce that GadgetTrak PhoneBAK for Sony Ericsson is now in final beta. If you are interested in participating in the final beta please contact us, those selected for the beta test will get a free copy of the GadgetTrak PhoneBak – SE Edition.

GadgetTrak Featured In The Straits Times
Wednesday, November 28, 2007


GadgetTrak was featured in Singapore’s The Straits Times today in quite a large spread.

GadgetTrak & BAK2u – MacWorld 2008
Saturday, November 24, 2007


GagetTrak will be at MacWorld this year! We will be joining our partner in crime (prevention) BAK2u.

Will you be attending too? Want to discuss partner opportunities? Shoot us an email and we will be sure to meet up with you. This year’s event looks huge, with the increasing popularity of Apple products, the launch of the iPhone there is sure to be some big announcements and news from this years event.

Not signed up yet? Register here for a $10 exhibit pass and 15% off select conference programs.

Stolen iPhone Commercial
Friday, November 23, 2007


Yes a GadgetTrak iPhone and Touch solution is in the works. I think we found just the right guy to do the commerical for us when it is released:


my stolen ipod touch commercial from matthew k on Vimeo.

How to recover a stolen ipod
Friday, November 23, 2007


With Christmas fast approaching, a lot of people will be getting gadgets for Christmas. Many of these gadgets will be stolen. The recovery rate for GadgetTrak subscribers has been above 90% over the past few months. People ask how did you do it? I will run through two recent iPod recoveries.

Newmarket, Ontario Stolen iPod Recovery

In Nemarket, Ontario an iPod was stolen from one of our subscribers Geoff, who had installed the GadgetTrak USB software on a friends iPod, as he had an extra license. His friends iPod was stolen a few months later.

Geoff logged in and flagged the device as stolen as well as notified us directly. Reviewing the case, the iPod in question was stolen in a high school so we assumed that the thief was a fellow student in the school. After a short amount of time a connection was made with forensic data. With the information provided by the GadgetTrak agent software we were able to work with the school administrators to identify the student who had stolen the iPod, the iPod was recovered from the student and it matched the serial number of the iPod registered with us. The iPod was given back to the owner.

“Great news! We recovered the stolen ipod. The thief was confronted with the evidence, and sure enough, the serial numbers matched. We printed out the GadgetTrak report, and that was just about all the evidence they needed. Just wanted to thank you again for your great service! Apparently the principal, school administrators, advisers, and students are all looking into GadgetTrak after hearing our success story. “- Geoff

Dublin, Ohio Stolen iPod Nano Recovery

Another more recent recovery was in in Dublin, Ohio. A GadgetTrak subscriber Michele, had installed GadgetTrak USB on her step-daughters iPod Nano. On October 18th the iPod was stolen by a fellow student at her high school. The GadgetTrak sticker had been peeled off and the serial number of the iPod was even filed off, however the GadgetTrak USB software gave the thief away.

After talking with the Dublin, Ohio police department we learned that not only was our subscriber’s iPod Nano recovered , but also a large cache of other stolen property. Our subscriber was very pleased with our software and service:

“My stepdaughter got her iPod back today, she said the kid that took it plugged it in and that GadgetTrak saw it and worked with the school. That was AWESOME! You have one very happy teenage girl!” – Michele

ElNorte – Que no se lleven tu laptop
Monday, November 19, 2007


GadgetTrak Verey was featured in today’s edition of El Norte, Northern Mexico’s leading newspaper. They wrote up a special article on laptop theft and mentions GadgetTrak Verey as a the best solution for Mac theft recovery.

¿Sabe dónde esta su Mac?
 
“Sabemos por experiencia propia lo encariñados que están con sus sistemas los propietarios de las Mac. Casi son como miembros de la familia”, dice el sitio del sistema de localización Gadgettrak.

Es por esto que crearon un sistema para la localización de macs “perdidas”, llamado Verey. El sistema aprovecha a la captura de video iSight en estas máquinas para tomar una foto del nuevo e ilegítimo propietario. La fotografía, junto con la dirección IP y varios otros datos pertinentes, le será enviada al propietario original en la primera oportunidad.
Más información en www.gadgettrak.com.

GadgetTrak Available At The Mac Store
Saturday, November 17, 2007


GadgetTrak is now available and in stock at The Mac Store retail outlets. GadgetTrak Verey Mac Anti-Theft software and GadgetTrak USB for iPods and other devices are now available just in time for Christmas. Now when consumers buy a new Mac, or iPod they can buy theft software at the same time to protect their investments.

The Seattle Mac Store
815 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105 USA
Get Map
Phone: 206-522-0220

The Redmond Mac Store
7501 166th Avenue NE
Redmond, WA 98052 USA
Get Map
Phone: 425-885-4783

The Portland Mac Store
700 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232 USA
Get Map
Phone: 503-238-120

The Beaverton Mac Store
3205 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005 USA
Get Map
Phone: 503-620-3550

The Salem Mac Store
442 Lancaster Dr. NE
Salem, OR 97301 USA
Get Map
Phone: 503-375-7700

The Corvallis Mac Store
140C NW 3rd St.
Corvallis, OR 97330 USA
Get Map
Phone: 541-754-0811

The Eugene Mac Store
61 W 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401 USA
Get Map
Phone: 541-343-1434

Tech65 Reviews GadgetTrak In Singapore
Friday, November 16, 2007


Tech65 in Singapore did a great review of GadgetTrak with a quick walk through and even a simulated theft :-)

GadgetTrak is available in Singapore through our partner BAK2u as well as the iShop retail store.

GadgetTrak Featured On KPTV Channel 12 In Portland, Oregon
Wednesday, November 14, 2007


GadgetTrak was featured in response to a story on the rising occurance of GPS theft. Not only is GadgetTrak a great solution to GPS theft, but also iPods, cell phones, laptops and more.

8,500 mobile devices lost in UK airports
Saturday, November 10, 2007


According to a recent study UK business travellers lose up to 8,500 mobile devices at UK airports every year. The worst airports for mobile device lose were London airports where more than 400 laptops and 2,500 other mobile devices (mobile phones, iPods etc) are lost annually.

The laptops, mobile phones, mobile phones and USB sticks contain potentially sensitive information and pose security risks for businesses. This also makes airports a haven for thieves. In addition for the need to encrypt sensitive data it is important to have a means to recover the devices when they are stolen.

GadgetTrak Verey is the best anti-theft solution available for Mac computers. It is the only theft recovery solution that captures video of thieves, gathers network data and is compatible with Leopard.

GadgetTrak PhoneBak is the only theft recovery solution available for mobile phones that works with Windows Mobile, Symbian and soon to be announced Blackberrry and Sony Ericsson phones.

GadgetTrak USB is the only patent-pending solution for recovering removable media devices such as USB flash drives, external hard drives, digital camers, iPods and other USB storage devices.

Since not everyone is a thief, all GadgetTrak subscriptions come with our lost and found system. A GadgetTrak label that can be put on your devices. The label has a customized code with a URL for the finder to visit. When the code is put into the system it checks to see if the device belongs to a subscriber and if so presents the finder with a form to contact the owner. This system protects our subscribers identity while still allowing the finder to get in contact with the owner.

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