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GadgetTrak Featured In Seattle Times
Saturday, March 28, 2009

GadgetTrak was featured in the Seattle Times this morning in a piece titled “Software can help retrieve your stolen laptop” in response to a series of brash and bold laptop thefts in the Seattle area. Glenn Fleishman did a great job covering the key differences between GadgetTrak’s theft recovery solutions and competitors products, as GadgetTrak is the only privacy-safe theft recovery product.

One company, GadgetTrak, prefers to have the software send that information directly to accounts you control, avoiding the possibility of remote monitoring without your knowledge. The company assists customers in working with the police.

Glenn also put MacTrak to the test, another key differentiator, with MacTrak you can go ahead and test the product without having to contact a monitoring center, submit a police report or other arduous tasks. By being able to test the software, it helps piece of mind knowing that it will work when you need it.

It’s certainly traumatic to lose your computer: It’s not just the money or the lost time and effort; it’s as if a piece of your life was ripped from your body. Installing this kind of software can help ease the trauma as you go through recovery.

Laptop Theft Camp – Saturday March 28 @ MacForce Portland, Oregon
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

With the down economy have you wanted a new MacBook, but just can’t afford one? Have you ever wondered the best techniques to steal a laptop? How about how to get around those pesky password prompts? Join us at MacForce this Saturday to learn not only how to steal a brand new Mac, but also circumvent passwords and more.

GadgetTrak founder Ken Westin will be discussing laptop theft and prevention as well as other endpoint security best practices at MacForce this Saturday.   Ken will show you how easy it is to circumvent password protected login screens and popular techniques used to steal laptops and how to thwart them. He will discuss how to not be a victim of theft, as well as measures you can take in case your laptop is stolen, even ways you can teach your Mac how to defend itself and the data the resides on it. A special deal will also be provided to the attendees on MacTrak, GadgetTrak’s advanced theft recovery software for OS X, which can tell you who stole your Mac, where they are and even what they’re wearing.


MacForce: 100 SE Salmon St. Portland, Or 97214


Saturday March 28 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm

GadgetTrak A Finalist For The Oregon Technology Awards
Friday, March 20, 2009

We are honored to be a finalist for this year’s Oregon Technology Awards. The premier event celebrates excellence and achievement in the Oregon’s technology industry and honors one outstanding Technology Executive of the Year. In addition, five individual industry segment and product awards will be presented during the evening, recognizing recipients for their accomplishments, leadership and commitment to the community and industry. GadgetTrak has been nominated for “Cool Product of the Year.

Yahoo Tech Guide – How you can recover your laptop if it’s ever stolen with GadgetTrak
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yahoo Tech wrote a great guide titled  “How you can recover your laptop if it’s ever stolen” featuring GadgetTrak.

The company also offers MacTrak for Mac laptop owners, which is a little different than the one I mentioned earlier for Windows PCs. MacTrak makes use of whatever Wi-Fi networks are within the laptop’s range in order to locate it within 10-20 metres. The website even gives you the chance to type in an address to see if it’s covered by the software. Generally speaking, it covers major urban centres in North America, Europe and Asia.

But a really cool thing it does is utilize the Mac’s built-in iSight Webcam to snap images of whomever is using your stolen computer. The images are automatically uploaded to your Flickr account every 30 minutes, along with the location and data. If you don’t have a Flickr account, then fear not because it also sends the images and info to your email address as well.

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