Three ways to track your lost smartphone

You’ve lost your most prized possession: your mobile device. Don’t write it off just yet. We explain what to do when your cellphone goes missing.

1. Track it down digitally
Install iHound on your iPhone so you can keep tabs on it if it’s lost. When activated, the application uses the GPS and Wi-Fi built into the device to zero in on its location and sound an alarm. If you’re a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device user, try GadgetTrak: It can locate your phone with GPS or data collected from cell towers. And if you’re nervous about a sticky-fingered filcher accessing your files, you can also use it to wipe data off your smart phone remotely.

2. Stick an ID tag on it
Don’t doubt the morality of your fellow citizens: An ID tag with alternative contact information could be your best hope for recovery – especially once the battery dies. If you’d rather not advertise your personal details, buy a TrackitBack tag ($20 each). The sticker displays an ID code that the finder can report through a toll-free number or website. Jason Wagner, founder of the Winnipeg-based company, says the recovery rate for lost phones outfitted with TrackitBack IDs is 85 per cent.
One TrackitBack client lost his BlackBerry at the Sydney international airport, Mr. Wagner says. On his journey back to Halifax, he called the airport at each stop to see if it had been recovered. Meanwhile, someone had found the phone and reported it to TrackitBack’s office, which had couriered it to his home in Halifax. The man and his phone were reunited in just a day and a half.

3. Report it to your service provider
Most service providers, including Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless, recommend you call them if you lose your phone so they can block further use. You may not get your phone back (smart thieves will simply unlock the device before selling it), but this will at least prevent them from running up charges on your account.

*And don’t do this

Get out of a taxi without making sure you have your phone. It’s one of the top spots missing mobiles are found.
By the numbers
40: Percentage of U.S. and British mobile users surveyed who say they'd rather lose their wallets than their mobile devices
Source: Research firm Coleman Parkes

"Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with heart rate monitor"

"Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with heart rate monitor"

Obesity is destroying lives every day.
There are over 67% of adults in the USA, over the age of 20, that are overweight or obese.
The worst thing about being overweight or obesity is the struggle to start eating and exercising again.
But it doesn’t have to be hard, have a simple solution, for anyone who wants to take those first steps into changing their lives.
The Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor, is a magical device. This watch like product, has a world of abilities on it, and is very simple and easy to use.
It is highly sensitive, and provides exceptional signal reception as a GPS receiver. It also provides precise speed, distance and pace data, as you step, walk or run to the new you.
Basically this device, will allow you to, not only track most details of your journey, but also offers you GPS tracking, so you can view exactly where you are on a map, and zoom in or out to view.
With this you can also recall your journey, and record it so you can follow the same path at a later date.
The waterproof design, can track the GPS satellites within 3 minutes, so you will not have to worry about time and fuss. It also is sensitive, so you can run under trees and even ride your bike and the GPS will continue to track you.
The device comes with a cradle, which makes charging and data connectivity easy to do.
It also includes Training Center Software, which gives you the ability to download data for a detailed analysis of your work out.
You can use the watch for not just running, but as mentioned cycling, cross country skiing and windsurfing.
And with the ability to track your heart rate, all while doing these activities, it will allow you to see how hard your working, or where you need to step it up a notch.
One of the best options is the Workout Menu, that offers three different workouts for you to consider, such as Quick Workout, Interval and Advanced Workout, so you can be guided through the process rather than have to wonder what to do. are offering the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Monitor, at amazing prices, they also have an array of other weight loss, fitness and work out gear.
When you visit the site you may be astounded at the choice and product lines, but also the incredibly low prices.
So if you have been wondering how and what you can do to initiate your change, to a healthy life, then this is the answer for you.
So why not jump over to, right now and check the great prices, and pick yourself up the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS Receiver with Heart Rate Monitor, and get a start on your new life today, now!


Sagema and Puma to Introduce the Puma Phone

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Sagem a well-known phone maker in France together with a popular sports brand known as Puma have rolled out the latest Puma phone at the Mobile World Congress 2010. The device comes with a 2.8-inch QVGA TFT display, apart from this, it boasts of a solar panel due to which a user is able to charge the handset by means of sun rays

The screen offers the resolution of 240×320 pixels. It is based on Puma’s OS. Moreover, you are able to find sports equipment support for such features as Pedometer, Analogue Stopwatch, Yachting Compass. There is also GPS that runs tracker and GPS bike Speedo.
It is a 3G ready handset that is equipped with a built-in 2 megapixel LED Flash camera, furthermore, there is a secondary camera found in the front panel and used for video chat. The handset features ‘Open Internet browser’, FM Radio, Bluetooth, as well as motion sensor that comes with auto display rotation. One can also observe several playful applications such as Icon Messaging, Scratching Turnable, Sarcastic Calculator, Easy Peasy video calls and Tell.
The phone packs Li-Ion 880 mAh battery that provides 4 hours of talk time on 3G as well as 5 hours on 2G mode. There is a microSD memory card that is bundles together with other standard things in an eco-friendly box.

Wis. man finds stolen iPhone through GPS

 Wis. man finds stolen iPhone through GPS

OAK CREEK, Wis. — A man whose iPhone was stolen from his car used GPS to track it down. Tiernan Paine left a $400 phone in his unlocked car while at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Oak Creek on Thursday night. The 28-year-old subscribes to MobileMe, a service that synchronizes data between his phone and home computer. It also includes a global positioning system.
Paine told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he pinpointed his phone's location and saw a picture of the suspect's home.
Paine took the material to Oak Creek police. The next day, he and another church member who also had a phone stolen that night had their phones back.
Police Chief Tom Bauer said the suspect confessed to about six thefts from parked cars.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

Is your Palm Pre Plus giving you wacky GPS performance?

The Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre Plus was recently released as Verizon (NYSE: VZ)’s answer to webOS fans not willing to hop on Sprint (NYSE: S)’s network just for the Palm Pre. The Palm Pre plus looks and performs a lot like its Sprint predecessor, but nixes the home button and adds gobs more RAM. There’s also apparently another difference – the Palm Pre Plus on Verizon is reportedly giving wonky GPS results for some users. The problem arises when trying to the Palm Pre Plus’s GPS feature with any app outside of VZ Navigator – Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Maps, for example.
palm pre plus verizon Is your Palm Pre Plus giving you wacky GPS performance?Some users are posting on PreCentral forums, saying that their Palm Pre Plus is giving some inconsistent location data, if any at all, when trying to get a position-lock in Google Maps. Some report that they are getting inaccurate location data, while others are reporting no GPS signal at all.
There’s talk of Verizon going back to their old ways and locking down the Palm Pre Plus’s GPS receiver to work only with their for-pay VZ Navigator turn-by-turn navigation service. There’s also speculation that the GPS receiver is going into sleep mode, which is preventing the Palm Pre Plus from getting a GPS signal.
But, before you get your tin-foil hat out of your panic room, we don’t think the Verizon GPS conspiracy argument holds water too well. Seeing as how the carrier hasn’t locked down GPS service in other recent smartphones, it’s unlikely that they did so for the Palm Pre Plus. As for the GPS hardware going to sleep, some users have had success in turning off Google Services and GPS, rebooting the phone, and restarting GPS to get Google Maps working with GPS. Others, though, are still frustrated.
Have you been experiencing any wacky GPS performance with your Palm Pre Plus?


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