Everyone seems to have some sort of gadget on them, whether it be a smart phone, their laptop in their school bag and we know how much we love our gadgets and sometimes they take control of our lives, regardless of the fact, they are valuable to us and to thieves.
I would like to introduce to our audience a FREE (there is a pro version available) tool that can help track down your missing device that has the software installed on it. As we know the police are busy with more important things (like giving out tickets) but maybe this will help them retrieve your lost iPhone or stolen laptop or the desktop that was burgled from your home.
Portable electronic devices get stolen everyday, even if it is not reported in the news, but big crowded places or people unaware of their surroundings make great targets for thieves. There are other reasons as well that this program could help you like you forgot your phone at a restaurant or in a taxi.
Prey Project’s Prey software is there to help you recover your lost or stolen device. It works on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iPhone. Blackberry and Windows Phone are currently not supported.
How it works is you go to their website and sign up and put in your personal information name, email address and then from there you could download the software for your device. I’ve included a screenshot of my Linux desktop.
Prey software is free for up to three devices and if you would like to have more features or support more devices then you should purchase one of their plans.
This product is not only great for regular users but also for small businesses and corporations who are mobile. It is definitely worth it for those who are on the go and gives you peace of mind in case your device goes missing or stolen.
I’d recommend reading their FAQ about setting up Prey Software on your device and get familiar with it. What do thieves do when they get their new shiny toy? They go on the Internet to brag about it!