Monday, December 02, 2013

SWEET: Google Page Can Locate, Lock, Wipe, & Ring Your Android

Maybe we're just out of the loop, but this was a new one for us.

We learned this weekend that Google offers a web-based phone location service for any Android device that is logged into a Google account.

We've tested the site repeatedly and have found it to be highly accurate, as you'd expect from Google.

In addition to tracking your phone's location, the Google site allows you to force your phone to ring at max volume for five minutes (Yay! It's in the couch cushions!) as well as lock and wipe your phone remotely.

There are plenty of apps that do these things and much more. But we've bookmarked the Android Device Page because it doesn't require us to remember additional passwords or text secret codes to do the basics.

6 comments:

  1. That's great but why does just about everybody have an iPhone?

    I noticed one of the shops next to a Red Line station is now up to $40 to "unlock" an iPhone. It used to be $15 on written on a piece of cardboard displayed in their window. Demand must be strong.

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    1. I'd really like to see one if those signs in the window of the Verizon store on Mugger Mile. I'll bet it would get much more attention from working class people that pay taxes.

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    2. I only wish the residents who want to close down bars would have as much fervor for closing down these types of cellphone stores where stolen phones are unlocked and purchased for resale.

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    3. But they're "indies" though. They don't want to hurt the little man.

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  2. But can i rig my iPhone with a few grams of C4 to blow the thief a mile high?

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    1. I only wish the "kill switch" could do just that.

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