Imagine: You’ve gone out with friends, maybe had a few too many and when you wake up…
OH GOD, your brand new HTC One XL…
Where is it?
In times gone by, that phone would be lost to the ages or the unscrupulous person at the bar who picked your pocket. But in the current day, with GPS in every new phone and remote connection availability there’s no reason to lose your phone forever. While there is literally dozens of apps of this sort, I’ve found the most effective with regards to a full solution is Cerberus for Android.
– Remote control from the web dashboard and via SMS commands from another phone
– Automatic alerts on SIM card change / wrong unlock code entered
– Extra features for root users (GPS auto-enabling, complete uninstall protection)
– Photo/audio/video/screenshot capture
– Battery State tracking
– SMS and Call History
– Remote Wipe of Phone and SD Card
Are just a few of the options that are available in Cerberus, one I’ve enjoyed when I know who’s got their hands on my phone is the “send message” function which can also audibly read out the message on screen. Certainly can be an amusing party trick to surprise your friends if nothing else.
While I have had feedback from a few people that getting the app set up on your Android can be a little confusing, it’s worth the time investment to protect it from theft or loss. On to the even better news: if you like it, stay tuned because across the next 3 weeks we’re giving away 10 licences at Ausdroid. Winners will need to email your Cerberus username to phil_at_ausdroid.net once notified of your success.