I think we've all had this happen once or twice: our smartphone or laptop was stolen. That is why I am so happy to be telling you about Absolute® LoJack™ for Laptops and Mobile devices that allows you to recover stolen smartphones, tablets and laptops today! While I find this service incredibly important to me as a blogger, it's something that EVERYONE can benefit from - it's not just bloggers who deal with electronics theft! We panic, we cry, we think about all of the years of photos that were stored on the device, we panic again, we remember that we have our credit card, passport, other important financial information on it and we panic again. If you've ever had a smartphone or laptop stolen, then this probably sounds very familiar to you!
Angeline's iPhone was stolen a few weeks ago and while she did have Find My iPhone installed, it wouldn't connect; apparently the thief turned it off or immediately wiped the phone. It was horrible to expect to be able to ﬁnd your smartphone and then realize that it was gone forever! She was devastated! On top of dealing with the loss of important photos, the stress of having to come up with the money to buy a new device, and being financially vulnerable due to someone getting their grubby paws on your sensitive information, there's something else that happens when an important device is stolen from you - you feel violated.
Absolute® LoJack™ is a theft recovery software that can be installed on laptops, smartphones and tablets (yes, there really is tablet tracking software!) - and it can withstand a factory reset, installation of a new OS - it can even withstand a complete hard drive replacement. Yes, I am totally serious. Once Absolute LoJack is installed on your device, you don't have to worry about a thief wiping the device so that you're unable to track it, as it's not just an app that you install - it's actual software that is manually installed in your device. Even if a thief resets or installs a new OS, the Absolute LoJack software rebuilds itself and provides a constant link between owner and machine so that you can always ﬁnd your laptop or ﬁnd your tablet.
On top of the software that allows you to maintain contact with your device, you also have the service of the Absolute Investigations team that works to locate and retrieve your stolen laptop, smartphone or tablet as soon as you report it lost or stolen! Absolute Data Protect allows you to to determine the location of your missing device, lock thieves out of your machine and permanently erase files protecting your information and preventing identity theft.
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Absolute LoJack Challenge
So I am putting my money where my mouth is. I've never lost a device or had one stolen, and even though I dealt with the emotional and logistical aspect of Angeline's phone being stolen, I really haven't experienced it for myself.
So I am going dark. Eek!
I am going to replicate the experience of having one of my devices stolen by not using my iPhone AT ALL on Saturday, June 14th. No calls, no texts, no checking my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - no connection to my blog, my work or personal emails...I know this may seem like it's not a big deal, but I will be out of town on vacation with my friends, and completely disconnected from my family and my business for an entire 24 hour period! I am freaking out already and it hasn't even started yet!
I'll check back in next week and tell you guys how it went...and probably doing an awful lot of "latergram" posts after I get my phone back! You can find out more about the Absolute LoJack Challenge - I'd love to know what you think!