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Re: Paradise Lost: Life After a Stolen iPod
Posted by: Richard Godwin 2007-11-16 15:59:17
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Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone! My iPod has been stolen and I must turn to W.H. Auden's dreadful elegy to express my woe. My black, 30 GB, fifth-generation videopod -- my north, my south, my east, my west -- went missing last Wednesday and I am bereft.I have been through all the phases: denial, anger, depression. Last week's launch of the new iPhone in the UK could not have been more cruel in its timing. All those gleeful consumers emerging from the Apple store holding their expensive trophies aloft if they only knew what a fragile, ephemeral thing they have in their hands!

Re: Paradise Lost: Life After a Stolen iPod
Posted by: kwestin12 2007-11-16 16:02:37 In reply to: Richard Godwin
There is a solution to iPod theft. It is called GadgetTrak ( ), it is like LoJack for your iPod.
You install the GadgetTrak agent files on your iPod. When you access the storage partition it triggers the agent software to communicate with their server. If the device is stolen it gathers information pertaining to the connection including username, computer name, internal network address, public IP address, location and more.
GadgetTrak has recovered 5 of the 6 devices reported stolen to them in the past few months. Three of these recovered devices were iPods.
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