Orbicule Undercover now 64-Bit

If you’re like me you will be constantly worrying about your MacBook and what you would do if someone stole it. That’s where Orbicule’s Undercover comes in.

Over the many years of laptop thefts there has been many variations on the ‘phone home’ technology. One of the most early applications I can remember was called ‘ET Phone Home’ which literally dialled a preset telephone number every few hours from your computer. If the line was engaged then the app new it was still at home and all was well.. However with technology moving on the way it is doing, relying on the machines modem now would be madness.
Applications like Undercover use local wireless network access points and IP Address geo-locating to pin point your devices location with up to a 10 meter accuracy, but also cover the modem and bluetooth for any tethered connections!
However, now there are so many applications like this on the market, developers are always looking for that little bit extra. Undercover not only reports back to Orbicules online tracking website, but is capable of taking screenshots of the PC, taking shots from built in webcams, faking hardware failure and displaying messages on the screen offering finders fee’s etc.
Orbicule are confident that they will help local law enforcement find your stolen MacBook, so much so that they offer a money back guarantee if they don’t! So really, you have nothing to loose! $49/£31.75 is a small price to pay in my eyes.
If your worried about privacy and would rather not have an application reporting back your location constantly then Undercover is ideal, as it only starts reporting once you have notified Orbicule that it has been stolen!
Orbicule also offer an iPhone variant, so you can feel assured in the knowledge all of your tech is covered.

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Ted Baker Charging Kit (USB-MDCTB-E18)

My portable charging unit arrived today from Clove Technology. With my impending Rising Sun weekend I knew that my HTC Touch battery really wouldn’t cut the mustard. It tends to last a couple of days if it’s barely used.. However, no doubt it will get some heavy webemail and camera usage over the weekend. So I knew I had to call for backup!!

I accessed the market, and the Power Monkey’s where suggested by many of my friends. However I didn’t want to relie on sunlight, with this being the UK and also having to leave my phone in sight of the sun, and other unwanted attention didn’t really float my boat..

So here it is, it’s basically a 3400 mAH battery packed into a Compact, slim and lightweight body (measures just 100 x 62 x 15mm or 3.9 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and weighs 120g or 4.2 oz). It ships with a 12v adapter so you can charge it in your car. It also comes with a range of adapters to fit most devices.. Two ports on the body of device, one normal usb for plugging into your device, and one mini usb for charging for a wide range of sources, including PCLaptop etc.

I have not yet had the chance to charge my phone from it, as I am currently charging the device from my laptop, but judging by the spec’s and reviews on other sites it should be perfect for the job! Check back on Monday for a completed review of how I got on with it.

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