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Lost+Found: Case JNF7 – Stolen phone recovered in Santiago, Chile

Stolen Android phone recovered in Santiago, Chile

  • Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Date Stolen: January 13th, 2014
  • Date Recovered: February 25th, 2014
  • Theft: In the train
  • Missing items: LG G2
  • Police reaction: That Prey was exactly what they needed to recover my phone
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 5 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 2 weeks
  • Final thoughts: A great relief and excitement to give a lesson to people who buy stolen goods

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Lost+Found: Case NYED – Stolen Android phone recovered in New York, NY

Stolen Android phone recovered in New York

  • Location: Portland, Oregon. USA
  • Date Stolen: February 12th, 2014
  • Date Recovered: February 13th, 2014
  • Theft: Lost the device
  • Missing items: Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Police reaction: Didn’t notify
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 3 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Not applicable
  • Final thoughts:  Overjoyed

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Command your phone via SMS with the new Prey for Android

SMS Commands

Some things are better off controlled remotely.

You know, like giant robots, Solid Snake’s Nikita missiles, or even cockroaches. Since we really like robots (but not as much cockroaches), starting from today, you can also control your Android device using SMS commands. And honoring Solid Snake, from now on you can also hide Prey’s icon at will with a simple call, effectively infiltrating any thief’s defenses.

We just pushed the update to Google Play, so you should be getting it during the next few hours. It basically gives you full remote control over your mobile skipping the need of logging to the Prey Control Panel.

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Lost+Found: Case 1BFY – Bogotá, Colombia

Stolen Android Phone Recovered in Colombia

  • Location: Botogá, Colombia.
  • Date Stolen: June 2nd, 2013.
  • Date Recovered: June 16th, 2013.
  • Theft: Pickpocketing .
  • Missing items: Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini.
  • Police reaction: They wanted me to give them more information about how Prey works.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 4 days.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: 2 weeks.
  • Final thoughts: Thank you, Prey!

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We’ve got winners! Check the most peculiar devices running Prey

Crown Vic - Asteroid, USA

When we first thought about this contest we never imagined how many people would apply. We got tons of emails from all over the world, from China to Iceland, showing how Prey can protect devices we never knew about. Last year we had Fernanda’s story on how to protect a bicycle from theft, but now it was so much creativity that it was too difficult to choose. You won’t believe how many geek things can run Prey!

Since we know you’re dying to know who the winners are we’ll make it quick. Just keep reading.

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Contest: Run Prey on your weirdest device to win an OUYA, plus Prey Pro for life!

Enter the contest and win the big price!

We want an OUYA here at the office. It’s an awesome device, powerful enough to run lots of great native games, and can also run emulators. It’s small, practical, beautiful, and runs Android. And as the geeks we are, we had the following conversation:

—Wait a second… Android? Google Play and all?
—Not exactly, but you can still install apps.
—I bet it would run Prey.

And well, we bet it would.

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Lost+Found: Case 7A2D – Belgium

  • Location: Belgium.
  • Date Stolen: 21 May 2013.
  • Date Recovered: 21 May 2013.
  • Theft: At school.
  • Missing items: Android Phone.

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Lost+Found: Case T4SG – Texas, USA

Lost Nexus 7 tablet recovered thanks to Prey

  • Location: Texas, USA.
  • Date Stolen: 22 March 2013.
  • Date Recovered: 22 March 2013.
  • Theft: Lost.
  • Missing items: Nexus 7.
  • Public Transport customer service: Not contacted.
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: 3 minutes.
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: N/A.
  • Final thoughts: Peace of mind.

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Lost+Found: Case DD4V – Denver, Colorado

Stolen Tablet HTC Flyer Recovered with Prey Anti-Theft

  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Date Stolen: 2 September 2012
  • Date Recovered: 3 September 2012
  • Theft: Lost somewhere between restaurant and vehicle
  • Missing items: HTC Flyer Tablet
  • Police reaction: Didn’t report
  • Time it took for first report to arrive: Less than 10 minutes
  • Once received, time it took for police to recover it: Police wasn’t involved
  • Final thoughts: Relieved! Prey saved my device

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Say cheese! Prey for Android now features front camera support… plus some extra coolness

We’re still celebrating the world didn’t end last year, and to show you how happy we are, here’s our first 2013 present for you: Prey for Android now takes pictures of whoever steals your device. From now on, it doesn’t matter anymore if your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone gets stolen—as long as there’s a built-in camera on your device, you’ll see the bad guys’ faces.

But that’s not all the news! Prey for Android got much more handsome, it also features an Uninstallation Lock, and now gathers hardware information to help you identify your lost device in case it gets found. Some bugs were also fixed.

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