WASHINGTON – It can be alarming to misplace a cellphone, especially when it’s chock-full of phone numbers that people spend years collecting.
Is it at work, at school, at home or in the car? It can be a frustrating search, especially as the cellphone battery is dying.
But a lost phone with a dead battery is not a problem if the phone is equipped with a new app by San Francisco-based Lookout Mobile Security.
As the battery fades, the app sends a GPS signal, flagging the cellphone’s last location and vastly improving the owner’s chances of finding it. The cellphone owner retrieves the location data by logging on to a preset account on the Lookout website.
The app also promises to protect a smartphone from dialer-based attacks, scanning all numbers clicked from a mobile browser.
The Lookout Mobile Security is available in free and premium versions for both Android and iPhone.