Stay Away from Apple Picking-Safeguard Your Mac book

Stay Away from Apple Picking-Safeguard Your Mac book

According to the FBI, a laptop is stolen in about every 53 seconds and only 3 percent of them are recovered.

Apple picking has become an epidemic in major cities all across the U.S., you let your guard down for 30 seconds and boom! Someone’s off with your Apple laptop.

When a thief gets away with your phone, tablet or laptop, the first thing you do is inform the law enforcement agencies but what to do till their representative arrives?

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‘Find my Mac’ or ‘Find my iPhone’ services provided by Apple can be the solution only if you have enabled the location tracking function. But some say that turning off the device trounces the feature. But its advantage is the owner may be able to lock or delete the contents stored on the device thus securing the data and making it difficult for thieves to resell the Apple laptop.

Besides this feature, several other third party applications offer theft protection. Flipcode’s Hidden lays claim to be the most advanced theft tracking system for your Mac book. Its plans start from $15 for a single machine up to five licenses annually for $45.

Prey is another application and is free plus an open source application. Its pro version plan begins at $5 a month for three devices. Orbicule’s Undercover 5 offers its services for $49 for a year for a single device and $59 for 5 Mac books. A plan ‘B’ offered by this app displays a message to a technician that this device is stolen in case the device is taken to a repair technician due to hardware failure.

Thieves are less likely to steal things that they cannot easily sell. You can stay away from Apple picking with the help of software and hardware products meant for securing your data and device.

According to the FBI, a laptop is stolen in about every 53 seconds and only 3 percent of them are recovered.

Apple picking has become an epidemic in major cities all across the U.S., you let your guard down for 30 seconds and boom! Someone’s off with your Apple laptop.

When a thief gets away with your phone, tablet or laptop, the first thing you do is inform the law enforcement agencies but what to do till their representative arrives?

‘Find my Mac’ or ‘Find my iPhone’ services provided by Apple can be the solution only if you have enabled the location tracking function. But some say that turning off the device trounces the feature. But its advantage is the owner may be able to lock or delete the contents stored on the device thus securing the data and making it difficult for thieves to resell the Apple laptop.

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Besides this feature, several other third party applications offer theft protection. Flipcode’s Hidden lays claim to be the most advanced theft tracking system for your Mac book. Its plans start from $15 for a single machine up to five licenses annually for $45.

Prey is another application and is free plus an open source application. Its pro version plan begins at $5 a month for three devices. Orbicule’s Undercover 5 offers its services for $49 for a year for a single device and $59 for 5 Mac books. A plan ‘B’ offered by this app displays a message to a technician that this device is stolen in case the device is taken to a repair technician due to hardware failure.

Thieves are less likely to steal things that they cannot easily sell. You can stay away from Apple picking with the help of software and hardware products meant for securing your data and device.

About Vinita

Vinita Pariyani is an expert author for the iNewTechnology who has been writing about Smartphone, newest of the tech gadgets, apps and every update that pops up. She is a tech-savvy person who stays on top of cutting-edge technology/ gadgets.