The Prey Blog
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Corporate data recovery: are you a man with a plan?

by Toncy Dunlop December 14, 2016

You're in charge of corporate device management, and your laptop security software shows that there's nothing more you can do with those stolen protected devices.  You’ve made up your mind and realize that, even though you tracked the location of the company device, it is physically impossible to retrieve them.

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IT Asset Management: What Would The 2020 CIO Look Like?

by Toncy Dunlop December 11, 2016

Open source laptop tracking, mobile management systems, enterprise mobility solutions… you name it.  By the year 2020, IT asset management will be completely different from today, and your average IT manager’s job description will be completely different.

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School computer theft: Jedi tricks for data recovery & device tracking

by Toncy Dunlop December 7, 2016

Device management in schools is no longer just about PC tracking after a computer theft. Schools who are looking for the best recovery software must also consider issues like device and laptop data recovery, and use their information to help the police. 

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Data recovery software: what to do before wiping it all out

by Toncy Dunlop December 6, 2016

Anti theft security is not just about protecting your laptop or mobile phone, but the sensitive information that they store. As a CEO or CIO, you're not only concerned about mobile tracking devices. The value of a security software also lies in protecting your data. The cost of your device is nothing, but data recovery is everything. The fruit of your company’s labor is priceless and precious…

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Better device management with new features: advanced search and labels

by Toncy Dunlop November 2, 2016

So you need to keep tabs on 30, 100, 10000 different phones, laptops, and tablets? No problem. Our new advanced search and labels features make a better job than Spock and Captain Kirk at managing large fleets.

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Use geofencing to actively keep track of your devices

by Toncy Dunlop January 22, 2016

You know what’s great about Prey? That you can get into your account and see where your devices are at any given time. You know what’s not so great about Prey? That you need to do this every time you want to know if they’re safe of not. This. Ends. Today.

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New Feature: Introducing Starred Reports

by Toncy Dunlop November 25, 2015

Prey’s new feature allows Pro users (those with Personal, Home or Customized plans)  to star reports, which will make handling the information Prey sends much easier and faster.

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Good news: double report capacity for free users and no more automatic report deletion

by Toncy Dunlop October 20, 2015

If you’re familiar with the use of Prey, you probably already know about the way our reporting feature works. Once you set your device as missing on your Prey account, report generation is triggered. As of that moment, Prey will gather information about your device and send detailed reports during the time the phone, laptop or tablet remains missing. New users need to know that this is a vital part of the way Prey works, and what makes reports meaningful and effective is that these are generally the key piece of evidence requested by police if you should ever need to retrieve your missing device.

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Why Is Prey Difficult to Uninstall on Android?

by Toncy Dunlop September 2, 2015

Don't you hate when it you download an app that's not what you expected? Even worse: what if you can't even remove it from your phone or tablet? We get it, because we hate that too  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Improved protection for laptops, Prey version 1.4.1

by Toncy Dunlop August 12, 2015

Say hello to our latest updates and improvements! Yes, we’re excited to tell you about the things we’ve been working on, but we’re more excited about you experiencing them all by yourself.

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