Find Your Lost Android Phone With New App By Google
Until now there was no native Android app to assist you when your phone got lost. Both iOS and Windows phones had such a functionality from the beginning but Android users had to use 3rd party apps like Android Lost to locate their smartphones. Not anymore… Last week Google announced Android Device Manager, a new website and an app coming later this month that will help you find your lost Android phone or tablet.
Many users crises this kind of apps but I guess it’s just because they expect it would actually make a thief bring the phone back to their door… No, it will not prevent anyone from steeling your smartphone, and if he knows what he’s doing it will not help much afterwards but what it will give you is possibility to remotely clean your phone from every sensitive information which is much more valuable than a phone itself. It will also give you approximate location of device and ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even if it’s been silenced.
One would say it is not much but it’s enough to truly help you. Last winter I’ve been jogging with a friend in a park. When suddenly he realized he had lost his white iPhone in the snow. We’ve tried to find it but we simply couldn’t. Once he came back home he tried to locate his phone on the map with Find My iPhone but the phone didn’t have a network connection. In the morning he checked again and apparently the phone connected to the network for a short period of time a few hour ago. It was still in the park. My friend found a guy who rents a metal detectors and he had his phone back in one hour. After whole night in a snow it work perfectly fine.
source: Android Official Blog
Mars One project: Lets move to Mars! Here’s your chance to be an Martian!
Mars One, a not-for-profit organization is planning to establish a human settlement in Mars by the year 2023!
Yes, you read that right, they are planning to setup a human settlement and what’s more interesting is that you can apply to be one of the astronaut that will colonize mars. A one way ticket to Mars, to colonize the red planet and live there for the rest of your life!
The mission to Mars is to be carried out without governmental funding and is funded entirely through Media! They plan to telecast every step of the project and thereby fund the Mars Mission. Private Space companies and equipment manufacturers are already part of this project. Interestingly and fittingly, many from the scientific and academic community including Noble Laureates are backing this project. So if you are still wondering if the Mars One Project is feasible and for real, the answer is YES!
Mars One is genuinely looking for new astronauts to take up the one way ticket to mars and the Base on Mars is scheduled to begin taking shape in 2016 ( the actual colonization will happen only in 2013) and since it is going to be a all out media event, I’m darn sure we are not going to miss the spectacle of our age! If a one-way trip to Mars sounds like your cup of tea or if you simply need to know more, click here for details. No prizes for guessing what was the first question they had on the FAQs – “Is this for Real ?”
Mars has always been a source of fascination and interest for humans, was never too sure whether it was the color of the planet or the closeness to Earth that made it more interesting for us. At least for me, it has been the visual aspect of it. Nevertheless, even Google Inc found it more fascinating than the other planets (Google Earth was first available for Mars besides Earth, right?).. Am I going to apply for this program?! Well, you see my Dad worked on the solar panels that were used on a mars mission a decade ago or so and I intend to do something similar, like writing about it 😉 The Earth is still too dear a place for me to leave it altogether 🙂
Thousands of people have already applied to be a part of this! Space Pioneer! Super Astronaut! Martian Man! Well, these might be the very words that will grab headlines when the astronauts blast off to Mars and who knows it could be one of the our own geoawesome people 😉