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GPS Technology Serves As Smartphone Theft Insurance

Thieves love smartphones as much as you do, but for different reasons. Smartphones are cool. They’re small. They’re expensive and easy to steal. A good smartphone can be a costly investment, and you probably want to keep yours in your own pocket until you buy a new one. But that’s exactly what thieves don’t want. They want your smartphone because it’s easy to steal and easy to sell. Stealing a phone at a coffee shop, a baseball game, or at a park is relatively easy, and thieves know it. That’s why they love smartphones, but that’s all changing.

GPS Technology: Thieves’ Worst Nightmare
You’re at a park, having a good time. You leave your phone on a bench for a mere second go throw away some garbage. You come back to find your phone gone. A couple of hundred bucks (or more) down the drain in a matter of seconds. However, with GPS tracking technology, there is a fighting chance of recovering your valuable investment.

Recently, police caught a young thief who stole two smartphones. Two girls left their phones in their car and forgot to lock the doors. The boy did what many thieves do: They see a phone, they go for it. What the young thief didn’t know was that one of the phones had GPS tracking technology. Only minutes after the girls reported what happened, the authorities were able to track down where both of the phones were. A nice, happy ending, thanks to GPS technology.

With GPS Technology, You Can Relax.
So you come back to the bench. Your phone is gone. What do you do? If your phone has a GPS tracking system, you can relax. The good news is that many smartphones now come with this technology. If your phone is stolen, you can use a computer to find its location on a map, and share the information with the police. Consumers can send a message to their smartphones, in case it was left at a friend’s house. If the phone contains confidential information, you can also lock or erase it remotely.

GPS technology is a thief’s worst nightmare, and it can be your best friend. GPS technology keeps your phone where it belongs—in your own pocket, not someone else’s.


Sygic Tops Navigation App Market with 5M Downloads

It has always been recommended that to assure accuracy when it comes to your GPS app for navigation, one should stick with an app from the top three GPS device manufacturers. Testing has showed them to be the most reliable, and reviewers everywhere agree that this is the best way to assure you are getting to where you need to go painlessly. Despite this advice, smartphone users needing a GPS navigation app have turned to Sygic GPS Navigation, so much so they have become the top GPS app downloaded on the Android Market.

A whopping five million downloads puts Sygic ahead of the big three (Garmin, TomTom, and Magellan), and in the top 10 list of free travel and local apps in 39 different countries. When Sygic released the GPS app to the Android Market, they watched the app surge out of the gate with over 100,000 downloads occurring in its first month. Now, they are seeing the same staggering number of downloads every three days.

According to Peter Pecho, co-founder of Sygic and its Research & Development Director, “The demand for downloads of our app is so huge that we had to rebuild our server infrastructure completely from scratch. Ensuring accessibility all around the world was a challenge.”

Of course, with the release of a new app comes a firestorm of questions, especially when the app is as popular as Sygic’s. Enter Simona Parnicka, Community Supervisor for Sygic, to explain how they addressed this issue. “With so many customers asking questions, it was necessary to rethink the way we engage with our community. We brought our support onto an open forum. It is now much easier for users to interact with the Sygic team as well as with each other.”

You can find the Sygic GPS Navigation app in the Android Market, on sale for a limited time to celebrate reaching this milestone, for your Android, iPhone, or iPad. It is available for free trial for seven days before you are required to purchase it. Head to check it out for yourself.