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Free Charger Alarm App Makes For Safe Public Charging

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Charger Alarm by Aitchehtee is a free app for BlackBerry that sounds an alarm when the power gets disconnected. This makes charging in public a bit easier as you’ll hear a loud alarm when someone disconnects the device.
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The Vault Pro Helps BlackBerry Users Recover From a Lost Wallet

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The Vault Pro is a BlackBerry app by The Jared Company that password protects photos of your ID, license and credit cards on your phone. When your wallet or purse goes missing, just refer to your saved images so you can call and cancel them.
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Lost Smartphone Experiment Highlights The Need For Mobile Security Measures

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Scott Wright, a researcher and security coach hired by Symantec conducted a small-scale experiment in which he “lost” 50 smartphones in a few big cities. Loaded with tracking software, the phones had some made-up personal and corporate data to try and determine what the people who found the phones would access. Carried out in late 2011, the test gleans into what really happens when you lose an unsecured smartphone.
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Reader Asks: How Do I Get My Stolen BlackBerry Back?

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This is where Protect places my BlackBerry

Dear BlackBerryCool,

You guys write about apps like BlackBerry Protect and SmrtGuard all the time, and I thought I would give Protect a try. Just my luck, last week I had my BlackBerry stolen and I turned on Protect to see if I could find it. Protect gave me a map with a pin of where my device is, accurate to about 6 meters (ED NOTE: pictured above). So I decided to call the police and report it stolen because it’s technically theft over $500, making it worth police attention. In the report I said I have software installed to help find my BlackBerry and an investigator called me back a few days ago. I gave him the screenshot and he said he would get back to me. This is what he said:
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SIM Detective – the vigilante’s favorite BlackBerry application

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Getting your BlackBerry stolen is terrible, but knowing your BlackBerry is being used by the thief who stole it is even worse. If someone steals your BlackBerry and changes the SIM, it is very hard to track the phone and get it back.

With SIM detective, a text or email is sent to a pre-chosen friend with all the thief’s information like the IMSI, carrier, cell number and everything you need to contact the authorities and get your BlackBerry back.

This is a simple application that will hopefully save BlackBerry users a lost device.

Purchase SIM Detective for $5.99.