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How to Recover Lost Items – Stuffbak


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I hope I never lose my digital camera, or the data on it. If only I placed a Stuffbak sticker on it, then perhaps I’ll never have to worry. You can protect any mobile device from permanent loss and placing the sticker onto your gadget so it’s fully visible. If it happens to be lost or stolen after that, the company will offer a reward to help ensure the item’s return.

Confidential ID labels combine with their recovery/return policy to bring your gadgets home to you where they belong. You’ll register your unique sticker with the company via their website. Should your item be found, the person will (hopefully) call the toll-free number on the sticker. Your item will make its way back to you, and you’ll only be charged the shipping and handling fee – if one is even necessary.

The company boasts a hefty 75% return rate, which I’d say is pretty good odds. You can even purchase cases and bags with your unique Stuffbak ID inside of them. Volume discounts are available on the site, which will save you up to about 40% off when buying separately.

Albino Vader wants you to protect your gadgets, gizmos and favorite items. You wouldn’t want to disappoint him, would you?

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Small Business Security

Among our readers are those individuals who run small businesses and have the responsibility for many computers. A common complaint that is heard is that it is very time consuming to protect and restore data for all those machines. To make it easier to manage workstations, we are recommending Acronis Backup & Recovery.

“Built to protect the intellectual property in desktops and laptops in small enterprises, Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Workstation provides optimized data protection and ease of operation. It creates an exact disk image of your office desktop and allows you to back up key data files and folders. Designed to simplify system restores, users can perform self-service recovery for files and folders in moments without administrator intervention. Even an entire Windows system can be restored in minutes using an Acronis one-click restore feature.”

This programs offers a multitude of features. One that bears mentioning is encryption which is included. Using this security procedure should be part of everyday policy. This Acronis program supports operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 7.

For a limited time, Acronis is offering our readers over a twelve percent discount (12%+). This offer is effective from February 2 to February 10, 2010.

Now it is possible to free the tech person from doing repetitive tasks. And just saving that tech person a few hours more than justifies the cost of this Acronis backup and restoration program.

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How to Recover a Lost or Stolen iPod, Flash Drive, or Digital Camera

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We depend on our gadgets and devices so much these days… so what happens when one is lost or stolen? Are we out the money and our data? Philip emailed to tell me about an open-source piece of software that can help recover your MacBook should the need ever arise. But what about the rest of these devices? I had another email from Aaron, who sent along another link to help with just that!


iAlertU is free, of course, since it is completely open-source. AlertU is the first of its kind alarm system for your Apple MacBook computer. Basically iAlertU is a car alarm for your Apple Mac. iAlertU uses the built in motion to trigger the alarm and the isight to capture the image of the thief.


ihound software is a free service for up to three devices. No credit card is needed to sign up and get started, even! ihound is revolutionary software that helps protect your devices by alerting you when your USB digital device is connected to another individual’s computer.


ihound Software works on most USB devices that you need to connect to your computer to update: MP3 players, Flash Cards, Jump Drives, Phones, iPods and more.


You will know where your device is at all times via ihound Software’s “Device Tracker”. See your device’s location on a map and “Get your digital life back”. ihound Software will alert you via email as soon as someone else tries to connect your device to a computer. Once your device has been located, you can print a report for the authorities that contains your device’s information as well as the location where your device has been tracked.


Why not give it a shot? It’s free for up to three devices. I think this is definitely something you’ll be happy you have should you ever lose one of your gadgets.

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